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.

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Little Women

Little Women

Review by Tim Garratt Little Women is the most seminal work by 19th century American author Louisa May Alcott. First published in 1868, the novel continues to be popular and has inspired several screen and stage adaptations. Among these is a musical theatre iteration...

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Cirque Bon Bon

Cirque Bon Bon

By Ash Cottrell It was quite the razzle-dazzle gala at the historic, Melbourne Athenaeum Theatre at the Paris end of Collins Street last Thursday night as we all rolled up, rolled up, to see what this contemporary circus act had in store for its wearied-by-the-cold,...

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A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

By Carissa Shale Tennessee Williams’ ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ is a production that has captivated theatregoers and cinephiles around the world, gracing stage and screen countless times. Its momentous reputation has been carved by the performances of Vivien Leigh,...

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Macbeth (An Undoing)

Macbeth (An Undoing)

By Nick Pilgrim More than any other live space in Melbourne, The Malthouse is known for showcasing bold, experimental, and convention-smashing material. Located in Southbank’s entertainment district, powerful examples from the venue’s eclectic back catalogue include:...

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Maria Bamford – 2024 Australian Tour

Maria Bamford – 2024 Australian Tour

By Nick Pilgrim Born in the United States of America, Maria Bamford is a beloved performer, best-selling author, and voiceover artist. With a career spanning thirty years, she is known for a diverse body of work including television roles on Arrested Development,...

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Elegies

Elegies

By Darby Turnbull Confession, whenever I need a good heavy cry I listen to William Finn, proper full body shakes, hot tears, nose full of snot crying. Most of his shows have at least 2 or 3 that do it for me Falsettos (Unlikely lovers, What would I do? Holding to the...

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English Eccentrics

English Eccentrics

  Review by George Dixon   English Eccentrics premiered in 1964 as an adaption of the book “The English Eccentrics” penned by Dame Edith Sitwell in 1933.   The opera was quite ahead of its time and, in some circles, would have been considered to be an...

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Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf

Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf

By Darby Turnbull As the kids say, George and Martha match one another's freak. Edward Albee’s 1962 treatise on marriage, America and the toxic rot beneath them has been entrancing audiences for over 60 years, through countless revivals and the iconic film adaption....

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The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple

By Tim Garratt The late Neil Simon was one of the 20th century’s most celebrated playwrights. Several of his works continue to be staged to wide acclaim in the 21st century, including The Odd Couple, which first played in 1965. The Odd Couple plays out in a New York...

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Features

Sally Faraday takes a stand in The Long Game

Sally Faraday takes a stand in The Long Game

A Brittany Higgins inspired play by award winning playwright Sally Faraday premieres In Melbourne on July 4 at Theatreworks. In The Long Game, sisterhood, sexual assault and political power explode on stage as we follow the story of one of Australia’s key political...

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Geoff Cobham and Zoë Barry discuss the magic of Superluminal

Geoff Cobham and Zoë Barry discuss the magic of Superluminal

Art and science converge at the world premiere of Superluminal, a family-friendly interactive installation from award-winning Patch Theatre that will spark wonder in the enquiring minds of children aged 4 to 8 at the South Australian Museum for Illuminate Adelaide. A...

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Madeleine Stewart on Are You Pulling My Leg?

Madeleine Stewart on Are You Pulling My Leg?

RIVERSIDE THEATRES PRESENTS THE COMEDY EVENT OF THE YEAR, ARE YOU PULLING MY LEG? Boasting a line-up of award-winning performers including Madeleine Stewart. Read on to find out more about Stewart and her show.  How would you describe Are You Pulling My Leg to someone...

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Are you pulling my leg? Sam Wade

Are you pulling my leg? Sam Wade

 Accessible Arts and Crips & Creeps in Association with Arts on Tour and Riverside are thrilled to present, Are You Pulling My Leg?, a raucous, accessible comedy event showcasing some of Australia’s funniest comedians with disability or chronic illness, at...

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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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News

Snow White cast announced

Snow White cast announced

BONNIE LYTHGOE ANNOUNCES    SNOW WHITE CAST   PLUS EXTRA SHOWS ADDED   EXCLUSIVE SYDNEY SEASON AT RIVERSIDE THEATRES, PARRAMATTA     Bonnie Lythgoe has announced the wonderful cast she has assembled to bring SNOW WHITE to Riverside Theatres...

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AG Theatre announces three musicals for Melbourne

AG Theatre announces three musicals for Melbourne

New Melbourne theatre company AG Theatre  launches with Stiles & Drewe’s The Three Little Pigs Plus new productions of Avenue Q and Once    The historic 783-seat National Theatre Melbourne, where AG Theatre will stage new productions of The Three Little Pigs...

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