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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - Deborah Jones

John played Clio-Kira in the film), and af­ter var­i­ous hic­cups love and art tri­umph. Sonny and Kira defy the gods, end up to­gether and open a rollerdisco complete with mir­ror balls. This camp goofi­ness needs the light­est of touches but, alas, Nathan M. Wright, in his di­rec­to­rial de­but, makes the show ex­cep­tion­ally heavy go­ing. Sonny (Ains­ley Mel­ham) and Kira (Jaime Had­wen), pic­tured, are Ken and Bar­bie on skates. Around them the rest of the nine-mem­ber cast stren­u­ously vies for at­ten­tion on a scale rather more suited to, say, the 2000-seat Capi­tol Theartre than the 110-seat Hayes. The des­per­ate qual­ity of the fun-seek­ing has the un­for­tu­nate ef­fect of ex­pung­ing fun. Al­though on the credit side Wright’s chore­og­ra­phy evokes the 1980s vividly and James Browne’s cos­tumes for the im­mor­tals come up a treat. Hayes Theatre Company, 19 Green­knowe Av­enue, Potts Point. To­day, 2pm and 7.30pm. Tick­ets: $54-$60. Book­ings: (02) 8065 7337 or on­line. Un­til June 12. Dixit Domi­nus The Syd­ney Cham­ber Choir and the Orches­tra of the Antipodes is con­ducted by Jonathan Grieves-Smith for this recital. The pro­gram in­cludes Han­del’s Dixit Domi­nus, a hymn of joy and praise; Bach’s Easter can­tata

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