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

The Diary of Anne Frank…a theatre review by Deb Meyer

June 30, 2015 by  

“Why is The Diary of Anne Frank one of the most well-known books of all time?” asks my 14-year-old daughter, after we saw the play adaptation at Sydney’s New Theatre. Read more

Doron plays Hawke and Howard

June 28, 2015 by  

“Keating! The Musical” will be staged in the Bryan Brown Theatre in Sydney’s Bankstown next month with Doron Chester playing the dual roles of former Australian Prime Ministers Bob Hawke and John Howard. Read more

Sydney Theatre Company’s Suddenly Last Summer – a theatre review by Deb Meyer

March 1, 2015 by  

In Suddenly Last Summer, Tennessee Williams poses the search for truth in a world half real and half surreal. Read more

Thread – a play about Israel and Palestine

February 11, 2015 by  

J-Wire interviews award-winning international actress Mischa Ipp, who stars in playwright Elena Zuckers world premiere of Thread in Western Australia. Read more

The Credeaux Canvas – a theatre review from Deb Meyer

February 5, 2015 by  

Sitting in the front row of an intimate theatre when there are warnings of nudity in the production (I was allocated the tickets), can make for an interesting night out. Read more

My mother and other catastrophes

January 26, 2015 by  

An all-star cast features in a new Australian black comedy about four generations of formidable Jewish women. Read more

Deb Filler in Melbourne

January 18, 2015 by  

Hilarious Antipodean comedienne and actress Deb Filler returns to Australia with her latest sparkling tour-de-force: I LOST IT IN KIEV – in two shows only on Saturday 28 February at Melbourne’s Theatre Works playhouse in St Kilda. Read more

80-yr-old to star in a play about his own fabled coffee shop

January 18, 2015 by  

What do a street girl, a nun and a taxi driver have in common? They all drink coffee at the Piccolo Bar in Sydney’s Kings Cross! Read more

Tabac Rouge – Sydney Festival Opening Night…a theatre review by Deb Meyer

January 9, 2015 by  

I can’t profess to understanding everything I saw and experienced in this latest production from James Thierree’s Compagnie du Hanneton, but with Tabac Rouge (Red Tobacco) I was blown away nonetheless! Read more

David Williamson’s “Rupert” – reviewed by Deb Meyer

December 1, 2014 by  

Sitting down to write this review, a strange sweet craving came over me. Read more

Empire by Spiegelworld

December 20, 2013 by  

’10 out of 10’ (Sun Herald), ‘the best show I’ve seen in years’ (Sydney Morning Herald), ‘the best sex of my life and I wasn’t even involved’ (Brisbane Times). It’s not every day that a show comes to town that arouses that kind of excitement!…writes Deb Meyer. Read more

Apples and Pears – a drama review by Deb Meyer

November 22, 2013 by  

Where in Sydney do you find an intimate theatre inside a NY style, graffiti filled warehouse, with a labyrinth of narrow staircases, bustling with energy and the occasional pot of overgrown tomatoes? Read more

Atomic – The Musical: A review by Deb Meyer

November 19, 2013 by  

Physicists make for fascinating protagonists in the current Sydney theatre scene. Read more

Short+Sweet with a Jewish Flavour

January 28, 2013 by  

A host of Jewish artists appear in this week’s plays at Short+Sweet in Sydney. Read more

Geoff Sirmai as Shylock

January 28, 2012 by  

Well known Sydney actor and community personality, Geoff Sirmai is to star as Shylock in a Sydney production of Shakespeare’s controversial classic The Merchant of Venice. Read more

Sasha Misrachi Presents….

November 2, 2010 by  

Due to popular demand, after its stellar preview season at the Sydney Fringe Festival, Devil May Care’s acclaimed production of Songs of Grace and Redemption returns to Sydney in November for a limited season at the TAP Gallery Theatre, Darlinghurst. Read more

New home-grown musical opening this week

September 12, 2010 by  

A brand new musical will open at Sydney’s Parade theatre this week…the brainchild of one of Sydney’s Jewish showbiz personalities. Read more

New musical by Sydney writer/composer

August 18, 2010 by  

Joanna Weinberg has written a new musical about kids’ football…Every Single Saturday opens in Sydney next month. Read more

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