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Dedications : Theatre Review on Web WombatReview: Dedications

In Dedications, performer John O’Hara and director Anthony Harkin invite us into the world of the lovers: those discovering love, those losing love and those finding its treacherous waters a little difficult to navigate. We are introduced to a cavalcade of characters who share one common thread; these lovers have a particular way of expressing their inner most joys, troubles and musings - by calling their local radio ‘Love God’ who shares their triumphs, heartaches and most importantly - their love song dedications. Read More ...

 

Melbourne Fringe Festival 2015 : Theatre, Comedy & Musical Reviews on Web Wombat EntertainmentMelbourne Fringe Festival 2015: What To See : Review

The Melbourne Fringe Festival program has been launched, so here are some offerings you might enjoy, if you like good things. You do like good things, don't you? Good. Read More ...

 

Sweeney Todd : Theatre Review on Web WombatSweeney Todd : Musical

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is an almost perfect musical.The dissonant overture of Stephen Sondheim’s bloody operetta, all gothic organ and screeching factory whistle, is an imposing first moment. The ensuing plot, a tightly crafted exploration of desire, retribution and class struggle is perhaps even more pertinent now than when it premiered in 1978. Returning to Victorian London after 15 years transportation on trumped-up charges, Sweeney Todd (Teddy Tahu Rhodes) is hell-bent on slitting the throat of the lascivious Judge Turpin (Phillip Rhodes) who, lusting after Sweeney’s wife, wrongly convicted the barber. Read More ...

 

The Rocky Horror Show : Theatre, Comedy & Musical Reviews & News Review: The Rocky Horror Show

Although lacking a truly cohesive cast and slick direction, Rocky Horror Show will satisfy those looking for a carefree and nostalgic evening out. Read More ...

 

Anything Goes : Theatre Review on Web WombatMusical: Anything Goes

Anything Goes is an old school (1934!) musical comedy, with more hit tunes than you can poke a stick at, including the show stopping title song. Read More ...

 

Dirty Dancing : Theatre, Comedy & Musical Reviews and News Review: Dirty Dancing

The star of this show is the dancing which doesn’t disappoint. Led by Phelan and Peat, who impress across a range of styles, Michele Lynch’s choreography is thrilling. Read More ...

 

The Lion King : Theatre, Comedy & Musical Reviews and News Review: The Lion King

The Lion King recently surpassed The Phantom of the Opera as the most successful production of all time. It’s easy to see why. Read More ...

 

Theatre: Of Mice and Men Broadway: Of Mice and Men

The production was nominated for two Tony Awards, including Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for Chris O'Dowd. Read More ...

 

Totem : Theatre, Comedy & Musical Reviews and News Review: Totem by Cirque du Soleil

Inspired by many founding myths, TOTEM illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. Read More ...

 

Theatre: Strictly Ballroom Musical: Strictly Ballroom

Surely it was only a matter of time before Strictly Ballroom returned to the stage, as its life began as a mid-1980s NIDA student theatre piece. Its current reincarnation is not without problems, but is undoubtedly entertaining. Read More ...

 

Mike Nichols RIP In Memorium: Mike Nichols

Legendary stage director, Mike Nichols, easily one of America's beloved and celebrated theatre icons has died of a heart attack in his Manhattan apartment at the age of 83. Read More ...

 

Theatre: JIM MORRISON: KALEIDOSCOPE Midsumma Festival: Jim Morrison - Kaleidoscope

Whether you’re familiar with the works of one of the most iconic front men in rock history is almost irrelevant, as Lucente’s force of nature performance skills take centre stage. Read More ...

 

La Cage aux Folles - musical Musical Review: La Cage aux Folles

Georges (Simon Burke) and Albin (Todd McKenney) have lived happily together for 20 years above their nightclub in St Tropez. Georges is the owner and MC, and Albin its star drag performer, Zaza. Read More ...

 

Theatre: Fringe Festival Melbourne Fringe Festival 2014

What a stellar year it was once again at the 2014 Melbourne Fringe Festival, a festival which is fast becoming one of the most eclectic and interesting on the Melbourne Arts calendar. Read More ...

 

high fidelity - musical Musical Review: High Fidelity

The original Broadway production folded after just sixteen performances, which is surprising as it’s a genuinely fun and clever outing with pop sensibilities. Read More ...

 

Theatre: Showboat Review: Showboat

The Production Company have delivered an entertaining version of this rarely performed show. Show Boat plays the State Theatre. Read More ...

 

into the woods - musical Musical Preview: Into The Woods

A modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, Into The Woods intertwines the plots of several of the Grimms most beloved stories including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk. Read More ...

 

Theatre: Guys & Dolls Review: Guys & Dolls

A whopping twenty four piece orchestra, led by musical director Guy Simpson, is an absolute delight and a highlight of this production. Read More ...

 

all shook up - musical Musical Review: All Shook Up

It was only a matter of time until The King, Mr. Elvis Presley himself, would be given the theatrical treatment, but the resulting show, *All Shook Up*, falls a long way short of the gleeful *Mamma Mia. Read More ...

 

Theatre: all shook up Interview: Shannon Pendrey

ARC Theatre's is tackling the life of the King of Rock'n'Roll, Elvis, with the show 'All Shook Up' which will be running from July 4th-12th at Banyule Theatre. Web Wombat Theatre's Sean Lynch caught up with the shows star, Shannon Pendrey, who is playing the role of 'Natalie'. Read More ...

 

fatboy slimmer Cabaret: Fatboy Slimm..er

This camp-tastic newcomer to Melbourne’s cabaret scene is a self-deprecating gem of performer whose debut show, the delicious Fat Boy Slimm…er, combines quick wit and silken vocals to leave his audience rolling in the aisles. Read More ...

 

Theatre: 2014 Tony Awards 2014 Tony Awards: Winners & Highlights

There's no greater show on earth than the Tony Awards. It's your one stop shop to the biggest and most bawdy shows on Broadway, the best of the best. Read More ...

 

jersey boys Musical: Jersey Boys

From director Clint Eastwood comes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical “Jersey Boys”. Read More ...

 

Theatre: Bane Comedy: Bane Trilogy & Anne Edmonds

It's comedy festival time once again and we are taking a look at some of the must see shows of the 2014 season. This time around we check out Anne Edmonds and Bane Trilogy. Read More ...

 

nick hedger Theatre Interview: Nick Hedger - Playground

Building on the success of his debut cabaret show ‘Crap I Found in My Room’, writer-performer Nick Hedger's next endeavour is a showcase of his original compositions. Read More ...

 

Theatre: pirates of penzance Theatre: Pirates of Penzance

A tight ensemble were responsible for the bulk of the energy; the Pirates tumbled around as a believable mob, the production moves along at a cracking pace and wastes no time on sentimentality – this is Gilbert and Sullivan after all. Read More ...

 

Theatre interview - fat pig Theatre Interview: Patrick Harvey - Fat Pig

2012 saw Harvey teaming up with Wolf Creek's John Jarratt  for a National tour of the critically acclaimed "The Sum of Us" and now he's back with one of the most talked about new stage shows of the year - Fat Pig.
 We sat down to chat with Patrick about all things Fat Pig. Read More ...

 

Theatre: Singin In The Rain Theatre: Singin' In The Rain (The Production Company)

With all the charm, romance, comedy and glamour of a bygone Hollywood era, Singin' in the Rain features a glorious score with the classics Good Morning, Make 'em Laugh, All I Do Is Dream Of You and the legendary Singin' in the Rain. Read More ...

 

Theatre Review: Hot Shoe Shuffle Theatre Review: Hot Shoe Shuffle

Hot Shoe Shuffle returns to Melbourne, where the musical began two decades ago. With a new generation of performers, some enhancements to the script and wonderful new costumes and sets! Read More ...

 

Theatre: Crap I Found In My Room Theatre: Crap I Found In My Room

Writer and performer Nick Hedger talks about the show, Crap I Found In My Room, which is about a young guy looking for a housemate after being told by his parents he has to move out. Read More ...

 

Theatre Review: Gypsy Theatre Review: Gypsy

It is a staggering feat that The Production Company can deliver a production of this calibre with two weeks rehearsal. Don’t miss it! Read More ...

 

Musical: Singin' In The Rain Musical Review: Singin' In The Rain

We review the Opening Night of the Amateur Repertory Company production of the classic Musical Singin' In The Rain staged at Banyule Theatre, Heidelberg. Read More ...

 

Singin' In The Rain : Director's Interview Singing in the Rain: Directors Interview

Singin' In The Rain Director Rowena Brown talks to Web Wombat about this latest production by the ARC Theatre Group. Read More ...

 

Idina Menzel With The Melbourne Pops Orchestra Musical Review: Idina Menzel With The Melbourne Pops Orchestra

Idina Menzel, Tony Award-winning performer, is accompanied by the magnificent Melbourne Pops Orchestra at the Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, performs to a captivated audience. Read More ...

 

King Kong Musical Review Musical Review: King Kong - Live On Stage

King Kong, a world premiere production with anticipation as high as its towering title character, has arrived in spectacular style in Melbourne. Read More ...

 

  

Top 10 Most Popular Theatre Articles

  1. Interview: Shannon Pendrey
  2. 2014 Tony Awards
  3. Fatboy Slimm..er
  4. All Shook Up
  5. Wicked
  6. Zoe Coombs-Marr
  7. Hello Dolly!
  8. Elain Paige in Concert
  9. Chicago!
  10. Love Never Dies

  



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