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BWW REVIEW: Sydney Symphony Orchestra's Presentation of HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN IN CONCERT Allows Audiences To Marvel At The Music Behind The Magic BWW REVIEW: Sydney Symphony Orchestra's Presentation of HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN IN CONCERT Allows Audiences To Marvel At The Music Behind The Magic
by Jade Kops - April 20, 2018

Nicholas Buc (Conductor) leads the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) and Sydney Philharmonia Choirs for a live performance of John Williams' score whilst HARRY POTTER AND THE RPISONER OF AZKABAN plays out on screen for a breathtaking experience.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: THE SOUND OF WAITING Challenges Audiences To Consider The Humanity And Heartache Of The Immigration Story BWW REVIEW: THE SOUND OF WAITING Challenges Audiences To Consider The Humanity And Heartache Of The Immigration Story
by Jade Kops - April 18, 2018

Mary Anne Butler's THE SOUND OF WAITING contrasts the humanity of a multitude of migrant stories with the inhumanity of systems and structures set to stop their progress.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: H.G. Wells' Original Time Travel Story Is Retold In A One Man Show Of THE TIME MACHINE. BWW REVIEW: H.G. Wells' Original Time Travel Story Is Retold In A One Man Show Of THE TIME MACHINE.
by Jade Kops - April 16, 2018

Directed by Gareth Boylan, the audience is transported back to the Victorian age of explorer clubs and scientific lectures in Frank Gauntlett's adaptation of H.G. Wells' THE TIME MACHINE. ... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Wonderfully Whimsical And Utterly Inspiring, JOSEPHINE WANTS TO DANCE Proves Anything Is Possible If You Really Want It BWW REVIEW: Wonderfully Whimsical And Utterly Inspiring, JOSEPHINE WANTS TO DANCE Proves Anything Is Possible If You Really Want It
by Jade Kops - April 16, 2018

Monkey Baa Theatre Company's latest adaptation of Jackie French's (writer) and Bruce Whatley (illustrations) fabulous native animal stories JOSEPHINE WANTS TO DANCE is heart-warming and hilarious as it teaches young audiences to never give up on their hopes and dreams.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: THE CHILDREN Is A Captivating Contemplation Of Intergenerational Responsibility In The Face Of Catastrophic Events BWW REVIEW: THE CHILDREN Is A Captivating Contemplation Of Intergenerational Responsibility In The Face Of Catastrophic Events
by Jade Kops - April 13, 2018

Accountability and responsibility for past actions plays out in a rollercoaster of emotions and complex conundrums in Lucy Kirkwood's THE CHILDREN.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Fabulously Funny Story Of Finding And Accepting Oneself Plays Out In Michele Lee's Somewhat Autobiographical GOING DOWN. BWW REVIEW: Fabulously Funny Story Of Finding And Accepting Oneself Plays Out In Michele Lee's Somewhat Autobiographical GOING DOWN.
by Jade Kops - April 12, 2018

Identity and society's expectation of what we should be sharing is explored in Michele Lee's new semi-autobiographical play GOING DOWN.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: SILENT DISCO Captures The Challenges Of Adolescence In A Society On The Periphery Where Education And Aspiration Often Falls Through The Cracks BWW REVIEW: SILENT DISCO Captures The Challenges Of Adolescence In A Society On The Periphery Where Education And Aspiration Often Falls Through The Cracks
by Jade Kops - April 12, 2018

Dreams and destinies derail in Lachlan Philpott's SILENT DISCO as growing up in a society of broken marriages, drugs and delinquency play out.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Bertolt Brecht's THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI Is Given A Captivating Contemporary Update For Australian Audiences By Sydney Theatre Company BWW REVIEW: Bertolt Brecht's THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI Is Given A Captivating Contemporary Update For Australian Audiences By Sydney Theatre Company
by Jade Kops - April 11, 2018

The ongoing cycle of corruptible power and politics plays out in Kip Williams' (Director) modern retelling of Bertolt Brecht's parable play, THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: MURPHY Is A Beautiful Celebration Of Acclaimed Australian Choreographer Graeme Murphy's Extensive Career BWW REVIEW: MURPHY Is A Beautiful Celebration Of Acclaimed Australian Choreographer Graeme Murphy's Extensive Career
by Jade Kops - April 09, 2018

The Australian Ballet opened its 2018 season with MURPHY, the stunning retrospective of Graeme Murphy's career as an innovative choreographer as he celebrates 50 years with The Australian Ballet.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Amanda Muggleton Channels One Of Opera's Greatest Divas As She Reprises Her Portrayal Of Maria Callas In Terrence McNally's MASTERCLASS. BWW REVIEW: Amanda Muggleton Channels One Of Opera's Greatest Divas As She Reprises Her Portrayal Of Maria Callas In Terrence McNally's MASTERCLASS.
by Jade Kops - March 24, 2018

Sydney audiences were treated to a new immersive expression of Terrence McNally's award winning MASTERCLASS with Amanda Muggleton returning to the role that won her a Helpmann Award in 2002.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: The Colour And Energy Of The Close Knit Community Of Washington Heights Comes Alive In Blue Saint Production's Brilliant Production of IN THE HEIGHTS BWW REVIEW: The Colour And Energy Of The Close Knit Community Of Washington Heights Comes Alive In Blue Saint Production's Brilliant Production of IN THE HEIGHTS
by Jade Kops - March 22, 2018

Blue Saint Production's staging of Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical IN THE HEIGHTS delivers energy, emotion and incredible music in the intimate space of Hayes Theatre. ... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: THE WOLVES Is An Intriguing Window Into Middle American Adolescence BWW REVIEW: THE WOLVES Is An Intriguing Window Into Middle American Adolescence
by Jade Kops - March 20, 2018

Jessica Arthur (Director) brings Sarah DeLappe's acclaimed THE WOLVES to the intimate space of the Old Fitz Theatre.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: SHORT+SWEET THEATRE Week 7 Offers Nine Stories Of Personal Battles BWW REVIEW: SHORT+SWEET THEATRE Week 7 Offers Nine Stories Of Personal Battles
by Jade Kops - March 19, 2018

BWW Sydney had the opportunity to attend Week 7 of the world's largest 10 minute play festival, SHORT+SWEET THEATRE.  A diverse range of styles and stories come together to vie for a spot in the finals and the accolade of the People's Choice Showcase and Official Judges' winner. ... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Little Triangle Delivers Another Fabulous Expression of Sondheim with MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG BWW REVIEW: Little Triangle Delivers Another Fabulous Expression of Sondheim with MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by Jade Kops - March 11, 2018

The heartbreaking story of dreams not turning out as expected plays out in Little Triangle's beautiful presentation of Stephen Sondheim's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. ... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Hilarious, Crass And Incredibly Clever, THE BOOK OF MORMON Opens To Roars Of Laughter In Sydney BWW REVIEW: Hilarious, Crass And Incredibly Clever, THE BOOK OF MORMON Opens To Roars Of Laughter In Sydney
by Jade Kops - March 11, 2018

Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone's smash hit musical, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which challenges traditional musical theatre sensibilities as it sends up organised religion and western culture's ignorance and arrogance whilst holding a heart-warming message of care and compassion was met with roar... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Clean Contemporary Staging Of ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA Brings The Wars And Romance Of The Ancient Worlds To Sydney To Open Bell Shakespeare's 2018 Season. BWW REVIEW: Clean Contemporary Staging Of ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA Brings The Wars And Romance Of The Ancient Worlds To Sydney To Open Bell Shakespeare's 2018 Season.
by Jade Kops - March 09, 2018

Bell Shakespeare's staging of ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA presents one of history's most famous couples and the transition from the power of Ancient Egypt to the rise of the Roman Empire.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Nakkiah Lui's BLACK IS THE NEW WHITE Returns For An Encore Season And Multi City Tour BWW REVIEW: Nakkiah Lui's BLACK IS THE NEW WHITE Returns For An Encore Season And Multi City Tour
by Jade Kops - March 04, 2018

BLACK IS THE NEW WHITE gives Sydney Theatre Company audiences a glimpse into a different view of contemporary Indigenous family life in a fabulously funny tale of families, politics, love and loyalty.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Politics And Science Come Together In KILL CLIMATE DENIERS, A Contemporary Comic Thriller BWW REVIEW: Politics And Science Come Together In KILL CLIMATE DENIERS, A Contemporary Comic Thriller
by Jade Kops - March 04, 2018

Hilarious and thought provoking, David Finnigan's KILL CLIMATE DENIERS both entertains and engages the audience to consider their position on science and politics.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: THOMAS TALLIS' ENGLAND Opens Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's 2018 Season With A Beautiful Collection Of English Music Featuring Max Riebl BWW REVIEW: THOMAS TALLIS' ENGLAND Opens Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's 2018 Season With A Beautiful Collection Of English Music Featuring Max Riebl
by Jade Kops - March 01, 2018

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's (ABO) Artistic Director and Conductor Paul Dyer's programming of THOMAS TALLIS' ENGLAND recreates the music Renaissance and Baroque England along with a delightful interpretation of a work written over three centuries after Tallis' death.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: The Failings Of Society To Protect Its Women Is Exposed In LETHAL INDIFFERENCE BWW REVIEW: The Failings Of Society To Protect Its Women Is Exposed In LETHAL INDIFFERENCE
by Jade Kops - February 27, 2018

Anna Barnes' LETHAL INDIFFERENCE, shares her observations of the justice system and society's inability to protect the victims of family violence with the aim to raise greater awareness of this problem with society and our roles within it. ... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Fitting In And Finding The Family That Fits Your Life Is Pulled Into Focus In STRANGERS IN BETWEEN BWW REVIEW: Fitting In And Finding The Family That Fits Your Life Is Pulled Into Focus In STRANGERS IN BETWEEN
by Jade Kops - February 23, 2018

Director Daniel Lammin brings Tommy Murphy's award winning Australian play STRANGERS IN BETWEEN back to the Sydney stage to consider what has and hasn't changed for young people trying to find their place in society. ... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: The Balance Between Career and Caring Is Contemplated in TOP GIRLS BWW REVIEW: The Balance Between Career and Caring Is Contemplated in TOP GIRLS
by Jade Kops - February 22, 2018

In an era when female power and rights are being asserted and America was on the verge of its first female president, Imara Savage opens Sydney Theatre Company's 2018 season with Caryl Churchill's TOP GIRLS. ... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: THE IDEA OF NORTH's Beautiful A Cappella Concert GROOVE SESSIONS Makes For An Enjoyable Afternoon At Independent Theatre's Prelude In Tea: Song Series Concert BWW REVIEW: THE IDEA OF NORTH's Beautiful A Cappella Concert GROOVE SESSIONS Makes For An Enjoyable Afternoon At Independent Theatre's Prelude In Tea: Song Series Concert
by Jade Kops - February 19, 2018

Australian A Capella group THE IDEA OF NORTH delighted the North Sydney audience with their performance of GROOVE SESSIONS at Independent Theatre's Prelude In Tea Song Series concert.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Family, Fitting In and Fighting Against A Society That Sees Married White Men As The Pinnacle Is Examined In SINGLE ASIAN FEMALE BWW REVIEW: Family, Fitting In and Fighting Against A Society That Sees Married White Men As The Pinnacle Is Examined In SINGLE ASIAN FEMALE
by Jade Kops - February 19, 2018

Michelle Law's SINGLE ASIAN FEMALE finally puts an underrepresented portion of society on the Australian stage with a witty presentation of the challenges faced by the non-white population and women in general. ... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: The Spirit Of Joan Of Arc Is Channelled In JOAN, A Contemporary Expression Of The Famous French Saint's Incredible Life BWW REVIEW: The Spirit Of Joan Of Arc Is Channelled In JOAN, A Contemporary Expression Of The Famous French Saint's Incredible Life
by Jade Kops - February 18, 2018

Lucy Jane Parkinson delivers a captivating performance in Lucy J Skilbeck's Award winning solo cabaret show JOAN. ... (more...)