Disgraced: Sydney Theatre Company

Yup, 20th show this year and it was wonderful!! The script was funny, the cast was great and one of my favourites, *Rose Byrne* certainly didn’t disappoint.

#sydneytheatre #speedtheplow #rosebyrne #theatrenerd #theatregeek #play#aussietheatre #sydneytheatrecompany

I’m very grateful I could have the theatre as one of my mental wellness strategies… and still 2 more shows to go. How will I top this next year? #ayearoftheatre, maybe? #mentalwellness #laughteristhebestmesicine (at Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay)

Urinetown #16

Musical #16 was #Urinetown by #brisbaneacademyofmusicaltheatre. I was so keen for a fun night of satire, corny ballads, political digs, beautiful harmonies, synchronised lady dancing, a high-energy cast and laughter with @emily_the_elephant_yo! So grateful to #bamt for showing off their talent to make for the distraction, an enjoyable evening and a new soundtrack for my Musicals Playlist! #ayearofmusicals #urinetownthemusical #musicaltheatre #aussietheatre #brisbanemusicaltheatre #theatrenerd #findhope #freetopee (at Harvest Rain Theatre Company)

Songs For A New World #15

Musical #15 is Songs For A New World by New World Theatre. Loving the beautiful soundtrack executed with beautiful voices, sharing intimate stories of that “one moment.” I want the stars and the moon!

#ayearofmusicals #songsforanewworld #newworldtheatre #aussietheatre #onemoment #musicaltheatre #starsandthemoon #theatregeek #theatrenerd #mytherapy

Aladdin #14

Musical #14 is #Aladdin in the Royal Box at Capitol Theratre! What a magical and enchanting show! It certainly lived up to the hype with the unbelievable sights and indescribable feelings! My first wish to see it a second time was answered by Genie Disney and I‘m looking forward to it’s visit to Brissy next year! Did the crazy talent, flying carpet, comedic characters, soaring heroes, famous love ballads, endless diamond skies, sets, lighting, dancing, singing, non-stop laughter, bromance, romance and sequence that took me to the the most glitzy and glamorous fictional city in the world make up for the shallow plot – yes, yes it did! Thank you @aladdininaus for a fantastic Arabian, laughter filled night! For 2 hours I was taken to a whole new world, a million miles away and the smiles didn’t stop for a second!

#ayearofmusicals #aladdininaus #arabiannights #awholenewworld #streetrat #Disney #aussietheatre #australiantheatre #threewishes #dreams

Spring Awakening #13

Musical #13 was Spring Awakening at UNSW! Ias stoked to see a guy from school who I haven’t seen in, like, 7 years doing his thing on stage. I don’t know how I went through all my years as an emo high schooler and young adult without this soundtrack in my life. All of the teen angst. The winning moment was Morris and Ilse’ “Don’t Do Sadness/Blue Wind” & had me teary. Overall I really, really enjoyed this creative and minimalist production, again, with a stellar cast. Oh, how I love Aussie Theatre!

#ayearofmusicals #springawakening #unswMusicalTheatreSociety #teenangst #aussietheatre #communitytheatre #musical theatre #purplesummer #thebitchofliving (at UNSW Musical Theatre Society – UNSW MTS)

We Will Rock You $10

Musical #10 #WeWillRockYou. I had a blast rocking along to #queenclassics, laughing at cleverly crafted pop-culture satire while admiring the stand-out, committed, versatile and talented ensemble 💫.

What it lacked visually in regards to levels and staging dynamics was made up with energy, killer voices and strong, eccentric characters. @jazflowers had me covered in goosebumps and smiles (ahhhhh, she makes me so happy!) – blowing me away alongside @theerinclare22 (yet again – thank you #heathersoz), @simonmrussell & @thernreynolds. Thank you to the cast and crew of @rockyouau for a fun, hilarious and entertaining show!

#ayearofmusicals #wwryau #wewillrockyoumusical #aussietheatre #theatregeek #theatre #easilypleased #therapy #theatereview #citylife #brisbane #galileofigaro #scaramouche #bohemianrapsody #dreamer #iplanet #gaga (at Lyric Theatre – QPAC)

Musical #9: You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

Musical #9: You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown with a dear friend! All I can say is, Hayes Theatre Company, you’ve done it again! An intimate and simple production that showcases the brilliance and talent that is Aussie Theatre. This show, traditionally for children, is still ridiculously entertaining for adults. Each character was embodied impeccably, taking me back to my childhood, amused at how Peanuts is still relevant as a social commentary. Cue the song and dance, cue the non-stop laughter, cue the applause and cue the intermission entertainment where a guy in the front row threw Nobby’s Peanuts onto the stage and stormed out of the theatre. If you love Australian, independent musical theatre; this isn’t one to miss!

Check out Laura Murphy and Nat Job perform ‘My New Philosophy’ on YouTube.

Cats The Musical

Number 4… fun housemate adventures getting to QPAC in the rain. The talent of those in Aussie theatre continues to amaze me!! Thank you #catsau for putting on such a phenomenal show that superseded my expectations (which were pretty high to start with)!! 5*! It was also super spesh to have Delta less then 30cm away, smiling at us when she came through the audience 😀

#ayearofmusicals #aussietheatre (at Cats – Qpac)