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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
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Pictured is dress rehearsal for West Side Story production on June 26, 2021 at Crown Theatre in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell) Is it time to retire West Side Story?
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Is it time to retire West Side Story?

9 July 2021

Despite strong performances, Opera Australia’s staging of West Side Story should come with a content note, writes Claire Coleman.

Reading time • 7 minutesMusical Theatre
A bus on a stage has 4 singers on top and in front three characters in bell bottom pants and elaborate rainbow wigs, dance with a man in traditional Indigenous Australian clothes Road trip royalty arrive in the West
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Road trip royalty arrive in the West

10 May 2021

The musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert premieres in Perth, celebrating diversity with lavish abandon, says Rosalind Appleby.

Reading time • 6 minutesMusical Theatre
A dancing line of girls in sequined white showgirl costumes and boys in white tracksuits perform on a stage A blonde moment you won’t object to
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A blonde moment you won’t object to

18 April 2021

Large audiences packed Crown Theatre for the bubbly premiere of an all-local production of Legally Blonde the Musical, says Erin Hutchinson.

Reading time • 5 minutesMusical Theatre
A crowd of young people dressed in punk rock outfits are piled together centre stage Rock royalty gets a theatrical flourish
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Rock royalty gets a theatrical flourish

2 November 2020

If Abba can have a musical, why not Queen? David Zampatti says there was something authentic and satisfying about this stripped-down, prom-am production of We Will Rock You.

Reading time • 6 minutesMusical Theatre
To men with suitcases greeted by a person in traditional African costume Spectacular musical but dated stereotypes
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Spectacular musical but dated stereotypes

13 September 2019

Review: Anne Garefino, Scott Rudin, Important Musicals and John Frost, The Book of Mormon ⋅
Crown Theatre, September 5 ⋅
Review by Erin Hutchinson ⋅

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Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio