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Jersey Boys Review: A Hit Down Under

Jersey Boys recently opened at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre to thundering applause. Following the lead of the show’s massive success on Broadway, where it grosses over a million dollars every week in box office sales, Jersey Boys is set to be a sure-fire hit Down Under as well. The musical, about...

Mary Poppins To Come to Australia

Disney’s multi-million dollar Broadway musical Mary Poppins is on its way to Australia. Victorian state Premier John Brumby announced yesterday the show will open at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre in July 2010. BroadwayWorld.com claims the Australian production is among the first of many international versions of Mary Poppins planned over...

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Theatre in Vanuatu

I popped over to the Pacific nation of Vanuatu last week for a spot of sun (my God it is freezing here in winter in Melbourne at about 13 C during the day). Happy to report the temperature was twice what I was experiencing back home (though you’ll see from...

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Right Place At The Right Time

Twice in the space of a week I’ve run into people very familiar to everyone in the theatre world, particularly in Australia. Last weekend I was leaving a colleague’s birthday party at 1.15 in the morning and as I walked to my car in a nearby side-street, the person who...