Victoria's passion for the arts and entertainment was born in Adelaide, nurtured in Sydney, and is now being further fuelled in Melbourne. Working as producer and talent manager, she has learnt from some of the best in the business and worked with international artists of the highest calibre. If she's not blasting musical theatre soundtracks at her desk and drinking litres of tea, Victoria can be found enjoying a good glass of red or watching Cary Grant movies, but most likely, she's seeing a show somewhere...
Geoffrey Nauffts highly-acclaimed Next Fall is something of a theatrical success story, with the original 2009 production receiving critical praise, an extended Broadway season and a Tony-Award nomination. The play follows the five-year relationship of unlikely couple Adam - a frustrated and neurotic forty-year-old writer and atheist - and Luke, a 20-something year old devout Christian who cannot come out to his parents. Their history is revealed through flashbacks, while in the present Luke fights for life in hospital after an accident and family and friends gather to hold vigil. Perhaps a victim of the reputation that precedes it, this production is only intermittently moving and ultimately it is hard to see what all the fuss is about.BWW Review: Bell Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE July 20, 2017
Moira Finucane's The Rapture: Art vs Extinction fully immerses its audience into what can only be described as a hybrid form of boutique theatre. The result is fantastic, a hurly-burly experience that leaves you walking out of the theatre in pure euphoria.BWW Review: Malthouse presents REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN. June 26, 2017
Malthouse Theatre's production of Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. is an explosion of language and imagery that challenges society's gender labels and examines what it is to be a woman. It unapologetically rips away the female archetype and screams for its audience to rally behind its title.BWW Review: THE HAUNTING at Athenaeum Theatre June 19, 2017
As a work of contemporary musical theatre, Ordinary Days never garnered the same acclaim as comparable works created around the time. At first glance it seems obvious why - it is short, unorchestrated, Adam Gwon's score sounds like a collection of rejected numbers from Jason Robert Brown's Songs for a New World and the book concerns itself with the daily interactions of four rather ordinary people. Fortunately, first impressions can be deceiving. This production of Ordinary Days is sublime and verifies the show's central idea that the ordinary can be beautiful.BWW Review: Pursued by Bear's 21 CHUMP STREET June 12, 2017
Touted as the 'shortest musical ever' 21 Chump Street is a superbly crafted 15-minute piece written by the immensely popular Lin-Manuel Miranda for a live show of acclaimed radio/television program This American Life. Based on actual events described in the television series and with 80 percent of the script taken directly from interviews and media reports, the story centres on innocuous high school student Justin who falls for an undercover police officer and is ultimately arrested for supplying her with the marijuana she requests in an attempt to impress her.BWW Review: VELVET at The Palms At Crown June 12, 2017
Born from a enthusiasm for disco and an appreciation for the returning popularity of the variety show, VELVET is a night of sheer entertainment. An amalgam of circus, burlesque, variety, and concert forms, the audience is taken on a disco journey that ends in a room full of dancing and unbridled joy.BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Chapel Off Chapel June 8, 2017
Based on the 1891 German play of the same name by Frank Wedekind and winning 8 Tony Awards in 2007, Spring Awakening is one of those rare musicals to have attained something of a cult status - the kind of show that people will claim changed their lives forever.BWW Review: Kin Collective's SHRINE at 45 Downstairs June 7, 2017
Kin Collective's beautifully-realised production of Tim Winton's Shrine is a haunting and ethereal exploration of loss, grief and the interwoven lives of those fallen beneath the 'long shadow' of a life cut short. Director Marcel Dorny has assembled a strong cast and creative team to breathe life into Winton's dense script and the result is a memorable and moving piece of theatre replete with all of the embattled characters, magical-realism and endless references to blood and water that fans of the writer have come to expect.BWW Review: ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST at Lawler Theatre June 1, 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 film written by Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott, and Terry Rossio; is a triumph of sights and sounds.BWW Review: DIVA MOMENTS at The Alex Theatre March 9, 2017
With simplya 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 divas.BWW Review: LADIES IN BLACK is a New Australian Triumph at the Regent Theatre March 1, 2017
Tim Finn's new musical Ladies in Black is critically acclaimed and award-winningand 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 Australian screenwriter Carolyn Burns and director Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Love Never Dies).BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at Comedy Theatre 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 falling down and doors that won't close (and then won't open), we are introduced to the slapstick nature of the show.BWW Interview: Christina Bianco of DIVA MOMENTS at The Alex Theatre February 13, 2017
BWW caught up with acclaimed YouTube sensation, Christina Bianco as she prepares to perform her hit solo show DIVA MOMENTS at The Alex Theatre St Kilda and The Hayes Theatre in Sydney. It couldn't be harder to put into words an interview with the effervescent star as she launches into her famous impressions left right and centre but here's what she had to say:BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON at Princess Theatre February 6, 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.