Originally posted on October 2 2008 I can’t claim to have known him, but I saw Rob Guest perform a number of times in Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera. He had a beautiful, rich voice, and unlike some singers was able to act enough to be convincing in his roles. Australia has […]
Originally posted September 29 2008 I’m rereading the Wild Cards series, a shared world anthology edited by George RR Martin. Inspired by a superhero roleplaying campaign that was gamemastered by Martin, and included Roger Zelazny, Melinda M Snodgrass, Lewis Shiner and Walter Jon Williams, amongst other luminaries who would become writers in their own right. […]
Originally published on May 28 2008 Today we saw the current Sydney production of Phantom of the Opera. I have seen it quite a few times with various casts, including New York, Melbourne, and several other Sydney productions. The venue this time around is the Lyric Theatre at the Star City. It is not a […]
Originally posted on November 1 2007 Last night I had dinner with my parents, and we listened spellbound to the ABC Classic 100 Concertos, as voted by ABC listeners. The countdown had been going since Saturday, and unfortunately I did not get a chance to listen to all of it.