REVIEW: Women In Voice | Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane

October 17, 2013

For 20 years, Women In Voice has provided a stage for singers young and old in Brisbane. The anniversary series at the Judith Wright Centre unearths more stars.

REVIEW: Ute Lemper | Concert Hall, Sydney

REVIEW: Ute Lemper | Concert Hall, Sydney

September 30, 2013 2

Ute Lemper held a Concert Hall audience spellbound with her song cycle based on the love poems of Pablo Neruda. Thanks to her, the Weimar era has never quite ended.

REVIEW: Rachel Collis (Sydney Fringe) | Glebe Cafe Church Space

September 30, 2013

Is Rachel Collis the great, undiscovered, unwittingly underground cabaret talent of her time? Her Sydney Fringe performances sparkled with humour and poignancy.

REVIEW: Blue Man Group | Lyric Theatre, Sydney

REVIEW: Blue Man Group | Lyric Theatre, Sydney

August 19, 2013

The Blue Man Group is a messy explosion of vibrant colour and movement direct from Las Vegas. It's not rocket science, but it's damn good fun.

REVIEW: Songs From Below 54th Street | Seymour Centre, Sydney

REVIEW: Songs From Below 54th Street | Seymour Centre, Sydney

July 25, 2013

Alexis Fishman is an arresting presence on the cabaret stage with a mix of music theatre and American standards. Her new show Songs From Below 54th Street wowed a Sydney crowd.

REVIEW: Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret | City Recital Hall, Sydney

REVIEW: Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret | City Recital Hall, Sydney

April 30, 2013

The Australian Chamber Orchestra takes a walk through the Weimar Republic with a couple of sensationally sassy guides -- cabaret star Meow Meow and the incomparable Barry Humphries.

REVIEW: La Soiree | The Studio, Sydney

REVIEW: La Soiree | The Studio, Sydney

January 21, 2013

Australia just can't get enough of the death-defying hijinks of this bawdy circus-inspired act. An extended season at the Sydney Opera House has plenty of return business -- even our critic.

REVIEW: The Burlesque Hour (Glory Box Edition) | York Theatre, Sydney

REVIEW: The Burlesque Hour (Glory Box Edition) | York Theatre, Sydney

November 22, 2012

Who hasn't seen Finucane & Smith's The Burlesque Hour? Now's your chance to catch the international hit in Sydney, with new songs and sparkle.

REVIEW: Dangling My Tootsies | Visy Theatre, Brisbane

REVIEW: Dangling My Tootsies | Visy Theatre, Brisbane

July 26, 2012

Lotte Lenya? Of course. But Agnes Bernelle? Who is she? One of the Weimar Republic generation, she fled Berlin as a teenager and spent the war in London as an anti-Nazi propagandist with the British Special Operations Unit, famously convincing the commander of a German U-boat to surrender by broadcasting a made-up message to him, […]

REVIEW: The Divine Miss Bette | Slide, Sydney

REVIEW: The Divine Miss Bette | Slide, Sydney

June 28, 2012

Catherine Alcorn has it easy. I mean, first and foremost, she’s bloody talented. She can sing. She can act. She has comic timing. And the confidence, the unmitigated chutzpah, to be Bette Midler. I thought only Bette had that. And she doesn’t need a writer. She just uses Bette’s material. Her songs. Her jokes. Her […]