Jason WhittakerAug 30, 2013
The life of the most influential Australian comes to the stage in a tame but entertaining enough bio-cabaret. David Williamson's Rupert is much less grand than the man himself.
Jason WhittakerFeb 14, 20134 Comments
Has there been a good musical theatre score written in the last five years? Or even 10? Here's the list -- as a solid case for why music theatre isn't dead. Long live music theatre.
Jason WhittakerFeb 10, 2012
"A classic Broadway musical for a new generation," goes the pitch. The Kids are certainly familiar with the tunes; Glee has bred familiarity (and perhaps contempt) of this
Jason WhittakerNov 22, 20112 Comments
It all looked strangely familiar. And it was. I'd seen this Trav before; on the Lyric Theatre stage in Brisbane in 2009, an Opera Australia import by Opera Queensland. The
Jason WhittakerNov 21, 20112 Comments
Exploring the darker recesses of YouTube one day I uncovered what is no doubt Geoffrey Rush's least-seen performance. In a webisode of gay soapy
Jason WhittakerJul 25, 2011
In 2011, just this past weekend in fact, gay couples flocked to progressive churches and welcoming town halls in New York to marry. At at least one point in the 1950s, history recor
Jason WhittakerJul 4, 2011
"A pantomime with a twist," the show boasts. But it's the familiarity of the performers rather than the originality of th
Jason WhittakerJun 22, 20111 Comment
The Melbourne Theatre Company boasts, quite rightly, it now has three home-grown Melbourne writers on its stages: Joanna Murray-Smith's
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