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‘La Sylphide’ is classical ballet at its romantic best

‘La Sylphide’ is classical ballet at its romantic best

La Sylphide | His Majesty’s Theatre | Until 2nd June | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★   La Sylphide is one of the great traditional ballets, originally performed in 1832 it is one of the most performed ballet works of all time, up there with Swan Lake, Coppélia, Giselle and The Nutcracker. The West Australian Ballet last staged this production back in […]

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Review: Mamma Mia – here we go again, we know the start, we know the end

Review: Mamma Mia – here we go again, we know the start, we know the end

Mamma Mia | Crown Theatre | Until July 1 | ★ ★ ★ ★   The fun, energetic musical Mamma Mia is back with a new cast, new staging, fresh choreography and all those ABBA songs that we love forever. I’ve seen this musical on Broadway, I’ve saw it the last time it was in Perth, and would […]

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The Best Musical of the 20th Century: WAAPA does Carousel

The Best Musical of the 20th Century: WAAPA does Carousel

Time magazine bestowed the ‘Best Musical’ tag on Carousel, writing that Rodgers and Hammerstein “set the standards for the 20th century musical, and this show features their most beautiful score and the most skillful and affecting example of their musical storytelling”. The classic musical Carousel will be at the Regal Theatre from 16-23 June, starring […]

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Flight Attendant Star: Come fly with Pam Ann

Flight Attendant Star: Come fly with Pam Ann

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a flight attendant, traveling the world, seeing the sights, and asking passengers to politely fuck off? Then we have a show for you. The queen of the skies, Pam Ann, returns to Australia in search of her Flight Attendant Star, selecting air service wannabes and having them run the […]

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Chad Michaels: Drag Queen of the Stone Age

Chad Michaels: Drag Queen of the Stone Age

The RuPaul’s Drag Race world is buzzing. Season 10 is almost over, Drag Con just wrapped, and in a few weeks, the Drag Queens of the Stone Age tour will be coming to Australia with KWEER Touring and Events. I thought I’d catch up with Chad Michaels: season 4 runner up, season one All Stars […]

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‘Hir’ is confronting, comedic and aggressively unforgiving

‘Hir’ is confronting, comedic and aggressively unforgiving

Hir | State Theatre Centre | Until 27 May | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  This 21st century story of a family tackling issues of toxic masculinity, gender fluidity, independence, domestic violence and roles expectations goes full throttle from start to end. It’s zooms like a bullet train, unstoppable, powerful and driven. Isaac Connor returns from three years […]

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Review: Puppetry of the Penis leaves us in awe

Puppetry of the Penis | The Regal Theatre | Until 12 May | ★ ★ ★ ★   The Regal Theatre was close to packed. The air was filled with laughter and talk that was a tad too high. A slightly nervous air rippled through the theatre while couples took their seats. Some of the men looked surreptitiously […]

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Review | Summer of the Seventeenth Doll maintains its relevance

Review | Summer of the Seventeenth Doll maintains its relevance

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll | State Theatre Centre | Until 20 May | ★ ★ ★ ½  Ray Lawler’s classic Australian play Summer of the Seventeenth Doll is his most well-known work, it’s been staged everywhere from Broadway to local community theatre and high school productions, it’s been a feature film with big name stars, and even turned […]

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Black Swan get ready to stage Taylor Mac’s ‘Hir’

Black Swan get ready to stage Taylor Mac’s ‘Hir’

Taylor Mac, who uses judy (lowercase j) as a gender pronoun, left a memorable impression when judy appeared at the Perth Festival back in 2011. Now Perth audiences have another chance to enter the world of the drag legends creative realm as Black Swan State Theatre Company stage judys play Hir. The plays name is […]

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Sam Hooper is flying high in Mamma Mia!

Sam Hooper is flying high in Mamma Mia!

Audiences love the musical Mamma Mia. Jam packed with ABBA songs, it’s the musical everyone is ready to sing and dance along to, and this month a new production is playing at the Crown Theatre. Sam Hooper, who plays Pepper in Mamma Mia, chatted to us about the fun role and how this musical is […]

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