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REVIEW: The Merry Widow

Graeme Murphy’s production of The Merry Widow is a triumph in every respect. Supported by a fabulous cast, and with Murphy’s direction and choreography, this operetta is a delight to listen to and to watch. Murphy sets the operetta 20 years later than the original (1905), in the art deco Paris of the 1920s, giving […]

Red Carpet Cabaret

The Darlinghurst Theatre Company is re-opening its doors to present the Red Carpet Cabaret season. This is billed as “soulful winter evenings filled with food, story and song” and has attracted some of Australia’s best cabaret artists. Co-Artistic Director Amylia Harris says, “The reactivation of our foyer and restaurant space is a major step in […]

West Side Story

When West Side Story debuted on Broadway in 1957 it was met with gape-mouthed awe by audiences and critics alike. The modern, gritty, version of Romeo And Juliet, set in an urban immigrant ghetto in New York it was a dramatic departure from conventional musicals of the time.  According to Todd Jacobsson, who has been […]

REVIEW: Mamma Mia!

Fans of supergroup ABBA won’t be disappointed in the latest revival of Mamma Mia!, a musical which has had sold-out seasons worldwide. Packemin Productions, whose previous works have included Wicked, West Side Story and Mary Poppins, continues the tradition of bringing affordable, family-friendly shows to the stage – their primary focus being on excellence. Mamma […]

REVIEW: West Side Story

First written as a book by Arthur Laurents in the late 1940s, West Side Story first appeared on Broadway in 1957 and has remained a steady favourite on stages the world over since then. That it was chosen as Opera Australia's first musical foray on Sydney Harbour proves it is just as appealing 70 years […]

REVIEW: Assassins

Assassins is astounding audiences with its return to the stage, sharing a visually spectacular, fun and absolutely hilarious story that you won’t want to miss! Set in a foggy, abandoned shooting gallery full of giant carnival letters, carousel horses and dodgem cars, a group of time travelling rebels who are obsessed with guns and power […]

Sondheim on Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim might not be a famous face, but chances are you’ve heard at least one of his songs. Squabbalogic’s latest production, Sondheim on Sondheim, takes a look at the man who revolutionised musical theatre with productions such as Sweeney Todd and West Side Story. Created to celebrate Sondheim’s 80th birthday, this event interweaves video […]