Carby wears the trousers in ‘La Clemenza’

Well-known for her "trouser roles", mezzo-soprano Catherine Carby will play Sesto in National Opera's “La Clemenza di Tito”.

Arts / A little magic comes to the north

IF you’re into showbiz, life in Gungahlin has its limits, says Canberra musical director, pianist, bandleader and mum Leisa Keen as she embarks on...

Review / Well sung, well done, guys and dolls!

Musical Theatre / "Guys and Dolls". At The Q, until November 12. Reviewed by IAN McLEAN

A celebration of musical theatre talent: ‘Anything Goes’

musical Cole Porter's "Anything Goes", at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, until October 31, bookings to opera.org.au

Arts / Rob Mills to star in a ‘ritzy’ musical show

A NIGHT of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and George Gershwin numbers is coming up in September at the Canberra Theatre, and bookings are now open. The...

Review / ‘Godspell’ production a test of faith

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

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

‘Mamma Mia’ on its way to the Canberra Theatre

“IT'S AN amazing event that will have people talking about it for years," Chief Minister Andrew Barr predicted this morning as he announced that...

Mr Show Business comes to Vivaldi’s

AN ARTIST once tagged by the New York Times as a “latter day Al Jolson - Mr Show Business” is coming to Teatro Vivaldi...

Arts / Dark role brings David the dream of a lifetime

"THERE'S a hole in the world like a great black pit," the central character sings again and again in Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Sweeney Todd,...

‘Shrek’, the musical with less familiar music

“I THINK I got you beat,” Princess Fiona (Laura Murphy) and Shrek (Max Gambale) from “Shrek the Musical” were singing as they competed over...

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...

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.

Free Rain splashes out with ‘The Little Mermaid’

THAT very entrepreneurial Canberra theatre company, Free Rain, has given us a taste of things to come by splashing out on a vegetarian (seafood...

Review / ‘Bodyguard’ musical proves a crowd-pleaser

“THE BODYGUARD,” the musical, directed by Thea Sharrock, at Sydney Lyric Theatre, May and June, bookings to ticketmaster.com.au or 1300 795 267. Reviewed by HELEN MUSA.

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...

Review / Stylish musical worth catching

musical theatre / "Catch Me if You Can – The Musical". Directed by Richard Block; musical direction, Damien Slingsby; choreography, Rachel Thornton. Presented by Dramatic Productions. At Gungahlin College Theatre until June 11. Reviewed by Bill Stephens.

Theatre turns murder into a game

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

Arts / The challenging moods of Madame Butterfly

THE role of Madame Butterfly, Cio-Cio-San, the tragic heroine of Puccini's opera, "Madama Butterfly", is one of the most demanding in the repertoire, but...

Review / ‘Les Mis’ misses the emotions

theatre / "Les Miserables". The Q, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre until April 22. Reviewed by BILL STEPHENS.

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