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BWW Review: CLOC presents LES MISERABLES at The National Theatre, St Kilda BWW Review: CLOC presents LES MISERABLES at The National Theatre, St Kilda
by Victoria Beal - May 23, 2017

Filling the National Theatre to its very brim, both on and off the stage, CLOC's production of Les Miserables is remarkable.... (more...)
BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY at the Regent Theatre BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY at the Regent Theatre
by Victoria Beal - May 17, 2017

Fans of the classic film starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison will not be disappointed with the recreation of the 1956 stage production of My Fair Lady currently playing Melbourne at the Regent Theatre.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Graeme Murphy's NUTCRACKER – THE STORY OF CLARA Is Poignant And Beautiful Contemporary Tale For All Ages BWW REVIEW: Graeme Murphy's NUTCRACKER – THE STORY OF CLARA Is Poignant And Beautiful Contemporary Tale For All Ages
by Jade Kops - May 03, 2017

Graeme Murphy's NUTCRACKER - THE STORY OF CLARA is a beautiful expression of love, growth, and friendship.... (more...)
BWW Review: THIS IS EDEN is a Must-See, No Exceptions at fortyfive downstairs BWW Review: THIS IS EDEN is a Must-See, No Exceptions at fortyfive downstairs
by Brodie Paparella - April 30, 2017

BWW Review: THIS IS EDEN is a Must-See, No Exceptions at fortyfive downstairs... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Appealing to Whitney Houston Fans, THE BODYGUARD THE MUSICAL Brings Another Movie To Stage BWW REVIEW: Appealing to Whitney Houston Fans, THE BODYGUARD THE MUSICAL Brings Another Movie To Stage
by Jade Kops - April 29, 2017

.@TheBodyguardAU is the latest movie to stage adaptation to reach Australian shores, showcasing Australia's Paulini Curuenavuli in the role made famous by Whitney Houston.... (more...)
BWW Review: Shanghai Ballet Brings SWAN LAKE Back to Melbourne at Regent Theatre BWW Review: Shanghai Ballet Brings SWAN LAKE Back to Melbourne at Regent Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - April 24, 2017

BWW Review: Shanghai Ballet Bings SWAN LAKE Back to Melbourne at Regent Theatre... (more...)
BWW Review: DISNEY'S ALADDIN Shines and Shimmers at Her Majesty's Theatre BWW Review: DISNEY'S ALADDIN Shines and Shimmers at Her Majesty's Theatre
by Victoria Beal - April 21, 2017

On opening night of Disney's Aladdin in Melbourne, the audience were standing more than they were sitting! The multi award nominated stage musical by Alan Menken (Music), Howard Ashman (co-lyricist), Tim Rice (co-lyricist), and Chad Beguelin (Book and co-lyricist); based on the Award Winning Disney ... (more...)
BWW Review: CULL is Hysterical Millenial Madness #FTW at Malthouse Theatre BWW Review: CULL is Hysterical Millenial Madness #FTW at Malthouse Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - April 13, 2017

BWW Review: CULL is Hysterical Millenial Madness #FTW at Malthouse Theatre... (more...)
BWW Review: GHOST JAM a Spooky Sure-Fire Outing for the Kids at Melbourne Town Hall BWW Review: GHOST JAM a Spooky Sure-Fire Outing for the Kids at Melbourne Town Hall
by Brodie Paparella - April 13, 2017

BWW Review: GHOST JAM a Spooky Sure-Fire Outing for the Kids at Melbourne Town Hall... (more...)
BWW REVIEW:  Bloody And Brilliant, Shake & Stir Theatre Co Deliver A Thrillingly Dark And Mysterious DRACULA BWW REVIEW: Bloody And Brilliant, Shake & Stir Theatre Co Deliver A Thrillingly Dark And Mysterious DRACULA
by Jade Kops - April 02, 2017

Bram Stoker's Late Victorian Gothic Horror novel comes to life in Shake and Stir's terrifyingly wonderful adaptation of DRACULA.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Opera Australia's Revival Of Handa On Sydney Harbour's CARMEN Is Entertaining But Not True To The Creators Vision BWW REVIEW: Opera Australia's Revival Of Handa On Sydney Harbour's CARMEN Is Entertaining But Not True To The Creators Vision
by Jade Kops - March 26, 2017

Bizet's CARMEN's big dramatic imagery, colourful crowd scenes and bold iconic music lends itself to a major spectacle like HANDA ON SYDNEY HARBOUR (HOSH), the jewel in Opera Australia's annual programme so it is understandable that they have opted to 'revive' the 2013 production.... (more...)
BWW Review: TRAINSPOTTING LIVE a Razor-Sharp, Cold Sweat Sensation at fortyfive downstairs BWW Review: TRAINSPOTTING LIVE a Razor-Sharp, Cold Sweat Sensation at fortyfive downstairs
by Brodie Paparella - March 24, 2017

BWW Review: TRAINSPOTTING LIVE a RAazor-Sharp Cold Sweat Sensation at fortyfive downstairs... (more...)
BWW Review: DIVA MOMENTS at The Alex Theatre BWW Review: DIVA MOMENTS at The Alex Theatre
by Victoria Beal - March 09, 2017

With simply a grand piano and a pair of killer stilettos, 4'11' performer Christina Bianco from New York is a total diva...in the best way! With a voice to die for and masterful impressions that brought audiences to their feet (twice), Bianco's show is an ode to our favourite pop, jazz, and broadway... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Kate Mulvany Delivers Shakespeare's Sinister King RICHARD 3 With Delicious Depth BWW REVIEW: Kate Mulvany Delivers Shakespeare's Sinister King RICHARD 3 With Delicious Depth
by Jade Kops - March 02, 2017

eter Evans (Director) re-imagines Shakespeare's RICHARD 3 with Kate Mulvany presenting a deliciously evil expression of the vile, murderous, manipulative King.... (more...)
BWW Review: LADIES IN BLACK is a New Australian Triumph at the Regent Theatre BWW Review: LADIES IN BLACK is a New Australian Triumph at the Regent Theatre
by Victoria Beal - March 01, 2017

Tim Finn's new musical Ladies in Black is critically acclaimed and award-winning…and it deserves it all and more. Returning to Melbourne for an encore season, this wonderful musical is based on Madeleine St John's 1993 novel, The Women in Black, and has been excellently brought to the stage by Austr... (more...)
BWW REIVEW: Michael Gow's AWAY Remains Relevant As A Message Of Understanding, Patience, Care And Compassion BWW REIVEW: Michael Gow's AWAY Remains Relevant As A Message Of Understanding, Patience, Care And Compassion
by Jade Kops - March 01, 2017

First performed in 1986, based in 1968, this 2017 interpretation of Michael Gow's snapshot of Australiana, AWAY is kept relevant and fresh under Matthew Lutton's direction for Sydney Theatre Company and Malthouse Theatre.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: David Walliams' Endearing Tale Of Inclusion, Acceptance and And An Aromatic Vagrant Comes To Life In MR STINK BWW REVIEW: David Walliams' Endearing Tale Of Inclusion, Acceptance and And An Aromatic Vagrant Comes To Life In MR STINK
by Jade Kops - February 27, 2017

Maryam Master's adaptation of David Walliams' popular children's book MR STINK returns to the Sydney stage under Jonathan Biggins' direction.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at Comedy Theatre BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at Comedy Theatre
by Victoria Beal - February 27, 2017

The Play That Goes Wrong starts subtly with a member of the audience brought up on stage to lend a hand to two hopeless stage technicians, Trevor and Annie. They are setting the stage for a performance of Murder at Haversham Manor by the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society. With fireplace mantles fall... (more...)
BWW Review: THE HOMOSEXUALS OR FAGGOTS Gives No Queer  Quarter at Merlyn Theatre BWW Review: THE HOMOSEXUALS OR FAGGOTS Gives No Queer Quarter at Merlyn Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - February 27, 2017

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BWW REVIEW: The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Brandenburg Choir's Staged Concert Of HANDEL'S MESSIAH Is A Feast For The Senses BWW REVIEW: The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Brandenburg Choir's Staged Concert Of HANDEL'S MESSIAH Is A Feast For The Senses
by Jade Kops - February 24, 2017

HANDEL'S MESSIAH, one of the most iconic Baroque works is finally given the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's exquisitely emotive and expressive treatment under the baton of Artistic Director and Conductor Paul Dyer.... (more...)
BWW Review: DELIGHTS AND DEBAUCHERIES ABOUND IN ASIATOPA XO STATE at Arts Centre Melbourne BWW Review: DELIGHTS AND DEBAUCHERIES ABOUND IN ASIATOPA XO STATE at Arts Centre Melbourne
by Brodie Paparella - February 24, 2017

If you've been in the habit of blinking lately, you might have missed the fact that Arts Centre Melbourne has transformed to house the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts, so you might want to cut that out and head to a box office hashire hashire! What transpired on my visit was one of the mos... (more...)
BWW Review: STUPID F*CKING BIRD Tackles Modern Milieu in Australian Premiere at Metanoia Theatre BWW Review: STUPID F*CKING BIRD Tackles Modern Milieu in Australian Premiere at Metanoia Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - February 20, 2017

The saying goes that there are no new ideas. Originality in the age of mass-production and population density and exponential destruction of every natural muse known to great artists, has been shot mid-flight. Originality was shot through the heart, plummeted into an oil-drenched ocean, washed upon ... (more...)
BWW Review: L'AMANTE ANGLAISE a Searing Inspection of Murder and Madness at fortyfive downstairs BWW Review: L'AMANTE ANGLAISE a Searing Inspection of Murder and Madness at fortyfive downstairs
by Brodie Paparella - February 12, 2017

Australian poet Nan Witcomb once wrote a remarkable statement which has stuck in my memory from childhood, which I will paraphrase: 'we lock up the crazy to keep them from living the dreams of the sane'.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON at Princess Theatre BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON at Princess Theatre
by Victoria Beal - February 06, 2017

What do you get when you put the creators of South Park and Avenue Q in a room together to write a musical? The Book of Mormon. A musical about a pair of young Mormons, off on their 2 year mission to convert the African people.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: CABARET Makes A Timely Return To The Australian Stage As Beneath The Delicious Debauchery Of Weimar Germany It Remains Frightfully Current BWW REVIEW: CABARET Makes A Timely Return To The Australian Stage As Beneath The Delicious Debauchery Of Weimar Germany It Remains Frightfully Current
by Jade Kops - February 05, 2017

Having celebrated 50 years since CABARET debuted in New York on 20th November 1966, the return to the stage of this love story, set against the transition from the Hedonistic days of the Weimar Republic to the early days of the Nazi Germany, is both entertaining and a timely reminder to a world faci... (more...)