The Bodyguard Musical review (Sydney Lyric Theatre)

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The Bodyguard Musical is one of the best musical comedies to hit Sydney stages in years — whether it entirely intends to be funny or not. Such is the sheer ridiculousness of this melodramatic stage adaptation of Mick Jackson’s middling 1992 romantic thriller film, it tends to draw stifled laughs when it reaches for sincerity, or terror,

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Big Fish the musical review (Hayes Theatre, Sydney)

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Big Fish is hardly one of Broadway’s major success stories of the past decade. The humungous, big-budget, big-cast original Broadway production, directed by Susan Stroman (the director behind mega-hit The Producers), closed after just three months, proving too expensive and not quite popular enough to sustain a long run. But the musical had not been entirely forgotten,

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Kinky Boots review (Capitol Theatre, Sydney)

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Rightly or wrongly, “hummability” has long been considered a key measure of a musical theatre score’s success. “Catchy” tunes are apparently the most preferable, while “I can’t remember a single tune” is just about the most damning thing you can say about a composer’s work. There’s an old, simple and fairly obvious trick those composers use to

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Eddie Perfect to pen Beetlejuice musical for Broadway

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Australian actor, comedian and composer Eddie Perfect is following in the footsteps of his good friend Tim Minchin, all the way to Broadway. Playbill reports that Perfect is set to write the score for a new musical adaptation of Tim Burton’s 1988 cult comedy-fantasy hit film Beetlejuice, alongside book writers Scott Brown and Anthony King. Brown and King wrote the off-Broadway

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‘Matilda’ dominates 2016 Green Room Awards

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Tim Minchin’s Matilda the Musical has continued its winning streak at Australia’s awards ceremonies, picking up eight Green Room Awards, including Best Production of a Musical. Other big winners of Melbourne’s premier performing arts awards included Opera Australia’s Ring Cycle, which won six awards, including Best Production of an Opera, and Melbourne Theatre Company’s Miss Julie, which won

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WATCH: Tim Minchin plays Trump in Matilda parody

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Tim Minchin has previously suggested that Donald Trump’s presidency might be beyond parody, but the composer and comedian seems to have changed his mind. On Monday night’s episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden, Minchin appeared in Donald: The Musical, a rewritten version of his Matilda hit song When I Grow Up. Minchin played Trump alongside Corden as Steve Bannon, Abigail

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