Five decades into his storied career, Andrew Lloyd Webber dominated the Melbourne musical theatre scene in 2018.
Rohan Browne deservedly gets his name in lights as he takes centre stage in this spectacular new production of much-loved Australian musical The Boy from Oz.
This is a very good production of a rather unmemorable musical. As stories about an argumentative mother and daughter go, The Rink is several farmboys short of the picnic that is Gypsy.
Adam Lenson directs this revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb’s musical The Rink, currently playing at the Southwark Playhouse. Here’s what critics have so far made of it…
It’s a short run at Southwark Playhouse but I truly feel this production deserves several more spins around ‘The Rink‘ and definitely has a future life.
Yet again, Southwark Playhouse is delivering an outstanding musical for a fraction of the price of a West End ticket. If you love the genre, it’s unmissable.
For a technically brilliant show with performances that will leave you wanting to return to the ‘Coloured Lights’ again and again, go see The Rink. This is musical theatre at it’s best – let’s just hope that the rink keeps rolling in London.
The Rink is one of those musicals that history hasn’t treated too kindly, despite a premiere that starred Chita Rivera and Liza Minnelli but with Adam Lenson’s expert hand at the tiller, this is a revival to treasure.
Gemma Sutton will star as Angel, alongside Caroline O’Connor in the first London revival in 20 years of Kander and Ebb’s The Rink.
Renowned Broadway, West End and film actress Caroline O’Connor will star as Anna in the first London revival in 20 years of Kander and Ebb’s THE RINK, having understudied the role of Angel in the 1988 London production of the show.
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.
I may be the wrong target audience for Anastasia, currently doing decent business on Broadway, being 18 when the film came out and never having made the effort to see it since.
Following the Disney model of the day by including five or so songs, the 1997 Fox animated movie Anastasia has long held a special place in the heart of fans who made it a worldwide hit. Music theatre fans had extra reason to enjoy the songs, given that they were by Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) and Stephen Flaherty.
Dream direction, dream music and dream casting align to make world premiere Australian musical Dream Lover a theatrical dream come true.
The cast of Dream Lover the Bobby Darin Musical gave a preview of the brand new Australian musical yesterday (27 September 2016). David Campbell stars as dynamic crooner Bobby Darin, in a cast that also features West End veteran Caroline O’Connor as showgirl mother Polly.
Caroline O’Connor is the Greatest Star in The Production Company’s sensational new staging of legendary Broadway classic Funny Girl, a lavish production lifted to heights of greatness by the supreme confidence and vision of Gale Edwards’ direction.
World premieres abounded, boutique musicals thrived and revivals continued arriving in the 2015 year of musical theatre. Melbourne’s music theatre year began with two large-scale productions that both played for many months.
Take your pick of Judy Garlands. On the London stage this week alone, you’ve got a choice of three in Ray Rackham’s brilliant new play with music Through the Mill. And in the new year, Peter Quilter’s Olivier and Tony-nominated End of the Rainbow returns, with Lisa Maxwell.
Going to a one-woman show with a big West End diva. Caroline O’Connor. Who? You know, she’s British but very big in Australia, was in the Sondheim Prom and played the taxi driver in ‘On The Town’ at the Coliseum … judging by Tuesday’s audience it was the most gay, geeky or Australian show-tune fanciers […]
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