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Jade Kops

Jade Kops

Jade is an Aviation Safety Training Instructor with a love of Theatre, Cabaret, Musical Theatre, and music and is a committed advocate for the live performing arts industry in Sydney and Australia. Since 2019 she has held a coveted position on the voting panel for the prestigious Sydney Theatre Awards and has been part of voting collegiate for the Helpmann Awards, the Australian equivalent of the Tony Awards, since 2015.  Prior to joining BroadwayWorld in 2014 Jade was a Special Guest Critic for GlamAdelaide, specialising in Cabaret.  




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BWW REVIEW: Guest Reviewer Kym Vaitiekus Shares His Thoughts On FORGET ME NOTBWW REVIEW: Guest Reviewer Kym Vaitiekus Shares His Thoughts On FORGET ME NOT
Posted: Jan. 15, 2020


BWW REVIEW: THE LIFE OF US, Another Long Distance Love Story, With Songs And SkypeBWW REVIEW: THE LIFE OF US, Another Long Distance Love Story, With Songs And Skype
Posted: Jan. 25, 2020


BWW REVIEW: Guest Reviewer Kym Vaitiekus Shares His Thoughts On POOF! SECRETS OF A MAGICIANBWW REVIEW: Guest Reviewer Kym Vaitiekus Shares His Thoughts On POOF! SECRETS OF A MAGICIAN
Posted: Jan. 24, 2020


BWW REVIEW: Full of Fabulous Joy With An Important Message That Still Remains Relevant BRAN NUE DAE Starts Its Australian Tour In Sydney.BWW REVIEW: Full of Fabulous Joy With An Important Message That Still Remains Relevant BRAN NUE DAE Starts Its Australian Tour In Sydney.
Posted: Jan. 19, 2020


BWW REVIEW: THE ASPIE HOUR Educates About Asperger's Whilst Entertaining With Musical Theatre.BWW REVIEW: THE ASPIE HOUR Educates About Asperger's Whilst Entertaining With Musical Theatre.
Posted: Jan. 15, 2020


BWW REVIEW: ANGRY FAGS Is A Comedy Thriller For The Modern AgeBWW REVIEW: ANGRY FAGS Is A Comedy Thriller For The Modern Age
Posted: Feb. 8, 2020


BWW REVIEW: EVERY BRILLIANT THING Returns to Belvoir St Theatre For An Encore Season with Steve Rodgers Stepping In To The Role Of NarratorBWW REVIEW: EVERY BRILLIANT THING Returns to Belvoir St Theatre For An Encore Season with Steve Rodgers Stepping In To The Role Of Narrator
Posted: Jan. 19, 2020


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BWW REVIEW: THE ROYAL EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO SYDNEY 2019 Gives Sydney A Taste Of The Scottish Tradition With An Australian TwistBWW REVIEW: THE ROYAL EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO SYDNEY 2019 Gives Sydney A Taste Of The Scottish Tradition With An Australian Twist
Posted: Oct. 22, 2019


BWW REVIEW: Bobby Fox Treats Sydney Opera House Audience To The World Premiere Of His New Cabaret THE IRISH BOYBWW REVIEW: Bobby Fox Treats Sydney Opera House Audience To The World Premiere Of His New Cabaret THE IRISH BOY
Posted: Jun. 8, 2019


BWW REVIEW: CIRQUE DU SOLEIL Brings The Whimsical Steampunk World Of KURIOS- CABINET OF CURIOSITIES to Sydney's Entertainment QuarterBWW REVIEW: CIRQUE DU SOLEIL Brings The Whimsical Steampunk World Of KURIOS- CABINET OF CURIOSITIES to Sydney's Entertainment Quarter
Posted: Oct. 11, 2019


BWW REVIEW:  Anthony Warlow Is Deliciously Dark In SWEENEY TODD THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET.BWW REVIEW: Anthony Warlow Is Deliciously Dark In SWEENEY TODD THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET.
Posted: Jun. 14, 2019


BWW REVIEW: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Sees Self-Loathing, Secrets, Scheming And Sexuality Collide As Family Members Struggle To ?Survive?BWW REVIEW: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Sees Self-Loathing, Secrets, Scheming And Sexuality Collide As Family Members Struggle To ?Survive?
Posted: May. 5, 2019


BWW REVIEW: Guest Reviewer George Farmakidis Shares His Thoughts On HAIRBWW REVIEW: Guest Reviewer George Farmakidis Shares His Thoughts On HAIR
Posted: Oct. 3, 2019


BWW REVIEW: Packemin Presents A High Standard Pro/Am Production Of LES MISERABLES
February 16, 2020

Claude-Michel Schönberg (Music), Herbert Kretzmer's (English Lyrics) and Alain Boubil and Jean-Marc Natel (both Original French) world famous LES MISERABLES is given the Packemin Productions Pro/Am big cast treatment at Riverside Theatre Parramatta.

BWW REVIEW: The Importance Understanding Your Own Worth Independent Of Anyone Else Is Explored In THE DEEP BLUE SEA.
February 11, 2020

Under award winning director Paige Rattray's considered eye, Sydney Theatre Company opens their 2020 season with Terence Rattigan's THE DEEP BLUE SEA.

BWW REVIEW: The Complexities Of Love, Grief Dealing With Loved Ones In Pain Are Expressed In JESUS WANTS ME FOR A SUN BEAM.
February 9, 2020

Steve Rodgers' adaptation of Peter Goldsworthy's novella JESUS WANTS ME FOR A SUN BEAM comes to the Belvoir St stage under Darren Yap's direction. 

BWW REVIEW: ANGRY FAGS Is A Comedy Thriller For The Modern Age
February 8, 2020

In an era where political leaders are more often promoting division and prejudice, ANGRY FAGS presents an amusing take on what could happen if seemingly peaceful people take matters into their own hands and were able to say a?oeI Made It Bettera??. 

BWW REVIEW: Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Emphasizes Allowances Afforded The Arrogant Affluent.
February 3, 2020

Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS reinforces the ability of rich white men to get away with abhorrent behavior with little to no consequences.

BWW REVIEW: POMONA Presents A Dark Twisted Dystopian Future That Is Frighteningly Plausible
February 2, 2020

Alistair McDowall blurs the lines of truth and fiction, reality and imagination, real life and games in his dystopian thriller POMONA.

BWW REVIEW: Bernadette Robinson Presents The Brushes With Fame That History Never Notes Down in SONGS FOR NOBODIES
February 1, 2020

Bernadette Robinson, who has built a reputation as a vocal chameleon able to recreate the sound of the 20th century divas, brings back her solo show SONGS FOR NOBODIES for another season at the Sydney Opera House.

BWW REVIEW: FAMILY VALUES Sees The Woke Women Of The Collins Family Take Control In David Williamson's Latest Play
January 31, 2020

FAMILY VALUES sees the woke women of the Collins family take control as power shifts from the middle class white male run world which has set up so much of the inequality and injustice of modern Australian bureaucracy. 

BWW REVIEW: Guest Reviewer Kym Vaitiekus Shares His Thoughts On GRAND FINALE
January 31, 2020

GRAND FINALE is an emotive expression of Hofesh Shechter's vision that speaks to one's intuition. A visual, visceral feast that engages your essence.

BWW REVIEW: Rob Johnson And Harry Milas Bring Their Brilliant And Bizarre Brand Of Comedy To The Old Fitz With THE RECIDIVISTS
January 25, 2020

Part cabaret, part vaudevillesque variety sketch, and all intriguing and amusing, THE RECIDIVISTS is a dark and twisty journey into the depths of the human mind and ambition and the repeated behaviours that return even after attempts at rehabilitation.

BWW REVIEW: THE LIFE OF US, Another Long Distance Love Story, With Songs And Skype
January 25, 2020

The new musical from Australian duo Ben Bennett (Music, Lyrics and Book) and Ashleigh Taylor (book), THE LIFE OF US, has had its world premiere in Sydney.

BWW REVIEW: Guest Reviewer Kym Vaitiekus Shares His Thoughts On POOF! SECRETS OF A MAGICIAN
January 24, 2020

POOF! Secrets of a Magician. James Galea presents a night of magic, songs and personal stories as he explores the meanings of the word Poof and the life of a gay magician

BWW REVIEW: EVERY BRILLIANT THING Returns to Belvoir St Theatre For An Encore Season with Steve Rodgers Stepping In To The Role Of Narrator
January 19, 2020

Steve Rodgers (Co-Director with Kate Champion and Narrator) ensures that the return season of EVERY BRILLIANT THING remains just as powerful and moving as he steps in to the role of Narrator.

BWW REVIEW: Full of Fabulous Joy With An Important Message That Still Remains Relevant BRAN NUE DAE Starts Its Australian Tour In Sydney.
January 19, 2020

The Opera Conference's new production of Jimmy Chi (Book, Music and Lyrics) and Kuckles' (Music and Lyrics) absurd road trip story of friendship, family and forgiveness, BRAN NUE DAE, is absolute joy while still holding important messages for both Australia's relationship with the Indigenous community and humanity in general.

BWW REVIEW: Two Decades After Their First Collaboration, 4 Playwrights And A Composer Rejoin To Reassess The State Australia As They Ride The Rails With ANTHEM
January 18, 2020

Under Susie Dee's direction, playwrights Andrew Bovell, Patricia Cornelius, Melissa Reeves, and Christos Tsiolkas and composer and musical director Irine Vela's ANTHEM weaves a series of stories together to reflect the struggles of Australians not often truly seen in mainstream media.

BWW REVIEW: Guest Reviewer Kym Vaitiekus Shares His Thoughts On FORGET ME NOT
January 15, 2020

Ronnie Burkett, the acclaimed Canadian puppet master brings his impassioned work FORGET ME NOT to the Sydney Festival 2020.

BWW REVIEW: THE ASPIE HOUR Educates About Asperger's Whilst Entertaining With Musical Theatre.
January 15, 2020

Young cabaret newcomers Sophie Smyth and Ryan Smedley (co-creators, writers and performers) share their stories of living with Asperger's and a love of musical theatre in an intriguing and amusing THE ASPIE HOUR.

BWW REVIEW: 45 Years After Her Debut, Betty Blokk-Buster Returns To The Stage With BETTY BLOKK-BUSTER REIMAGINED Now Starring Josh Quong Tart
January 14, 2020

The cabaret character that changed Australian theatre when she first appeared in 1975 is revived and reinvented for the 21st century in BETTY BLOKK-BUSTER REIMAGINED.

BWW REVIEW: The Coming Out Story In A Society Not Commonly Seen On Stage Is Considered In LADY TABOULI
January 13, 2020

James Elazzi's LADY TABOULI makes its world premiere as part of the National Theatre Of Parramatta's 2020 Sydney Festival program.  Under Dino Dimitriadis' direction, the audience are given a glimpse into life in a Lebanese Australian family that is about to have its chaotic world turned upside down. 

BWW REVIEW: BLACK COCKATOO Seeks To Address The Omissions Of Australian History With An Entertaining And Enlightening Exploration Of The 1868 Aboriginal Cricket Tour Of E
January 12, 2020

While Australian sports, particularly cricket fans may have heard of the 1868 Aboriginal Cricket Tour of England, it is possible that the truth of the team may not be known.  BLACK COCKATOO seeks to rectify this along with raising a wider awareness that history doesn't always honesty tell all the details.



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