It is easy to adopt a cynical whether-we-need-it-or-not attitude about the return of a show so soon after a highly successful and memorable premiere season. Jersey Boys, however, proved last night […]
War Horse [Melbourne] review
With the New Year only a few hours old, is it too soon to proclaim War Horse the theatrical highlight of 2013?
Genesis to Broadway review
Despite the genuinely intriguing premise described in its promotional materials, Genesis to Broadway flounders in a mish mash of styles, tone and content. Ineffective, unfunny and often inaccurate, the show is a […]
Opera Australia: Salome review
Opera Australia completes a (quite possibly unintentional) trilogy of blood spattered mad women with the immensely satisfying new production of Richard Strauss’ Salome.
Normie The Musical review
Brimming with socially relevant drama and catchy pop hits, Normie Rowe’s story was ripe for musicalisation. Old Scotch Music and Drama Club may not have the resources of full-scale commercial theatre but […]
Margaret Fulton Queen of the Dessert review
A joyous celebration of the life of a great Australian, and the country that grew up with her, Margaret Fulton Queen of the Dessert is ninety minutes of delectable enjoyment, as lightly […]
Opera Australia: Lucia di Lammermoor review
While opera’s sweetheart Emma Matthews is the star attraction, the quality of the full company of Lucia di Lammermoor makes for an evening of superb singing.
Opera Australia: Madama Butterfly review
Hiromi Omura is the star attraction in this return season of one of the world’s favourite operas.
Met Opera Live in HD: L’Elisir d’Amore review
The Metropolitan Opera kicks off its seventh season of cinema presentations captured live in high definition with their new production of Donizetti’s classic comedy L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love). The opera […]
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum review
A door-slamming, tit-shaking, tears of laughter-inducing farce of the highest pedigree, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is the show theatre lovers of Melbourne have waited for all […]