November 7, 2013
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is, above all, a Good Night Out. The Sydney production of the Broadway hit features a winning cast and sounds much better than it looks.
October 30, 2013
It's systematic. It's certainly hackneyed. Why, it's Greased Lightning. Again. And with a cast that, frankly, doesn't do much to revive the '70s stage favourite.
October 30, 2013
The Australian Chamber Orchestra tackles a big theme in a big way in an audio-visual spectacular at the Sydney Opera House.
October 15, 2013 12 Comments
He's played a French planter in the South Pacific and now he'll play the King of Siam in another Rodgers and Hammerstein hit. But is the "colour-blind casting" of Kiwi baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes OK?
September 13, 2013
Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher talks to Curtain Call about his life, Rodgers and Hammerstein and bringing his Broadway version of South Pacific to Australia.
July 11, 2013
Caroline O'Connor, perhaps the rightful holder of the First Lady of Musical Theatre mantle, stars in Gypsy, the great American musical. The Production Company breaks its usual mould with a solid mounting.
July 4, 2013 1 Comment
A rumbling critique of a corrupt and corrupting political culture: how timely. But Toby Schmitz's adaptation of The Dragon doesn't exactly breathe fire, either.
June 17, 2013
An all-out spectacle, with fantastic lighting, sound, stagecraft, singing, costumes and dancing. Oh, and a six-metre gorilla that's probably the coolest thing you will ever see on stage.
April 12, 2013 1 Comment
The new Melbourne production of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins has its problems, but with a stellar cast and faultless material it's still worth a look.
April 2, 2013
They're creepy and they're kooky, and the Australian players really dazzle. The Addams Family, a moderate hit on Broadway, arrives in Sydney in perfect working order.