Artfully conceived and oh so lovingly crafted, Girl From the North Country tempers a heart-rending narrative with the heart soothing balm of more than 20 exquisitely arranged Bob Dylan songs.
FROM DOWN UNDER: The 2015 musical theatre year in review
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.
From Down Under: Blood Brothers in Melbourne
The West End’s third longest-running musical, Blood Brothers is a dramatically charged potboiler with a poetic book and lyrics by Willy Russell (Shirley Valentine, Educating Rita). Russell’s simple music is highly hummable and well matched to the lively working-class characters.
Review: Into The Woods (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre)
Baby boom children were regaled with the story that Princess Elizabeth had been informed of her father King George VI’s death at the exclusive ‘Treetops’ game lodge in the Aberdares national park of Kenya. Forty years later it turned out to be an arthritically creaking wooden assembly on stilts facing a rain-sodden pit of mulched […]
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