Somers shines and ‘Producers’ an energetic hit

Reviewer BILL STEPHENS hits the "must-see" button for Daryl Somers and the local cast of this energetic, new production of "The Producers".

Hey, hey it’s Daryl, live on stage

Hey, hey it's Daryl Somers live on stage in Canberra for some musical fun.

Music man Chan’s never ending ‘Story’

WITH more than 300 performances of “West Side Story” under his belt and the number rising fast, maestro, music director, and composer Donald Chan...

Hard to find a more ideal Oliver!

"It would be hard to find a more ideal Oliver than Willum Hollier-Smith. Looking younger than his 11 years, with his cherubic face and silvery voice, Willum melted hearts and practically stopped the show with his lovely rendition of 'Where is Love'," writes reviewer BILL STEPHENS.

Fans get behind the hype of ‘Oliver!’ 

The word is out that the Queanbeyan Players’ upcoming musical “Oliver!" is selling fast and that, in the best tradition of amateur theatre, the cast members are thoroughly enjoying themselves, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Please sir, Willum wants some more!

Eleven-year-old Willum Hollier-Smith is revelling in his role as Oliver in the new production for Queanbeyan Players, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Discovering another side to the Potter people

“Magic and witchcraft maybe the driving forces behind the Melbourne hit success ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’, but it’s the human elements of the play that give it flesh and blood,” says arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Review / Haunting musical burns into the psyche

Reviewer BILL STEPHENS spends a night at the theatre with assassins and would-murderers... and quite enjoys it.

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.

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