Never Again-Austen Tayshus

October 8, 2019 by  

Like so many I saw a number of Austen Tayshus shows in the 80’s in Pubs and clubs where you would leave drenched in sweat and feeling like you had just done nine rounds of cage wrestling with Andre the Giant and a Grizzly bear. The latest offering by Austen Tayshus at the Bondi Pavillion still leaves you battered and bruised but dying for more. Read more

Diplomacy: a theatre review by Hila Tsor

July 3, 2019 by  

After its first sold-out session the political thriller, ’Diplomacy’, is back for an encore at Sydney’s Ensemble Theatre. Read more

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic

June 26, 2019 by  

A theatre review by Hila Tsor. Read more

Peter Pan Goes Wrong: a theatre review by Hila Tsor

February 22, 2019 by  

The title of the play ‘Peter Pan Goes Wrong’ is quite self-explanatory, revealing the main premise of the play. ‘Gone Wrong’ theatre productions are not uncommon but are always full of mischief and mayhem, this being no exception. Read more

Sydney Festival: One Infinity

December 31, 2018 by  

One Infinity is a hypnotic, cross-cultural music and dance collaboration, in which the audience is also performers. Read more

Madiba the Musical: a theatre review by Elana Bowman

November 2, 2018 by  

Madiba the Musical celebrates the life of the former South African president’s struggle towards freedom; is interwoven with stories and songs of the Black Africans during the apartheid era. Read more

Second time around

September 5, 2018 by  

The role of Tevye in the upcoming Moriah production of Fiddler on the Roof will be played by David Solomon who performed the role in 1994…which was directed by Roberta Goot in charge of the 2018 Fiddler. Read more

The Man in the Attic: a theatre review by Hila Tsor

July 11, 2018 by  

Emotive and powerful, written by Timothy Daly, directed by Moria Blumenthal and produced by Shalom and Moria Blumenthal Productions, The Man in the Attic presents a deep piece to the Sydney audience. Read more

The Secret Singer

July 6, 2018 by  

Multi-award-winning darlings of the Australian stage and screen, Genevieve Lemon and Kate Mannix star in the world premiere season of a joyful new musical play – based on a true story – by Joanna Weinberg (Goddess, Pandora’s Bag, Lifeforce, The Piano Diaries). Read more

DRESDEN by Justin Fleming: J-Wire has giveaways

June 12, 2018 by  

“That was the hour it all began!” Read more

August: Osage County – a theatre review by Hila Tsor

June 11, 2018 by  

Love vs solitude lays at the heart of August: Osage County. Read more

NSTE to stage a world premiere

October 2, 2017 by  

A new show inspired by a true story of a singing teacher whose life is transformed by an unusual pupil will have its world premiere at Sydney’s North Shore Temple Emanuel next month. Read more

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

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