Review Scene: Sunset Boulevard, Princess Theatre,  29th May 2024 by Karen Dean

Review Scene: Sunset Boulevard, Princess Theatre, 29th May 2024 by Karen Dean

Sunset Boulevard Takes Centre Stage In Melbourne’s Spectacular Premier The Princess Theatre was exquisitely transformed into the golden age of 1950s Hollywood ...
Review Scene: The Grinning Man, Alex Theatre, 3rd May 2024 by Karen Dean

Review Scene: The Grinning Man, Alex Theatre, 3rd May 2024 by Karen Dean

"The Grinning Man" Alex Theatre, St Kilda from 25 April until 19 May 2024 From the outset, “The Grinning Man“ ...
Review Scene: Nick Cave with Colin Greenwood, State Theatre Sydney, 30th April 2024 by Martin Cilia

Review Scene: Nick Cave with Colin Greenwood, State Theatre Sydney, 30th April 2024 by Martin Cilia

It was a rainy Tuesday night in Sydney for Nick Cave’s second show at the historic State Theatre. Nick Cave ...
Review Scene: Pandemonium, Caribbean Gardens, 20th April 2024, by Maryanne Window

Review Scene: Pandemonium, Caribbean Gardens, 20th April 2024, by Maryanne Window

Pandemonium rocks 2024 Saturday April 20 Caribbean Gardens ScoresbyWe all know of the controversy surrounding this event - the business ...
Review Scene: Wicked, Regent Theatre, 7th March 2024 by Laura Boukouvalas

Review Scene: Wicked, Regent Theatre, 7th March 2024 by Laura Boukouvalas

The musical phenomenon Wicked returned to Melbourne on 2ndof March followed by a glittering and star-studded opening night on 7th ...
Review Scene: The Sound of Music, National Theatre, 3rd March 2024, by Clinton Dean

Review Scene: The Sound of Music, National Theatre, 3rd March 2024, by Clinton Dean

On Saturday, March 2nd, Theatrical presented the opening night of its season of "The Sound of Music" at the National ...
Review Scene: Red Hot Summer 2024 - Rochford Estate, Coldstream 17th Feb 2024 by Maryanne Window

Review Scene: Red Hot Summer 2024 – Rochford Estate, Coldstream 17th Feb 2024 by Maryanne Window

Despite less than ideal conditions with  temperatures up towards 35 degrees Celsius, and the air dry and dusty, this was one ...
Review Scene: 2024 Australian Toy Hobby and Licensing Fair, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sunday 11th February 2024 by Sharon Brookes

Review Scene: 2024 Australian Toy Hobby and Licensing Fair, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sunday 11th February 2024 by Sharon Brookes

With more than 160 exhibitors, the 2024 Australian Toy, Hobby & Licensing Fair was a haven for wholesalers and retailers ...
Review Scene: Australian Open Finals Festival, feat. Rudimental and Groove Armada, John Cain Arena, Sunday 28th January 2024 by Laura Boukouvalas

Review Scene: Australian Open Finals Festival, feat. Rudimental and Groove Armada, John Cain Arena, Sunday 28th January 2024 by Laura Boukouvalas

This year’s Australian Open has been even more spectacular than ever with record numbers of over one million visitors who ...
Review Scene: L7, Croxton Bandroom, 15th December 2023 by Maryanne Window

Review Scene: L7, Croxton Bandroom, 15th December 2023 by Maryanne Window

The first thing that struck me as I walked into the band room at the Croxton was the abundance of ...
Review Scene: Foo Fighters, AAMI Park, 6th December 2023 by Maryanne Window

Review Scene: Foo Fighters, AAMI Park, 6th December 2023 by Maryanne Window

What a great bloke Dave Grohl is! That was the overwhelming impression that the majority of the people packed into ...
Review Scene: Maria Callas: A Concert in Hologram, Hamer Hall 7th Dec 2023 by Laura Boukouvalas

Review Scene: Maria Callas: A Concert in Hologram, Hamer Hall 7th Dec 2023 by Laura Boukouvalas

An evening with an icon Maria Callas or La Divina as her enthusiasts call her, has left an indelible mark ...
Snap Scene: Robbie Williams, Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong 25th Nov 2023 by Paul Miles

Snap Scene: Robbie Williams, Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong 25th Nov 2023 by Paul Miles

English pop phenomenon Robbie Williams headlined A Day on the Green at Mt. Duneed Estate in Geelong, Victoria on Saturday ...
Review Scene: Måneskin, Margaret Court Arena, 23rd November 2023 by Laura Boukouvalas

Review Scene: Måneskin, Margaret Court Arena, 23rd November 2023 by Laura Boukouvalas

Melbourne fans erupt over Måneskin’s lively RUSH show Last night Måneskin performed to a sold-out Margaret Court Arena as part ...
Review Scene: Tamil Rogeon Electric Band & GoGo Penguin, Forum Theatre, 27th October 2023 by Karen Dean

Review Scene: Tamil Rogeon Electric Band & GoGo Penguin, Forum Theatre, 27th October 2023 by Karen Dean

Jazz lovers experienced an unforgettable evening at the beginning of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.  The night commenced with the opening performance by the ...
Review Scene: Kiss, Accor Stadium, 7th October 2023 by Martin Cilia

Review Scene: Kiss, Accor Stadium, 7th October 2023 by Martin Cilia

Kiss, Accor Stadium, 7th October 2023 by Mandy Hall Promoted as the last ever KISS show in Australia before they ...
Review Scene: Mamma Mia! Princess Theatre, 4th October 2023 by Laura Boukouvalas

Review Scene: Mamma Mia! Princess Theatre, 4th October 2023 by Laura Boukouvalas

Mamma Mia! is back in Melbourne. Celebrating ABBA’s much-loved hits with impressive performances and an abundance of joy  The Melbourne ...
Review Scene: Good Things Festival, Flemington Racecourse, 1st December 2023 by Evelyn Perkins

Review Scene: Good Things Festival, Flemington Racecourse, 1st December 2023 by Evelyn Perkins

The Good Things Festival of 2023 at Flemington Racecourse was a breathtaking tapestry of iconic bands and artists that marked ...
Review Scene: Culture Club & Berlin, Rod Laver Arena, Saturday 9 September 2023 by Maryanne Window

Review Scene: Culture Club & Berlin, Rod Laver Arena, Saturday 9 September 2023 by Maryanne Window

Some might say that Berlin, the American new wave band formed in 1978 and Culture Club, British new wave club ...
Review Scene: Extreme & Living Colour, Enmore Theatre, 12th September 2023 by Martin Cilia

Review Scene: Extreme & Living Colour, Enmore Theatre, 12th September 2023 by Martin Cilia

It was a near capacity crowd at the Enmore to witness two (essentially) 90s bands. Living Color were on first ...
Review Scene, Maria Stuarda, Athenaeum Theatre, 13th September 2023

Review Scene, Maria Stuarda, Athenaeum Theatre, 13th September 2023

Melbourne Opera, in collaboration with Opera Australia, brought the Athenaeum Theatre to life with an extraordinary performance of Gaetano Donizetti's tragic masterpiece, ...
Review Scene: Bravo Bellini, Palais Theatre, 2nd September 2023 by Michael Greenwood

Review Scene: Bravo Bellini, Palais Theatre, 2nd September 2023 by Michael Greenwood

On the 2nd September 2023, Victorian Opera presented a single concert of a blend of operas of Vincenzio Bellini performed ...
Review Scene: Capriccio, Palais Theatre, 31st August 2023 by Clinton Dean

Review Scene: Capriccio, Palais Theatre, 31st August 2023 by Clinton Dean

Capriccio – Palais Theatre   On the 31st of August, Victorian Opera presented a single performance of Richard Strauss's rarely performed opera "Capriccio" ...
Review Scene: Evanescence, Rod Laver Arena, 30th August 2023 by Evelyn Perkins

Review Scene: Evanescence, Rod Laver Arena, 30th August 2023 by Evelyn Perkins

Evanescence's 20th Anniversary "Fallen" Tour: A Night of Unforgettable Emotion The anticipation was noticeable as I braved the freezing rain ...
Review Scene: Those Pretty Wrongs, Memo Music Hall St Kilda, Sunday 13 August 2023 by Maryanne Window

Review Scene: Those Pretty Wrongs, Memo Music Hall St Kilda, Sunday 13 August 2023 by Maryanne Window

What a triumphant return to Melbourne for Those Pretty Wrongs who jingled our jangle on their last tour back in ...
Review Scene: YEAH YEAH YEAHS – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne 20th July 2023 by Maryanne Window

Review Scene: YEAH YEAH YEAHS – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne 20th July 2023 by Maryanne Window

It’s been 10 years since New York City trio Yeah Yeah Yeahs played in Melbourne as proclaimed by vocalist and ...
Review Scene: 'This Is Personal' Mary Coustas, Playhouse, Arts Centre, Melbourne, 28th June 2023  

Review Scene: ‘This Is Personal’ Mary Coustas, Playhouse, Arts Centre, Melbourne, 28th June 2023  

Playing in her hometown, in this one-woman show, Mary Coustas sheds her bold alter ego Effie, a character she’s been ...
Review Scene: RISING: Bungul, Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne

Review Scene: RISING: Bungul, Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne

Bungul : A heart-felt collaboration to honour Gurrumul’s last album Gurrumul’s posthumously released album, Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow), celebrates his ...
Review Scene:  Rocky Horror Show, Melbourne Athenaeum Theatre, 24th May 2023 by Karen Dean

Review Scene:  Rocky Horror Show, Melbourne Athenaeum Theatre, 24th May 2023 by Karen Dean

The 50th anniversary celebration of the Rocky Horror Show in Melbourne brought audiences out in force. It was a night ...
Review Scene: Melbourne Bluesfest – Melbourne Convention Centre, April 8-9 2023 by Maryanne Window

Review Scene: Melbourne Bluesfest – Melbourne Convention Centre, April 8-9 2023 by Maryanne Window

The Byron Bay Bluesfest has been a top tier event on the Australian Festival circuit for many years now and ...
Review Scene: Tent Pole Festival, Mt Duneed Estate, 4th March 2023

Review Scene: Tent Pole Festival, Mt Duneed Estate, 4th March 2023

A joint venture presented by RRR, A Day On The Green, Love Police and I Oh You, this one- dayer ...
Review Scene: Pavement, Palais Theatre, 3rd March 2023

Review Scene: Pavement, Palais Theatre, 3rd March 2023

The first timePavementplayed Melbourne, in 1993, after the release of their critically acclaimed debut albumSlanted and Enchanted, their original drummerGary ...
Review Scene: Del Amitri, Palais Theatre, Thursday 23 February 2023 by Maryanne Window

Review Scene: Del Amitri, Palais Theatre, Thursday 23 February 2023 by Maryanne Window

Having formed in Glasgow in 1980, Del Amitri is largely the song writing vehicle for bassistand lead vocalist Justin Currie ...
Review Scene: Harry Styles, Wet Leg, Marvel Stadium, Friday 24 February by Maryanne Window

Review Scene: Harry Styles, Wet Leg, Marvel Stadium, Friday 24 February by Maryanne Window

There was a definite buzz in the air on the tram heading towards Docklands and Marvel Stadium in Melbourne this ...
Review Scene: Sting, Aware Super Theatre, Darling Harbour 15th February 2023 by Martin Cilia

Review Scene: Sting, Aware Super Theatre, Darling Harbour 15th February 2023 by Martin Cilia

Sting hit the stage running with the classic Police song Message in a Bottle. When you open with a song ...
Review Scene: Elton John, AAMI Stadium, 14th January 2023 by Maryanne Window

Review Scene: Elton John, AAMI Stadium, 14th January 2023 by Maryanne Window

On the approach to Melbourne’s AAMI stadium there was a buzz in the air, considerably hot air as the temperature ...
Movie Review Scene: The Cost (World Premiere) by Paul Miles

Movie Review Scene: The Cost (World Premiere) by Paul Miles

I’m not a big movie guy; I don’t watch many of them. So often, when I sit my body down ...
Review Scene: RIDE & Moaning Lisa, The Forum, 30th November 2022

Review Scene: RIDE & Moaning Lisa, The Forum, 30th November 2022

Canberra shoegaze proponents, Moaning Lisa are priming the punters with feedback drenched guitar soundscapes courtesy of lead guitarist Ellen Chan ...
Review News: Crowded House, Rod Laver Arena, 22<sup>nd</sup> November 2022 

Review News: Crowded House, Rod Laver Arena, 22nd November 2022 

House Dreamers Are Waiting Tour  Crowded House have a different line up from years ago, but the cheery banter and ...
Review Scene: Joseph the Musical,  Regent Theatre, 16th November 2022

Review Scene: Joseph the Musical, Regent Theatre, 16th November 2022

An unashamedly wacky musical with ‘the lot’! What began life as a small-scale school concert, has grown into an extravaganza ...
Review Scene: Phantom Of The Opera, Arts Centre, 4th November 2022

Review Scene: Phantom Of The Opera, Arts Centre, 4th November 2022

Escapism at its best - an enthralling new portrayal of this gothic love story.    The Phantom of the Opera ...
Review Scene: TIME . RONE Exhibition, Flinders Street Station, Media Preview, 27th October 2022

Review Scene: TIME . RONE Exhibition, Flinders Street Station, Media Preview, 27th October 2022

An abandoned ballroom becomes an epic time capsule The rediscovery of the mysterious Flinders Street ballroom has fueled our imaginations in ...
Review Scene: Tony Hadley, Palais Theatre Melbourne 18 September 2022 by Maryanne Window

Review Scene: Tony Hadley, Palais Theatre Melbourne 18 September 2022 by Maryanne Window

Last time I saw Tony Hadley IRL (hey I’m old but I’m up with the TikTok talk) it was 1985 ...
Review Scene: Hoodoo Gurus 40th Anniversary Tour, Myer Music Bowl 16th September 2022 by Paul Miles

Review Scene: Hoodoo Gurus 40th Anniversary Tour, Myer Music Bowl 16th September 2022 by Paul Miles

Less than four hours before doors, I got a text asking me to review tonight’s concert. Given I had no ...
Review Scene:  The Chats, Mean Jeans, The Prize, The Forum 16th September 2022 by Dan McMahon

Review Scene: The Chats, Mean Jeans, The Prize, The Forum 16th September 2022 by Dan McMahon

When I first read about this line up, I couldn’t help but smile. I mean come on, The Chats, Mean ...
Review Scene: Hoodoo Gurus 40th Anniversary Tour, Hordern Pavillion 15th September 2022 by Martin Cilia

Review Scene: Hoodoo Gurus 40th Anniversary Tour, Hordern Pavillion 15th September 2022 by Martin Cilia

On a rainy Thursday night a sold out crowd arrived at the Hordern Pavilion for the rescheduled Hoodoo Gurus 40th ...
Review Scene: Midnight Oil - One For The Planet, Palais Theatre, 12th September 2022 by Angie Valcanis

Review Scene: Midnight Oil – One For The Planet, Palais Theatre, 12th September 2022 by Angie Valcanis

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 was the feature of the Midnight Oil gig at The ...
Review Scene: The Rolling Stones Revue “Exile On Main St.” feat. Adalita, Tex Perkins & Tim Rogers, Enmore Theatre 27th August 2022 by Mandy Hall

Review Scene: The Rolling Stones Revue “Exile On Main St.” feat. Adalita, Tex Perkins & Tim Rogers, Enmore Theatre 27th August 2022 by Mandy Hall

The Rolling Stones Revue started out with the brilliant Sticky Fingers shows. This time around they're concentrating on Exile on ...
Review Scene: Kiss, Qudos Bank Arena, 27th August 2022 by Martin Cilia

Review Scene: Kiss, Qudos Bank Arena, 27th August 2022 by Martin Cilia

On arriving at the venue you can’t help but notice the die hard, rusted on, fans of Kiss in various ...
Review Scene: Kiss, Rod Laver Arena, 20th August 2022

Review Scene: Kiss, Rod Laver Arena, 20th August 2022

KISS End of the Road Australian tour debuts in Melbourne. It’s been hailed as the biggest and best KISS show ...