Theatre turns murder into a game

Everyman Theatre’s production of “Assassins” turns murder into a theatre game in the famous musical revue, “Assassins”.

Three art forms unite for a sophisticated ‘Chicago’ 

Here the balance of slow, heavily-accented band music, lyrics, acting and dance revealed the totality of performance that can make theatre the most exciting of art forms, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Musical brings American killers to life

Theatre producers Kelly Roberts and Grant Pegg have been focusing on musicals that haven’t been seen before in Canberra, as will be the case in the new production called “Assassins”, reports HELEN MUSA.

Youth choir sings its way to 50

Scratch the surface of almost any major department or organisation in Canberra and you’re bound to find a former member of Woden Valley Youth Choir running it.

’Kinky Boots’ delivers the goods

“Kinky Boots” is a feel-good musical and great entertainment. This production at The Q really delivers the goods, says reviewer LEN POWER.

You’re still wonderful, Muriel!

Reviewer BILL STEPHENS was at the first night of the new production of “Muriel’s Wedding – The Musical”.

Heart and soles go into new ‘Kinky Boots’

With a star line-up and six over-the-top dancing drag queens, it’s hard to see how a new production of the Cyndi Lauper musical “Kinky Boots” could go wrong, says arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Colourful reprise of a much-loved musical

Queanbeyan Players and director, Michael Moore, have given us a very entertaining, well-sung and colourful production of the much-loved and famous musical, "Hello, Dolly!", says reviewer LEN POWER.

Hello again to big, brassy, bold ‘Dolly’

It’s bold and brassy, just like its main character, and now Queanbeyan Players are staging the Jerry Herman musical “Hello, Dolly!” reports arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Musical revue performance and staging a ‘triumph’

"This production of 'The World Goes Round' is a triumph for the Canberra Repertory Society, and most definitely one for the 'must see list," waxes musical theatre reviewer BILL STEPHENS.

Go-to Ursula is planning to go

URSULA Yovich has been the go-to actress for the past two decades when directors are looking for a strong, mature indigenous performer. Originally from Darwin,...

Dancing trumps West Side’s wet weather

Musical / “West Side Story”, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, until April 21. Reviewed by HELEN MUSA.

Tough ‘Monty’ has a soft centre

“The Full Monty” is a show with a tough exterior, but winningly soft centre, which turns a spotlight on significant issues of relationships, writes reviewer BILL STEPHENS.

Arts / ‘West Side Story’ comes to town

“THE number one greatest musical of all time” is how “The Times” in London described “West Side story”, and now it’s coming to the...

Review / Whizzbang theatrical effects save ‘Charlie’

“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Musical,” directed by Jack O'Brien, Capitol Theatre, Sydney until May 19, Reviewed by HELEN MUSA

Arts / Once upon a… well, a mattress!

HANS Christian Andersen's “The Princess and the Pea” is one of his most-loved yet shortest stories, only 379 words in length. We never know the...

Review / Music tells Mandela’s ‘uplifting’ love story

theatre / “Madiba the Musical”, at Canberra Theatre Centre, until November 24. Reviewed by SAMARA PURNELL

Arts / The full Nelson put to music

WHEN an uplifting musical about the late Nelson Mandela arrives at the Canberra Theatre later this month, the audience may well be jumping with...

Review / ‘Godspell’ production a test of faith

Musical theatre / "Godspell". Directed by Emma White. At The Q, Queanbeyan, November 11. Reviewed by BILL STEPHENS

Mystery surrounds ‘Jersey Boys’ silence

THE postponement, “due to unforeseen circumstances“, of an announcement expected this morning (October 29) about the next major musical coming to Canberra in 2019...

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