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Emma Conley: The Light and Shade of “The Wild Party”

August 2, 2013


My name is Emma and I am . . . not fond of musicals. However, a trip to the Revolt Artspace in Kensington to see Four Letter Word Theatre’s production of The Wild Party made me reconsider everything I’ve previously thought about the musical genre and I can honestly say I had a really great […]

Matilda Dixon-Smith: R.I.P. “Smash”, You Divine Hot Mess

May 21, 2013


There are just a few of us out there who understand the deep, resounding sorrow that accompanied the announcement that Smash, NBC’s troubled Broadway TV show, would not return for a third season. Considering the ratings for Smash’s second season—which were utterly dismal and prompted a move to the dead slot on Saturday nights, and then the […]

The Oscars 2013: The World’s Collective Desire to Punch Seth MacFarlane in the Face

February 27, 2013


So, the Oscars happened y’all. And it was SUCH a to-do, I had to wait two whole days to write about it. I don’t even know how I feel about the Oscars; it’s such a spectacle, but it’s so terminally dull every year. So this year—to skew young to people like me I guess—they brought […]

Thanks to “Les Mis”, I am well-acquainted with the shape of some celebrity noses, by Matilda Dixon-Smith

December 31, 2012


Golly, Tom Hooper loves an emotionally raw close-up shot. For me, this defined his cinematic take on Les Miserables. Hooper’s film was an extravagant love letter the beloved stage musical (based on Victor Hugo’s novel of the same name). This has been a long time coming; musical theatre enthusiasts have eagerly anticipated the day they […]

“How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” by Amy Giacomucci

December 16, 2011


Recently, I saw Daniel Radcliffe star as J. Pierpont Finch in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying on Broadway. Feel free to walk away for a moment while you vent your jealousy. Go get yourself a soda or get some trail mix, or wrap yourself up in your Harry Potter snuggie while quietly murmuring to yourself: “She doesn’t […]

“Matilda the Musical”: Breeding mini-Minchins by Matilda Dixon-Smith

December 9, 2011


My overpowering vanity and theatre nerdiness made it impossible to pass up the opportunity to see a musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda. Readers, readers, my name is thetitle of this show. I was expecting a lot from this experience. The usher had the good sense to realise how important it was for me: “Ah, seat […]

Mudfest 2011 (Two of a Kind): “24 Hour Musical” by Bill Stephenson

August 25, 2011


24 Hour Musical immediately leapt out to me the moment I saw Melbourne University’s Mudfest program. Aside from my poorly hidden love for musical theatre, it intrigued me as something I know I could never do myself – write, direct and rehearse a musical, all in under 24 hours. From the start it promised to […]