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.
A visit from Broadway royalty drew a Melbourne crowd who cheered just for the house lights dimming at the start. Anticipation reached fever pitch as the overture of hits played along with […]
The Australian Ballet’s only triple bill for the year, Vanguard is a celebration, through dance, of the beauty of the human body. Stripped back to sheer unitards, trunks and tights, the dancers […]
All time world musical sweetheart Julie Andrews visits Melbourne and 2000 adoring fans have one less item on their bucket list. Goodwill ambassador, children’s book author, flying nanny and singing nun, Andrews […]
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.
The funniest play on the planet finally lands in Melbourne, with the fully imported cast and production in tiptop form. This hilarious update of Goldoni’s A Servant of Two Masters is a […]
Perfectly cast and expertly realised, Nixon in China is the most artistically satisfying opera production seen on the Melbourne stage so far this year. Working in perfect synergy, the direction, design and […]
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 […]
After wowing Sydney audiences in 2011, Christopher Alden’s boutique production of Partenope makes a welcome, if all too brief, appearance in Melbourne. The lack of name recognition for the opera is eclipsed […]