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REVIEW: Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia! is a superb feel-good jukebox musical based on the songs of ABBA that was composed by Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus. The show which has been seen by over 65 million people worldwide and reportedly grossed over $4 billion since its debut in 1999, returns to the Riverside Theatres after an incredibly successful […]


When Swedish pop group ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 with their song Waterloo, few could have predicted the global fame they would achieve. Even after their break up in 1982, their legacy has continued for decades with tribute bands, movies, stage shows and endless airplay on radio. Now in 2021 it seems […]

REVIEW: Mamma Mia!

Fans of supergroup ABBA won’t be disappointed in the latest revival of Mamma Mia!, a musical which has had sold-out seasons worldwide. Packemin Productions, whose previous works have included Wicked, West Side Story and Mary Poppins, continues the tradition of bringing affordable, family-friendly shows to the stage – their primary focus being on excellence. Mamma […]

Mamma Mia!

Readers of this publication definitely won’t require any introduction to Mamma Mia!, the worldwide phenomenally successful musical which has also spawned an extraordinarily popular motion picture. Actress Louise Symes who plays the role of Donna (portrayed by Meryl Streep in the film) explained that with a cast of 75 performers on stage the show is […]

Muriel’s Wedding The Musical

A globally successful movie and smash hit musical adaptation prove that this iconic Australian work is anything but terrible. The story of Muriel Hislop and her nuptial ambitions is now as embedded in local folklore as the story of Miranda lost at Hanging Rock. When Muriel’s Wedding: The Musical made its debut at the end […]


If you believe the political pundits there’s a distinct chance the next Democratic candidate for the US presidency could be a former punk band musician called Beto O’Rourke. These days Beto presents as a well-dressed businessman, a well-spoken progressive and a former candidate in the 2018 US Senate election up against Ted Cruz in Texas. […]

The Kransky Sisters – A Very Kransky Sisters

Everybody has their Christmas traditions and quirky family get together moments, and next weekend comedic musical trio The Kransky Sisters will invite Sydneysiders into their “lounge room” at the Opera House to experience A Very Kransky Christmas. Featuring Annie Lee, Christine Johnston and Carolyn Johns as Mourne, Eve and Dawn Kransky, the Kranskys have been […]


With its launch back in 2002, Meetup, has become a real phenomenon of the modern internet with the website software enabling people sharing a common interest to come together for a very sociable interaction. It seems there are no boundaries as to the common experience with Sydney alone boasting groups such as Sydney Salsa Meetup […]

Mamma Mia! The Musical

The music of ABBA is evergreen and imbues everything it touches with the same immortality. That’s why 20 years after the first production Mamma Mia! is as popular as ever. A new Australian show is now touring nationally, drawing seasoned fans and converting first timers to its magic. Director, Gary Young and a very talented […]

Fashionable Recycling

Op Shop Chic first became a thing in the 1980s when pop stars like Cyndi Lauper and Madonna became unofficial ambassadors for pre-loved couture. Second-hand stores then became the go-to for those who wanted that touch of quirk, or for period-themed fancy dress parties, or simply for students and people with limited wardrobe budget. However, […]