BWW Reviews: WITCHES WITH YOUR SSO ENCHANTS IN SYMPHONIC SPELLCRAFT at Sydney Opera House

BWW Reviews: WITCHES WITH YOUR SSO ENCHANTS IN SYMPHONIC SPELLCRAFT at Sydney Opera House

The witching hour was brought forward by a margin over the weekend when four of Australia's most wicked and wonderful took the stage backed by the magical Sydney Symphony Orchestra for a most spellbinding concert full of passion, humour and sonic sorcery. OK that's all the magic puns I swear!

Having interviewed the four leading ladies some weeks ago, I entered the Sydney Opera House with much anticipation for the program curated by legendary Kellie Dickerson, a compilation of magic-themed numbers from musicals of screen and stage. What I was not prepared for was a truly entertaining, and cheeky performance very well directed by Working Arts Productions' Peter Adams.

BWW Reviews: WITCHES WITH YOUR SSO ENCHANTS IN SYMPHONIC SPELLCRAFT at Sydney Opera House

Amanda Harrison and Jemma Rix are known respectively as the first and longest serving Aussie Elphabas in Wicked, as Helen Dallimore and Lucy Durack are known for creating the role of Glinda in London and Australia respectively. Having now all of them moved on from that musical, this concert was a marvellous return to form for them all, and each establishing diverse talents. Joining them vocally on stage, especially for the performance is Australia's Ben Lewis home from London and famous for playing the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Weber's Love Never Dies on home soil, and what a resplendent homecoming he enjoyed!

BWW Reviews: WITCHES WITH YOUR SSO ENCHANTS IN SYMPHONIC SPELLCRAFT at Sydney Opera House

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Brodie Paparella Brodie Paparella is an avid theatregoer and theatremaker. Trained as a publicist in Adelaide, Brodie's passion for performance art developed under the bright lights of the Fringe Festival which he would go on to support shows in for five years, then travel over to Edinburgh Fringe Festival to support companies there. Since moving to Melbourne, Brodie has focused more on writing and producing, leading The Jamaica Inn Collective to create collaborative, multidisciplinary projects with a social impact.