John Shand | Music & Other Spheres Posts

October 10, 2019 / Concert Reviews

Hayes Theatre, October 2 8/10 For some they come true. When Nancye Hayes was in her teens she used to sing and dance along to records of Broadway shows; to dream of playing starring roles. Now here she was, 58 years after her professional debut (My Fair Lady) and 52…

October 8, 2019 / Theatre Reviews

Reginald Theatre, September 21 7.5/10 Only one of this play’s four men appears on stage. Two of the others, both called John, haunt the minds of Jenny, Elias and Genevieve. Mertis, alone, has a John-free psyche, and hers is partly occupied by George, a husband too sick to make an…

October 4, 2019 / Concert Reviews

Ashfield Town Hall, September 15 9/10 Here was one to lodge in the memory. Here were sounds, idioms, moods and torrential energies never before combined, and together they made an unfamiliar emotion well up inside you, I believe called joyousness.  This was what the Sydney Sacred Music Festival has been…