Category archives for: Performing Arts Reviews

Theatre Review: The Perfectionist

Theatre Review: The Perfectionist

David Williamson’s ‘The Perfectionist’ is not contemporary, but many of its ideas and topics still have echoes in the current world.

Music Review: ASO Does Disco

Music Review: ASO Does Disco

The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra finds its groove in this 1970s house party, featuring hits and medleys of the era, accompanied by a quartet of singers.

Theatre Review: The Bald Prima Donna

Theatre Review: The Bald Prima Donna

Eugene Ionesco’s 1950s play is one of the ‘classic’ Absurdist plays and is almost an instruction manual on what makes an ‘absurdist’ piece of theatre.

Theatre Review: Pinocchio

Theatre Review: Pinocchio

This ‘Pinocchio’, as written by John Martin and Deirdre Quinn, is a comical, fun mash-up of the original story by Carlo Collodi and the Walt Disney film version.

Theatre Review: Broadway 4 Kidz

Theatre Review: Broadway 4 Kidz

Broadway 4 Kidz’ is a collection of songs from big Broadway hit musicals mainly directed at school age children and varies in content and cast size throughout the year.

Review: The Australian Ballet’s The Dream

Review: The Australian Ballet’s The Dream

Last week saw the second instalment of the Australian Ballet’s performances here in Adelaide, and their breathtaking performance of The Dream was the perfect follow up to Giselle.

Theatre Review: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Theatre Review: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

The creators and producers of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show’ have done a terrific job in bringing four Eric Carle tales to the stage.

Theatre Review: Mary Poppins

Theatre Review: Mary Poppins

Matt Byrne is getting a reputation for bringing fresh, hard to do shows to Adelaide. We are grateful to him for the chance to see this favourite children’s story.

Ballet Review: Giselle

Ballet Review: Giselle

The Australian Ballet is offering two productions this year, the first being Giselle. Maina Gielgud, who originally staged this ballet has returned to lend her expertise.

Music/Opera Review: Maestro Series 2: Passion

Music/Opera Review: Maestro Series 2: Passion

The Adelaide Youth Orchestra combine with some of this state’s finest Opera stars to deliver Mozart and Strauss.

Comedy Review: Adelaide Comedy Featuring Georgie Carroll

Comedy Review: Adelaide Comedy Featuring Georgie Carroll

Comedienne Georgie Carroll featured at the Marion Hotel with Jason Chong as host and 4 other comedians

Theatre Review: Mutts: The Dog’s Tale

Theatre Review: Mutts: The Dog’s Tale

Nine dogs, are impounded, and share their stories and hopes. Will they be rescued, or will they be taken on “the long walk”, from which they never return?

Comedy Review: Alex Williamson: That Guy From The Internet

Comedy Review: Alex Williamson: That Guy From The Internet

Young, up-coming comic, Alex Williamson, is gaining quite a name for himself following a successful Fringe season, strong YouTube following and Netflix.

Theatre Review: Bitch Boxer

Theatre Review: Bitch Boxer

‘Bitch Boxer’ is a brilliant piece of theatre set against a backdrop of the 2012 London Olympic Games when female boxing was first allowed in the programme.

Theatre Review: It’s Just Sex

Theatre Review: It’s Just Sex

This Rep show carries a warning “Sexually explicit words and actions”, pretty racy for the staid ‘old lady’ of theatre!

Theatre Review: Reasons to be Pretty

Theatre Review: Reasons to be Pretty

When an offhand remark about his girlfriend’s looks is met with a seemingly disproportionate response, we’re thrown into Neil LaBute’s pointed but comical obsession with vanity.

Opera Review: The Magic Flute

Opera Review: The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute is the tale of two friends, Pamino and Papageno who undertake a quest from The Queen of the Night.

Theatre Review: Six Swans

Theatre Review: Six Swans

From an original Grimm Brothers Fairy Tale the story has been adapted and brought to life by composer Richard Chew and renowned poet Jehane Markham.

Theatre Review: Queens of the City

Theatre Review: Queens of the City

‘Queens of the City’ gives us some fine singing and comic ability from three stereotypical queens – the beauty queen, the old queen and the scary queen.

Theatre Review: The Goodbye Girl

Theatre Review: The Goodbye Girl

The seventies saw the film ‘The Goodbye Girl’ by Neil Simon. The nineties saw the musical version hit the stage. Now, Therry presents this toe-tapper.

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