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Oct
30
2013

Whoops! The Wharf Revue 2013

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Wharf 1, October 25 Apparently optimists look upon problems as opportunities. The fools. Nonetheless such warped thinking may have helped Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phil Scott with this year’s Wharf Revue. Devised, rehearsed and initially performed (in Penrith) before the federal election, it is having 90% of its run afterwards. While these astute gentlemen […]

Oct
30
2013

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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Theatre Royal, October 24 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is the best new musical to hit Sydney this century. For much longer than that – nearly 40 years – most musicals have been asinine. Part of the problem has lain with the music. What was the composer supposed to do? Churn out generic Broadway songs that sounded […]

Oct
22
2013

Grease

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Sydney Lyric, October 17 The ’50s had only roared off to rock’n’roll Valhalla a dozen years earlier when Grease first appeared: just the right time-lapse for a spot of nostalgia. Now the ’50s are a fading memory for some and a planet full of aliens for others, so Grease must thrive or dive without the […]

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