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.
Well worth the 25 year wait, this was the Moment, not just for Anthony Warlow to actually play Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde on stage, but also for Australia to finally see a professional production of Jekyll and Hyde.
Ever-emerald classic The Wizard of Oz gleams with the polish of new designs, new humour and even new songs.
Andrew Lloyd Webber would have been over the rainbow with the Sydney premiere of The Wizard of Oz. From the moment the stage curtains opened, the audience was captivated.
Predating the UK’s entry into the EEC/EU (and quite possibly outlasting it too!) the Cambridge University European Theatre Group has over the years amassed a fine degree of cross-Channel cultural integration. To some extent, this year is no exception and having just completed a Swiss tour via Belgium the group bring their 2016 production of Hamlet to the Cockpit Theatre for one day only.
A hit when it opened in London’s West End in 2011, Ghost the Musical was originally announced to open in Melbourne in 2013, but producers backed out after the show’s lukewarm reception on Broadway in 2012. It is clear why the original London producers have persevered with bringing the show to Australia; the blue chip title has instant recognition and the pop-infused score is an attraction for a younger theatre crowd.