Category Archives: Theatre/Show

Theatre Review: Sunset Boulevard, Palace Theatre, NYC

Before the performance, Glenn Close announced that she had been sick and that her voice was not at full strength but there was nowhere she’d rather be than with us tonight. She is obviously a classy actor and woman, and … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Waitress, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, NYC

I’ve always like Sara Bareilles. She has a beautiful voice and I think her songwriting is interesting and distinctive. So, seeing that she was starring in her own show, Waitress, which seems to have had some success already on Broadway … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Amélie, Walter Kerr Theatre, NYC

Considering which musicals to see, Owen encouraged me to see Amélie as he guesses that it’s not successful enough to ever tour or be put on again… and yet, the chance to hear Philippa Soo sing (famous from Hamilton) is … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Pacific Overtures, Classic Stage Company, NYC

I was very happy to score a cheap ticket ($40) to this show through the app TodayTix. My brother saw it recently and enjoyed it. I was curious. I was introduced to Sondheim many years ago when I lived in … Continue reading

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2017 in lists (Concerts & shows, theatre, books, movies, TV)

(Obviously, a work in progress…) Concerts, Shows, Theatre & Words Ladies in Black, Lyric Theatre, January: An Australian homegrown musical with music by Tim Finn of Crowded House, this show got great reviews when it was being developed a year … Continue reading

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2016 in lists (art, books, entertainment, shows)

Concerts & Shows Defying Gravity, Theatre Royal: A collage of Stephen Schwartz with the composer on stage at the end of the show himself, it was really amazing to see top Broadway performers letting loose with these songs: Sutton Foster … Continue reading

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2015 in lists (art, books, entertainment, shows)

Concerts & Shows West Side Story, live symphony playing to the movie, at the Grand Rex, Paris. Pretty fun. Blood Brothers, Hayes Theatre, Sydney: A great cast, acting and singing for their lives, but gosh, I didn’t love this show, … Continue reading

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Food Diary: Slide, Darlinghurst

This isn’t a typical restaurant review, because this wasn’t a typical evening! As part of an office Christmas party, we enjoyed the show El Circo at the same time as a multi-course meal. Other venues might let the standard of … Continue reading

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Review: François Chaignaud’s Dumy Moyi

Lucky to catch this deliciously crazy performance at Carriageworks by François Chaignaud. Not knowing quite what to expect was excellent. A small group of people lead into an intimate space to sit on clear blow up cushions or cubes. The … Continue reading

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Concert review: Sufjan Stevens, Sydney Opera House

Photo by Jules Minnis via http://public-domain.pictures/ (He was looking older and sadder than this…) Monday night, 25 May 2015, we caught one of Sufjan’s shows at the Sydney Opera House as part of the Vivid Festival. Pretty amazing, he did … Continue reading

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