Australian Stage Review: The King and I – Sydney (12 Sep 2014)

Jack Teiwes Australian Stage 12 September 2014 It may be difficult for some of my generation to entirely appreciate what a tremendous landmark musical The King and I was, with the subsequent eras of hit musicals replete with acrobatic arias, dropping chandeliers, landing helicopters, and flying witches that have come since. The spectacular element of...
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Limelight Review: The King and I – Sydney (12 Sep 2014)

Clive Paget Limelight Magazine 12 September 2014 Regardless of the racism thing, revival abounds in fine performances and glitter. Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House Is The King and I racist? There has been a great deal of ink spilt in Australian journals, blogs and websites over the last few weeks suggesting that there is...
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Daily Review: THE KING AND I – Sydney (12 Sep 2014)

Lloyd Bradford Syke Daily Review 12 September 2014 3.5/5 Since The King & I is set in Siam, it’s only appropriate I address the elephant in the room. Hello, Jumbo. Or is that a derisive name which only serves to perpetuate a pachydermic stereotype? There have been murmurings about inherent racism in this musical and...
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SMH The King and I review: Lisa McCune in her element but production showing its age (12 Sep 2014)

Jason Blake Sydney Morning Herald 12 September 2014 Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars THE KING AND I Sydney Opera House, September 10 Should the world’s second-favourite Rodgers and Hammerstein musical (after The Sound of Music, obviously) be retired for its portrayal of Asian characters and culture, asked a comment piece recently? I don’t think...
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TUESDAY’S PICK: Who Do You Think You Are? (19 Aug 2014)

TVWEEK.com.au 19 August 2014 Family secrets:  The history of Lisa McCune’s clan is riddled with 
unsettling chapters – there’s even a murder! Actress Lisa McCune believes 
every person secretly hopes there’s something exciting in their family’s past. Well, be careful what you wish for… What To Expect Lisa’s family tree search starts with her paternal...
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Helpmann awards: The King And I wins best musical, Sweet Charity, Cate Blanchett among other winners (19 Aug 2014)

ABC Online / AAP 19 August 2014 Theatre stars such as Cate Blanchett shone alongside ambitious operas and musicals of all sizes as Australia’s performance industry took centre stage at the Helpmann Awards. Everyone from Strictly Ballroom director Baz Luhrmann to The King And I star Lisa McCune to Geoffrey Rush turned out to recognise...
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Lisa McCune’s colourful past (18 Aug 2014)

Sue Yeap The West Australian 18 August 2014 Television golden girl Lisa McCune hoped her family history would be colourful when she agreed to take a genealogical journey on the popular Who Do You Think You Are? “I’d rather have a colourful past than anything too beige,” McCune says in the opening scenes after arriving...
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