Tim Carney

Tim Carney
Tim Carney graduated from Lasalle College of the Arts Singapore with a
Bachelor of Arts in Musical theatre. Tim relocated to London
performing in the international cast of Mamma Mia! understudying Harry
Bright. Since finishing the show Tim filmed the European TV campaign
for Fosters Nreweries and performed as a vocalist on the Best of
Musicals European Tour.
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BWW Review: FIRST DATE - A Fantastic Night of FunBWW Review: FIRST DATE - A Fantastic Night of Fun
Posted: Sep. 3, 2016


BWW Review: WE WILL ROCK YOUBWW Review: WE WILL ROCK YOU
Posted: Sep. 6, 2016


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BWW Review: GEORGY GIRL - The Seekers MusicalBWW Review: GEORGY GIRL - The Seekers Musical
Posted: Dec. 23, 2015


BWW Review: MATILDA - E-X-T-R-A-O-R-D-I-N-A-R-YBWW Review: MATILDA - E-X-T-R-A-O-R-D-I-N-A-R-Y
Posted: Mar. 20, 2016


BWW Review: FIRST DATE - A Fantastic Night of FunBWW Review: FIRST DATE - A Fantastic Night of Fun
Posted: Sep. 3, 2016


BWW Review: GHOST THE MUSICAL - Visual Effects Enhance a Well Written ShowBWW Review: GHOST THE MUSICAL - Visual Effects Enhance a Well Written Show
Posted: Feb. 8, 2016


BWW Review: WE WILL ROCK YOUBWW Review: WE WILL ROCK YOU
Posted: Sep. 6, 2016


BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC - A Beautiful Pleasant ShowBWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC - A Beautiful Pleasant Show
Posted: May. 23, 2016


BWW Review: NEVER DATE A SONGWRITERBWW Review: NEVER DATE A SONGWRITER
Posted: Oct. 22, 2015


BWW Review: WE WILL ROCK YOUBWW Review: WE WILL ROCK YOU
September 6, 2016

13 years after it opened in Melbourne, Queen and Ben Elton's rock theatrical We Will Rock You once again opened in a revival production that still rocked, albeit pretty limply. Let's get something straight, Queen's catalogue rolls out hit after hit throughout the show but it's script and the integration of these hits still remains problematic 13 years on. I was desperately hoping for some adaptions, some tweaking of the show that would make a meaningful difference to its storytelling. There were changes...Killer Queen's Play the Game has been scrapped for the utterly boring Now I'm Here while You're My Best Friend has also been added, serving no real purpose other than to lengthen an already tedious Act 1. It's so long in fact, and certainly feels it, that some slept while many audience left at interval.
BWW Review: FIRST DATE - A Fantastic Night of FunBWW Review: FIRST DATE - A Fantastic Night of Fun
September 3, 2016

Opening last night at Chapel off Chapel, Pursued By Bear's production of the 2013 Broadway musical First Date was a true delight. From the moment you enter the theatre Sarah Tulloch's set design established the tone for what was a very fun and enjoyable evening. The cafe inspired set, not only accompanies the story perfectly but enables the audience to feel as though they are in the cafe with the protagonists of the story. Those protagonists, Aaron (Jordan Mahr) and Casey (Rebecca Hetherington) take us on a riotous journey of their first blind date together. Mahr and Hetherington shine in their individual portrayals of the characters and work together brilliantly. Mahr in particular shines as the up tight, highly nervous Aaron, his version of 'In Love With You' is a musical highlight. 'The Thing's I Never Said' a stunning duet between Aaron and Aaron's mother (Nicole Molloy) is where First Date also shines. For while it stands up as a musical comedy it also has heart and touches on some very real, poignant moments highlighting that while we come in contact with so many people in our lives, often we do not know the burdens they are carrying or the stories that lie underneath the surface.
BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC - A Beautiful Pleasant ShowBWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC - A Beautiful Pleasant Show
May 23, 2016

The Sound of Music is a timeless classic piece of musical theatre. It spans generations and has brought life and laughter to families for over 50 years. It's a story of human triumph over evil, of love, sacrifice, raising children and of belief. It has all the ingredients for a story to tap into our souls and remind us that in the face of real adversity there is always light, there is always a way to overcome the challenge.
BWW Review: MATILDA - E-X-T-R-A-O-R-D-I-N-A-R-YBWW Review: MATILDA - E-X-T-R-A-O-R-D-I-N-A-R-Y
March 20, 2016

Watching Matilda the musical is like witnessing something as close to musical theatre perfection as you can get. The detail in this masterpiece is so intricate & refined. I'm still trying to find fault in the show, to give a balanced objective summation of the work. And yet as hard as I try I cannot think of a single moment that didn't work, a cast member out of place a or time where my mind wandered. Dennis Kelly's writing is brilliant Tim Minchin's lyric and score unconventionally perfect and Matthew Warchus' staging thrilling.
BWW Review: GHOST THE MUSICAL - Visual Effects Enhance a Well Written ShowBWW Review: GHOST THE MUSICAL - Visual Effects Enhance a Well Written Show
February 8, 2016

With some spectacular visual effects and thrilling performances, Ghost the musical opened at the Regent Theatre last night in front of an appreciative audience. From the outset Jon Driscoll's video projections set the scene for what is a particularly clever musical both optically and emotionally. While Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard's score isn't overtly memorable there are some stunning melodies that capture characters inner thoughts and feelings and move the action forward, staying faithful to the original film with Bruce Joel Rubin adapting his original screenplay for the stage.
BWW Review: GEORGY GIRL - The Seekers MusicalBWW Review: GEORGY GIRL - The Seekers Musical
December 23, 2015

A new Australian musical had its world premiere last night and Georgy Girl - The Seekers musical is a show that will do Australians and theatre in this country proud. Based on the life of the Seekers, the first Australian band to achieve overseas success, the jukebox musical weaves timeless classics into a clever book to tell a truly remarkable story. While there may be some fine-tuning to be done on the script it's a minor quibble in an overwhelmingly positive success story.
BWW Review: NEVER DATE A SONGWRITERBWW Review: NEVER DATE A SONGWRITER
October 22, 2015

? Shanon D Whitelock has had an extensive career touring the world as a musical director. His skill as a song writer is on display in his latest solo show Never Date a Songwriter, a song cycle of various relationships experienced by Whitelock in his life to date. Set in the kitsch backdrop of the Butterfly Club, Never Date a Song Writer manages to blend soulful ballad with witty patter song to particular success. The set is diverse in its style. While the subject matter remains similar, there is enough variance and familiarity to keep our attention throughout. Whitelock's melodies produce poignant progressions that elicit some meaningful response from his audience. While at times his lyrics seem somewhat rudimentary his melodies cannot be questioned. Nor too can his voice, which soars through the material. There is something to be a said about songwriters singing their own compositions. Whitelock describes writing as therapy and these sessions are heard in his vocals, which match his songwriting and his musicianship, clearly Whitelock's gift. Never Date A Songwriter will appeal to a diverse audience. While Whitelock's material is particularly personal, the notion of ideas and experiences are relevant to all.
BWW Review: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET ITBWW Review: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
August 17, 2015

The Production Company produced one of its finest shows in recent memory with George and Ira Gershwin's Nice Work If You Can Get It. As the production notes state 'This bubbling 1920s-era musical sparkles with extravagant dance numbers, glittering costumes and a delicious love story between a wealthy playboy and the feisty bootlegger who melts his heart.' And sparkle it does. The production team excel with the material. Roger Hodgman's direction is slick and his use of space is particularly clever and inventive, filling every morsel of it with his talented cast. Also maximizing the abilities of her cast is chorographer Dana Jolly. Her choreography is sympathetic to the era but with a contemporary edge and is truly a feature of the production. Orchestra Victoria, under the precise baton of musical director John Foreman, bring the Gershwin classics to life with fervor and grace. Also absolutely nailing the period and style is Isaac Lummis' costume design which is a visual smorgasbord and completely highlights the period.
Helpmann Awards Nominations - Updating LIVE!Helpmann Awards Nominations - Updating LIVE!
June 22, 2015

Tonight the 2015 Helpmann Awards nominations will be announced concurrently in 6 cities across Australia. Presenters will include Todd Mckenney, Caroline O'conner, Kate Miller-Heidke, Craig McLachlan and Amy Lehpamer.
BWW Reviews: DIRTY DANCING - A Fun Night Out!BWW Reviews: DIRTY DANCING - A Fun Night Out!
March 7, 2015

In what has become one of the most popular shows around the world, Dirty Dancing the musical opened in Melbourne this week. Where Dirty Dancing fails as a show it picks up in fun and froth, perhaps the key to its success. The part musical, part dance show is a perfect representation of the film, with every moment true to its iconic 1987 source. This updated version of the original employs projections that make up the majority of the set, often times comically presenting moments from the film, in what becomes the mantra of the show. It has a laugh at itself, doesn't take itself seriously at all and if you can accept that notion then you will be entertained, If by nothing else, then by the dancing itself, which, in this production is quite simply stunning.
BWW Reviews: SEXERCISE THE MUSICALBWW Reviews: SEXERCISE THE MUSICAL
February 25, 2015

A brand new Melbourne Theatre was christened last night with a brand new Australian musical. Sexercise The Musical centres around 6 real life people and their struggles with the routine and the monotony of life
BWW Reviews: THE LION KING - An Amazing Show that Falls Flat in MelbourneBWW Reviews: THE LION KING - An Amazing Show that Falls Flat in Melbourne
February 23, 2015

BWW Reviews: STRICTLY BALLROOM The MusicalBWW Reviews: STRICTLY BALLROOM The Musical
January 19, 2015

Baz Luhrman's Strictly Ballroom 'The Musical' opened in Melbourne last night to great fanfare. Based on Luhrman's 1992 iconic Australian film, and Presented by Global Creatures, the team behind the musical King Kong, there is only one word that can describe this show...boring. It's long, drawn out and uneventful sequences result in an underwhelming piece of theatre. It is a stretch to call this show a musical, in fact you can't. Though originally written as a play by Luhrman this production is a re-working of a film for the stage. The show pastiches cliched classics from varied eras and combines them with a smattering of original songs resulting in a score that is flavorless and unmemorable. The action never reaches the heightened state it needs to in order to warrant a song, leaving the show brimming full of unfulfilled moments that cheat the public out of anything that could be deemed a real or satisfying moment.
BWW Reviews: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES - A Disappointing End to 2014 for The Production CompanyBWW Reviews: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES - A Disappointing End to 2014 for The Production Company
November 24, 2014

The Production Company's final installment for 2014 La Cage Au Folles opened last night at the Arts Centre. Based on the play by Jean Poiret, opening in 1983 and winning 6 Tony Awards on Broadway, La Cage tells the story of Georges (Simon Burke), owner of the famous La Cage Au Folles club in St.Tropez where his partner Albin (Todd Mckenney) is the star drag act. Georges son Jean-Michel (Robert Tripolino) returns to the club to announce that he is engaged to Anne (Emily Milledge), daughter of the Edouard Dindon (Gary Sweet) leader of the Tradition Family and Morality Party. What ensues is a riotous fusion of two different worlds coupled with a touching story of love and the bond of family set against Jerry Herman's fun, poignant score.
BWW Reviews: THE PAVILIONBWW Reviews: THE PAVILION
November 4, 2014

Craig Wright's The Pavilion is a wonderfully thought provoking piece of theatre. Boutique Theatre's presentation of the Australian Premiere of this piece captures the essence of the writing and presents it simplistically and elegantly. At the heart of the story are Pater (Tim Constantine) and Kari (Katharine Innes), high school sweet hearts, who split when Peter left Kari after she fell pregnant with his child. The Pavilion is set 20 years on from this moment at the reunion of the class of 1995 where Peter ultimately comes to try and rekindle the love he had for the now married Kari. On the periphery of this is the Narrator (Claire Pearson) who opens and closes the show with some lengthy philosophizing and then acts as the multiple supporting characters that intertwine throughout the reunion and ultimately the moments shared by Peter and Kari.
BWW Reviews: ONCE - The Best Australia Has SeenBWW Reviews: ONCE - The Best Australia Has Seen
October 8, 2014

Once, the musical adaptation of the film by the same name is quite possibly the most complete display of craftsmanship and creativity in modern theatre. This coupled with its stunning book by Edna Walsh and equally exquisite score by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova provide for an evening at the theatre unlike any other.
BWW Reviews: THE LAST CONFESSION - An Acting MasterclassBWW Reviews: THE LAST CONFESSION - An Acting Masterclass
September 4, 2014

Watching distinguished, seasoned veterans onstage in Jonathan Church's play The Last Confession was a privilege. Opening in Melbourne last night, in the final leg of an international tour, The Last Confession centres around the life of Albino Luciani, (played with sincerity and compassion by Richard O'Callaghan), his election as Pope John Paul I and ultimately his death a mere 33 days later. It is an intriguing event not only for the Catholic Church but also in the history of the world with the Church refusing to investigate the potential of foul play from the conservative enclave of the Vatican.
BWW Reviews: LES MISERABLES at Her Majesty's TheatreBWW Reviews: LES MISERABLES at Her Majesty's Theatre
July 5, 2014

Last nights opening of the reimagined Les Miserables was a defining moment in Australian music theatre. While maintaining its history and staying true to its origins, Cameron Mackintosh's new production is the dawning of a new era. Its metamorphoses from its original production to this new adaption is subtle, yet every change advances the show into the realm of the contemporary theatre. While the grandeur of the original masterpiece is at times missed, the simplicity and sharpness of the design enhances the story and brings Victor Hugo's original text to life.
BWW Reviews: THE KING AND I - A Visual MasterpieceBWW Reviews: THE KING AND I - A Visual Masterpiece
June 16, 2014

From the opening moments of this latest revival of Rogers and Hammerstein's iconic musical The King And I, we are transported to the heart of Asia, its intricacies, its nuances, its customs. Pre curtain, four male Buddhist monks adorned the stage with incense, creating a reverent, calming and authentic moment, the prelude to a plethora of stunning moments littered throughout this magical piece.
BWW Reviews: WICKED - Back To Its Very BestBWW Reviews: WICKED - Back To Its Very Best
May 12, 2014

A show that can continue to run for over 10 years worldwide despite wars, financial crises, and political unrest can be nothing other than a smash hit. There are few shows that can sustain such longevity and remain as remarkably fresh and true to its original product. The return Australian season of Stephen Schwartz's defining musical Wicked proves that this show will remain one of the greatest musicals of our lifetime. For while last night's opening in Melbourne felt very long there was always a single moment to remind us that we were watching a truly spectacular show, performed by an even more spectacular cast. It dragged in parts and flew in others. It was a rollercoaster of extreme highs and periods of flatness. Wicked's biggest strength, it's score, is also its greatest weakness in that dialogue seems so slow seemingly trudging to the next musical highlight. The magic of the score outweighs these mundane moments so overwhelmingly though that it is easily forgiven. It's hard to think of a greater end to Act I in any other musical than Defying Gravity, a more narratively driving opening than No One Mourns The Wicked or a more powerful dramatic moment in No Good Deed.


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