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PIPPIN COMING TO THE LYRIC THEATRE THIS MONTH

The high-flying, death-defying hit Broadway musical PIPPIN is coming to Australia, opening at the Sydney Lyric Theatre at The Star for an exclusive season from 24 November 2020. 

The role of the young and confused protagonist Pippin will be played by Ainsley Melham,  who performed the title role in Aladdin on Broadway and across Australia. The charming and manipulative Leading Player, the ultimate ringmaster of the show, will be Gabrielle McClinton, who played the role on Broadway and beyond. Returning to the stage after an extraordinary award-winning career on television is Kerri-Anne Kennerley who will play Berthe, Pippin’s saucy grandmother. 

Simon Burke (Les Misérables, La Cage Aux Folles in London’s West End) will play Charles,  Pippin’s demanding father, while Lucy Maunder (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,  Beautiful) will be playing Catherine, a widow and mother who falls in love with Pippin. In the  role of Pippin’s conniving stepmother Fastrada will be Leslie Bell (Broadway’s Chicago and  Ragtime), with Euan Doidge (Les Misérables, Kinky Boots) playing the role of her son Lewis,  Pippin’s half-brother.   Continue reading PIPPIN COMING TO THE LYRIC THEATRE THIS MONTH

REHEARSALS UNDERWAY FOR SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER

1977  was a huge break-out year for John Travolta with the monster hits Grease and Saturday Night Fever  bringing enormous financial success both at the box office and from the purchases s of the soundtracks.

I confess that I saw both these films whilst sojourning in exotic locations.  This caused me to suspend all critical faculties such that I adored both films.

If I had to pick a favourite it would have to be Saturday Night Fever and in particular its gritty back story.   I was also partial to its disco beat and dancing.

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Les Mis @ The Capitol

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Visually stunning ,with some wizard special effects this is a tremendously thrilling production of one of the world’s most popular musicals.There is magnificent ensemble work and the leads are terrific.

We follow Hugo’s epic, sweeping tale of love, morals, suffering and redemption and a sharp criticism of the state of society at the time. Continue reading Les Mis @ The Capitol