9 to 5 The Musical: Girl Power

St Hilda’s production of 9 to 5 The Musical screams ultimate girl power! In our journey through ‘Consolidated Industries,’ we meet three women who are connected in an unknown and surprising way. Violet (Anna Zehrung) is a widow who is constantly proving herself worthy of a promotion but is denied due to her gender. Doralee (Elsa Vartola) is your typical country bombshell who just wants to be … Continue reading 9 to 5 The Musical: Girl Power

Self Preservation: Keep on Keeping on

“You’re not what I want but you are what I need” Scout Boxall’s Self Preservation is a beautiful new play exploring the complicated relationship between people with chronic illnesses and their medication. The piece, divided in three distinct acts exploring three illnesses, combines elements of physical theatre, poignant monologues, and some dark humour. Prior to writing Self Preservation, Boxall researched the topic in depth, drawing … Continue reading Self Preservation: Keep on Keeping on

Sketchual Healing: Full Credit to the Cast

Bookended by two lively musical numbers, the Law Revue presents an entertaining and high energy night of comedy. With excellent projection, characters and a play on the fear of dreaded audience interaction, the show is composed of two acts of engaging and contrasting sketches. The revue is polished and lively, presenting a wide variety of scenes, from ensemble driven musical parodies to a solo raver … Continue reading Sketchual Healing: Full Credit to the Cast

adrift in my ocean of sugar tears: Learning to Swim

Edna Pontellier and Nora Helmer are two famous literary women, from Kate Chopin’s The Awakening and Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House respectively. Despite their differences, the characters share one crucial similarity: both leave their husbands at a time when to do so was radical and condemned. In adrift in my ocean of sugar tears, written and directed by Adelaide Greig, the original characters are uprooted … Continue reading adrift in my ocean of sugar tears: Learning to Swim

Tunnel Vision: Up Close and Personal

Jess Zanoni’s Tunnel Vision presented a complex realisation of the intricacies of interpersonal crisis, introspection, and living for and around others. Drawing an audience into the tightknit world of its five equally idiosyncratic characters, Tunnel Vision left you feeling like you’d been leafing through the pages of a detailed and revealing journal. The production’s primary strength was its prolonged and in-depth character development. Each character … Continue reading Tunnel Vision: Up Close and Personal

Godspell: Dated but Energetic

Godspell is a musical about Jesus Christ teaching the word of God to a bunch of enthusiastic youths. But this Jesus? He’s ‘hip’. He’s ‘cool’. You may be able to tell that it’s not my favourite musical. It was an interesting choice for Newman to produce, as what seemed radical and refreshing in 1971 comes across as a bit cheesy today. Nonetheless, director Ryan Bentley worked … Continue reading Godspell: Dated but Energetic