It is as magnificent, jaw-dropping, gasp-enticing and lavish a staging as you can imagine, but Opera Australia’s decision to rely on digital technology for its latest production of Aida nearly came unstuck on opening night, due to a tiny, blinking square of blue light.... Read More | Share it now!
“With an audience full of performers, you’d think they’d know how to take their seats on time!” This observation from my patient (?) plus-one came as the clock ticked past 8.05pm and Sydney’s Capitol Theatre was still only half full. It also perfectly summed up our experience of the 2018 Helpmann Awards. You see, while the nominees and winners are performing arts professionals, at the top of their game, the annual Helpmann Awards ceremony and after party is a chance for them to let their hair down, mix, mingle, air-kiss and generally feel like normal human beings for a night. There were a few technical glitches, a couple of missed cues, even the odd surprised winner who was left completely speechless, but above all there was a wonderful sense of camaraderie.... Read More | Share it now!
Tackling Verdi’s Rigoletto in the #metoo era could have been a real opportunity for Opera Australia. A story featuring a leader who believes women merely objects for his desire and a disadvantaged subject who cheers on this behaviour until it is directed towards his own daughter – just think of the possible political parallels to be drawn from this! But sadly, this is an opportunity lost, given up for the safety of the all too familiar. The latest revival of Elijah Moshinsky’s 1991 production has a couple of firsts for its performers but not much in the way of the new for audiences. It is good but not ground-breaking.... Read More | Share it now!
The world’s premier theatrical ice skating company, The Imperial Ice Stars, returns to Australia with its award-winning masterpiece Swan Lake On Ice, touring to Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney this July. Sydney audiences can enjoy the classic tale at the Capitol Theatre from 25 – 29 July.... Read More | Share it now!
The Broadway, West End and international sensation STOMP is back, set to return to Australia with its unstoppable energy. The show will tour to Melbourne, the Gold Coast, Adelaide and Sydney from May to August, running at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre from 31 July to 5 August.... Read More | Share it now!
Awake from your enchanted slumber and get read for the family fun fairy tale panto adventure,
Sleeping Beauty – A Knight Avenger’s Tale. Bursting into Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre for a strictly limited season from 29 June to 8 July and Sydney’s majestic State Theatre from 13 to 22 July 2018.... Read More | Share it now!