Tag: Alicia Tripp

The Heavens Open on West Side Story Opening

They say rain on opening night of an outdoor show is a good omen. Well, Handa Opera’s West Side Story on Sydney Harbour must be in for one hell of a run after the deluge that set in for a…

The Miser – John Bell Back On Stage

If you thought Bell Shakespeare Company only did Shakespeare, you’ve clearly missed what I consider to be the best theatre trend to hit Sydney in the last few years: Molière. Bell also does plays by Moilère now. Ok, so Molière…

In the Heights – Sydney’s Hottest Musical

In the Heights is the hottest show to hit Sydney Opera House in as long as I can remember. It is so refreshing, even exhilarating, to see what a modern musical can be, indeed, should be. So you’ve heard of…

Turandot – The Opera Of All Operas

If you live in Sydney, home of the world’s most famous opera house, and have never been to the opera, now is the time to book and go. Showing at Sydney Opera House this summer is the perfect production to…

Julius Caesar – By No Means a Tragedy

Having read multiple scathing reviews of Bell Shakespeare’s new production of Julius Caesar after its national tour, I had the bar set low for Sydney’s opening night. I was, however, pleasantly surprised to not only enjoy the show, but also…

Forever & Ever – Curious, Engaging and Forceful

This October Sydney Dance Company brings us another exciting new Australian contemporary dance work, Forever & Ever. The show is a double bill, commencing with an older work by Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela, and finishing on a high with the…

The Misanthrope – Fun, Laughter and Fabulous Queerism

Griffin Theatre Company and Bell Shakespeare’s latest co-production, The Misanthrope, transposes Molière’s satire of ill-manners, hypocrisy, and prudishness, into contemporary Australian queer culture. It is a fun, funny frolick, in the vain of a mardigras float, and almost as shallow….

The Turk in Italy – Modern Aussie Opera

The Turk in Italy is not one of Rossini’s best known or best received operas, but this risqué OA production is sure to entertain most. (Just don’t take your kids or your prudish mother-in-law.) Director Simon Philips premiered this playful…

Aida – More is More as Opera Australia Enters the Digital Age

Opera Australia’s artistic director Lyndon Terracini debuted the company’s first digital work on Wednesday night, 18 July. A grand scale is expected in Verdi’s Egyptian epic, Aida, and hence it is the perfect vehicle for showcasing the immeasurable possibilities of…

Regina Spektor – Quirkier Than Ever

For the first time since 2012, Russian-born, New York based singer songwriter Regina Spektor graced Australian shores and gave fans a special live performance “in the round” at Sydney Opera House this Monday July 9. Whether it was jet lag,…