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American Psycho The Musical

Barely had it hit the shelves in 1991 before Brett Easton Ellis’ controversial novel about a narcissistic Wall Street serial killer was pulled off again, only being sold in shrink wrap to people over 18. In 2000, American Psycho was turned into a film, receiving mixed but emphatic reviews. Then, somewhat surprisingly, it was adapted […]

REVIEW: Green Day’s American Idiot

'Sex, drugs and rock-n-roll' is not a phrase typically associated with musicals but with Green Day’s American Idiot the Sydney Opera House is rocking like never before. Following a highly successful run in Brisbane last year, which saw the production scooping up multiple Helpmann nominations, the national tour has raised the ante to create something […]

Green Day’s American Idiot

Almost 12 months ago Brisbane hosted the Tony and Grammy Award winning musical American Idiot, which features the music of Green Day with lyrics by lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong. That particular run in Brisbane was widely praised and thus essentially became a testing ground ahead of a national tour this year. The explosive new musical tells the […]

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 […]

Big Fish

Mention musicals and most people think big stage, big cast, big budget. They run for big seasons with big advertising budgets, that sees them sprawled across bus shelters and AM radio. Sure ‘Mega-musicals’ have their place but sometimes entertainment supplants art and one can walk out wondering whether they have really ‘felt’ anything or just […]

Reefer Madness

The Rockdale Musical Society brings a laugh-out-loud musical satire to Sydney’s sinful Inner West for a strictly limited season. Remember the NSW Government’s ‘stoner sloth’ campaign from late last year? The one that was met with an onslaught of parody and ridicule, because actors dressed as clumsy sloths actually made marijuana use look adorable and […]

ICAC – The Musical

Saturday, May 3 was an average sort of Saturday on the Central Coast. About 6:20am, police and emergency services were called to a house fire in Wyoming. The building was unoccupied and well alight by the time they arrived. Inside, the cops discovered a hydroponic cannabis plantation and seized 175 plants with an estimated street […]