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Carly Fisher

Hi – My name is Carly Fisher

I am a Theatre Major with an absolute passion for travel and all things theatrical. I hope to one day find myself as an Artistic Director and am looking to work in theatre administration and academia on the way.

I am really excited to be a new writer for Blitz @ Arc – UNSW. I hope to be able to share my passions with an awesome student readership and that my theatre posts will help you decide what you’re interested in seeing!

Check out my Instagram: @theatretravels

Review: Lip Service – Ensemble Theatre

Having seen War Paint on Broadway earlier this year, I definitely jumped at the opportunity to see John Misto’s Lip Service at the Ensemble Theatre this month. Both shows centre around the lives and times of make up moguls Helena Rubenstein and Elizabeth Arden, and show their businesses rise and …

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Review: The Play that Goes Wrong

The Play that Goes Wrong, currently touring Australia, has hit Sydney with a bang. Meta-theatre in its truest form, the show begins with an introduction by the director of a fictitious amateur theatre company, the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, that has been plagued with a string of theatrical failures due …

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Review: The Laden Table, bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company

Review: The Laden Table, bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company

bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company’s The Laden Table is a risqué but honest look into contemporary Australian familial life and that which divides us. In an era where religious differences are once again at the forefront of the news cycle and public conversations, The Laden Table examines how these perceptions of one another …

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A Letter To: My First Year Self

Dear First-Year Me, Get ready for a crazy ride over the next four++ years! First things first, find a group of people who love what you do – join a club or a volunteering group…or both…and be ready for that to change your uni experience completely. Be open to new …

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Review: A Life in the Theatre – Darlinghurst Theatre Company

David Mamet’s ‘A Life in the Theatre,’ currently playing at the Eternity Playhouse as part of the Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s season, examines the challenges and rewards of a life committed to an industry that has both so much to offer, but simultaneously demands so much in return. Chronicling the experiences …

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Amazing Ways to Spend Your Summer…What Shows to Catch this Uni Break

Great news everyone…it’s nearly the end of semester 2 which means that summer is around the corner and uni is out for the next 3 months! Now there is just one hurdle to overcome (unless you are a fellow arts student and have already submitted your assessments – congrats!), exams…the …

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Review: E-Baby at the Ensemble Theatre

The Ensemble Theatre’s second last show for 2016 is set to leave audiences excited about what next year may hold after an interesting and fabulously performed production of ‘E-Baby’ by Jane Cafarella. The show follows two women – one, a mother of two who is eager to share the joy …

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It’s Time for More Shows on Aussie Shores!

Last year’s Sydney Theatre Company Production of ‘The Present,’ inspired by Chekhov, adapted by Andrew Upton and starring Cate Blanchett, was a highlight of the 2015 theatrical year for many. Now the show is preparing for its run on Broadway in New York City, where Blanchett will be making her …

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Review: Barefoot in the Park – The Ensemble Theatre

Barefoot in the Park is a Neil Simon classic about love, commitment and youthful optimism, and is currently playing at the Ensemble Theatre. When newlywed Corie rents a brand new apartment for herself and her now-husband (without his approval), the problems seemingly roll in…the apartment is tiny, faulty, up 6 …

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Review: A Little Night Music – NUTS

Last night’s opening of NUTS’ ‘A Little Night Music’ once again showed just how talented UNSW students really are! Made of a cast and crew from degrees and disciplines across the board, what is always exciting about a NUTS show is the talent you discover and witness each time you …

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A Little Night Music is Coming! Interviews with Cast and Crew from NUTS’ 2016 Major

UNSW’s theatre society – NUTS – is getting ready to take over the stage at NIDA with their 2016 major production, A Little Night Music (ALNM). With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, this 1973 Tony Award winning musical is bound to be entertaining as …

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Review: Those Who Fall in Love Like Anchors Dropped Upon the Ocean Floor

On at Griffin Theatre Company’s Stables Theatre, ‘Those Who Fall in Love like Anchors Dropped Upon the Ocean Floor’, is a short play comprised of vignettes that investigate the relationship between love and time and how each both advantage and manipulate the other. The story weaves around five different scenarios …

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Review: The Literati

Justin Fleming has done it again with yet another reimagined Moliere work proving to be a total success. Currently staged at The Stables theatre, ‘The Literati’ is a fast-paced, witty and spectacularly unreal story of a family brought together by a love for each other and separated by a love …

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Review: Tribes (Ensemble Theatre)

‘Tribes’ by Nina Raine and on at the Ensemble Theatre until July 2nd, explores that which intrinsically connects us. The play calls into question whether it is language that defines our interpersonal communication, or something much deeper altogether. Examined through the context of a pseudo-intellectual family for whom the value …

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Review: In The Heights

Playing until June 12 at AIM’s John Painter Hall, ‘In the Heights’ is an exciting, vibrant and incredibly catchy musical that offers a piece of New York that Exclaim Theatre Company has done well to bring to Sydney! As Lin Manuel-Miranda’s star continues to rise thanks to his latest genius …

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Review: Disgraced (Sydney Theatre Company)

Set in a New York City apartment, ‘Disgraced’ explores the prevalence of race, religion and their place in contemporary society. Opening with a loving couple, interested in academia, art, history, law, the play explores what really underpins contemporary relationships of all kinds. On the brink of an enormous promotion at …

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Review: We Will Rock You (The Musical)

Seen by millions of audiences around the world, ‘We Will Rock You’ is back in Sydney with the same awesome music and passion for rock but performed with a new, excited and very talented cast. ‘We Will Rock You’ performs the world of rock and roll perfectly, complete with big …

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Review: Pennsylvania Avenue

Opening with the breathy ‘Happy Birthday’ that can only be Marilyn Monroe, even in the dark the show begins oozing with the glamour and excitement that the residents and guests of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue exude. The lights come up to reveal a replica Blue Room and a solo woman, the …

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Review: Ensemble Theatre’s “Good People”

Set in the tougher suburbs of Boston, David Lindsay-Abaire’s ‘Good People’ highlights the enormous class divide between those trapped in the low-socio-economic, ‘blue collar’ neighbourhoods of their youth, and those who managed to make it out. Currently playing at The Ensemble, this play is laced with witty dialogue, fast-paced exchanges …

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Review and Interview: The Original Grease

Squabbalogic’s ‘The Original Grease’ opened this weekend at the Reginald Theatre at the Seymour Centre. Despite being the classic story of Sandy, Danny and their Rydell High classmates, this production is unlike the ‘Grease’ you have seen or heard before. Squabbalogic has revamped the show with new arrangements, a fresh …

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Review: Arcadia (Sydney Theatre Company)

Whilst history and memory have long opposed each other in a conflict between the truth and the fabricated, the purposes of both are clear…to remember. Tom Stoppard’s ‘Arcadia’ emphasizes this conflict by offering a unique perspective that can only be portrayed in art rather than reality; he shows both. The …

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Review: Little Shop of Horrors (The Play)

Over the last few months, Sydney has welcomed big-hit musicals including Les Miserables, Matilda, The Sound of Music and now, the upcoming opening of The Fiddler on the Roof. Against these big names, which have all achieved commendable success on stages across the globe, opening what is best described as …

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Sydney’s Theatre Scene

Over the last few years, Sydney has presented an awesome improvement in the variety and standard of cultural events on offer. There are new festivals, exciting musical acts, great comedy and, something that a lot of students tend to leave out of their repertoire, some amazing theatre seasons. We now …

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