On a fateful morning in New York on Sept 11, 2001, the world changed forever. We had witnessed what hate and anger could evolve to. Read the full Melbourne review now!
The world can’t seem to let go of Phantom of the Opera. And why should they? Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical with a flair for the operatic, featuring classic Broadway ballads and that ever-haunting organ is one of the longest running in the world. For the first time, The Phantom of the Opera haunts the Joan Sutherland Theatre; a macabre tale that is right at home in the Sydney Opera House. Read the full review now.
Twenty years after its opening on Broadway, the original multiple Tony Award winning version of Hairspray comes to Australia. Based on the beloved 1980s film by John Waters and subsequent musical movie in 2007, this production keeps audiences engaged from the first to last note. Read the full review now.
In Ugly Love, or what my friends and I have dubbed “Polyamory the Musical”, a couple who’ve been married for nine years find they’ve fallen into a rut. The only way out is to open up their relationship; and when Jess (LJ Wilson) meets the enchanting songstress Lola (Cypriana Singh) at a local queer bar things get…complicated. With poppy, ear-wormy songs, and some shining moments of comedy and connection – this show tackles the weight of a complex topic with a light-hearted approach. Read the full review now!
Jekyll and Hyde has been told many ways across the years, from the 1886 novella to the 1990 musical by Leslie Bricusse. Its hit song ‘This is the Moment’ has been sung by performers such as Anthony Warlow, Michael Ball and even David Hasselhoff bringing down auditorium after auditorium. Now it’s the Hayes Theatre Company’s moment to put their own spin on the tale of good and evil, and this version is attempting to break free from the straitjacket of the versions that have come before it. Read the full review now!
Working 9 to 5 has never been more camp. With a book by Patricia Resnick and Music & Lyrics by the one and only Dolly Parton, Tony Award winning 9 to 5 has clocked in at Melbourne’s state theatre, backed by some serious star power. Based on the 1980 film of the same name, 9 to 5 is a look into how dull humdrum office life can quickly turn into kidnapping your boss with enough of a push and a little Dolly Parton flair. One look at the dazzling 9 to 5 set piece at front and centre and opening night audiences knew they were in for a treat. Read the full review now!
Hey Harry! Fangirls has officially opened at the Sydney Opera House. From its small beginnings at Belvoir St and Queensland Theatre, through to its critical acclaim and a garnering of its own fangirls, and now its grand restaging in one of Australia’s most well-regarded venues, Fangirls is pure unadulterated joy. Read our full review now!
Written and performed by Mia Morrissey, Directed by Sam Hooper, Musical Direction by Andrew Warboys Reviewed by Justin Clarke Grief is a hell of a thing. It’s beauty, despair and the five stages all rolled into one. Mia Morrissey is a self-obsessed griefophile (it’s not a word, I know) which she puts on …