In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
Cover story- The Room Where it Happens. Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical Hamilton quickly became the most sought after ticket on Broadway after opening in 2015. We look at why a rap musical about an American founding father, featuring an ethnically diverse cast, became a blockbuster. We also meet the performers who will feature in the Australian production, opening in March.
Feature- Dancing about architecture- music and the 'ineffability topos'. Since the 14th century writers have been aware of the impossibility of expressing certain concepts in words. So why do we continue to write about music? What are we hoping to achieve? Can writing open our minds and hearts to music many would consider inaccessible? Or is it a fool's errand?
Feature- Musicals on screen. Not so long ago, there was a deluge of musicals adapted from films. Currently film is looking to musical theatre, with close to 20 movies based on Broadway and West End musicals at various stages of production. Steven Spielberg's West Side Story was released last month, Everybody's Talking About Jamie is released this January, and In the Heights, Matilda and Dear Evan Hansen are on their way. How do you make a stage musical work on screen? It isn't easy, as many have found to their cost...
Interview- Classical guitarist Tim Kain, who founded the quartet Guitar Trek, turns 70 in January. We talk to him about a career championing Australian music through his teaching and numerous composer commissions, some of which feature on Guitar Trek's latest album Bluetongue.
Reviews- our critics lend their minds to productions at the Sydney and Perth Festivals, as well as the latest concerts, musicals and plays.
What's on- live performance, live streams and digital highlights for January/February 2021.