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News: Green Day’s American Idiot at Chapel Off Chapel

Chapel Off ChapelMarch 2023 Following the widely acclaimed Victorian premiere of Freaky Friday, new musical theatre company Theatrical presents their production of the two time Tony Award winning musical, American Idiot. The Chapel Off Chapel production features music by five-time Grammy Award winning rock band Green Day, with the book and lyrics written by lead vocalistBillie Joe Armstrong, alongside …

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Review: Fiddler on the Roof

Footlight Productions Sacred Heart College Performing Arts Centre13 to 28 January By Lucas Ioppolo Spent last night at Sacred Heart College in Geelong attending the latest production from Footlight Productions, an adaptation of Fiddler On The Roof. For nearly sixty years, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick’s original broadway masterpiece has been a staple in the …

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Review: Spring Awakening

Young Australian Broadway Chorus 12 – 21 January By Matthew Sheahan *SPOILER ALERT* Spring Awakening is a show with very heavy subject matter including teenage pregnancy, sexuality, suicide, abuse and mental health.  The Young Australian Broadway have well and truly delivered by putting on a very powerful production of this heavy piece of musical theatre. …

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Review: Darkfield Melbourne

A 360 Degree Sound ExperienceUntil 5 February 2023 By Matthew Sheahan I went to the Darkfield experience which was set up in two huge shipping containers in Little Bourke Street, Melbourne.   The experience is divided up into 3 different shows, 2 of which I experienced, Flight and Eulogy both of which occur in total …

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Review: The Boy from Oz

PLOS Musical Productions Frankston Arts Centre 31 December to 8 January By Lucas Ioppolo A new year, a new theatre season and to kick off 2023, I found myself in Frankston for PLOS Musical Productions’ revival of The Boy From Oz. It’s no secret nowadays that PLOS is most likely the only community theatre company …

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Review: WAKE

La Mama Courthouse Theatre, Carlton 28- 30 November By Dina Ross Puppetry has long left behind any notions of cuteness and quaintness, becoming a theatrical force in its own right. You only need to think of shows like War Horse or Lion King to acknowledge its power.  At its best, puppetry combines the visually arresting with a strong narrative …

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Review: Kaleidoscope

Dynamic Performers Australia James Mitchell Centre 19 November By Lucas Ioppolo I remained in Werribee for a change to attend the latest production by Dynamic Performers Australia, Kaleidoscope, a musical variety performance that revolved around the colours of the rainbow. Over the company’s seven year history, the Dynamic Performers have prided themselves in being one …

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