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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: Guards At The Taj

REVIEWED BY SHON HO The Taj Mahal stands at dawn as the most beautiful monument in the world. Humayun (Idam Sondhi) and Babur (Akkshey Caplash) are tasked to guard it without turning around to sneak a look. They pass the hours rooted in the same spot, swords poised – bickering, gossiping and dreaming amongst bird […]

Sydney gives their verdict on the Powerhouse Museum’s $500m transformation

By SASHA FOOT The NSW Government announced yesterday a $500m conversion of the Powerhouse Museum to a fashion and design institution.  The decision comes after many years of uncertainty surrounding the Powerhouse Museum’s future in Ultimo.  Museum specialist and Powerhouse Museum Alliance spokesperson Kylie Winkworth expressed disappointment at the planned transformation.  “[The investment is] destructive […]

Museum of Flood Engineering and Innovation at Parramatta

Opinion by KYLIE WINKWORTH For the second time in 13 months the Parramatta River broke its banks last weekend and washed across the site of the Powerhouse Parramatta development. It was a bad look for the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) which is trying to raise $75m for the project. Museums and dirty […]

We Will Rock You

Queen fans get ready to rock as this phenomenally successful musical returns to the Riverside Theatre! We Will Rock You is based on the songs of Queen with a book by Ben Elton and has thrilled over 16 million theatergoers in 19 countries since 2002. Emma Mylott, who plays the role of Oz, has been […]

Artists take a stand against Parramatta Powerhouse

By ANTONIA MANGOS Although the Powerhouses’s Ultimo location has been saved, the NSW Government’s decision to press ahead with the construction of a second Powerhouse museum in western Sydney has sparked a public outcry.  After months of deliberation from the government, a second Powerhouse museum is set to make its mark in Parramatta on the […]

REVIEW: Come Dance and Sing with Jay and Friends

Come Dance and Sing with Jay and Friends is a live streaming children’s show from the wonderful Riverside Theatre, Parramatta, the second in their digital concert series. Streamed live on Sunday, Aug 9 the show is all about going on an adventure, using your imagination and singing your favourite nursery rhymes and nursery songs. Featuring […]

Green ban might save Willow Grove

by ALEC SMART A Green Ban has been served on the heritage-listed Willow Grove villa and 1881-built St George’s Terrace cottages in Phillip St, Parramatta, by the CFMEU construction union. The historic buildings were facing demolition for the NSW Govt’s proposed new Powerhouse Museum building. The state government’s project also involves razing the historic tram […]

‘Temporary reprieve’ for Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum

Opinion by ALEC SMART Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo, which faces demolition and most of its exhibits put into storage for up to five years while NSW Govt build a smaller, milk-crate-shaped alternative in Parramatta, has been granted a temporary reprieve. Due to close on 30 June, the demand for last-minute tickets has been so […]

Cross-current demands to stop Powerhouse move

By ALEC SMART As the June date for the controversial closure and eventual destruction of the Powerhouse Museum draws closer, with its exhibits transferred to a new building out west, opponents are ramping up pressure for the museum to remain at its current site in Ultimo. An inquiry, featuring cross-party members from NSW Legislative Council, […]