3 February 2014

Mardi Gras Festival 2014 – top 5 shows you should see

It’s that time of year again when Sydney stages take on an altogether gayer hue. The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival will run from February 7 through to March 2. This year the Festival boasts big name stars in theatre and cabaret, and plays on main stages and inner city independent theatres.

I’m excited and looking forward to three weeks of fabulous LGBTQI slanted culture. For all the details visit
www.mardigras.org.au or pick up one of their cute little programs and get out and enjoy.

What am I looking forward to the most – well this is my five shows to see for 2014.


Marvin has left his wife and son for a male lover. Meanwhile, Trina has shacked up with Marvin’s shrink. Amongst this there’s also a Bar Mitzvah to organise. Is it too much to ask for everyone to get along? Wickedly funny lyrics accompany a live piano score in this quirky yet tender tale about family, growing up and what it means to be a man.

This Tony Award-winning musical about the original modern family is directed by Stephen Colyer who brought us the smash hit of last year’s Festival Torch Song Trilogy. It’s playing at the brand new Eternity Playhouse in Darlinghurst and has all the markings and promise of ‘must see’ all over it.

Appearing in the cast of Falsettos is one of our hottest actors right now Katrina Retallick, she was hilarious in the Addams Family last year and just won the Best Actress in a Musical for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Sydney Critic Awards. She has incredible comedic timing and can sure sing – can’t wait to see her in this.