After some 21 months, The Australian Ballet finally returns to the State Theatre, the dancers and musicians showing themselves at tiptop form in the very welcome program of this Celebration Gala.
The Australian Ballet: Celebration Gala review [Melbourne]
Melbourne Shakespeare Company: The Comedy of Errors review
The border control comedy we didn’t know we all needed, The Comedy of Errors is Melbourne Shakespeare Company’s convivial contribution to the welcome wave of theatres reopening.
Moulin Rouge! the Musical review [Melbourne 2021]
An even more spectacular spectacular at the Regent Theatre, Moulin Rouge! the Musical arrives in Melbourne in ravishing form for its Australian premiere season.
Melbourne Theatre Company: As You Like It review
Well worth the ever-extended wait, the lush new Melbourne Theatre Company production of Shakespeare’s pleasantly pastoral comedy As You Like It proves an appealing year-end treat.
Frozen review [Melbourne 2021]
While its title may match the chill of Melbourne winter, the arrival of Frozen brings welcome warmth and theatrical magic as the first major musical to debut locally since March 2020.
Melbourne Shakespeare Company: King Lear review
Melbourne Shakespeare Company gives their new “MSC Studio” brand a highly auspicious debut with this confidently condensed, genuinely gripping new staging of Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy King Lear.
Melbourne Opera: Macbeth review
Their standard ever on the rise, Melbourne Opera assembles a uniformly splendid company of singers to bring out the compelling potency of Verdi’s Macbeth.
Opera Australia: Ernani review [Melbourne 2021]
Early Verdi chestnut Ernani may be strong on melodious music but the stilted story struggles to take flight despite an interesting directorial concept and a suite of strong performances.
CLOC Musical Theatre: Priscilla Queen of the Desert review
CLOC Musical Theatre makes a spectacular return to the stage, bringing out the full spectrum of heartfelt humanity in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
Opera Australia: Aida review [Melbourne 2021]
In a suitably grand reopening for Melbourne’s much-loved State Theatre, Opera Australia brings the digital dazzle with their high-tech production of Verdi’s Aida.