Theatre Reviews

The Redheaded Cabaret: Sirens of SeductionThe Redheaded Cabaret: Sirens of SeductionDavid O'Brien

Red Siren. Nexus Arts. 18 Feb 2018   Tales of sailors being shipwrecked by the seductive lure of [ ... ]

Paul Dabek – Encore!Paul Dabek – Encore!Alex Bond

Paul Dabek. The Speakeasy at Gluttony. 18 Feb 2018   Paul Dabek’s self-produced and self-titled [ ... ]

Dr Chris's Theory of EverythingDr Chris's Theory of EverythingDavid Grybowski

Chris Lassig. Tuxedo Cat at Broadcast Bar - Gate 1. 18 Feb 2018   This show should really be called [ ... ]

Anya Anastasia: Rogue RomanticAnya Anastasia: Rogue RomanticDavid O'Brien

Anya Anastasia. Spiegel Zelt at Gluttony. 17 Feb 2018   What a difference a year makes!   Anya [ ... ]

The Very Circusy CaterpillarThe Very Circusy CaterpillarPaul Rodda

Hannah Cryle. Happy Haps Productions. Cornucopia at Gluttony. 18 Feb 2018   One recalls with [ ... ]

Scientology The MusicalScientology The MusicalDavid Grybowski

George Glass Comedy. Gluttony - The Speakeasy. 16 Feb 2018   Falsely advertised as a musical, this [ ... ]

First Name UnknownFirst Name UnknownDavid Grybowski

a priori projects. Bakehouse Theatre. 17 Feb 2018   Writer, producer and performer Rowan McDonald [ ... ]

Eleanor's Story: An American Girl In Hitler's GermanyEleanor's Story: An American Girl In Hitler's Germ...David Grybowski

Glam - Global Arts Management Social Change. Live from Tandanya - Tandanya Theatre. 18 Feb 2018   Ingrid [ ... ]

OrpheusOrpheusSamela Harris

Adelaide Fringe. Noel Lothian Hall. Joanne Hartstone Presents. 17 Feb 2018   Vince breathes a sigh [ ... ]

The Great PretenderThe Great PretenderKym Clayton

Adelaide Fringe. The GC. 17 Feb 2018   Max Riebel is a rare bird indeed. He is a classically trained [ ... ]

Splash Test DummiesSplash Test DummiesNicole Russo

Trash Test Dummies.  Corona Theatre. The Garden of Unearthly Delights.  17 Feb 2018   The [ ... ]

Ivy + Bean: The MusicalIvy + Bean: The MusicalNicole Russo

The Gemini Collective.  Mainstage at Bakehouse Theatre.  16 Feb 2018   Based on the characters [ ... ]

GroundedGroundedSamela Harris

Victoria Square. 16 Feb 2018   The white tents and food stands don't look too prepossessing from [ ... ]

GiantologyGiantologySamela Harris

Michael Hackett. The GC. 16 Feb 2018   Mystification. This Fringe comedy show is touted as “groundbreaking”. Um. [ ... ]

Hott PropertyHott PropertyDavid Grybowski

Matt Byrne Media. Maxim's Wine Bar. 15 Feb 2018   No houses were sold in the making of this production, [ ... ]

Borders by Henry NaylorBorders by Henry NaylorSamela Harris

Gilded Balloon & Redbeard Theatre in assoc. with Holden Street Theatres. Holden Street Theatres. [ ... ]

Love Letters To The Public Transport SystemLove Letters To The Public Transport SystemDavid Grybowski

Molly Taylor in association with Holden Street Theatres. Holden Street Theatres. 14 Feb 2018   I [ ... ]

Flesh and BoneFlesh and BoneSamela Harris

Unpolished Theatre in assoc. with the Pleasance Theatre Trust. Holden Street Theatres. 14 Feb 2018   Behind [ ... ]

Glorious!Glorious!Samela Harris

Therry Dramatic Society. Arts Theatre. 8 Feb 2018   One can only marvel at the work Sue Wylie must [ ... ]

Wicked Wicked Samela Harris

Zest Theatre Group. Victor Harbor Town Hall. 2 Feb 2018   It couldn’t be more ambitious. [ ... ]

Green Day's American IdiotGreen Day's American IdiotDavid Grybowski

shake & stir theatre co and Queensland Performing Arts Centre. Her Majesty's Theatre. 21 Jan 2018   If [ ... ]

Shrek the MusicalShrek the MusicalAlex Bond

Adelaide Youth Theatre. The Arts Theatre. 20 Jan 2018   In the midst of a sweeping heatwave Adelaide [ ... ]

Walk of Fame GalaWalk of Fame GalaSamela Harris

Adelaide Festival Centre. Festival Theatre. 19 Jan 2018   It was quite literally a landmark event [ ... ]

ToyerToyerDavid O'Brien

Leading Line Productions & Tony Knight Productions. The Bakehouse Theatre. 18 Jan 2018   Maude’s [ ... ]

The School for Scandal in the GardenThe School for Scandal in the GardenSamela Harris

Blue Sky Theatre and Open Gardens Australia. Crozier Hill. 12 Jan 2018   The surroundings could [ ... ]

Rocky Horror - Dramatic Re-ReviewRocky Horror - Dramatic Re-ReviewSamela Harris

The Gordon Frost Organisation/Adelaide Festival Centre. Festival Theatre. 10 Jan 2018   As one [ ... ]

The Rocky Horror ShowThe Rocky Horror ShowDavid O'Brien

The Gordon Frost Organisation/Adelaide Festival Centre. Festival Theatre. 5 Jan 2018   ‘Transformative’, [ ... ]

All is Calm - The Christmas Truce of 1914All is Calm - The Christmas Truce of 1914Samela Harris

Promise Adelaide. Goodwood Institute. 21 Dec 2017   The stage is dark, misty, dressed by stacks [ ... ]

ConstructConstructDavid O'Brien

Australian Dance Theatre. Anniversary Season 2017. 29 Nov 2017   10 years ago, the late Tanja Liedtke [ ... ]

Verdi SpectacularVerdi SpectacularKym Clayton

State Opera of South Australia. Adelaide Town hall. 21 Nov 2017   Opera spectaculars are a winning [ ... ]

Burlesque By ForceBurlesque By ForceKym Clayton

Feast Festival. Nexus Arts, Lions Arts Centre. 17 Nov 2017   If burlesque is about extravagance, [ ... ]

Brideshead RevisitedBrideshead RevisitedSamela Harris

Independent Theatre. Goodwood Theatre. 17 Nov 2017 Elegant and stylish. These hallmark characteristics [ ... ]

Music Reviews

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 [ ... ]

Album Review: Fleur Green and The Keepers – When The Tide Rushes InAlbum Review: Fleur Green and The Keepers – When T...Luke Balzan

Fleur Green And The Keepers. Independent. 30 Oct 2017   One thing I’ve learned over many [ ... ]

Album Review: 10 Years – (How To Live) As GhostsAlbum Review: 10 Years – (How To Live) As GhostsLuke Balzan

10 Years. Mascot Label Group. 25 Oct 2017   I’ve been involved with music ever since I [ ... ]

Pilgrimage Of The SoulPilgrimage Of The SoulKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 13 Oct 2017   The eighth in the ASO’s Master [ ... ]

Album Review: The New Yorks – I Wish I Was You, But That’s Just MeAlbum Review: The New Yorks – I Wish I Was You, Bu...Luke Balzan

The New Yorks. Independent. 15 Oct 2017   The first thing that strikes me as I listen to the second [ ... ]

Album Review: Supersonic Blues Machine – CalifornisoulAlbum Review: Supersonic Blues Machine – Californi...Luke Balzan

Supersonic Blues Machine. Provogue/Mascot Label Group. 15 Oct 2017   I’m definitely a summer [ ... ]

Album Review: SIMO – Rise & ShineAlbum Review: SIMO – Rise & ShineLuke Balzan

SIMO. Provogue/Mascot Label Group. 15 Oct 2017   It’s a rare occasion these days that a piece [ ... ]

Album Review: Black Stone Cherry – Black To BluesAlbum Review: Black Stone Cherry – Black To Blues...Luke Balzan

Black Stone Cherry. Mascot Label Group. 15 Oct 2017   It’s well known that modern hard rock [ ... ]

Zuckerman Trio - Special EventZuckerman Trio - Special EventKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 27 Sep 2017   At short notice, my ‘plus-one’ [ ... ]

Of Knights and LegendsOf Knights and LegendsKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Town Hall. 16 Sep 2017   This is surely one of the best, [ ... ]

Album Review: Triggerfinger – ColossusAlbum Review: Triggerfinger – ColossusLuke Balzan

Triggerfinger. Mascot Label Group. 17 Aug 2017

It’s an interesting experience to consider yourself [ ... ]

Album Review: Sharman's Harvest - Red Hands Black DeedsAlbum Review: Sharman's Harvest - Red Hands Black ...Luke Balzan

Shaman’s Harvest. Mascot Label Group. 6 Aug 2017

Like so many things in the modern world, the concept [ ... ]

Master Series 5: DedicationMaster Series 5: DedicationKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 8 Jul 2017   Dedication is the fifth in the ASO’s [ ... ]

Album Review: Ayreon – The Source Album Review: Ayreon – The Source Luke Balzan

Ayreon. Mascot Label & Music Theories. 20 Jun 2017   Progressive music occupies a special [ ... ]

Album Review: Raised By Eagles – I Must Be Somewhere Album Review: Raised By Eagles – I Must Be Somewhe...Luke Balzan

Raised by Eagles. ABC/Universal. 20 Jun 2017   I have to admit, I’d not really heard of [ ... ]

Silver And GoldSilver And GoldKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 31 Mar 2017   Silver and Gold was the first in [ ... ]

Melbourne Ska OrchestraMelbourne Ska OrchestraLuke Balzan

Melbourne Ska Orchestra. The Gov. 26 Mar 2017   I have been a fan of Nicky Bomba for many years [ ... ]

Third Stone: Jimi Hendrix TributeThird Stone: Jimi Hendrix TributeLuke Balzan

Third Stone. The Gov. 24 Mar 2017   In general, I don’t do reviews of cover bands, since [ ... ]

AWO At The OscarsAWO At The OscarsKym Clayton

Adelaide Wind Orchestra. Concordia College. 19 Mar 2017   Unable to be seen in the wings, somebody [ ... ]

News & Opinion

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 [ ... ]

Story: The River Palais Returns to Glorious LifeStory: The River Palais Returns to Glorious LifeSamela Harris

The river Palais is coming back to glorious life. Hooray.   For almost a year, people have grumbled [ ... ]

Story: House Of Sand 2018 - Welcome The RevolutionStory: House Of Sand 2018 - Welcome The RevolutionDavid O'Brien

Wow! A kick butt statement! How else to ponder allowing a very young emerging arts company to launch its [ ... ]

Interview: Spring Awakening Realises Life Long Dream for Young PerformersInterview: Spring Awakening Realises Life Long Dre...Paul Rodda

The Hills Musical Company. The Stirling Theatre. 4 Nov 2017   For young actors Mitchell Smith and [ ... ]

Story: The Tea Party 20th Anniversary TourStory: The Tea Party 20th Anniversary TourLuke Balzan

As a music lover, there are lots of artists and albums that I rate highly, yet interestingly there are [ ... ]

Interview: Puberty Blues adaptation hits the stageInterview: Puberty Blues adaptation hits the stageSamela Harris

When first she read Puberty Blues, Zoe Muller was just 15.
She assumed the crude sexism within its pages [ ... ]

Interview: Cooney and Watts - Men Behaving BadlyInterview: Cooney and Watts - Men Behaving BadlyPaul Rodda

Matt Byrne Media. Holden Street Theatres. 29 Sep 2017   Matt Byrne Media will present Stephen Nye’s [ ... ]

Interview: Sebastian Cooper gets Saturday Night FeverInterview: Sebastian Cooper gets Saturday Night Fe...Paul Rodda

Matt Byrne Media. Arts Theatre and Shedley Theatre. July 2017   In just under a week’s time [ ... ]

Interview: Cameron Goodall – Fallen Stars to Shine Brightly Once MoreInterview: Cameron Goodall – Fallen Stars to Shine...Samela Harris

Cameron Goodall is one of the most versatile and accomplished performers on the Australian stage today [ ... ]

Interview: Paul Boylon - 10 Years On The Smell Of A Laddered StockingInterview: Paul Boylon - 10 Years On The Smell Of ...David O'Brien

Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival. 3 to 25 June.   10 years on - some good, some bad - Cabaret Fringe [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

Review: Cellar Door Wine Festival 2015Review: Cellar Door Wine Festival 2015Paul Rodda

Adelaide Convention Centre. 21 Feb 2015   On arrival at the Cellar Door Wine Festival there is a friendly [ ... ]

Howard Park & Heartland: PairsHoward Park & Heartland: PairsTony Keys

  Below, two reviews; one for a pair of Howard Park wines from Western Australian, the other for [ ... ]

Story: Once an icon always an iconStory: Once an icon always an iconTony Keys

  "Penfolds poisoned chalice leaves trail of corporate hangovers" was the headline of an article [ ... ]

Hardy'sHardy'sTony Keys

The Eileen Hardy wine range is the top end of the ‘Accolade Wines’ ladder. To quote the Hardy's Wines’ [ ... ]

Jacob's CreekJacob's CreekTony Keys

The big often get a bashing, recently a small family wine producer (Crittenden) based in the Victorian [ ... ]

d’Arenberg Winesd’Arenberg WinesTony Keys

The d’Arenberg Dozen   Any person with an interest in wine living in Adelaide or surrounds will [ ... ]

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