The Depot Theatre’s production of Christina in the Cupboard, by Paul Gilchrist, is bewildering at first, but eventually gets to a thought-provoking point which will have you pondering long into the night.... 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!
The stars of cult TV series Ru Paul’s Drag Race got ready to lip-sync for their lives at Sydney’s Luna Park Big Top this past weekend, arriving in a flurry of sequins, glitter, fake lashes and vertigo-inducing high heels. Fans delighted in performances from some of their favourite artists of the last seven seasons, but those less familiar with the all-stars may have been left a little dragged down by the end of the show.... Read More | Share it now!
Watching Cinderella – The Pantomime was like stepping into a wonderful world of magic where your inner child could run free. This panto is the third one to be brought to Australia by Bonnie Lythgoe Productions and it looks poised to follow in the success of Snow White and Aladdin. Cinderella was ultimately a light and fun show full of colour and splendour and was an adaptation of the classic fairy tale and rags-to-riches story.... Read More | Share it now!
A king desperate to find a way to make his melancholic hypochondriac of a son, the crown prince, laugh; a clown who employs the help of tumblers and strange colourful creatures to put on a performance to get that laugh; a wizard, a sorcerer, a quest; princesses who come out of oranges and a cross-dressing chef with a overly-large bosom determined to cook everyone in a stew. No, this isn’t a pantomime for school holidays, this is the latest production of Opera Australia’s The Love For Three Oranges, composed by Prokofiev and translated by playwright Tom Stoppard (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead).... Read More | Share it now!
It’s not often you attend a show and leave feeling completely enamoured. Dance is such an expressive form of the human body and to see the physical and emotional commitment from every single dancer on the stage was spellbinding. We had a chat with Artistic Director Paul Lightfoot in the lead up to the Nederlands Dans Theater‘s (NDT) arrival in Melbourne, a perfect way to understand the mechanics of such an internationally renowned company.... Read More | Share it now!
If you could have any famous person play you in a film, who would you choose? For most it would be the Blake Lively type, or Megan Fox. Oh no. Not for young actress Alexandra Keddie. The love affair – more like obsession – Keddie has with Ms Streep is so endearing. It actually says a lot about her moral compass and the values she believes in. When you aim as high as Meryl Streep, “the best actress of our generation”, you can never imagine what it’d be like walking in her shoes, but Keddie’s insider knowledge to her countless achievements, relationships to other actors and directors on set, and her vocal differences give you a glimpse as to who the real Meryl Streep is.... Read More | Share it now!
Set in a post apocalyptic wasteland in the not-too-distant future, The Big Dry leaves more questions than it attempts to answer. Firstly, it is a commentary on climate change and the dire options it potentially leaves our ancestors, but also is a discussion on the abilities of children if left to inherit the earth before their time.... Read More | Share it now!