Category Archives: Theatre

The Sound of Music: Psychologically Significant


You may not know that The Sound of Music was originally a Broadway musical composed by the famous and prolific duo, Rodgers and Hammerstein. Six years after its Broadway debut, it was released as a film (1965) and won the hearts and minds of young and old for decades.

What is it about this tale and how it is told that resonates with people across cultures and generations, why is it that you can watch it over and over again with the same amount of joy and anticipation but with new insights every time, and how is it that the principle values of the story are still relevant, impactful and enduring? Already recognized for its cultural, historical and aesthetic significance by the United States National Film Registry, its psychological significance is at least of equal value.

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Hugh Jackman “Having a Go” in Broadway to Oz


Hugh Jackman delighted thousands in his Broadway to Oz performance at Rod Laver Area in Melbourne. The audience reveled in his old style showmanship, his affable nature, his personal stories, and his immense talent. To say that Hugh Jackman is a triple threat is to underestimate the power of his personality endearing him to audiences of all ages and making him a quadruple threat at the very least.

Jackman, supported by an esteemed Melbourne orchestra and a brilliant company of singers and dancers, created an intimate atmosphere in the large arena venue by telling personal stories, engaging members of the audience (Sebastian a pint-sized future star and Lizzie the dancing granny were the stand-outs), and inviting the audience to participate in several numbers. Continue reading Hugh Jackman “Having a Go” in Broadway to Oz