All stories by Jemma Lanyon on BroadwayStars

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Concerto for Harmony and Presto by Jemma Lanyon

Harmony (Liz Skitch) loves to sing and dance. Her family has fallen upon hard times, but instead of selling their gramophone as planned, she sets it up in the street and begins to busk. Just…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 08:31PM
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Sound of Music – Brisbane season by Jemma Lanyon

The London Palladium production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s classical musical with its beloved songs (‘Do-Re-Mi’, ‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain’, ‘Edelweiss’) is now in Sydney and ma…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 09:51PM
Monday, March 28, 2016

Rhys Nicholson – Bona Fide by Jemma Lanyon

”You know when you’re half-asleep and someone proposes to you really badly?”, well Rhys Nicholson does. Fresh off a successful stint at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Rhys is back in A…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 09:10PM
Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The Secret River – QTC by Jemma Lanyon

If the palpable silence that descended with the curtain and persisted until everyone filtered out of the theatre is any indication, QTC’s The Secret River packs an emotional and intellectu…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 03:24AM
Thursday, November 19, 2015

A muse to seek: Young QLD performing arts students showcase their wares for one night only by Jemma Lanyon

For one night only, the Performing Arts, Film and Television (ASPA-FTV) school are showcasing their Creative Theatre Production course with the student devised work, Music: A Muse to Seek. A…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 07:00PM
Saturday, November 14, 2015

Review: Knock Knock by Jemma Lanyon

A door is something very symbolic. A closed door can mean security, entrapment, an ending or the unknown. An open door can mean hope, beginnings, unknown possibilities. Knock Knock – the …

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 06:59PM
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Review: The Odd Couple by Jemma Lanyon

Pulitzer prize winner Neil Simon’s play The Odd Couple was the precursor to the beloved ‘70s TV show. While I can’t compare it to the TV show (before my time), the play is an enjoyable…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 06:40PM
Saturday, October 3, 2015

Review: The Importance of Being Ernest by Jemma Lanyon

The story of two bachelors, determined to live life and find love on their own terms in a society that expects conformity and venerates social standing; Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Bei…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 03:39AM
Friday, September 25, 2015

Queensland Theatre Company Season 2016 Launch by Jemma Lanyon

Queensland Theatre Company has just uncaged its 2016 season. And what a lineup! Not only is it the company’s 45th season, but it is the last season Artistic Director Wesley Enoch will prog…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 06:32PM
Monday, June 29, 2015

So You Think You Can Dirty Dance: Meet Maddie Peat by Jemma Lanyon

Maddie Peat exudes excitement and energy. The 20-year-old dancer is clearly thrilled to play one of the leading roles, Penny Johnson, in Dirty Dancing. Fresh from last year’s So You Think …

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 08:49PM
Monday, March 2, 2015

Mother and Son – Live on stage by Jemma Lanyon

Thirty years since it first graced our television screens, Australian favourite Mother and Son comes to life on stage, in the Playhouse Theatre at QPAC. Veteran actress Noeline Brown (The …

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 05:00PM
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sex With Strangers by Jemma Lanyon

Matilda Award Nominated Sex With Strangers is back for a sizzling return season. Olivia is a woman d’un certain âge who retreats to a quiet bed and breakfast to work on her second novel. …

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 12:39AM
Monday, November 3, 2014

La Boite Launches 2015 Season and Celebrates its 90th Birthday by Jemma Lanyon

Chris Khon unveiled his first season as Artistic Director of La Boite Theatre and the 2015 programme looks to be an exciting celebration for La Boite’s 90th birthday. Wind in the Willows…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 12:58AM

La Boite Launches 2015 Season and Celebrates its 90th Birthday by Jemma Lanyon

Chris Kohn unveiled his first season as Artistic Director of La Boite Theatre and the 2015 programme looks to be an exciting celebration for La Boite’s 90th birthday. Wind in the Willows…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 12:58AM
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

39 Steps steps into Brisbane by Jemma Lanyon

4 Actors. 100 Roles. 39 Steps. Spies, secret identities, a chance meeting on a train, love, and murder… The 39 Steps show has it all. Originating as a book by John Buchan, The 39 Steps…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 07:00PM
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

1984: A Talk with David Whitney by Jemma Lanyon

Enter a dark world run by a totalitarian government. They watch you constantly. They control your life. They control your thoughts. They even rewrite history. What would you do? Would you co…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 05:54AM
Monday, July 7, 2014

Company the Musical by Jemma Lanyon

Stephen Sondheim’s Company is a real gem of a musical. It’s got beautiful music, ingenious lyrics, wonderful character development, and witty one-liners, all topped off with emotional de…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 03:55AM
Sunday, June 1, 2014

Aussie Theatre talks Machina with playwright Richard Jordan by Jemma Lanyon

QLD Aussie Theatre writer Jemma Lanyon had the opportunity to chat with playwright Richard Jordan about his newest play, Machina (pronounced Mack-een-a, not Machine-a), which just finished a…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 12:40AM
Thursday, October 3, 2013

I’m Your Man by Jemma Lanyon

I’m Your Man is a show created and directed by Roslyn Oades. For 18 months Oades followed around a promising up and coming boxer, Bill ‘The Kid’ Dibb, and documented his quest for an I…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 08:00PM
Thursday, April 25, 2013

Acting Workshops with Hugh Parker and Gareth Harris by Jemma Lanyon

AussieTheatre writer Jemma Lanyon was recently afforded the privilege of having coffee with two gentlemen of theatre — Hugh Parker and Gareth Harris — to talk about their upcoming acting…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 08:15PM
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Is Grease Still the One That We Want? by Jemma Lanyon

In August, John Frost’s new production of Grease will premiere in Brisbane. With 35 years since the film was released, and alongside the die-hard fans, there is a new generation waiting fo…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 07:00PM

All that Chat