Top Ten Most Wanted Musicals

Here’s our Top Ten Most Wanted Musicals

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

Elvis: A Musical Revolution

Elvis: A Musical Revolution

Review by Jake Goodall   Enter into the 1960s, a world of glitz, glamour and of course Elvis Presley! With a lack of main stage productions on the Gold Coast, Elvis: A Musical Revolution is a welcome addition! This production is sure to wow audiences young and...

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Girl at the bottom of the well

Girl at the bottom of the well

By Darby Turnbull In a growing cannon of innovative trans theatre comes Henry Kelly’s Girl at the bottom of a well now playing at La Mama’s courthouse. In his writers note Kelly talks about his vision for other performers to take on his material but it’s to our great...

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Chicago

Chicago

Review by Tim Garratt It’s almost 50 years since Chicago’s first production on Broadway. Directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, and inspired by a 1926 play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, the original production opened in 1975, but it received mixed reviews and failed to...

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Blackout Songs

Blackout Songs

By Darby Turnbull My experience of Red Stitch’s production of Joe White’s Blackout Songs was a marvellous example of content dictating form. A relatively stark, vivid depiction of two people linked by the toxic bonds of addiction that’s enhanced by a sly, incisive...

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Julia

Julia

By Chenoah Eljan Joanne Murray-Smith’s Julia is captivating storytelling. Better yet, as much as you think it’s a story you already know: it is not. Yes, you know the sound bites and the haircuts and the oft repeated party lines. But this play is the energy, the...

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Club Vegas – The Spectacle

Club Vegas – The Spectacle

By Nick Pilgrim Last September I had the chance to review Club Vegas – The Spectacle at the iconic Athenaeum Theatre. As luck would have it, I made a successful bid to review their newest iteration for 2024. My prime motivation for putting myself forward again being,...

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Multiple Bad Things

Multiple Bad Things

By Ash Cottrell True to form, I had arrived at my favourite playhouse on Wednesday night without so much as the knowledge of a synopsis under my belt. This is how I choose to receive theatre or any art for that matter. In my experience, it is considerably more...

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Ride The Cyclone

Ride The Cyclone

Review by Tim Garratt   Ride the Cyclone is not strictly a new musical; it was first staged in 2008 in Canada. In 2015, Chicago hosted the first US production and now, in 2024, it’s having its long-awaited Australian premiere at Sydney’s Hayes Theatre Co. With...

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Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard

Review by Bronwyn Cook “Madame is the greatest star of them all.”   Said of Norma Desmond, the same applies to Sarah Brightman.   My maternal grandparents always had music playing in the house. Sometimes it was classical, sometimes it was musical theatre...

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Features

Johnny Carr on the other side of Macbeth

Johnny Carr on the other side of Macbeth

Following successful seasons in Edinburgh, London and New York, Zinnie Harris’ acclaimed play Macbeth (An Undoing) will make its Australian premiere at Malthouse Theatre on Friday 5 July. This revised and updated edition is a powerful reimagining of Shakespeare's...

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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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News

‘The Long Game’ at The Explosives Factory

‘The Long Game’ at The Explosives Factory

Premiering at the Explosives Factory this Winter, The Long Game, in association with Theatre Works presents a brand-new work from Sally Faraday and Petra Glieson. The Long Game, follows the story of one of Australia’s key political families and an assault allegation...

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Dad-Daughter Duo BEN & ZARA to Perform Live!

Dad-Daughter Duo BEN & ZARA to Perform Live!

More Talent and Amplify are thrilled to announce the first ever live shows from TikTok sensation Ben and Zara, with the dad-daughter duo set to take their creative content to the stage at Brisbane’s Powerhouse Theatre, Melbourne’s Comic’s Lounge and The Comedy Store...

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Paulini joins Grease in Adelaide

Paulini joins Grease in Adelaide

ADELAIDE, YOU BETTER SHAPE UP!   PATTI NEWTON, JAY LAGA’AIA AND PAULINI CONFIRMED TO APPEAR IN ADELAIDE SEASON OF MUCH-LOVED MUSICAL   Producers of the all-new and electrifying production of GREASE are delighted to announce that Patti Newton, Jay Laga’aia and...

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Competitions

Win a double pass to Our Monster’s Name is Jerry

Win a double pass to Our Monster’s Name is Jerry

Win one of 2 double passes to Our Monster’s Name is Jerry,  7:30pm show on Thursday the 25th of July at Theatre Works on Acland Street in St Kilda. To be in the running, please email your response to the below and name to:   editor.kris@theatrematters.com.au What is...

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Win a double pass to Reclaim the Crone

Win a double pass to Reclaim the Crone

Win one of 2 double passes to Reclaim the Crone, for the 7:30pm show on Wednesday the 17th of July at the Explosives Factory in St Kilda. To be in the running, please email your response to the below and name to:   editor.kris@theatrematters.com.au Who is the ultimate...

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