Australia - Sydney Theater Reviews
 


BWW REVIEW: Heart-warming And Hilarious, MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL Is A Brilliant New Australian Musical That Must Not Be Missed BWW REVIEW: Heart-warming And Hilarious, MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL Is A Brilliant New Australian Musical That Must Not Be Missed
by Jade Kops - November 20, 2017

MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL, the much anticipated musical theatre adaptation of PJ Hogan's iconic movie from 1994, is absolutely wonderful, capturing the heart and soul of its inspiration with an added depth and incredible new music by Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: A Hilarious Glimpse At Small Town Planning And Politics Plays Out In AUSTRALIA DAY BWW REVIEW: A Hilarious Glimpse At Small Town Planning And Politics Plays Out In AUSTRALIA DAY
by Jade Kops - November 18, 2017

The thoughts many think but will not share due to political correctness are given a voice with heart and humour in Jonathan Biggins' satirical look at small town society in AUSTRALIA DAY.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Competitiveness And Consumerism Challenges The Real Meaning Of Christmas In Mary Rachel Brown's SILENT NIGHT BWW REVIEW: Competitiveness And Consumerism Challenges The Real Meaning Of Christmas In Mary Rachel Brown's SILENT NIGHT
by Jade Kops - November 16, 2017

As society has moved further and further away from the real meaning of Christmas, Mary Rachel Brown's new Australian play SILENT NIGHT is a shamelessly absurd expression of the worst of a time that was supposed to be about family, love and goodwill to all... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Andrew Upton's Contemporary Adaptation of Chekhov's THREE SISTERS Is Presented With Economy As It Seeks To Find A Modern Relatability BWW REVIEW: Andrew Upton's Contemporary Adaptation of Chekhov's THREE SISTERS Is Presented With Economy As It Seeks To Find A Modern Relatability
by Jade Kops - November 12, 2017

Sydney Theatre Company brings Anton Chekhov's much-loved tragi-comedy back to the mainstage with Andrew Upton's adaptation of THREE SISTERS, directed by Kip Williams.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: MARK VINCENT: SINGS MARIO LANZA & THE CLASSICS BWW REVIEW: MARK VINCENT: SINGS MARIO LANZA & THE CLASSICS
by Jade Kops - November 11, 2017

Mark Vincent gives his fans a live performance of his most recent CD A Tribute To Mario Lanza with a 2 hour concert of MARK VINCENT: SINGS MARIO LANZA & THE CLASSICS... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: The Limits Of Forgiveness Are Challenged In New Australian Short Play PAPER DOLL BWW REVIEW: The Limits Of Forgiveness Are Challenged In New Australian Short Play PAPER DOLL
by Jade Kops - November 07, 2017

Captivating and heartbreaking, Katy Warner's new short play PAPER DOLL challenges the audience to consider how and if would forgive when faced with betrayal of trust... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Finding Inspiration In Reality, Lally Katz Takes The Audience On Her Journey to ATLANTIS BWW REVIEW: Finding Inspiration In Reality, Lally Katz Takes The Audience On Her Journey to ATLANTIS
by Jade Kops - November 07, 2017

In a world premiere, acclaimed playwright Lally Katz takes the audience on her entertaining, and at times bizarre, journey of self-discovery in her autobiographical five hander ATLANTIS.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Shocking And Somehow Justified Stories Come To Life In Dan Giovannoni's Stage Adaptation Of Christos Tsiolkas' MERCILESS GODS BWW REVIEW: Shocking And Somehow Justified Stories Come To Life In Dan Giovannoni's Stage Adaptation Of Christos Tsiolkas' MERCILESS GODS
by Jade Kops - November 05, 2017

The horrific truth of humanity is captured with confronting nonjudgmental clarity in Dan Giovannoni's adaptation of Christos Tsiolkas' MERCILESS GODS... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: A Decade later, SHE RODE HORSES LIKE THE STOCK EXCHANGE Looks At A Different Side Of The Global Financial Crisis BWW REVIEW: A Decade later, SHE RODE HORSES LIKE THE STOCK EXCHANGE Looks At A Different Side Of The Global Financial Crisis
by Jade Kops - November 03, 2017

Whilst Australia was relatively protected from the worst of the Global Financial Crisis fallout, for those that did feel it, SHE RODE HORSES LIKE THE STOCK EXCHANGE is a pithy and poignant tragi-comedy.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: A WESTERNER'S GUIDE TO THE OPIUM WARS Explores One Young Woman's Search For Identity And Heritage With Heart And Humour BWW REVIEW: A WESTERNER'S GUIDE TO THE OPIUM WARS Explores One Young Woman's Search For Identity And Heritage With Heart And Humour
by Jade Kops - October 29, 2017

Personal heritage and political history is explored in Tabitha Woo's (writer and performer) one-woman expression of discovering her identity in A WESTERNER'S GUIDE TO THE OPIUM WARS.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Blends Beautiful Music With A Tryptych Of Scenes Of BITTERSWEET OBSESSIONS. BWW REVIEW: Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Blends Beautiful Music With A Tryptych Of Scenes Of BITTERSWEET OBSESSIONS.
by Jade Kops - October 29, 2017

Three scenes of poignant passion play out in Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's (ABO) new staged concert BITTERSWEET OBSESSIONS... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Current And Captivating, Bell Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Shines A Spotlight On Racism And Hypocrisy. BWW REVIEW: Current And Captivating, Bell Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Shines A Spotlight On Racism And Hypocrisy.
by Jade Kops - October 28, 2017

Reinterpreting William Shakespeare's 16th Century classic for a modern generation that seeks tolerance and acceptance, Anne-Louise Sarks (Director) presents a more balanced portrayal of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: BEATLEMANIA ON TOUR Revives The Music Of The Famous British Band With Colour, Light, Archive Footage And An Uncanny Likeness Of Sound BWW REVIEW: BEATLEMANIA ON TOUR Revives The Music Of The Famous British Band With Colour, Light, Archive Footage And An Uncanny Likeness Of Sound
by Jade Kops - October 24, 2017

All Australian tribute band BEATLEMANIA ON TOUR delighted Sydney fans of the British Rock Pop icons in a two hour concert covering the band's significant moments.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Is A Window Into A Not So Distant Past And Some Unfortunately Still Current Ideas BWW REVIEW: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Is A Window Into A Not So Distant Past And Some Unfortunately Still Current Ideas
by Jade Kops - October 23, 2017

Arthur Miller's award winning play A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE is presented with confronting intimacy as honour and respect comes up against lust and jealousy in a display of misguided justice as cultures collide.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW:  Cirque Du Soleil Brings The Beauty And Magic Of Pandora To Life In TORUK: THE FIRST FLIGHT BWW REVIEW: Cirque Du Soleil Brings The Beauty And Magic Of Pandora To Life In TORUK: THE FIRST FLIGHT
by Jade Kops - October 22, 2017

Acclaimed Canadian circus troupe Cirque du Soleil brings James Cameron's world of Pandora to life with their Arena spectacular TORUK: THE FIRST FLIGHT.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Highlighting The Power Of The Pencil, Particularly Through Images, NO END OF BLAME Challenges The Audience To See Art As More Than Entertainment BWW REVIEW: Highlighting The Power Of The Pencil, Particularly Through Images, NO END OF BLAME Challenges The Audience To See Art As More Than Entertainment
by Jade Kops - October 21, 2017

In a world where artists and media are censored, sometimes terminally, Howard Barker's NO END OF BLAME challenges the audience to consider the power of art.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW:  The Shine Of Television Evangelism Is Dulled In The Latest Incarnation Of MIRACLE CITY BWW REVIEW: The Shine Of Television Evangelism Is Dulled In The Latest Incarnation Of MIRACLE CITY
by Jade Kops - October 19, 2017

Director Darren Yap and Musical Director and composer Max Lambert reunite to present a new interpretation of MIRACLE CITY at Sydney Opera House.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: West End's Best, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, Capture Hearts With The Whirlwind Australian TOGETHER Tour BWW REVIEW: West End's Best, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, Capture Hearts With The Whirlwind Australian TOGETHER Tour
by Jade Kops - October 12, 2017

Following on from a double-platinum selling Christmas #1 UK album of duets, TOGETHER, and a sold-out tour of the UK, British musical theatre heartbreakers Michael Ball and Alfie Boe bring their brand of star quality 'Down Under' to the delight of fans.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: The Earth Moved For The Australian Premiere of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL At Sydney's Lyric Theatre BWW REVIEW: The Earth Moved For The Australian Premiere of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL At Sydney's Lyric Theatre
by Jade Kops - September 25, 2017

The all Australian cast of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, led by the outstanding Esther Hannaford as Carole King, recreate the original production that has been seen on Broadway and the West End, infusing an energy and lightness to the incredibly beautiful and brilliant expression of the true s... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: BACKSEAT DIAMOND Is The Hilarious Result Of What Happens When Backup Singers Go Bad BWW REVIEW: BACKSEAT DIAMOND Is The Hilarious Result Of What Happens When Backup Singers Go Bad
by Jade Kops - September 24, 2017

BACKSEAT DIAMOND brings Megan Kozak's fabulously funny example of what happens when support singers get sinister to Sydney Fringe... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: 	The Wonders Of The Ancient Deep Are Resurrected in ERTH'S PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM For Sydney School Holidays BWW REVIEW: The Wonders Of The Ancient Deep Are Resurrected in ERTH'S PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM For Sydney School Holidays
by Jade Kops - September 24, 2017

Renowned for taking puppetry to the next level, the creative people at Erth Visual and Physical Inc have bought their latest work PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM to the Sydney Opera House.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: With Technology Invading Our Everyday, IN REAL LIFE Considers The Frightening Possibility Of A Highly Connected Disconnected Existence BWW REVIEW: With Technology Invading Our Everyday, IN REAL LIFE Considers The Frightening Possibility Of A Highly Connected Disconnected Existence
by Jade Kops - September 22, 2017

In an age when you can organise most things with technology, Julian Larnach's new play IN REAL LIFE extrapolates to a not too distant future where being connected is more important than connecting.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: In A World Disgruntled With Its Leaders, Sondheim's ASSASSINS Is The Perfectly Timed Peak Into The Past BWW REVIEW: In A World Disgruntled With Its Leaders, Sondheim's ASSASSINS Is The Perfectly Timed Peak Into The Past
by Jade Kops - September 21, 2017

The mystery of what motivates a person to murder for political reasons plays out in Hayes Theatre Co's latest perfectly crafted production ASSASSINS.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW:  Bitterness And Bitchiness Are Served Up In The Bizarre Comedy Thriller DINNER BWW REVIEW: Bitterness And Bitchiness Are Served Up In The Bizarre Comedy Thriller DINNER
by Jade Kops - September 20, 2017

DINNER invites the audience to peer in on the world of the arrogant and affluent as they posture and pose through a night of feigned civility with backhanded barbs.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Presented With Heart and Humour, Hope Rises Out Of Bleak Existence In THE NIGHT ALIVE BWW REVIEW: Presented With Heart and Humour, Hope Rises Out Of Bleak Existence In THE NIGHT ALIVE
by Jade Kops - September 17, 2017

In the tradition of resorting to humour to handle weighty and desperate situations, Conor McPherson's THE NIGHT ALIVE considers the hope that can come from having the right outlook when life keeps throwing setbacks and challenges.... (more...)