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Opera at the Channon

Sunday, 27 July 2014

This was altogether a great Australian experience. Top-quality singing, almost wantonly relaxed atmosphere, and perfect weather.

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The Effect | Sydney Theatre Company

Sunday, 13 July 2014

How can you tell if you're in love if you're drugged? This is the question at the heart of Lucy Prebble's meaty play The Effect.

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Otello | Opera Australia

Monday, 7 July 2014

I have rarely heard such a convincing fusion of great singing and total character portrayal as in this performance of Otello.

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The Chimney Sweep | Pinchgut Opera

Sunday, 6 July 2014

The Chimney Sweep is a lively romp, an amusing domestic farce with servants in disguise bamboozling their capricious and vain masters both for their own ends and to teach them a lesson in the pr...

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Hedda Gabler | Belvoir

Friday, 4 July 2014

In Belvoir’s new production of Hedda Gabler, Adena Jacobs writes in her Director's Notes that she doesn't want to explain why she cast a male actor as Hedda and hopes the production will speak for itself, but I am still wo...

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Mojo | Sydney Theatre Company

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Though dutifully and deftly delivered by a very capable cast, Mojo falls short of the explosive and effusive praise quoted in the program.

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Truth, beauty and a picture of you | Hayes Theatre Co

Thursday, 15 May 2014

On face value, it is reasonably engaging and enjoyable, but the show is undeniably shallow. It lacks the most important qualities of a musical, and as such, falls short of audience ex...

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Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography | Griffin Theatre

Monday, 12 May 2014

Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography is astonishingly good. This is some of the best theatre I’ve seen in 2014. It is excruciatingly accurate, brilliantly pointed in its portrayal of insecurity and addiction. I was utterly tr...

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The Empire Strips Back: A Star Wars Burlesque Parody

Sunday, 11 May 2014

All in all, The Empire Strips Back is a tremendously fun show that had a large, almost full house extremely energised and engaged.

Latest News - Sydney

Sydney to host the Australian Premiere of Matilda The Musical

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell announced today that the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Matilda The Musical will make its Australian Premiere at Sydney Lyric Theatre in August ...

Thursday, 27 February 2014

2007 Helpmann Award Winners
Tuesday, 07 August 2007 11:39
The 2007 Helpmann Awards were presented last night at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney.

The Helpmann Awards, established in 2001 by Live Performance Australia (LPA), saw 41 awards presented, plus the prestigious JC Williamson Award was awarded to Dame Margaret Scott AC DBE and Professor Barry Tuckwell AC OBE in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the Australian live performance industry.

Jonathan Biggins, acclaimed actor, broadcaster and comedian was MC for the evening which included performances by David Campbell, Ray Crowe, Colleen Hewett, Damien Leith, and the casts of Billy Elliot, Eurobeat, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Miss Saigon, and Priscilla Queen of the Desert - The Musical.

Presenters included – Sir Ian McKellen, Julie Anthony, Deborah Conway, Max Cullen, Carmen Duncan, Simon Gallagher, Nancye Hayes, John Howard, Yvonne Kenny, Todd McKenney, Trisha Noble, Magda Szubanski, Sigrid Thornton, and Stuart Wagstaff.

A full list of winners is listed below.

Visit: www.helpmannawards.com.au


Best Australian Contemporary Concert
Melbourne International Arts Festival and Arts House - Murundak

Best Ballet or Dance Work
Lucy Guerin Company - Structure & Sadness

Best Choreography in a Ballet or Dance Work
Akram Khan and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui - Zero Degrees

Best Choreography in a Musical
Kelley Abbey and Kenny Ortega - The Boy From Oz

Best Classical Concert Presentation
Australian Chamber Orchestra – Revolution

Best Comedy Performer
Adam Hills - Adam Hills - Joymonger

Best Contemporary Music Festival
Vivian Lees & Ken West - Creative Festival Entertainment - Big Day Out Festival 2007

Best Costume Design
Tim Chappel & Lizzy Gardiner – Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical

Best Direction of A Play
Barrie Kosky - The Lost Echo

Best Direction of An Opera
Douglas Horton - The Hive

Best Direction of Musical
Neil Armfield - Keating!

Best Female Actor in a Musical
Laurie Cadevida - Miss Saigon

Best Female Actor in a Play
Ursula Yovich - Capricornia

Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical
Colleen Hewett - The Boy From Oz

Best Female Actor in a Supporting role in a Play
Deborah Mailman - The Lost Echo

Best Female Dancer in a Ballet
Ros Warby - Monumental

Best Female Performer in A Supporting Role in An Opera
Orla Boylan - The Love of the Nightingale

Best Female Performer in an Opera
Emma Matthews - The Love of the Nightingale

Best International Contemporary Concert
Michael Coppel - Pink - I'm Not Dead! Tour

Best Lighting Design
Al Gurdon - Robbie Williams Close Encounters Tour

Best Male Actor in A Musical
iOTA - Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Best Male Actor In A Play
Jefferson Mays - I Am My Own Wife

Best Male Actor In a Supporting Role In A Musical
Terry Serio - Keating!

Best Male Actor in a Supporting role in a Play
Paul Capsis - The Lost Echo

Best Male Dancer in A Ballet or Dance Work
Akram Khan - Zero Degrees

Best Male Performer in a Supporting Role in an Opera
James Egglestone - The Love of the Nightingale

Best Male Performer in an Opera
Jonathan Summers - Rigoletto

Best Musical
Company B - Keating!

Best Musical Direction
Richard Mills - The Love of the Nightingale

Best New Australian Work
Barrie Kosky and Tom Wright - The Lost Echo

Best Opera
Opera Australia - Rusalka

Best Original Score
Paul Keelan & Gary Young – Sideshow Alley

Best Performance in a Classical Concert
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra - Master Series - Courage under fire Shostakovich Symphony No 7 Leningrad

Best Performance in an Australian Comtemporary Concert
David Campbell - David Campbell "Wild With Style"

Best Play
Sydney Theatre Company - The Lost Echo

Best Presentation For Children
Monkey Baa Theatre for Young People Ltd - Jackie French's "Hitler's Daughter"

Best Regional Touring Production
Ensemble Productions in association with Christine Dunstan Productions - Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

Best Scenic Design
Brian Thomson - The Boy From Oz

Best Sound Design
Michael Waters - The Woman In Black

Best Special Event
DCE Janice Crystal Larry Magid and Face Productions - Billy Crystal 700 Sundays

Best Visual or Physical Theatre
Malthouse Theatre and Sydney Opera House - Honour Bound
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