An all too rare independent musical theatre production, the new Australian staging of Barnum sees Todd McKenney embrace the chance to play iconic huckster P. T. Barnum.
Opera Australia complements their dazzling new outdoor production of West Side Story in Sydney with the return of this traditional staging to Melbourne, differentiating the casting by showcasing a new generation of fresh young triple threats in this (indoor) Australian tour.
Imaginatively conceived, ingeniously written and lavishly produced Muriel’s Wedding is surely the most impressive original musical ever created in Australia. Brimming with imagination, inspiration and joy, Muriel’s Wedding is compulsory viewing for all lovers of musical theatre.
Newcomers to Jersey Boys are sure to enjoy the memorable music and terrific stage talent. Those who have seen the show (possible more than once) may be harder to coax back, but the performance of Ryan Gonzalez is certainly a compelling attraction.
With physical humour, highbrow theatrical humour, lowbrow theatrical humour, musical theatre moments, live stunts and more, Peter Pan Goes Wrong is highly recommended for fun-loving families of all ages.
In much the same way that the history of Broadway is peppered with legendary performances, years from now Australian theatregoers will ask each other if they saw Tina Arena in Evita.
Five decades into his storied career, Andrew Lloyd Webber dominated the Melbourne musical theatre scene in 2018.
It may be winter in Melbourne, but inside the newly refurbished Princess Theatre there is nothing but idyllic Greek island sunshine as Mamma Mia! returns in a new production.
A musical to be cherished, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical arrives in pristine form, packed with lively singing talents who have honed their roles to theatrical perfection.
Having been embraced upon the world stage, Priscilla Queen of the Desert makes a welcome return home for a tenth-anniversary victory lap of Australia.
More than a year after its triumphant world premiere in Sydney, Dream Lover finally arrives in Melbourne. Anchored by the extraordinary star turn of David Campbell, the potent, pristine production proves well […]
A satire about satire, new Eddie Perfect musical Vivid White is as surprising as it is amusing, as familiar as it is shocking, and as polarising as it is entertaining.
Watching The Bodyguard the Musical is like meeting a person with infectiously high self-esteem; their self-image is crystal clear and they project unflinching self-confidence.
While many a non-Disney musical can be lost in the mighty Regent Theatre, the perspective in Oliver Smith’s scenic designs is given room to breathe in the cavernous auditorium. For audience members sitting well back from the stage, the three dimensional depth achieved through ingenious design can be clearly enjoyed and appreciated.
Ahead of its time in 1966, Cabaret startled audiences by merging a traditional book musical with the avant-garde stylings of a concept musical, a form that producer/director Harold Prince was not to explore further until the early 1970s.
Original Australian musical Ladies in Black retains its down to earth charm in this welcome national tour.
Australia finally has the chance to say Hello! to The Book of Mormon, and this sparkling production has been well worth the wait.
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 dazzling production and terrific cast gloss over inherent weaknesses in Kinky Boots as the 2013 Broadway hit makes its Australian premiere.
Dream direction, dream music and dream casting align to make world premiere Australian musical Dream Lover a theatrical dream come true.
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