Kindertransport – a theatre review by David Kary

August 19, 2017 by  

We need to step outside of ourselves and into the ‘shoes’ of another human being to truly understand and accept them. Read more

Prince Bettliegend in Sydney

August 7, 2017 by  

Sydney is hosting the world premiere reconstruction of Prince Bettliegend (The Bedridden Prince) next week.  Billed as a comic musical revue, it is presented as part of the Seymour Centre’s Great Ideas Performance Series and the Sydney’s Conservatorium of Music’s Out of the Shadows : Rediscovering Jewish Music and Theatre festival.

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Local Sydney theatre company presents Australian premiere of a hilarious new Broadway show.

March 13, 2017 by  

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU is a hilarious and wild, musical farce with blushing brides, nervous grooms, overbearing mums, unexpected guests, and plenty of crazy twists and turns. It’s the funniest wedding you will ever go to… and it’s coming to the Independent Theatre, North Sydney from 31 March!  Read more

Mount Scopus to stage Mary Poppins

March 9, 2017 by  

Mount Scopus College is proud to present the Victorian school premiere production of Mary Poppins. Read more

The Laden Table

March 3, 2017 by  

The independent theatre company known for taking daring risks, Sydney’s bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company, will kick off their 2017 season with a powerful world-premiere, The Laden Table, written and developed by a collective of Jewish, Muslim and Christian women in response to ‘dinner table racism’. Read more

Kosher Theatresports: more laughs than you could poke a shtick at!

February 21, 2017 by  

In what was the closest finish ever seen in 22 years of Kosher Theatresports at Sydney’s Bondi Pavilion Theatre. Read more

Kosher Theatresports is back!

January 20, 2017 by  

The popular Jewish-themed impro comedy show based on the Australian and world-wide hit show, returns to Sydney’s Bondi Pavilion theatre on Sunday 19 February after a 4 year ‘shluff’. Read more

Short+Sweet Turns “Sweet 16” in January 2017

January 1, 2017 by  

Short+Sweet has spread the popular 10-minute format in theatre, dance, cabaret & comedy across Australia and the globe – with festivals now as far afield as Hollywood, India, Malaysia, Dubai and NZ. But the original theatre festival in its Sydney home is ‘sweet 16’ this year… and plans to celebrate in style! Read more

Rivka Hartman’s play Let’s Talk About You…a theatre review by Deb Meyer

November 21, 2016 by  

Let’s Talk About You is the newest offering by playwright Rivka Hartman (My Mother & Other Catastrophes) – a Melbourne born, Yiddish speaking thespian who’s Jewish identity informs much of her writing. Read more

The Kadimah commemorates centenary of the death of Sholem Aleichem

October 28, 2016 by  

The Kadimah is presenting three shows in Melbourne to commemorate centenary of the death of the famous Yiddish writer, Sholem Aleichem. Read more

Emerging Jewish actor to star in Australian play

October 27, 2016 by  

Aaron Lucas is a must-see actor starring in the powerful new Australian play, FLOOD, which opens 8 November at the Old 505 Theatre in Newtown, Sydney. Read more

Not Dead Yet! Three shows to commemorate centenary of the death of the famous Yiddish writer, Sholem Aleichem

September 23, 2016 by  

The Kadimah, the Jewish Cultural Centre and National Library, is presenting three shows called Sholem Aleichem: Not Dead Yet! A Tribute to the 100th Yortstayt [death centenary] of our beloved Yiddish Writer over the last weekend of October at Melbourne’s Elwood College’s Phoenix Theatre. Read more

All My Sons…a theatre reviews by Deb Meyer

July 10, 2016 by  

Capitalism, corruption and cover ups are familiar stomping ground in American theatre. In All My Sons, Arthur Miller’s riveting, award-winning play of 1947, these themes and more are explored in epic proportions. Read more

The Literati by Justin Fleming after Moliere’s Les Femmes Savantes…a review by Deb Meyer

June 6, 2016 by  

On opening night of The Literati, at Sydney’s SWB Stables Theatre, love was certainly in the air. Read more

My Name is Asher Lev…a theatre review by Deb Meyer

May 16, 2016 by  

Over the years, non-Jewish book reviewer Doug Cannon and his Dad would occasionally have a conversation about Chaim Potok’s classic novel. Read more

My Name is Naama Potok

May 10, 2016 by  

Naama Potok, daughter of acclaimed Jewish author, Chaim Potok, is in Sydney to promote the stage version of his novel My Name is Asher Lev.

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STC’s play Disgraced lays bare a modern Muslim’s crisis of identity …a theatre review by Deb Meyer

May 10, 2016 by  

Arab-American playwright Ayad Akhtar is the most produced playwright in America at the moment and for good reason. Read more

Bad Jews: a theatre review by Toni Susskind

May 2, 2016 by  

Touted as the “The funniest play of the year” by The Washington Post, Bad Jews is a black comedy set in a New York Studio Apartment. Read more

Hay Fever: a theatre review by Deb Meyer

April 20, 2016 by  

There’s something terribly refreshing about a well written comedy, especially when it’s revived by a wonderful cast and given playful direction and a creative design team…writes Deb Meyer. Read more

Fiddler on the Roof: A review by Michelle Coleman

January 14, 2016 by  

The lights went down, the curtain rose, the first strains of the orchestra filled the theatre… and in less than a minute the audience was clapping along enthusiastically. With its catchy tunes by Jerry Bock, witty lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and irresistible characters from Sholem Aleichem’s stories, Fiddler on the Roof spun its magic yet again – just as it did for the first time more than 51 years ago. Read more

Deb Meyer reviews the STC production of “Orlando”

November 20, 2015 by  

Virginia Woolf’s epic, mythological tale of gender transformation through the ages is given a playful treatment by Chicago born playwright Sarah Ruhl, in this Australian premier. Read more

STC’s The Wharf Revue – Celebrating 15 years…reviewed by Deb Meyer

October 28, 2015 by  

A usual highlight in the Sydney Theatre Company calendar, The Wharf Revue, is back again, this time in celebration of 15 years and 21 shows, poking as much fun as always at the follies of our political icons. Read more

Jewish Comedy for Bondi premiere

October 25, 2015 by  

Following two sell-out seasons in Melbourne the Jewish comedy hit “You’re Driving Me Crazy!” is coming to Sydney from 24 November to 29 November at the Bondi Pavilion Theatre. Read more

West Side Story to star Anthony Levin

October 11, 2015 by  

West Side Story – arguably the greatest musical of all time – comes to Sydney’s Zenith Theatre in Chatswood this November with Sydney actor-singer and human rights lawyer Anthony Levin performing the plum role of ‘Tony’. Read more

ABSINTHE by Spiegelworld – reviewed by Deb Meyer

September 20, 2015 by  

Few circus companies do subversive and sexy as well as the Spiegelworld team. Read more

Sydney Theatre Company’s Death And The Maiden – a review by Deb Meyer

September 8, 2015 by  

How does a country and an individual move forward after experiencing the brutality of dictatorship? Is it best totally buried or totally revealed? Read more

The Present After Anton Chekhov’s Platonov by Andrew Upton…a theatre review by Deb Meyer

August 24, 2015 by  

What do British punk rock music, Russian vodka (copious amounts of it), an acclaimed Irish director and a stellar Australian cast have in common? They all feature in Andrew Upton’s explosive adaptation of Chekhov’s Platonov at the Sydney Theatre Company. Read more

Up and coming Scout

August 7, 2015 by  

Talented Sydney North Shore teenager Scout Clementine Silbersher is set to star in the cult teen musical “13” when it opens in late September. Read more

Coming To See Aunt Sophie…a theatre review by Deb Meyer

August 3, 2015 by  

“Where was G-d during the Holocaust?” asks the filmmaker to legendary Polish Catholic hero Jan Karski, in Arthur Feinsod’s new play Coming To See Aunt Sophie. Read more

Sydney twins appear in “The Snow Queen”

July 5, 2015 by  

Sydney twins Josie and Jeremy Segal will appear in the  Lane Cove Theatre Company production of The Snow Queen later this month. Read more

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