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Monday, October 10, 2016

AussieTheatre welcomes new columnist, Jessica Joseph-McDermott by Erin James

AussieTheatre is thrilled to announce that Australian actor and writer Jessica Joseph-McDermott will be joining our team as a regular columnist. Joseph-McDermott, who is currently living an…

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Dusty the Musical will play Adelaide season by Erin James

The Production Company have confirmed the full cast of their upcoming musical Dusty and – in a first for the Melbourne based musical theatre company – have announced the show will tour …

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The Bodyguard musical confirmed to tour Australia in 2017 by Erin James

Mark it in the diary, Sydney! The Bodyguard musical is heading to Australia from April 2017 and its first stop is Sydney! It is understood that the multi-million dollar musical, based on the…

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Paul Capsis to star in Cabaret at Hayes Theatre Co by Erin James

A revival of Kander and Ebb’s musical Cabaret is returning to Australia and the dazzling Paul Capsis will star as the Emcee. Producer David M. Hawkins has confirmed that Cabaret will…

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Your Sunday Afternoon Zen: Laura Bunting and Kerrie Anne Greenland sing a duet from Side Show, and it is EPIC! by Erin James

The cult musical Side Show, inspired by the true story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, is currently playing at Hayes Theatre Co in Potts Point. The show’s stars – Laura B…

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Donwton Abbey star Charles Edwards joins My Fair Lady cast, 2017 by Erin James

It was confirmed this morning that acclaimed British film and television actor Charles Edwards will appear in the 2017 Melbourne season of My Fair Lady, opposite Australia’s Anna O…

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Friday, September 30, 2016

WAAPA classmates bring double bill cabaret to Sydney Fringe by Erin James

Bobbie-Jean Henning and Larua Johnston both graduated from WAAPA’s musical theatre course in 2013. Since then, the ladies have both been making waves at cabaret venues across the coun…

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Make way for Aladdin! Disney’s hit musical will tour to Melbourne by Erin James

Aladdin, Genie, Jasmine and the citizens of Agrabah will be heading to Melbourne for a highly anticipated season at Her Majesty’s Theatre from April 2017. Disney Theatrical Productio…

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First look at Dream Lover, Sydney! by Erin James

Over the last decade or so, Simon Phillips has contributed significantly to the Australian musical theatre scene, directing some of our most successful new works including the Helpmann Award…

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Side Show – Photo Feature by Erin James

Produced by One Eyed Man Productions, Side Show is the latest independent musical to open at Sydney’s gorgeous Hayes Theatre Co and it’s a suitably intimate piece for the 110 …

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

2016 Rob Guest Endowment Finalists announced by Erin James

The six finalists for the 2016 Rob Guest Endowment have been announced! Now in its eighth year, the Rob Guest Endowment is a highlight of the Australian musical theatre scene, providing a p…

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Avenue Q heads west for Perth season by Erin James

After a successful season in Melbourne last month, Prince Moo’s production of Avenue Q has confirmed it is heading to Crown Theatre Perth for a limited run! Scheduled to play from 26 …

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Mack and Mabel comes to Hayes Theatre Co by Erin James

The final show for Hayes Theatre Co’s 2016 season will by Jerry Herman’s Mack & Mabel, with a four week season confirmed at the Potts Point venue. The news comes after Vic …

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

So much musical theatre history in this one Instagram post! by Erin James

Singin’ in The Rain, like many musicals across the country and the world, are allowing company members to “takeover” posting on their official Instagram account in order …

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Monday, September 5, 2016

2016 Rob Guest Endowment semi-finalists announced by Erin James

Thirty semi-finalists for the 2016 Rob Guest Endowment have been announced on the competitions’ official Facebook Page. Announcing the Top 30 Rob Guest Endowment Award Semi Finalists f…

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Cast announcement: Trisha Noble joins Ladies in Black by Erin James

Multi-award winning actor Trisha Noble has been announced to join the cast of Helpmann Award winning musical Ladies in Black for its national tour in 2017. Noble joins a stellar cast which…

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

My Fair Lady – Photo Feature by Erin James

2016 marks the 60th anniversary of My Fair Lady, Lerner and Loewe’s celebrated musical based on the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. Opera Australia and John Frost have brought…

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Mamma Mia! confirmed for an Australian tour 2017-18 by Erin James

Step aside Sydney and Melbourne, Canberra has just won the musical theatre lottery. It was confirmed today that smash hit musical Mamma Mia! will be returning to Australia for a national to…

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Farewell Blueprint Studios, Hello Broadway: Kurt Sneddon’s new chapter by Erin James Editor in Chief Erin James sat down with industry giant Kurt Sneddon (he’s 6’6″ – see what we did there?) to reflect on 12 years of memories at Bluepri…

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A sneak peek inside the Dream Lover rehearsal room by Erin James

Australian audiences will have the chance to witness the birth of a brand new musical next month when David Campbell takes to the stage as legendary performer Bobby Darin in Dream Lover at S…

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Brisbane season announced for My Fair Lady tour by Erin James

Following yesterday’s ‘Loverly’ news that Opera Australia and John Frost’s production of My Fair Lady will be touring to Melbourne in May 2017, it was confirmed this …

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My Fair Lady confirms 2017 Melbourne season by Erin James

Directed by Dame Julie Andrews, choreographed by Christopher Gattelli (Newsies) and produced by John Frost and Opera Australia, the 60th anniversary production of My Fair Lady is currently …

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Friday, August 19, 2016

John Cleese’s Fawlty Towers opens tonight, Sydney by Erin James

The Australian premiere of John Cleese’s live production of Fawlty Towers opens this evening at Sydney’s Roslyn Packer theatre for a limited four week season with an all Austral…

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Monday, August 15, 2016

We Will Rock You cancels final two seasons by Erin James

The Australian tour of We Will Rock You will be cut short, with seasons cancelled in both Perth and Adelaide. A message on the official We Will Rock You website cites “unforeseen circ…

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Ensemble Theatre announce 2017 season by Erin James

The Ensemble Theatre have announced ten plays and a special cabaret event for their 2017 season. Three world premieres will debut at the intimate venue in Kirribilli next year, with playwrig…

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Ready To Play: Laura Bunting and Kerrie Anne Greenland will star in Side Show Australian Premiere by Erin James

We’ve been waiting for this show to grace our shores for nearly 20 years, and now the Australian premiere cast of Side Show has been announced! Opening at Hayes Theatre Co this Sept…

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

One night only: Australian diva Erin Cornell is heading to The Basement, Sydney by Erin James

Following a celebrated international career, singer / actor Erin Cornell is back in Australia and in the final stages of preparation for her solo show, An Evening With Erin Cornell – Live …

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Helpmann Awards red carpet – Storify by Erin James

Glitz, glamour and a touch of fun on the 16th annual Helpmanns red carpet!

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Helpmann Award winners 2016 – Full List by Erin James

The 16th annual Helpmann Award ceremony took place tonight at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre, The Star with the who’s who of the Aussie arts and live performance industry in attendance. …

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Are you serious about a career in musical theatre? This audition masterclass is for you by Erin James

The dreaded audition Ask any performing artist in the Australian musical theatre industry about the dreaded ‘A’ word, and 95% of them will shudder and tell you “it never ge…

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Aussie musical Ladies in Black to tour in 2017 by Erin James

The women in black are coming back! Queensland Theatre Company have today announced that acclaimed new Australian musical Ladies In Black will be touring Australia in early 2017 with season…

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