The Australian Cast of Ragtime - photo by Jeff Busby

Ragtime

The Production Company could hardly have chosen a better musical to celebrate the culmination of its 21st year, and its last show in the State Theatre before it undergoes renovations. Because it requires huge and particu...
The Year of Magical Thinking Jillian Murray - photo by Jodie Hutchinson

The Year of Magical Thinking

All of the show’s darkness, curiosities, and grace are borne from a simple setup: a single chair, a small table, a glass of water. Regulars to fortyfivedownstairs will be struck by the side windows uncovered. Everything ...
Daniel Assetta and Chiara Assetta star in Siblingship - photo by David Hooley

Siblingship

Cabaret is the perfect medium for performers to showcase their talents. It allows them to highlight their strengths and reveal performing skills previously unknown to audiences through the roles in which they’ve been cas...
Opera Australia Il Viaggio a Reims at the Sydney Opera House - photo by Prudence Upton

Il Viaggio A Reims

It’s not often that the conductor of an opera wins more applause than the cast, but that was what happened on the opening night of Il Viaggio a Reims in the Sydney Opera House. Australian conductor Daniel Smith, for his ...
Mansion Timmy J Hickey Skylar Delphinus - photo by Ben Vella

MANSION – The Experience

Earlier this year, Bass Fam Creative brought us Matador – a beautiful exploration of love and lust through dance, circus, and burlesque. Despite Melbourne slipping out of summer then, the performers turned the Melb...
AAR Highwire Rouge - review - photo by Jodie Hutchinson

Rouge

The emergence of spiegeltents in Australia has also led to the emergence of adult circus cabaret as a popular new genre. Rouge is an excellent example. Promising “a decadent blend of sensational acrobatics, operatic caba...
Lobby Hero - photo by Isabella Ferrier

Lobby Hero

Lobby Hero runs over two hours without an interval and it’s a credit to cast and crew that the show didn’t meander, nor did it rush by. The production was lifted – literally, thanks to Juliette Whitney’s fantastic ...
Rialto After the Wedding

After the Wedding

The most shocking thing about bombastic drama, After the Wedding, is the fact that the film had managed to bamboozle two of this generation’s greatest actresses (Michelle Williams and Julianne Moore) into starring ...