Theatre Reviews

The One Day Of The Year The One Day Of The Year David Grybowski

Therry Dramatic Society. Arts Theatre. 17 August 2018   Kerrin White has an eye for anniversaries. [ ... ]

The Man from EarthThe Man from EarthDavid O'Brien

Red Phoenix Theatre. The Bakehouse Theatre. 16 Aug 2018   Mystery, wonder, and excited questioning [ ... ]

The Mastersingers Of Nuremberg, Act IIIThe Mastersingers Of Nuremberg, Act IIIKym Clayton

State Opera Of South Australia. Festival Theatre. 4 Aug 2018   Performing anything for one night [ ... ]

The Goat or Who is Sylvia?The Goat or Who is Sylvia?Samela Harris

University of Adelaide Theatre Guild. Little Theatre. 4 Aug 2018   Those eyes. Those eyes. Goats [ ... ]

Bring It On - the musicalBring It On - the musicalSamela Harris

Pelican Productions. Norwood Concert Hall. 2 Aug 2018   It’s a corny old American high school [ ... ]

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeSamela Harris

National Theatre of Great Britain. Adelaide Entertainment Centre. 31 Jul 2018   Oh, what a set. [ ... ]

Old Wicked SongsOld Wicked SongsSamela Harris

Independent Theatre. Goodwood Theatre. 27 July 2018   Sadness and joy. Therein lies a balance so [ ... ]

CreditorsCreditorsSamela Harris

State Theatre Company. Space Theatre. 24 July 2018   As the audience sat numb, emotionally drained [ ... ]

TomfooleryTomfoolerySamela Harris

Loaded Productions. Marion Cultural Centre. 19 July 2018   No, Tom Lehrer is not dead.  He [ ... ]

Swan Lake on IceSwan Lake on IceSamela Harris

The Imperial Ice Stars. Adelaide Entertainment Centre. 18 Jul 2018   The Imperial Ice Stars take [ ... ]

We Will Rock YouWe Will Rock YouPaul Rodda

Matt Byrne Media. The Arts Theatre. 7 Jul 2018   The Arts theatre foyer is packed to overflowing [ ... ]

Brothers WreckBrothers WreckSamela Harris

State Theatre & Malthouse. Odeon Theatre. 6 Jul 2018   Never has there been a more gripping, [ ... ]

TwoTwoSamela Harris

STARC Productions. Bakehouse Theatre. 5 July 2018   A rising star on the professional sidelines [ ... ]

Libby O’DonovanLibby O’DonovanSamela Harris

Kate Leigh - The worst woman in Sydney. Cabaret Festival. The Space. 15 Jun 2018   What a ripper [ ... ]

Mark Holden’s Greatest Show on EarthMark Holden’s Greatest Show on EarthSamela Harris

Cabaret Festival. Dunstan Playhouse. 13 Jun 2018   Veteran Aussie rocker Mark Holden has seen a [ ... ]

Bosom BuddiesBosom BuddiesSamela Harris

Cabaret Festival. Dunstan Playhouse. 10 Jun 2018   As if the 2018 Cabaret Festival could not glitter [ ... ]

Holiday InnHoliday InnSamela Harris

Therry Dramatic Society. Arts Theatre. 9 Jun 2018   Blockbuster musicals rarely tour any more. [ ... ]

Adelaide Cabaret Festival Variety GalaAdelaide Cabaret Festival Variety GalaSamela Harris

Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Festival Theatre. 8 Jun 2018. One night only   Oh, what a night. Such [ ... ]

Grow Old DisgracefullyGrow Old DisgracefullySamela Harris

Cabaret Fringe Festival. Pat Wilson & Adrian Barnes. Studio 166, Goodwood Institute. 7 Jun 2018   Adelaide [ ... ]

The Great Moscow CircusThe Great Moscow CircusSamela Harris

All New ExtremeShow. Wigley Reserve, Glenelg. 3 Jun 2018   Progress and animal rights have tried [ ... ]

Frank Forbes & the Yahoo BoyFrank Forbes & the Yahoo BoyDavid Grybowski

South Australian Playwrights Theatre. Bakehouse Theatre. 29 May 2018   Retired engineer Frank Forbes [ ... ]

SpamalotSpamalotDavid Grybowski

Marie Clark Musical Theatre. Arts Theatre. 26 May 2018   Spamalot was a hugely successful Broadway [ ... ]

CaligulaCaligulaSamela Harris

Red Phoenix Theatre. Holden Street Theatres. 25 May 2018   So it comes to pass that history is [ ... ]

The Pearl FishersThe Pearl FishersKym Clayton

State Opera Of Sa. Adelaide Festival Theatre. 15 May 2018   There are two performances left of [ ... ]

GodspellGodspellPaul Rodda

Irregular Productions and Lydian Productions. The Parks Theatre. 12 May 2018   I do not consider [ ... ]

Sense And SensibilitySense And SensibilityDavid Grybowski

State Theatre Company in association with Adelaide Festival Centre. Dunstan Playhouse. 10 May 2018   Sense [ ... ]

Myth, Propaganda and Disaster in Nazi Germany and Contemporary AmericaMyth, Propaganda and Disaster in Nazi Germany and ...David Grybowski

University of Adelaide Theatre Guild. Little Theatre. 5 May 2018   My first viewing of Australian [ ... ]

Born YesterdayBorn YesterdayDavid Grybowski

Independent Theatre. Goodwood Theatre. 27 April 2018   Born Yesterday is officially a classic American [ ... ]

A Little Night MusicA Little Night MusicSamela Harris

The Gilbert & Sullivan Society. Arts Theatre. 26 Apr 2018   A Little Night Music is arguably [ ... ]

Side Show Side Show Samela Harris

Hills Musical Company. Stirling Community Theatre. 20 Apr 2018   The story may be tragic, but the [ ... ]

Grug and the RainbowGrug and the RainbowNicole Russo

Windmill Theatre. Space Theatre. 14 April 2018   The Grug team are back in Adelaide after numerous [ ... ]

After DinnerAfter DinnerSamela Harris

State Theatre Company of SA. Dunstan Playhouse. 11 Apr 2018   Andrew Bovell’s first play. Methinks [ ... ]

Music Reviews

Romantic RachmaninovRomantic RachmaninovKym Clayton

Master Series 5. Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 17 Aug 2018   Maestro Nicholas [ ... ]

Bob DylanBob DylanSamela Harris

Australian Tour. Live in the Park at Bonython Park. 11 Aug 2018   In his Modern Times song, Spirit [ ... ]

Golberg VariationsGolberg VariationsKym Clayton

Australian Chamber Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 7 Aug 2018   Bach’s Goldberg Variations [ ... ]

Sumi Jo - Mad for LoveSumi Jo - Mad for LoveKym Clayton

Presented by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Mckinnon and State Opera of South Australia, in association [ ... ]

Beethoven Widmann BeethovenBeethoven Widmann BeethovenKym Clayton

Australian String Quartet. Adelaide Town Hall. 5 Jul 2018   It is a sandwich with a Widman filling, [ ... ]

Steven Isserlis Plays ShostakovichSteven Isserlis Plays ShostakovichKym Clayton

Australian Chamber Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 26 Jun 2018   Imagine living in fear that the [ ... ]

DeflectorDeflectorLuke Balzan

The Governor Hindmarsh. 23 Jun 2018   I’ve always got time for good rock music and for local [ ... ]

Melbourne Ska OrchestraMelbourne Ska OrchestraLuke Balzan

The Governor Hindmarsh. 22 Jun 2018 If you’re going to do something big, you may as well make [ ... ]

Beyond PicturesBeyond PicturesKym Clayton

Master Series 4. Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 23 Jun 2018   Sibelius, Rachmaninov, [ ... ]

Grace & GrandeurGrace & GrandeurKym Clayton

Master Series 3. Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 1 Jun 2018   In the third of [ ... ]

Album Review: Emily Davis – You, Me and the Velvet SeaAlbum Review: Emily Davis – You, Me and the Velvet...Luke Balzan

One of the most interesting aspects of being a music journo is discovering tunes that I otherwise would [ ... ]

Organ Symphony - Master Series 1Organ Symphony - Master Series 1Paul Rodda

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Festival Theatre. 6 Apr 2018   The audience is huge. There [ ... ]

Bernstein On StageBernstein On StageKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra In Assocation With Adelade Festival. Adelaide Festival Theatre. 16 Mar 2018   Bernstein [ ... ]

WOMADelaide 2018 - Gratte Ciel, Place des AngesWOMADelaide 2018 - Gratte Ciel, Place des AngesNicole Russo

Botanic Park. Foundation Stage. 11 Mar 2018   The ultimate moment of this year’s festival [ ... ]

WOMADelaide 2018 - Hypnotic Brass EnsembleWOMADelaide 2018 - Hypnotic Brass EnsembleNicole Russo

Botanic Park. Foundation Stage. 10 Mar 2018   Eight years after first appearing at WOMADelaide, [ ... ]

WOMADelaide 2018 - Jojo AbotWOMADelaide 2018 - Jojo AbotNicole Russo

Botanic Park. Stage 2. 10 Mar 2018   In a performance that stays with you, JoJo Abot is a blast [ ... ]

WOMADelaide 2018 - Anoushka ShankarWOMADelaide 2018 - Anoushka ShankarNicole Russo

Botanic Park. Foundation Stage. 9 Mar 2018   On the opening night of WOMADelaide 2018, Anoushka [ ... ]

Beethoven By BallotBeethoven By BallotKym Clayton

Selby & Friends. Elder Hall. 11 Mar 2018   Beethoven by Ballot is the first in Kathryn Selby’s [ ... ]

Glass, Dean & MendelssohnGlass, Dean & MendelssohnKym Clayton

Australian String Quartet. Adelaide Town Hall. 15 Feb 2018   Glass, Dean and Mendelssohn. Interesting [ ... ]

Album Review: Von Hertzen Brothers – War Is OverAlbum Review: Von Hertzen Brothers – War Is OverLuke Balzan

Von Hertzen Brothers. Music Theories / Mascot Label Group. 15 Dec 2017   Finland is an interesting [ ... ]

Beauty & DefianceBeauty & DefianceKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 1 Dec 2017   Aptly styled “Beauty and Defiance”, [ ... ]

Natsuko Yoshimoto & Konstantin ShamrayNatsuko Yoshimoto & Konstantin ShamrayKym Clayton

Recitals Australia. Ukaria Cultural Centre. 26 Nov 2017   Natsuko Yoshimoto (violin) and Konstantin [ ... ]

No. 3 BeginningsNo. 3 BeginningsKym Clayton

Australian String Quartet. Adelaide Town Hall. 15 Nov 2017   For live classical music, programming [ ... ]

The Tea Party 20 Years of Transmission TourThe Tea Party 20 Years of Transmission TourLuke Balzan

The Tea Party. Thebarton Theatre. 2 Nov 2017   It’s no secret that Canadian trio The Tea [ ... ]

News & Opinion

Interview: The Season, Country Arts on tourInterview: The Season, Country Arts on tourSamela Harris

Still, after all these years, most white Australians know pitifully little about Aboriginal culture. But, [ ... ]

Story: Melbourne Ska Orchestra - One Year Of SkaStory: Melbourne Ska Orchestra - One Year Of SkaLuke Balzan

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Nicky Bomba in all his various musical guises. One of [ ... ]

Interview: Mark Holden’s life of CircusInterview: Mark Holden’s life of CircusSamela Harris

Mark Holden has circus in his blood.   He is, he reveals, descended from a one-legged trapeze artist [ ... ]

Interview: Ali McGregor; A heart full of CabaretInterview: Ali McGregor; A heart full of CabaretSamela Harris

Ali McGregor has stolen our hearts - and we, it seems, have stolen hers.   The Cabaret Festival [ ... ]

Interview: DeLaine and Raymond side by side, by Side ShowInterview: DeLaine and Raymond side by side, by Si...Paul Rodda

Side Show. The Hills Musical Company. The Stirling Theatre. 15 Apr 2018   Side Show the musical [ ... ]

Interview: Grug & the RainbowInterview: Grug & the RainbowSamela Harris

Funny little Grug, who grew from fallen a bit of an Aussie Baobab tree, has risen into an international [ ... ]

Story: Frankenstein’s Creature gets a good RepStory: Frankenstein’s Creature gets a good RepSamela Harris

Adelaide Repertory Theatre. The Arts Theatre. 18 Mar 2018   Frankenstein’s Creature is alive [ ... ]

Story: Heavenly Festival closes for 2018Story: Heavenly Festival closes for 2018Paul Rodda

Adapted from Media Release. 13 Mar 2018   WOMADelaide 2018 wrapped up on Monday 12th March after [ ... ]

Reflection: Hamlet - The operaReflection: Hamlet - The operaSamela Harris

A Glyndebourne Festival Opera Production. Festival Theatre. Adelaide Festival 2018.   It is healthy [ ... ]

Story: Holden Street shows drive into new festivals territory.Story: Holden Street shows drive into new festival...Samela Harris

Now established as a vital, vigorous and ground-breaking Fringe Festival entity, Holden Street Theatres [ ... ]

Story: What’s in the Club? The GC Adelaide Fringe PreviewStory: What’s in the Club? The GC Adelaide Fringe ...David O'Brien

The German Club. Adelaide Fringe 2018. 16 Feb 2018   The guided media tour around The German Club’s [ ... ]

Interview: Brad Butvila is Hott to Trott in MBM’s latest offeringInterview: Brad Butvila is Hott to Trott in MBM’s ...Paul Rodda

Matt Byrne Media’s Hott Property. Maxims Wine Bar. 10 Feb 18   Matt Byrne Media will celebrate [ ... ]

Lifestyle Reviews

Adelaide Beer & BBQ FestivalAdelaide Beer & BBQ FestivalLuke Balzan

Adelaide Showgrounds, 28 Jul to 30 Jul 17   Anyone who knows me knows that I don’t mind the [ ... ]

McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic 2017McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic 2017Luke Balzan

Main Street & Various Wineries, 2 Apr 2017   The pairing of an alcoholic beverage and motoring [ ... ]

Adelaide Chrysler FestivalAdelaide Chrysler FestivalLuke Balzan

Urrbrae Agricultural College, Fri Mar 24 – Sun Mar 26   It may seem unusual to be reviewing [ ... ]

Cinnamon ClubCinnamon ClubSamela Harris

Indian   The joy of a creative new restaurant is that it offers wild and glorious adventures right [ ... ]

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