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Charming, vigorously performed staging of a classic tale

Charming, vigorously performed staging of a classic tale

Canberra Philharmonic Society's production of the Disney musical Beauty and the Beast has a rich sound and impressive cast.

  • by Alanna Maclean

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Bags of energy in musical about men baring all
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Bags of energy in musical about men baring all

Supa's production of The Full Monty, an Americanised musical from the movie, has a suitably industrial look and is fired up by fine performances.

  • by Alanna Maclean
New Jersey Boys deliver fresh take on Frankie Valli's rise to fame
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New Jersey Boys deliver fresh take on Frankie Valli's rise to fame

The third iteration of the hit musical thinks harder about what it means to walk like a man.

  • by John Bailey
A wild, rockin' ride from city pubs to outback Australia
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A wild, rockin' ride from city pubs to outback Australia

Barbara and the Camp Dogs is an Indigenous rock musical that stands out in an already strong field.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
Quirky, fun musical variation on a classic fairy tale
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Quirky, fun musical variation on a classic fairy tale

Ickle Pickle's production of this humorous adaptation of the Broadway musical based on The Princess and the Pea is enjoyable for the whole family.

  • by Peter Wilkins
Clowns and acrobats back addictive punk rock
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Clowns and acrobats back addictive punk rock

Huge rock'n'roll speakers. A black rock stage. A tiny rock-red drum kit. Get ready to “Make some noise, Mel-BAWN!” because Rock Bang  the circus rock opera is in town.

  • by Anne-Marie Peard
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The whole school rocks Andrew Lloyd Webber
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The whole school rocks Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock opened in Melbourne at the weekend. It’s an unalloyed delight.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
Critics savage Australian production King Kong on Broadway debut

Critics savage Australian production King Kong on Broadway debut

The big-budget stage spectacular has won praise from New York critics for its creature, but almost everything else has been found wanting.

  • by Karl Quinn
'Mad to miss it': PeeWee's 'We Will Rock You' a quirky, fun night out
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Canberra

'Mad to miss it': PeeWee's 'We Will Rock You' a quirky, fun night out

'We Will Rock You' is only in Canberra for a short season before it sweeps down to Wollongong for a couple of days next week.

  • by Alanna Maclean
Sincere affection and spontaneous flavour cast a (God)spell
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Canberra

Sincere affection and spontaneous flavour cast a (God)spell

Queanbeyan Players' production of Godspell has a strong feeling of joy, ensemble and community.

  • by Peter Wilkins
Darkly sardonic high school musical with plenty of energy
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Canberra

Darkly sardonic high school musical with plenty of energy

Based on the 1989 movie, this is a rude, crude and well performed musical that explores some dark alleys.

  • by Alanna Maclean