Top Ten Most Wanted Musicals

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Top Ten Coronation-themed Musicals

With the coronation of King Charles III, we’ve compiled our list of the Top 10 Coronation-themed musicals.

Latest Reviews

SHIMMERY BURLESQUE

SHIMMERY BURLESQUE

By Mama Natalia Burlesque, the Art of Tease, has had a tumultuous history – both the world over and certainly within Australia. The word itself, derived from the Italian burlesco and burla (translating as jest or joke) first appeared in the early 16th century as the...

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The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple

By Jessica Taurins The concept of The Odd Couple is strange in modern media. The writing leaves the women vapid and the men misogynistic, with only a few scraps of personality handed out to each of the side characters. The main character lives alone in an eight-room...

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ROOTLESS COSMOPOLITANS

ROOTLESS COSMOPOLITANS

By George Dixon Rootless Cosmopolitans is an Australian dark, comedic play focusing on old yet current issues like identity, assimilation, generational differences, and nationalities. Mixed with corporate politics, betrayal, the power of social media, and the...

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Lucia di Lammermoor

Lucia di Lammermoor

Review by George Dixon   Melbourne Opera springs to life with its highly impressive and vocally outstanding presentation of Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor.   Even before the overture, The Athenaeum Theatre was a buzz with excitement and high...

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Homo Pentecostus

Homo Pentecostus

By Nick Pilgrim When Theatre Matters sent a call out for one of their writers to review Homo Pentecostus for them, I was in two minds about accepting the gig. My main reason being, several decades ago I lost a good friend to a local chapter of a Fundamentalist...

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The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

  The Great Gatsby is a novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925. It tells the story of Nick Carraway's interactions with his millionaire neighbour, the mysterious Jay Gatsby, and Gatsby's desperation to reunite with his former lover, Daisy...

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Share House: The Musical

Share House: The Musical

By Carissa Shale ‘Share House: The Musical’ is a delightful and delirious spectacle that speaks to the soul of an entire generation. This original production, featuring a feast of fresh Australian talent, is set within the context of Melbourne share house life, and...

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The Bridal Lament by Rainbow Chan

The Bridal Lament by Rainbow Chan

By George Dixon The term Bridal Lament seems to be a contradiction of terms. Weddings are a happy event, while a Lament is an expression of deep sorrow and complaining. In times past, in countries like ancient Hong Kong, when arranged marriages took place by parents...

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Billy Elliot The Musical

Billy Elliot The Musical

  Review by Annie Zeleznikow   CLOC’s production of Billy Elliot the Musical follows young Billy (Lukas Elliott at this performance, Sebastian Sero at other performances) as he navigates the dichotomy of life in a small coal mining town and his growing...

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Features

Francis Greenslade and the mark of The Platypus

Francis Greenslade and the mark of The Platypus

True to its name, The Platypus, written and directed by Francis Greenslade, is a platypus of a show, made up of strange and ill-fitting parts including one part audience, two parts actor, and multiple genres. Mamet, Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Restoration Comedy, and a...

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Tim Draxl performs Sunset Boulevard

Tim Draxl performs Sunset Boulevard

  For the first time, witness Tim Draxl perform Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic 'Sunset Boulevard'. This musical masterpiece opens on Tuesday 21st May at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne's East End Theatre District . For more information and tickets:...

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Back to Back Theatre presents MULTIPLE BAD THINGS

Back to Back Theatre presents MULTIPLE BAD THINGS

MULTIPLE BAD THINGS, the new work by Back to Back Theatre will come to Malthouse later this month direct from a season at Brussels Theater Nationale as part of Kunstenfestivaldesarts. Directed by Back to Back Artistic Associates Tamara Searle and Ingrid Voorendt, who...

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Homo Pentecostus asks what is your church?

Homo Pentecostus asks what is your church?

Co-created by Joel Bray, Emma Valente and Peter Paltos, Homo Pentecostus will make its world premiere at Malthouse Theatre later this month. Billed as an odyssey of self-discovery and liberation, the work is based on Bray's own experiences of growing up in a...

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Laurence Boxhall: The art in Switzerland

Laurence Boxhall: The art in Switzerland

A gripping psychological thriller, Switzerland by Joanna Murray-Smith, makes its way to the Ensemble Theatre next month. A crisp two-hander starring Toni Scanlan (Belvoir’s The Weekend) as Patricia Highsmith, alongside Laurence Boxhall (The Mousetrap Australia),...

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News

Sister Act heading to Brisbane

Sister Act heading to Brisbane

HALLELUJAH! BRISBANE TO BE BLESSED WITH SISTER ACT MUSICAL   “An irresistibly great time” – The Independent (UK)   The most heavenly of musicals, Sister Act, starring Casey Donovan, Genevieve Lemon and Rhonda Burchmore, will debut in Brisbane from February.   In...

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Gorman Grease Scrubs

Gorman Grease Scrubs

GORMAN TO RELEASE GREASE INSPIRED HOSPITAL SCRUBS TO RANGE   Leading fashion brand Gorman has collaborated exclusively with GREASE to create a range of hospital scrubs inspired by the iconic musical currently touring Australia.   The team from Gorman are also...

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Bloomsday in Melbourne – Samuel Beckett and the Rainbow Girl

Bloomsday in Melbourne – Samuel Beckett and the Rainbow Girl

Bloomsday in Melbourne announces the première in June of a new play recounting the darkly comic tale of young Samuel Beckett's time with James Joyce in late 1920s Paris and his disastrous relationship with Joyce's doomed daughter, Lucia. “I’m moved by Lucia’s amazing...

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Reclaim the Crone at The Explosives Factory

Reclaim the Crone at The Explosives Factory

Returning after a celebrated premiere season at the 2023 Mornington Peninsula Drift Festival, The Space Between Performance Collective brings their electric production of Reclaim the Crone to the Theatre Works Explosives Factory this July. A bold and haunting...

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Competitions

Win a double pass to The Platypus

Win a double pass to The Platypus

Win one of 2 double passes to The Platypus. The passes are for the 7:30pm show on Wednesday June 19. It’s playing at Theatre Works on Acland Street. To be in the running, please email your response and name to the below question to:   editor.kris@theatrematters.com.au...

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