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LEGALLY BLONDE: HIDDEN LAYERS OF INSPIRATION

Production photos: Grant Leslie

OMG you guys , it’s PINK!

Packemin’s production of LEGALLY BLONDE at Riverside Theatres Parramatta explodes on to the stage and takes off like a rocket. Directed by Jessica Fallico and with a very strong cast led by Mikayla Williams as Elle, this show is full of relentless turbo charged energy.

Hot and steamy in parts, while seemingly bright and superficial the show is actually inspirational and full of hidden layers of meaning – examining the interweaving of chauvinism, gender expectations and the law.  And what would you do for love? Based on the novel LEGALLY BLONDE by Amanda Brown and the 2001 film of the same name , the musical tells the story of Elle Woods, a seemingly ditzy sorority student who enrols at Harvard Law School (complete with purse pooch her chihuahua Bruiser), in an attempt to win back her ex-boyfriend Warner ( played here by Joshua Keane). Continue reading LEGALLY BLONDE: HIDDEN LAYERS OF INSPIRATION

SHREK THE MUSICAL: FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

SHREK THE MUSICAL
Photos: Grant Leslie (Perfect Images Photography)

The Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film SHREK was brought to life on the stage of Parramatta’s Riverside Theatre as SHREK THE MUSICAL . Presented by Packemin Productions [Facebook] , the dynamic and diverse cast starred Play School’s loveable Jay Laga’aia as lead Ogre Shrek and acclaimed comedy and musical theatre performer Luke Joslin as the vain and bragging Lord Farquaad. Continue reading SHREK THE MUSICAL: FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

PRINCESS FIONA’S OTHER OTHER SELF: MIKAYLA WILLIAMS

Mikayla Williams as Princess Fiona in production and in rehearsal.

Mikayla Williams is just slightly busy in the leadup to Opening Night for SHREK THE MUSICAL.  After we have a bit of chat about her role as Princess Fiona in the show about to open at Riverside Theatres, she’s flying off.  Literally.  The rigging is set and the harness in place so this better be quick … no pressure really as Mikayla is warm and friendly and loves sharing her joy in the character.  Continue reading PRINCESS FIONA’S OTHER OTHER SELF: MIKAYLA WILLIAMS

WHOA DONKEY!: SHREK’S COMING TO RIVERSIDE

Jay Laga’aia is SHREK in Packemin’s show coming to Riverside

Packemin Productions and Riverside Theatres are presenting SHREK THE MUSICAL ( based on the beloved DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the Book by William Steig)

Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears. Continue reading WHOA DONKEY!: SHREK’S COMING TO RIVERSIDE

PACKEMIN PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS WICKED @ RIVERSIDE THEATRES PARRAMATTA

 

Packemin - Wicked - Grant Leslie Photography
Packemin – Wicked – Grant Leslie Photography

Fellow Ozians! Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Riverside Parramatta , stampede the box office and book now if you haven’t already for this wonderful production by Packemin of WICKED. Lovingly , lavishly directed with a sure touch by Neil Gooding , Packemin have outdone themselves in this splendid version . ( Packemin have also previously performed a terrific version of the original The Wizard of OZ ).

Now regarded as a modern classic WICKED by Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holman, based on the book by Gregory Maguire , tells the story behind the scenes of The Wizard of Oz and what really happened. Who is Elphaba , the ‘Wicked Witch of the West ‘ ? What is Glinda’s real name ? Who were the Tin Man , Scarecrow and Cowardly Lion? Continue reading PACKEMIN PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS WICKED @ RIVERSIDE THEATRES PARRAMATTA