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Shrek – The Musical

This January at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre a star-studded cast featuring Todd McKenney, Ben Mingay, Marcia Hines and Lucy Durack will take the stage for the huge Sydney season of Shrek - The Musical.  Todd McKenney will step into the role of the hilarious Lord Farquaad, Ben Mingay will take the stage as loveable ogre Shrek, […]

Mardi Gras 2018

By Rita Bratovich. The 53 men and women arrested and brutally beaten in their cells by police could scarcely have imagined what they and their 1500 fellow protesters had spawned that bitter winter’s day in June 1978. Forty years on, their humble walk of solidarity down Oxford Street has become one of the world’s largest […]

Duets with Georgie Parker & Todd McKenney

Todd McKenney and Georgie Parker, two of the most revered and respected names in Australian entertainment, unite for their first concert tour next week. The gifted pair shares a mutual love of music and dance and have nurtured a strong friendship, encompassing 32 years.  Meeting initially in a dance class, their careers took off in […]

THE ADVENTURES OF PETER PAN & TINKERBELL IN RETURN TO PANTOLAND

Peter Pan and TinkerBell fly into the magnificent State Theatre and audiences who have been anticipating this musical pantomime should be mesmerised by the artistic staging, colourful costuming and imaginative lighting. Bonnie Lythgoe who is credited as executive producer and director of the show, successfully introduced pantomimes to Australian theatergoers with previous productions of  Aladdin, […]

Review: Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

Well, what can I say?... Great comic script by award-winning playwright Richard Alfieri, terrific direction from seasoned Ensemble professional Sandra Bates, excellent portrayal of the eccentric characters from Nancye Hayes and Todd McKenney, and precision-perfect dancing thanks to choreographer John O’Connell. Hayes plays Lili Harrison, a well-to-do Florida retiree who hires dance instructor Michael Minetti (McKenney) […]