Così: Where Laughter is the Best Medicine

Così, recently performed by Queen’s College at the Union House Theatre, was inspired in the early 1970’s when university graduate Louis Nowra found himself directing a musical staged by the inmates of Melbourne’s Mount Park Asylum. Nowra wrote himself into the character of the protagonist Lewis, a young impassioned director hired to stage a play with the patients of a mental facility as part of a … Continue reading Così: Where Laughter is the Best Medicine

Curtains: A Murder Mystery Musical Comedy

Curtains, St Hilda’s recent production at Union House Theatre is set in 1959 Boston and follows the murder of Jessica Cranshaw (Bebe Berryman). In this musical within a musical, Cranshaw is the supremely untalented leading lady of Robbin Hood of the Old West,a fictional cowboy musical, and whose death plays out as a parody of a typical ‘whodunit’. Detective Lt. Frank Cioffi (Eamonn Shorter), is … Continue reading Curtains: A Murder Mystery Musical Comedy

Tinder Tales: A Cabaret, A Melodrama, A Comedy

Tinder Tales: A New Musical follows the passionate and turbulent dating life of unlucky-in-love Abby (Eadie Testro-Girasole). A Tinder addict, Abby wants to find ‘love at first swipe’ and is constantly on the lookout for the perfect guy. Doubt (Aubrey Flood) and Insecurity (Mel O’Brian) are constant advisors, for better or for worse, on Abby’s every move. Encounters with a myriad of men and a … Continue reading Tinder Tales: A Cabaret, A Melodrama, A Comedy