Tag: Alicia Tripp

Dream Lover – Bobby Darin Musical Review

When my journalist daughter, Alicia, called to invite me to go with her to the Bobby Darin musical Dream Lover at the Lyric Theatre, I accepted eagerly – so eagerly that I even offered to write the review for her…

Nelson Freire and the SSO

As lights dimmed in the grand concert hall of the Sydney Opera House, an immediate hush of audience chatter allowed for the residual sounds of orchestral preparation to be heard. With the venue at full capacity, the anticipation of hearing…

The Literati Review

The Literati is why I love Sydney. Where else can you pop into a little hole-in-the-wall theatre on a random weeknight and see a hilarious, intelligent English translation of a French classic, in sassy verse, executed with ease and style…

Josh Groban Concert Review

Josh Groban fans, musical theatre buffs and, dare I venture, women and gay men in general will be thrilled with the new concert series Stages, An Evening With Josh Groban, currently showing at Sydney Opera House. The American singer shines…

Beauty Itself: Swan Lake

If beauty could be distilled and encapsulated in one image, it would surely be the vision in white of the corps de ballet in symmetrical formation at any moment of Act II in a traditional staging of Swan Lake. The…

Countermove – Critiquing the Critic’s Critique

Anyone who regularly reads my reviews would know that I always have a lot to say and, like most writers, I have a penchant for four-syllable words. This time, though, I will be brief. Go see Sydney Dance Company’s new…

Romeo and Juliet Review

Bell Shakespeare Company’s new production of Romeo and Juliet boasts a long string of firsts. It is, momentously, the first production of Peter Evans in his new role as Artistic Director of Bell Shakespeare, after the founding director John Bell…

Luisa Miller Review

If you saw the heading and picture and thought that Luisa Miller was a new singer doing a series of concerts, you are forgiven. Really only opera aficionados are familiar with the nineteenth century Italian opera entitled Luisa Miller. And…

The Barber of Seville Review

If Rossini were alive today he would surely be thrilled rather than insulted, as some have suggested, to know that his magnum opus, The Barber of Seville, is inextricably linked in the minds of modern audience members with Bugs Bunny….

Freestylin’ The Australian Krall

I have a confession to make. A disclaimer. I am a jazz enthusiast, a piano player and a Diana Krall fan from way back. So, heads up that a teeny touch of bias may have managed to seep it’s way…