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Fangirls – REVIEW

With the glut of so-called duke-box musicals doing the rounds, it’s reaffirming to have a comparative masterpiece like Fangirls prove that a musical can’t simply be cobbled together from a random bunch of popular songs. Yve Blake’s fresh and original show was an unexpected sensation when it debuted at Belvoir. It now returns on a […]

Come From Away flies back into Sydney

The musical, Come From Away has its origins in events at the beginning of the new century that have shaped the politics of the world ever since.  Early on the morning of September 11, 2001, the townspeople of the small Newfoundland town of Gander awoke to the news that a group of terrorists had brought down […]

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 […]

BONNIE AND CLYDE

Bonnie and Clyde is the real-life story of two American outlaws who robbed banks and became the country’s most notorious fugitives. The story was produced into a Hollywood movie starring Fay Dunaway and Warren Beatty in 1967. Now the story reincarnates on the stage as a musical and promises to be an incredible night out […]

Dubbo Championship Wrestling Blends Musical Theatre With Wrestling

The adrenaline filled, rough & tumble world of professional wrestling wouldn't typically by the first thing to spring to to mind when you think musical theatre. However, according to the creators of Dubbo Championship Wrestling at the Hayes Theatre there are far more similarities than you may realise. Speaking to City Hub recently writer  Daniel […]

REVIEW: Heathers – The Musical

BY TESSA PELLE In a satirical and amusing display of high school angst, Heathers - The Musical is a black comedy dressed as a high energy and immersive theatre experience. Based on the 80s cult film of the same name, Heathers, follows Veronica Sawyer (Tiegan Denina), a high school misfit who inevitably falls in with […]

A Chorus Line – Always having to prove yourself

BY RENEE DALLOW Angelique Cassimatis, the star of many musical shows from that of Annie, to replacing Kerri-Anne Kennerly in Pippin, to the hauntingly tragic role of Mimi in Rent and a main role in Carmen with the Sydney Opera Company for performances on Sydney Harbour. Angelique now stars in A Chorus Line as a dancer much […]

Heathers, The Musical

By Tessa Pelle The Mitchell Old Company will return to the stage with Heathers, The Musical, from February 8 until March 5. The production is based on the cult classic 80s film of the same name where hilarity and self-destruction ensue. Kira Leiva plays Heather Duke, one of the three titular mean girls. She says […]

REVIEW: ‘Lizzie’ – The Punk-Rock Queer Musical About Lizzie Borden

By Iki Minogue Directed by Maeve Marsden, the Sydney Festival’s Lizzie tells the true story of Lizzie Borden, who allegedly axed to death her father and stepmother in Massachusetts in 1982 - looking very innocent and camp in the process. It can be interpreted as the gay, gothic, gory rendition of Picnic At Hanging Rock […]