Category: Theatre Reviews – Archive

September 6, 2013 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

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…

August 19, 2013 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

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…

August 18, 2013 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

Sydney Lyric Theatre, August 14 Hello? Is anybody home? Well, not any body. Any sentient, intelligent life? Not much, it would seem, in Blue Man Group. “But what was the point?” I heard one departing audience member ask another. Nothing, beyond an intermittently  successful attempt at refashioning entertainment. Blue Man…