Actor Simon Burke gets to play what he describes as “a conga line of monsters”: Scomo, Mark Latham Alan Jones Julian Assange and Boris Johnson in the new The Wharf Revue, subtitled “Unr-Dact-D”, reports arts editor HELEN MUSA.
"When the audience rose for a standing ovation at opening night of 'Billy Elliot the Musical', all eyes were on ginger-haired Jamie Rogers, a 12-year-old boy who originally studied dance in Pialligo," writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.
Opera Australia’s lavish production of "West Side Story" honours the original production with its 1950s period mostly intact and the re-creation of the original Jerome Robbins choreography. It's a "must see", says reviewer LEN POWER.
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 Somers live on stage in Canberra for some musical fun.
WITH more than 300 performances of “West Side Story” under his belt and the number rising fast, maestro, music director, and composer Donald Chan...
"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.
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.
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.
“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.
Reviewer BILL STEPHENS spends a night at the theatre with assassins and would-murderers... and quite enjoys it.
Everyman Theatre’s production of “Assassins” turns murder into a theatre game in the famous musical revue, “Assassins”.
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.
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.
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” is a feel-good musical and great entertainment. This production at The Q really delivers the goods, says reviewer LEN POWER.
Reviewer BILL STEPHENS was at the first night of the new production of “Muriel’s Wedding – The Musical”.
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.
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.
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.