Stage

It’s Iconic and it’s Yummy!

Arriving in Sydney in August from a wildly successful West End season is the production ICONIC, from Australia’s own cabaret group Yummy. The Eternity Playhouse (aka the Darlinghurst Theatre) will host ICONIC, which is described as a “queer-pop-cabaret” spectacular in which you can expect to see drag, dance, circus and burlesque. The show could well […]

Casula Powerhouse – WOW!

After a Covid break of two years (and ignoring the rapidly spreading variants of Omicron), the Casula Powerhouse Art Centre’s Way Out West (WOW) Festival is BACK with a fabulous program in the forthcoming school holidays, including an expanded 7-day program for children and young people. The Casula Powerhouse will be humming with arts, cultural […]

Something for the diehards – Fangirls

Yve Blake’s Fangirls is going to the Opera House for a season after collecting awards the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Production of a Musical, Matilda Award for Best Musical or Cabaret, and the 2020 AWGIE Award for Music Theatre. Written by Yve Blake and directed by Paige Rattray, the musical has taken the teenage girl world […]

Jagged Little Pill – REVIEW

Jagged Little Pill is an all American musical about an American family dealing with the issues of today. The story goes something like this: the family are upper middle class and white, though they do have an adopted daughter who is coloured. They all live in a lovely upper middle class house in Connecticut. Their […]

Supercharged Drag Spectacular

OMG!!! Did you know that the former Drag Race Down Under contestants are going wig to wig in a cross-Tasman lip sync battle at The Star’s Supercharged Drag Spectacular one-day event? Well, now you do. Get ready for the glitz and glama as the queens battle it out to bring their adoring fans a world […]

Carmen at the Embassy

“By popular request,” Opera Bites is staging Carmen as a matinee  to be performed in the architecturally striking  1894 Embassy Conference Centre in the heart of Sydney. Opera Bites, a boutique opera company, is known for its condensed versions of popular opera performed in non-theatre spaces. Rae Levien, co-founder and soprano, told me that the […]

Improv Comedy Cagefight Comp

If there haven’t been enough laughs in your life recently, if you’ve been going stir crazy at home, if you’ve felt powerless to control anything in your life, here’s the solution to all your woes. The Chippo Hotel is running what they bill as “Australia's largest improvised comedy competition” on Mondays from 18 July to […]

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll – REVIEW

The gremlins had it in for the Genesian company on opening night of their latest production, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll. The lights wouldn’t cooperate, the pre-show music didn’t want to stop, and the whole thing threw the actors off kilter. However, the cast and the audience took it all in good humour and persevered.  […]

Il Trovatore – REVIEW

Hot on the tail of La Traviata comes another Guiseppe Verdi stalwart of the Opera Australia repertoire, Il Trovatore. Both productions are visually stunning, but, where La Traviata’s is a nod to tradition, with period costumes and constructed, three dimensional sets, Il Trovatore fully embraces innovation, employing digital technology, special effects, and circus. Notwithstanding, OA’s […]

Hear the colours of jazz

Get out from under those duvets and head along to the Big White House to hear two jazz world premiers from Paul Cutlan and Novak Manojlovic as SIMA presents The Colours of Jazz: Now. Trichromy’s “Colour Therapy”, a work commissioned by SIMA, traverses a rich soundscape that guides the listener through a musical meditation. Paul […]