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Sep
29
2013

Cho Cho

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Concourse Theatre, September 25 I know much worse musical theatre exists because I was once subjected to a rare form of torture called Las Vegas (Confidential) – The Musical. Cho Cho, by contrast, has redeeming features. Written by Daniel Keene (what was he thinking?) and with music by Cheng Jin, this is the Madame Butterfly […]

Sep
6
2013

Whoops! The Wharf Revue 2013

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Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, September 5 If you’ve never previously found Gina Reinhardt especially amusing you will when you see this. Drew Forsythe in a black wig being Gina is worth working in the mines for, and is a highlight of this year’s Wharf Revue. Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott must feel […]

Aug
19
2013

Tosca

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Joan Sutherland Theatre, August 17 Most great narrative art is based on the same premise: depicting love in a pressure-cooker. Puccini’s Tosca is one of the ultimate music-based explorations of love as passion, as jealously, as affection, as protection, as sacrifice and as unbearable loss. John Bell makes an august debut as an opera director. […]

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