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Dirty Dancing (Melbourne, 2015)

If you’re looking for a solid dance musical (with more dance, less singing), then look no further. Baz Luhrmann, eat your heart out, because Dirty Dancing outclasses your Strictly Ballroom on every level. Continue reading MUSICAL REVIEW: Dirty Dancing



Once (Melbourne Theatre Company & John Frost, 2014)
clairestbearestreviews_musicalreview_theatrereview_once_australia_stageEveryone raves about Once. Based on the 2006 film which won an Oscar for best song, Once opened to critical and commercial acclaim on Broadway in 2012, going on to win eight Tony awards, including best musical. I’ve only ever heard good things about it. And despite all that, I still wasn’t that pumped to see it. But I was pleasantly surprised. Continue reading MUSICAL REVIEW: Once

MUSICAL REVIEW: The Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show (2014)
magenta janet columbiaAnyone unfamiliar with Rocky Horror should be forewarned: it’s weird and it’s sexual. Prudes need not apply. It’s also not for kids. Seriously, parents! DON’T BRING YOUR KIDS TO THIS SHOW. They’re too young for blow job jokes. Continue reading MUSICAL REVIEW: The Rocky Horror Show


As a kid I was obsessed with Grease. I saw the film and instantly fell in love. John Travolta was my first celebrity crush – this was before he became an old crazy scientologist who royally mangled Idina Menzel’s name at the Oscars. (Shame on you, John). I used to listen to my Grease cassette tape all the time and start and stop it every few seconds so I could write down the lyrics to every song (“Rama lama lama ka ding a da ding a dong” is quite hard to understand without Google, kids, so you should be impressed).  Continue reading MUSICAL REVIEW: Grease