As a groundbreaking theatrical spectacular, King Kong is a lavish, jaw-dropping success. As a “music theatre event,” however, it is a disappointing failure, setting the art form back 70 years.
Magnormos has dared to dream a big dream in transferring 2011 fringe smash hit Flowerchildren to a city stage, and Melbourne’s theatrical landscape is all the richer for it.
Melbourne’s insatiable theatre fans finally have their chance to taste the delectable slice of music theatre heaven that is Legally Blonde the musical. Polished to perfection in warm up seasons in a […]
The show we all imagined would never make it to the amateur stage is here, and it is a success of the highest order. CLOC’s mighty achievement is a production that is […]
Energetic, heart-warming and wildly inventive, Matilda the musical is a force of nature that is equal parts funny, touching and downright scary. Crossing the Atlantic basically intact, the West End hit is […]
Simply staged, beautifully sung and deeply affecting, Classic Stage Company’s Passion is the jewel of the current off-Broadway season. The absence of co-star Melissa Errico, sidelined for the remainder of the run […]
It’s A Chorus Line for car owners in this short-lived new musical that can sadly only be described as a royal flop. Maybe it’s the no-name cast (ok, Hunter Foster is a […]
Loud, dark, intense, and did I mention loud? The bus-and-truck tour of Jekyll and Hyde brings the Frank Wildhorn musical back to Broadway, whether Broadway wants it or not. Constantine Maroulis and […]
There is nothing like seeing a brand new musical you know nothing about. And nothing like seeing a hit, freshly-opened Broadway show in a full house on a Saturday night. Unique subject […]
Before discussing the show itself, let me tell you about the wild night on which I happened to attend the show. Still in previews, producers had chosen this night, Friday 5 April […]