Category Archives: Theatre Reviews

Disney On Ice: Frozen

Review by CJ

Starring:
Princess Anna, Queen Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, Sven, Prince Hans, Marshmallow, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Princess Ariel, Prince Eric, Princess Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Princess Cinderella, Prince Charming, Princess Snow White, The Prince, Buzz, Woody, Timon, Pumbaa, Nemo, Marlin, Dory

Venue:
Hisense Arena

Running time:
100 minutes (including 15 minute interval)

 

Disney On Ice: Frozen presents an abridged telling of Disney’s Frozen hosted by Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald, and with appearances by much loved Disney characters from throughout the decades.

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Disney’s Aladdin the Musical

Review by CJ

Starring:
Ainsley Melham, Michael James Scott, Hiba Elchikhe, Adam-Jon Fiorentino, Troy Sussman, Robert Tripolino, Adam Murphy, Aljin Abella, George Henare

Venue:
Her Majesty’s Theatre (Melbourne, Australia)

Running time:
150 minutes

Song list:
Arabian Nights. One Jump Ahead. Proud of Your Boy. These Palace Walls. Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim. A Million Miles Away. Diamond in the Rough. Friend Like Me. Act One Finale (Friend Like Me Reprise/Proud of Your Boy Reprise). Prince Ali. A Whole New World. High Adventure. Somebody’s Got Your Back. Proud of Your Boy (Reprise II). Prince Ali (Sultan Reprise). Prince Ali (Jafar Reprise). Finale Ultimo (Arabian Nights Reprise/A Whole New World Reprise).

 

A young man named Aladdin (Melham) lives on what he can steal with his three friends Kassim (Fiorentino), Babkak (Sussman) and Omar (Tripolino). That is until chance encounters with Princess Jasmine (Elchikhe) and a magical genie (Scott) throw their lives completely off course.

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017: Critically Wil

Review by CJ

It’s opening night of Wil Anderson’s Critically Wil at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival when one of Australia’s leading comedians hits the stage accompanied by his signature introduction and AC/DC’s Back in Black.

Over the course of the next hour, Anderson shares his views on the new US President, extremist panel shows, vaccinations, Oxford’s word of the year, Millennials, equality, alternative medicine, medical practitioners and much more.

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Disney On Ice: Magical Ice Festival

Review by CJ

Magical Ice Festival

Starring:
Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Princess Ariel, Prince Eric, Ursula, Sebastian, Flounder, Princess Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Maximus, Mother Gothel, Belle, Beast, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs Potts, Chip, Gaston, LeFou, Princess Anna, Queen Elsa, Kristoff, Sven, Prince Hans

Venue:
Rod Laver Arena

Running time:
123 minutes (including 15 minute interval)

 

Disney On Ice: Magical Ice Festival features modified tellings of The Little Mermaid, Tangled, Beauty and the Beast and Frozen. Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck appear between sets to introduce and wrap up each of the main features.

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016: Fire at Wil

Review by CJ

Fire at Wil (2016)

Wil Anderson is back for his 21st year performing at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. This year Anderson discusses politics, racism in sport and the media, and modern innovation while infusing his unique style of segues, anecdotes and dick jokes.

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Disney On Ice: Treasure Trove

Review by CJ

Treasure Trove

Director:
Patty Vincent

Starring:
Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Alice, Peter Pan, Wendy, Tinker Bell, nine Disney Princesses and their Princes, assorted Disney villains

Venue:
Hisense Arena

Running time:
112 minutes (including 20 minute interval)

Song List:
The Toys Are Back in Town. Alice in Wonderland. I’m Late. The Caucus Race. The Unbirthday Song. Painting the Roses Red. You Can Fly. Following the Leader. A Pirate’s Life. The Circle of Life. I Just Can’t Wait to be King. Be Prepared. Hakuna Matata. Can You Feel the Love Tonight. Heigh-Ho. Some Day My Prince Will Come. Prince Ali. A Whole New World. Under the Sea. I See the Light.

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