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Reading time • 6 minutesMusical Theatre
Grease. A line-up of five young men dressed in jeans and leather jackets. Their hair is slicked back and they are taking part in a dance routine Grease not the word for a new world
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Grease not the word for a new world

6 June 2022

Catchy tunes and nostalgia aren’t enough to make this new production of an old favourite relevant today, writes Claire Trolio.

Reading time • 6 minutesMusical Theatre
Two performers in blonde wigs and pink dresses are surrounded by a group of people in dark coats and hats, some are holding cameras and some have pencils and pads Young performers prove the main event
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Young performers prove the main event

5 April 2022

WAAPA’s third year musical theatre students make the best of a bad lot in this revival of Side Show, a musical David Zampatti thinks we could have done without.

Reading time • 5 minutesMusical Theatre
Reading time • 5 minutesMusical Theatre
An image from Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company's performance of Panawathi Girl, pictured is multiple actors posed at the ending of a scene. Panawathi girl emerges from turbulent time
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Panawathi girl emerges from turbulent time

11 February 2022

Perth Festival’s Panawathi Girl is a polished production that uses music to tell an important story and ignite the heart, writes Barbara Hostalek

Reading time • 5 minutesPerth Festival
Reading time • 5 minutesMusical Theatre
Reading time • 4 minutesFringe World Festival
Close up of a girl's face, wearing glasses with black hair in a school uniform. 107 – a punk rock musical rewrites old scripts
The Festival Sessions

107 – a punk rock musical rewrites old scripts

18 January 2022

If you’ve ever wondered what the coming-of-age musical Spring Awakening would be like if it were queer, Michele Gould’s 107 is the musical for you.

Reading time • 10 minutesMusical Theatre
A man and woman wearing black clothes and holding enormous teacups Fancy a Poe-etic musical?
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Fancy a Poe-etic musical?

3 December 2021

By all accounts Edgar Allan Poe’s life was as lugubrious as his poems and short stories. Will a musical based on his life be as heavy on les miserables? David Zampatti finds out.

Reading time • 5 minutesMusical Theatre
A man in a top hat holding a lollypop is surrounded by a motley group of children in brightly coloured costumes The achocolypse is here
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The achocolypse is here

8 November 2021

The musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has rolled into town and Rosalind Appleby and junior reviewer Saskia Haluszkiewicz are captivated by its vibrant energy and special effects.

Reading time • 7 minutesMusical Theatre

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio