Tag: Alicia Tripp

Sydney Festival 2017: hit new musical ‘Ladies in Black’

Sitting in the audience at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre watching the new musical production Ladies in Black, I am struck with an unusual sense of belonging and familiarity, of ease, and pride. The plot is set in a 1950s Sydney department store. A…

Porgy & Bess – SSO Brings ‘Summertime’ to Sydney

Over four nights, transitioning from November to December, The Sydney Symphony Orchestra brought ‘Summertime’ to Sydney with a presentation of George Gershwin’s great American folk opera Porgy and Bess in the Concert Hall of the Opera House. What a grand…

Muse Restaurant Hunter Valley

Sydney-siders, the next time you visit the Hunter Valley, whether it be for a relaxing romantic retreat, a tasting tour of the vineyards or a music festival in the vines, make sure you top off your experience by dining at…

Othello Review

Bell Shakespeare Company’s latest showing of Othello is well worth going to see this season, whether you consider yourself a bit of a Shakespeare aficionado or quite the opposite. Take myself and my plus-one, for example. I grew up going…

Untamed – SDC

Last night Sydney Dance Company premiered their latest program, Untamed, to a packed-to-the-rafters Roslyn Packer Theatre, which at the close, spontaneously combusted in applause and standing ovation. The first half of the program sees the return of Wildebeest, a piece…

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…