musical

Film Review: Trolls World Tour‘s sunny disposition is just what families need during these uncertain times

September 14, 2020

Prior to COVID-19 taking a hold of the industry in a capacity the world was unprepared for, Trolls World Tour was primed for a first quarter release – hell, Sydney was even planning a premiere with director Walt Dohrn and star Anna Kendrick in attendance – ready to capitalise on the somewhat-unexpected success of the […]

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Film Review: Judy is as heartbreaking as it is joyous

October 11, 2019

There’s at least one Oscar-grab movie released every year designed with the intent on pushing its lead performer to the front of the nominee queue.  Judy appears to be that movie for 2019.  And that’s certainly not a criticism against the film as it’s a fine biopic in its own right, but Renee Zellweger‘s dedicated […]

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Photo Gallery: West Side Story Opening Night – Sydney Opera House (20.08.19)

August 22, 2019

VIP guests walk the red carpet for the opening night of West Side Story. The original Broadway classic is playing now until October 6th at the Joan Sutherland Theatre Sydney Opera House You can find more information and tickets HERE

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Theatre Review: Come From Away arrives in Melbourne for a night of endless fun and laughs

July 19, 2019

This Canadian musical kicked off in Ontario back in 2013 before finally making its way to Broadway in 2017. Now, in 2019, the town of Gander has landed in Melbourne for its Australian premiere at the Comedy Theatre. Come From Away takes place in the week following the 9/11 attacks, where 38 planes and almost […]

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Theatre Review: Todd McKenney is the greatest showman in Barnum: The Circus Musical (Melbourne)

May 7, 2019

After thirty seven years, Barnum: The Circus Musical – which debuted on Broadway in 1980 – has returned to Australia for a strictly limited season. This astounding blend of musical theatre and circus acts lights up Melbourne’s iconic Comedy Theatre and fills it with laughs, awe, and magic for a night of pure fun. Set […]

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Theatre Review: Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour’s West Side Story proves that thunder & rainbows only happen when it’s raining

March 24, 2019

It was Wet Side Story at Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour on Friday night. Leonard Bernstein’s Broadway classic was an emotionally-charged and important affair. It may have been over 60 years since this musical first premiered in the States, but its themes and feel remain as fresh and resonant as ever. This production is the […]

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Theatre Review: Jersey Boys is an exuberant musical featuring timeless songs (Melbourne)

March 4, 2019

I couldn’t take my eyes off it. Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons has returned to Melbourne for 8 weeks and you don’t want to miss out on this breathtaking musical. It follows the journey of four blue-collar boys as they rose through the ranks to become one of the […]

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Film Review: Anna and the Apocalypse (UK, 2017) is funny, romantic, appropriately gory and deliriously catchy

November 29, 2018

When you think of zombie comedies, it’s difficult to look beyond the witty brilliance that is Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead (2004).  Whilst we’ve had our share of interesting takes on the walking dead in the years since, the arrival of Anna and the Apocalypse stands as the choreographed high-kick the genre needed.  Not […]

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Billy Elliot: The Musical is returning to the Australian stage in 2019

April 11, 2018

Billy Elliot the Musical will return to the Aussie stage in 2019 for its 10th Anniversary Tour. It has been revealed that performances will be expanding its locations, having originally performed exclusively in Melbourne and Sydney in 2007, will now be hitting up stages in Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide. A gritty yet heart-warming story, Billy […]

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the musical is coming to Sydney in 2019

March 16, 2018

Roald Dahl’s iconic story, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has been transformed into a musical and will be hitting an Aussie stage for the first time at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre in January 2019. It’s the magical story of a young boy, Charlie, who wins the tickets of all tickets – the golden ticket, that allows […]

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10 years on and Priscilla Queen of the Desert stills stands as one of Australia’s best musical productions

February 12, 2018

A decade doesn’t seem like very long ago, especially when reminiscing of the very first time I saw this magical production make its debut. Priscilla Queen of the Desert transitioned from screen to stage when the concept of a movie-musical was still quite new, but cut to 2018, and it is almost the norm for the […]

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Film Review: The Greatest Showman (USA, 2017) is cheery lunacy that revels in its attempt to call back on the positive musicals of the past

December 25, 2017

Going for broke and wearing its heart on its sleeve for all to appreciate, The Greatest Showman is a corny yet engaging musical that embraces its overt positivity with stride. An enthusiastically romanticised telling of how legendary American showman P.T. Barnum (portrayed by a wholly committed Hugh Jackman) worked his way from rags to riches […]

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Review: The Book of Mormon is worthy of all the hype (Now playing at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne)

February 5, 2017

The Book of Mormon has been one of the most talked about musicals to ever make its way down under, and this weekend the Australian premiere was held in Melbourne to officially commence its long awaited run on our shores – some six years after it made box office history in New York City. The comedic […]

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Arts Review: Singin’ in the Rain – Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne (Performances until June 5th)

May 16, 2016

For many who aspire to be on the stage, Singin’ in the Rain is one of those shows that ignites the fire within and allows us to dream the dream and hope to one day turn it into a reality. On Saturday night, the Australian premiere of this iconic show fulfilled every heart’s desire as Adam Garcia, […]

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Arts Review: Jerry’s Girls – the Production Company – Arts Centre Melbourne (Performances To December 6)

November 25, 2015

What a breath of fresh air for Australian musical theatre. In recent years, we’ve tried to create our own original work but it hasn’t always translated. Well, let me tell you; this one translates. Starring 11 of the industry’s most dazzling ladies comes a show dedicated to celebrating the works of American composer and lyricist […]

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