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Review: Gypsy

Shenton Theatre, Geelong14 – 22 OctoberTheatre of the Damned By Lucas Ioppolo Ever since its debut in the late 1950s, Gypsy has a been a musical theatre classic and unlike many other musicals of its time, has managed to stay relevant in the PC universe we live in today. With many companies in Melbourne’s amateur …

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Review: The Butterfly Lovers

Arts Centre, Melbourne By Dina Ross Opera lovers are in for a treat as Victorian Opera marks its Spring season with the premiere of a sumptuous new opera, The Butterfly Lovers.  Its pedigree is rock-solid: the score is composed and conducted by VO’s Artistic Director Richard Mills (Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, Batavia), with a …

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Review: Come From Away

Comedy Theatre, Melbourne By Andrew G Come From Away is back in Melbourne! The Tony-Award winning musical has been wowing audiences in Melbourne since it returned last month. Come From Away tells the true story of the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, which unexpectedly played host to 7000 stranded passengers from 38 aircraft in the …

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Review: Batsh*t

Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre5 – 15 OctoberMelbourne Fringe By Matthew Sheahan I was greeted with a smile at the Northcote Town Hall before taking a seat in the old style foyer with old school jazz playing over the foyer speaker.  The set was very abstract but simple at the same time with the illusion …

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News: The Yeomen of the Guard

Alexander Theatre, Clayton6-8 October 2022 With full orchestra, talented soloists and chorus, new sets and authentic costumes recently imported from the UK, this is a dramatic tale of romance and bravery: a sumptuous new production of this G&S Masterpiece from Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoria, “Australia’s foremost exponent of light opera” (The Age). Set in …

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News: tick, tick…BOOM!

The Australian mainstage debut of tick, tick…BOOM! the much-loved autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent, will take place at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre from 1 February 2023. The year is 1990 and a promising young composer is grappling with a career as an artist, whilst staring down turning 30 in New York City. …

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News: Madagascar the Musical. Coming to Melbourne.

The international touring production of the ferociously funny MADAGASCAR – THE MUSICAL will roar into Melbourne in January 2023. Adapted from the critically acclaimed smash-hit DreamWorks animated motion movie, this fun-filled family musical has performed to sold-out audiences across the UK and New Zealand. It is brought to life by imaginative and colourful sets, world-class puppets, action-packed …

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Review: Hairspray

Regent Theatre, Melbourne By Matthew Sheahan The 2022 Australian production of Hairspray is one of the best things I’ve seen this year!  From start to finish it’s just one big number after another.  This show has been a favourite of mine for a long time and this production doesn’t disappoint, Shane Jacobson and Todd McKenney …

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