Magic or not, Mary Poppins is still lugging enormous lamps around in her handbag and claiming to be able to speak to dogs.
- by Deirdre Fidge
Jukebox musical Cruel Intentions has clumsily shoehorned in too many ’90s hits, making the story underneath rushed and wince-inducing.
- by Tyson Wray and Jessica Nicholas
The stage musical version of Moulin Rouge! thickens the story and heightens the sexiness.
- by John Shand
The creatives behind the film’s iconic costumes and make-up have pivoted to theatre, helping bring Paris to life for the musical version of Moulin Rouge!
- by Garry Maddox
Tony winner Alex Timbers was not out to copy the movie when he translated Moulin Rouge to the stage.
- by Linda Morris
To make it hum for a new audience, Levine looked to modern-day superstars – think Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Rihanna – as well as finally giving the Rolling Stones their moment.
- by Louise Rugendyke
Kirby Burgess has had hearing loss her entire life. But she kept it to herself, using subtle strategies to excel in auditions and performances.
- by Nick Miller
Cruel Intentions: the ’90s Musical is an unashamedly tongue-in-cheek take on the sassy, sexy 1999 film starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair.
- by Stephen A Russell
In a new, lavish Broadway version of Cinderella, the creative team set out to reshape one of the most famous fairytales.
- by Catherine Lambert
A new musical will celebrate the lives of a family of artists who escaped Nazi Germany and brought their lives – and art, and furniture – to suburban Melbourne.
- by Nick Miller
With its rock soundtrack, Dubbo Championship Wrestling is a love letter to country Australia that has the hallmarks of our next musical hit.
- by Lenny Ann Low