The boutique musical boom went off the boil in 2017, while on the professional scene, Melbourne’s East End was dominated by one man: Casey Nicholaw.
This lovingly staged, if rather safe, new production of perennial classic Fiddler on the Roof is anchored by a sterling performance from Australia’s unchallenged Leading Man of the stage, Anthony Warlow.
World premieres abounded, boutique musicals thrived and revivals continued arriving in the 2015 year of musical theatre.
Sterling musicianship, high production values and a quirky, highly talented cast bring out the compelling lustre in Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s “dark operetta” Sweeney Todd.
Willy Russell’s classic musical packs considerable punch when presented as an understated, softly spoken drama.