Welcome (hopefully welcome back) to the second edition of our monthly recommended reading feature. With so many books released each month, we know it’s pretty hard keeping track of what to read, or what to buy the book lover in your life – so each month we’ll come up with five books we think you need to be reading.... Read More | Share it now!
The definition of what a fringe festival can be blurred in this day and age – you sometimes get ‘big names’ on lineups, and the biggest arts festival in the world is a fringe festival for goodness sake. In any case, it’s a huge bunch of talent full of great shows and performances that are undeniably unique.... Read More | Share it now!
After a very popular season in Melbourne, Songs For A New World has finally made its way to Sydney and we were ready! Well, sort of. Songs For A New World is one of those “musicals” that you kind of need to see in person, and its difficult to get a sense of really anything from just listening to a recording. It’s also one of those ones that, if you HAVE listened to the recording before, it gives the songs a whole new life on stage. So, to help you prepare (somewhat) in advance here are 5 songs to listen out for.... Read More | Share it now!
Last Wednesday the Seymour Centre was alight with the exciting reveal of Squabbalogic’s 4th Mystery Musical- “Kiss Me Kate”! The evening is a brilliant fundraising event that helps bring much needed funds to the company to help support its future and give us more of it’s spectacular productions. It’s a night that has fast become one of my favourites on the Sydney Arts scene calendar and I simply can’t wait for #5. So in the meantime while we wait, here’s an apropos 5 reasons why you should get yourself to that #5 as well!... Read More | Share it now!
With so many books being released each month it’s hard to keep track of what you should read next, what book you should recommend for book club, or what book you should buy that person in your life who likes books. Of course any half decent bookseller should be able to help you out with that, but just in case you can’t find yourself a bookseller, we’re here to help!... Read More | Share it now!
More than just sharing a noun, The Rocky Horror Show and Little Shop of Horrors have been born from a similar desire to subvert the norms of the genres they exist in, balancing out the camp absurdity of the very concept of a musical with likeable-yet-exaggerated characters, hilarious dialogue, and a whole bunch of ridiculous but gloriously entertaining scenarios. They’re both musicals for people who don’t like musicals, while also being a favourite among people who do. Go figure.... Read More | Share it now!
It’s one of the oldest adages of the stage, but Singin’ in the Rain’s Sydney run – which officially kicked off on Saturday night – has put “the show must go on” very much into practice. The show’s headline star, Adam Garcia, who sustained an injury during one of the final Melbourne performances, won’t be appearing in the first month of dates. So, the show has started without him, with two understudies – Grant Almirall and Rohan Browne – alternating performances as Garcia’s iconic Don Lockwood. It was Grant who graced the stage for opening night, with he and the cast delivering stunning performances in a show which is, without question, one of the most spectacular productions ever to grace the stage in Australia. Here’s seven reasons why you can’t miss it:... Read More | Share it now!