Theatre First
A companion podcast to Movies First, with all things Theatre related…reviews and more from the world of the live stage. Presented by respected reviewer Alex First
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58: A Very Kransky Christmas - Theatre First wi...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). The Kransky Sisters In a quiet town in the middle of south east Queensland lives a huddle of strange sisters, whom, in between tending ants, knitting egg warmers, and hanging out cane t...
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57: Vivid White - Theatre First with Alex First
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). Vivid White (MTC) Forget friendship, forget respect, forget human decency – this is the Australian property market. With an all-star cast, outrageous songs and epic puppetry, you won’t w...
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56: The Father (MTC) - Theatre First with Alex ...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). The Father Theatre luminary John Bell stars in this powerful, funny and deeply moving new mystery which has garnered world-wide critical acclaim. For more, visit: http://www.mtc.com.au/...
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55: Cirque du Soleil’s Toruk - The First Flight...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). Cirque du Soleil’s Toruk - The First Flight Inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR, TORUK – The First Flight transports you to the world of Pandora in a visually stunning live setting. Expe...
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54: Brigadoon - Theatre First with Alex First
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). Brigadoon Brigadoon is the story of New Yorkers Tommy Albright and Jeff Douglas who get lost on their vacation to the Scottish Highlands, and stumble upon Brigadoon, a mythical village ...
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53: Your Diva Needs You - Theatre First with Al...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). Your Diva Needs You YOUR DIVA NEEDS YOU is part cabaret, part game show and part regional Victorian singing eisteddfod, where audience sing-a-longs are not only encouraged but mandatory...
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52: Memphis The Musical - Theatre First with Al...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). Memphis The Musical Presented by StageArt An Australasian Premiere and Tony award winning Best Musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilli...
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51: American Song - Theatre First with Alex First
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). American Song By Joanna Murray-Smith Directed by Tom Healey Australian Premiere 3 October – 5 November (previews 3 – 6 October) Featuring Joe Petruzzi Set and Costume Design Darryl ...
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50: Lay Down Sally - Theatre First with Alex First
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). LAY DOWN SALLY: AN OARSOME NEW MUSICAL ROBBIN’ HEARTS AROUND THE WORLD! By Spencer Hadlow, Andrew White & Taylen Furness StageArtXposed Australia’s sport-obsessed culture is on full dis...
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49: Beautiful Things - Theatre First with Alex ...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). BEAUTIFUL THINGS: A REALLY GOOD LOOKING MUSICAL By Drew Downing StageArtXposed In a time of celebrity politicians, fake news and political correctness, four of the world’s most attracti...
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48: Beautiful The Carol King Musical - Theatre ...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) Beautiful: The Carol King Musical BEAUTIFUL is the inspiring true story of King’s journey from school girl to superstar; from her relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry ...
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47: Calendar Girls - Theatre First with Alex Fi...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) Calendar Girls Presented by: Prince Moo Productions When Annie's husband John dies of leukaemia, she and best friend Chris agree to raise money for a new couch in the local hospital wai...
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46: As You Like It - Theatre First with Alex Fi...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) As You Like It An all-singing-and-dancing cast of fifteen bring you Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy, As You Like It. Set in 1642, and with gorgeous costumes to match, this zany production...
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45: Hayfever - Theatre First with Alex First Ep...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) Marina Prior is set to shine in Noël Coward's supreme comedy of bad manners – a top drawer, high society classic that has been raising scandalised laughter for almost a hundred years. C...
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44: The Bodyguard The Musical - Theatre First w...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) The Bodyguard The Musical Based on the Warner Bros. movie which starred Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, THE BODYGUARD has been hailed as ‘LONDON’S BEST MUSICAL’ by UKs Magic FM, And ‘T...
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43: The Way Out - Theatre First with Alex First...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) The Way Out In a dystopian future Australia, Helen and her civil war veteran father sell moonshine to a broken town, struggling to survive in a poisoned landscape which is frighteningly f...
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42: Big Heart - Theatre First with Alex First E...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) Big Heart Punctuated by moments of catharsis and joy, BIG HEART is the story of a woman who adopts a child from each of the continents. She believes she offers the children a better life,...
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41: The Perfume Garden - Theatre First with Ale...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) The Perfume Garden THE HIT BOLLYWOOD COMEDY From the writer/creator of ‘Is It Because I’m Indian?’ comes ‘a fragrant curry of magical realism… a romantic comedy and subcontinental satire…...
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40: Jesus Christ Superstar - Theatre First with...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) Jesus Christ Superstar (Musical) Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s global phenomenon Jesus Christ Superstar exploded onto the stage in 1971 and changed the world of musicals forever. T...
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39: Britney Spears The Cabaret - Theatre First ...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) Britney Spears: The Cabaret - a satirical look at the perils of fame by award-winning writer/director Dean Bryant (Sweet Charity). The musical direction of Mathew Frank sees Britney's h...
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38: Merrily We Roll Along - Theatre First with ...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) Merrily We Roll Along Franklin Shepard has made it to the top: a wealthy LA movie producer, he rubs shoulders with Hollywood's A-list. But he desperately wishes things had turned out diff...
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37: Vigil - Theatre First with Alex First Episo...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) Vigil Starring Christie Whelan Browne Christmas Eve: a time for peace, love, carols, reunion and family. But not this Christmas Eve. Not this reunion. Liz, the 30-something prodigal daug...
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36: The Haunting - Theatre First with Alex Firs...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) The Haunting Cameron Daddo returns to Melbourne for The Haunting. In an ancient mansion in England, sheltering from the howling winds that tear across the surrounding desolate moorland, ...
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35: Velvet - Theatre First with Alex First Epis...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) Velvet Welcome to Wonderland … Boogie Wonderland! Continuing to defy expectations with an electrifying journey to a world of glamour and abandon, VELVET is a raucous and seductive fusi...
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34: Ordinary Days - Theatre First with Alex Fir...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) Ordinary Days A contemporary chamber musical, Ordinary Days centres around four individuals in the metropolis that is New York, and the amazing ways in which their lives intersect in a c...
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33: 21 Chump Street - Theatre First with Alex F...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) 21 Chump Street A fourteen minute musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda (In The Heights, Hamilton), 21 Chump Street is based on a true-story as reported by acclaimed NPR podcast and radio sh...
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32: 1984 - Theatre First with Alex First Episod...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) 1984 April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching. Set in a world where an invasive government...
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31: Hello, Dolly - Theatre First with Alex Firs...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) Marina Prior – Hello, Dolly One of the most enduring musicals of all time, Hello, Dolly! bursts with humour, romance and high energy dancing. Dolly Levi, the irrepressible matchmaker fr...
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30: Shrine by Tim Winton - Theatre First with A...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) Shrine by Tim Winton From the multi award-winning writer of Cloudstreet comes an otherworldly theatrical event that shines a light on the tangled bonds of one Australian family. Followin...
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29: Spring Awakening The Musical - Theatre Firs...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) Spring Awakening The Musical A revelatory journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. It is Germany, 1891, a world where the ...
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28: My Fair Lady 60th Anniversary Production - ...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) My Fair Lady 60th Anniversary Production Celebrating the beloved original, Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady is now playing at the Regent Theatre Melbourne and will arrive in Sydney in Aug...
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27: Minnie & Liraz - Theatre First with Alex Fi...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) Minnie & Liraz The Autumn Road Retirement Village in Caulfield has a fiercely competitive bridge club, but with old age doing its inevitable work, no bridge partnership lasts for long. W...
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26: Cabaret - Theatre First with Alex First Epi...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) Cabaret Presented by: David M Hawkins WILLKOMMEN, BIENVENUE, WELCOME! CABARET's famed 'Kit Kat Klub' is returning to Melbourne for 4 weeks only from 27 April! David M. Hawkins presents...
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25: Effie The Virgin Bride - Theatre First with...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) Effie The Virgin Bride For details on tickets, tour dates etc visit http://effievirginbride.com/ Subscribe to the Theatre First podcast at all good podcatcher apps including Apple Podca...
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24: A Matter Of Life And Death - Theatre First ...
Theatre First with Alex First Ep 24 Show Notes Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) A Matter Of Life and Death The Owl and Cat Theatre 34 Swan St, Richmond, Melbourne, VIC 3121 'Truth is the first casualty.' A passenger ...
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23: Aladdin - The Broadway Musical (Melbourne, ...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) Aladdin The Broadway Musical - (Her Majesty’s Theatre Melbourne, Australia) From the producer of The Lion King, the beloved story of Aladdin comes to thrilling theatrical life in this bo...
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22: Three Little Words - Theatre First with Ale...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) Three Little Words Catherine McClements (Tangle) and Kate Atkinson (Wentworth) star in the world premiere of Joanna Murray-Smith’s brand new razor-edged comedy, Three Little Words. Pla...
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21: The Shanghai Ballet's Swan Lake - Theatre F...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) The Shanghai Ballet - Swan Lake A company of 80 dancers with 48 beautiful swans will grace the stage of Australia’s most lavish and prized theatre, the Regent Theatre Melbounre, in an unf...
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20: Lord of the Flies (Dance) - Theatre First w...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) Lord Of The Flies Matthew Bourne William Golding’s classic novel, Lord of the Flies has been transformed into a chilling, beautiful and hugely entertaining new production by Sir Matthew B...
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19: Christina Bianco Diva Moments - Theatre Fir...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) Christina Bianco: Diva Moments! Written by and starring Christina Bianco Musical Director Michael Lavine Acclaimed YouTube sensation, Christina Bianco comes to Sydney with her hit solo...
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18: The Full Monty : The Broadway Musical - The...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) The Full Monty – The Broadway Musical: Based on the smash hit film, The Full Monty (a ten-time Tony nominee) is musical comedy at its best with a highly anticipated closing number! With ...
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17: Faith Healer - Theatre First with Aex First...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) Faith Healer: The transcendent power of great Irish storytelling takes centre stage for Brian Friel's magnificent series of monologues starring Colin Friels, directed by Judy Davis. Subs...
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16: John - Theatre First with Alex First Episod...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) John: From the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of The Flick comes John, a mesmerising and intimate new play. Subscribe to Theatre First at all good podcatcher apps including iTunes, Stitch...
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15: The Play That Goes Wrong - Theatre First wi...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). FAWLTY TOWERS MEETS NOISES OFF IN NEW HIT COMEDY The UK’s Olivier Award-winning theatre company Mischief Theatre is bringing its comedy masterpiece The Play That Goes Wrong to Australia...
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14: The Book Of Mormon - Theatre First with Ale...
Episode 14 Show Notes Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). The Book Of Mormon Two unlikely Mormons are chosen to serve their two year mission together in Uganda. While there, they attempt to convert a small village to The ...
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13: Born Yesterday - Theatre First with Alex Fi...
Episode 13 Show Notes Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). Born Yesterday MTC’s 2017 Season opens in glamorous 1940s style with Garson Kanin's Broadway classic – a screwball romance that has plenty to say about the dark si...
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12: KOOZA from Cirque De Soleil - Theatre First...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). KOOZA A Traditional Circus Homage A return to our origins, KOOZA combines acrobatic performance and the art of clowning, while exploring fear, identity, recognition and power. The Innoce...
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11: Circus 1903 - Theatre First with Alex First...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). Circus 1903 - The Golden Age of Circus The producers of the world’s biggest magic show, The Illusionists have teamed up with the award winning puppeteers from War Horse to present a thr...
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10: Kinky Boots - Theatre First with Alex First...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). *Kinky Boots With songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, KINKY BOOTS is based on the true story of a young man’s struggle to save his family shoe business with an outrageous idea and a fabul...
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9: Warrior Women of Yang (Chinese) - Theatre Fi...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly. China National Peking Opera Company presents. Warrior Women of Yang. Subscribe to Theatre First at all good podcatcher apps including iTunes, Stiticher, audioBoom, Pocket Casts, Podb...
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8: The Light In The Piazza - Theatre First with...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). The Light In The Piazza An unusual combination of opera, musical theatre and melodrama, this is the first fully staged, professional production of the show to be seen in Australasia. ...
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7: Godspell Reimagined - Theatre First with Ale...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) Godspell Reimagined: A pared back version of the 1971 musical Godspell with a young and enthusiastic cast, and a special guest appearance by one of the original members of the Australi...
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6: Aladdin The Musical - Theatre First with Ale...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). Aladdin (The Musical) From the producer of The Lion King, the beloved story of Aladdin comes to thrilling theatrical life in this bold new musical. The New York Times says it’s “Fabul...
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5: The Color Purple (Musical) - Theatre First w...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly) *The Color Purple This heartening musical of rhythm, soul, jazz and blues takes it’s audience on a journey of adversity, liberation and ultimately celebration. From Alice Walker’s P...
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4: Miss Saigon: 25th Anniversay Performance - T...
Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). Subscribe, rate and review Theatre First at Stitcher, audioBoom, Pocketcast, Podbean and most good podcatcher apps. Miss Saigon: 25th Anniversary Performance Captured in front of ...
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3: Theatre First with Alex First & Chris Colema...
This review first appeared as a part of the Movies First podcast. Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). In this episode we take a look at the live stage version of Fawlty Towers, the much loved TV comedy, which is touri...
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2: Theatre First with Alex First & Chris Colema...
This review first appeared as part of the Movies First podcast. Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). Man Of The Year - 5pound theatre and Melbourne Fringe present … Man of the Year A long history of violence. In 193...
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1: Theatre First with Alex First & Chris Colema...
Stream on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). Hi everyone, Chris with the Show Notes for Theatre First, our brand new podcast. This was also featured in Movies First Episode 31....in which Alex goes to the theatre and spends almost an enti...
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