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REVIEW: Moulin Rouge at the Capitol Theatre

BY JARROD WOLHUTER The red-carpet premiere of the Moulin Rouge at the historic Capitol Theatre on Saturday night was an assault. An explosive, opulent kaleidoscopic spectacle.  The theatre production is the BIGGEST thing currently in Sydney, and will be the biggest event of 2022. The set, costumes, music, casting; the performances, dancing, choreography - everything - about this long-awaited homage to Baz Luhrmann’s ground-breaking musical […]

Des Flanagan Say Moulin Rouge In Sydney Is “Overwhelming & Opulent”

By Jarrod Wolhuter Des Flanagan is living the dream. At 26 years old, he has been performing as Christian – the lead male role in the Moulin Rouge theatre production – for over 12 months, and he still cannot fathom the gravity of his situation. He promises Sydney will be stunned by the 75 song, […]

REVIEW: 9 To 5 The Musical

After a few postponements owing to COVID-19 lockdowns Dolly Parton’s highly anticipated smash-hit West End production of 9 To 5 The Musical has finally opened in Sydney and what a show it is! Based on the 1980 hit film by the same name the musical surrounds three female protagonists working in an office in the […]

9 To 5 The Musical finally opens in Sydney

After the postponement owing to COVID-19 restrictions 9 To 5 The Musical has finally arrived in Sydney… get ready to be entertained! The musical remains faithful to the iconic 80s flick which starred Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lilly Tomlin as the office workers who kidnapped their sexist male boss and then proceeded to run […]

Major Theatre Returns For Fully Vaccinated

Worldwide smash hit Come From Away is set to return to the Capitol Theatre stage this October for fully vaccinated patrons. The musical, which had originally opened on June 10, was quickly forced to put their production on pause when COVID-19 restrictions were introduced just two weeks later. As the show now prepares for reopening producer Rodney […]

Keeping The Lights On, Barely

BY ANNIE LEWIS The devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic have been far-reaching, and the arts sector has ground to a halt in many ways as a result. From the Opera House and Capitol Theatre right through to the Belvoir and Giant Dwarf theatres there have even a plethora of cancelled shows as a cloud […]

REVIEW: School Of Rock – The Musical

Andrew Lloyd Webber brings his take on the modern classic Jack Black comedy movie, School Of Rock, to Sydney’s Capitol Theatre. Sticking almost beat for beat to the plot of the film School Of Rock - The Musical is a rollicking good time for audiences young and old. Whilst the show takes a little while […]

Billy Elliot: The Musical

By Rita Bratovich. Billy Elliot was first introduced to audiences in the 2000 film directed by Stephen Daldry.  The heartwarming tale of a poor boy from a Northern England coal mining town who pirouetted out of the slums and onto the stage immediately connected with audiences around the world. With its charming characters, feel-good storyline, […]

The Wizard Of Oz

The world-renowned musical, The Wizard Of Oz is touring around Australia early next year, providing audiences with a recreation of the classic and much-loved film of the past. The musical is very popular amongst audiences and is a favourite to many, following the story of Dorothy who will be played by a new and upcoming […]

REVIEW: Madama Butterfly

While the Sydney Opera House undergoes a costly and controversial makeover, Opera Australia has returned to Haymarket to perform its popular production of Madama Butterfly. Before the Sydney Opera House opened at Bennelong Point 44 years ago, operas were staged at a long since demolished theatre in Quay Street just a few blocks from the […]