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REVIEW: The Wedding Singer is an entertaining trip down memory lane

Reviewed by Jarrod Wolfhunter The Wedding Singer Musical brought the house down at Sydney’s magnificent State Theatre on Wednesday night! Billed as ‘Sydney’s Summer Musical’, The Wedding Singer showered audiences with fun and accurate character depictions from the 1998 film; with palpable cast connections that could rival the original and celebrated performances of Adam Sandler […]

Sydney Fringe Comes To The Rocks

Over the course of 10 nights Sydney Fringe Festival will bring a special run of over 100 shows to The Rocks under the Sydney Fringe Sideshow banner at the end of February & into early March. A new event, produced by Sydney Fringe, in collaboration with Placemaking NSW and the New South Wales Government CBD […]

The Museum Of Modern Love

Sophie Gregg read the Stella Prize-winning novel by Heather Rose, The Museum Of Modern Love, before she auditioned for the play, which was adapted for the stage by Tom Holloway. She says, “set in and around the [Serbian conceptual and performance artist] Marina Abramović’s season at MOMA, the book really lends itself to theatre adaptation, and […]

REVIEW: La Bohème by Puccini

If you have never seen Gale Edwards’ popular production of La Bohème, this is your last chance. For over a decade Edward’s interpretation of Puccini’s much-loved classic has been a quintessential part of summer in Sydney. Nestled between fireworks on the harbour and the Sydney Festival’s artistic smorgasbord, the show has been thrilling audiences since 2011. This season will […]

REVIEW: Turandot

REVIEWED BY JARROD WOLHUTER The magic at the Joan Sutherland Theatre was alive and in abundance at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday night as masked crowds swelled in anticipation for the opening of Puccini’s unfinished masterpiece, Turandot. This three act, three-hour epic, set in  11th century Jin dynasty China. tells the story of a […]

Omicron Postponements & Cancellations Hit The Arts

Following the inclusion of positive Rapid Antigen Test results in the official COVID-19 numbers NSW reported 92,246 new cases. With Omicron now sweeping the State the Sydney arts community is reeling as postponements and cancellations become more and more commonplace. Although there have been no super-spreader events linked to live theatre shows the spread of Omicron […]

The Great Gatsby Cast Announced

The talented performers who will inhabit the famous roles from the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald in Sydney’s newest immersive theatre experience were announced this week. The Great Gatsby, an original, immersive production Inspired by the novel and supported by The Arts RISE Grants, will open in February in a specially designed, stylish labyrinth at […]

Opera Australia Reveals Summer Season

Love, adventure, a comedy of errors and the world’s most famous aria: Opera Australia's summer season has it all. Breathtaking stories and even more breathtaking music performed by local and international operatic superstars. Turandot: A fantasy opera of poetry and myth, Graeme Murphy’s Turandot transports audiences to an exotic world where fear and love go […]

Lizzie Borden’s story in rock musical form

Audiences who are tired of conservative theatre will no doubt be lining up to purchase tickets to the new rock musical Lizzie, which is the re-imaging of the true story of Lizzie Borden who in 1892 allegedly axe murdered her father and stepmother. Marissa Saroca who plays the role of Lizzie explained that this is […]

Killing Katie: Confessions Of A Book Club

Ensemble Artistic Director Mark Kilmurry invited Francesca Savige to direct Killing Katie when she finished her stint with the Sandra Bates Directors Award two years ago. After several postponements due to COVID since 2019, the show will finally be staged in early 2022. Killing Katie playwright Tracey Trinder was “an extraordinarily funny and brilliant woman with a […]