Arts & Entertainment

REVIEW: The Wedding Singer is an entertaining trip down memory lane

Reviewed by Jarrod Wolfhunter The Wedding Singer Musical brought the house down at Sydney’s magnificent State Theatre on Wednesday night! Billed as ‘Sydney’s Summer Musical’, The Wedding Singer showered audiences with fun and accurate character depictions from the 1998 film; with palpable cast connections that could rival the original and celebrated performances of Adam Sandler […]

Sydney Fringe Comes To The Rocks

Over the course of 10 nights Sydney Fringe Festival will bring a special run of over 100 shows to The Rocks under the Sydney Fringe Sideshow banner at the end of February & into early March. A new event, produced by Sydney Fringe, in collaboration with Placemaking NSW and the New South Wales Government CBD […]

Inner West Author Jack Ellis Releases New Book

By Renee Lou Dallow Jack Ellis is a writer with two novels under his belt. His first, The Best Feeling Of All, deals with girls growing up through various stages of their  lives. It explores their friendships and new relationships as they traverse their worlds both together and separately. Ellis’s latest novel, Home And Other […]

Three World Class Singers To Make Australian Debut In ‘The Marriage Of Figaro’

Opera Australia has secured three of the world’s finest singers to make their Australian debuts in Sir David McVicar’s celebrated production of Mozart’s The Marriage Of Figaro at the Sydney Opera House this summer. A regular on the stage of Milan’s Teatro alla Scala and opera houses around Europe, impressive Italian baritone Mario Cassi will […]

Brilliant Anime Belle Reimagines Beauty & The Beast

Japanese filmmakers are indisputably world leaders in the production of anime features and Belle sits alongside Spirited Away and Summer Wars as a brilliantly animated and imaginative piece of filmmaking. Produced by Academy Award-nominated Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu, Belle is the remarkable re-imagining of the French tale Beauty And The Beast, interest and originality […]

The Wind In The Willows Reopens Today

Australia’s best-loved family entertainment The Wind In The Willows will re-open in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden this morning. The show was recently put on hold after many of the cast contracted COVID and were required to isolate. Now that everybody has recovered Mr Toad and his pals, Head Chief Rabbit, Ratty, Mole, Badger, Otter and Portly […]

New Gallery Brings Life to Inner Sydney

Beginning on Friday, January 28 a vibrant new Surry Hills gallery will present exhibitions, artist talk dinners, music and life drawing sessions each and every week. Guy Morgan, the well-known, award-winning local artist with multiple hangings in Australian art exhibitions including the Archibald Prize - opened his 531 Crown Street Gallery last year. Now that […]

REVIEW: Casey Donovan’s ‘Irresistible’ Sydney Festival Performance

At 33, Casey Donovan is at the top of her game. Her vocal range is jaw dropping. She sings soulfully to the heavens with the force of an entire gospel choir. She boogies with such delight that the urge to dance is almost irresistible (current NSW restrictions during the peak of a pandemic not withstanding). […]

Trans Lawyer Cassy Judy To Launch New Single In Kings Cross

Sydney’s Cassy Judy is a proud transgender woman, criminal lawyer, community activist and alt-folk musician who has been releasing songs from her forthcoming Seven Ways EP on her own label Queer Worm Records. Her next single, When The World Was Flat is set for a special hometown launch show to celebrate at the iconic El Rocco […]

THE NAKED CITY – It’s Vive la République Day

With Australia Day looming we are being asked to “respect, reflect and celebrate” as we trot out the usual grab bag of ferry races, face painting, pop concerts, vintage cars and citizenship ceremonies (oh yeah, and the inevitable fireworks). The pandemic has certainly put a dampener on the festivities in the last two years and […]