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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Celebrating LGBTI+ pride with the cast of Kinky Boots: Daniel Downing by Maddi Ostapiw

In our second Pride interview with the cast of Kinky Boots, Daniel Downing talks to us about how the amateur theatre community helped him to discover his personality and sexuality, why he co…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 11:05PM
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

AussieTheatre exclusive: Adam Guettel talks to us about composing The Light in the Piazza by Maddi Ostapiw

Over the last two weeks, the lips of theatre fans Australia-wide have been talking only of one show: Life Like Company’s production of Adam Guettel’s classical masterpiece, The Light in …

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 11:51PM
Monday, October 17, 2016

A Quick Chat With Robbie Carmellotti, director of StageArt’s The Color Purple by Maddi Ostapiw

Sitting in the audience of StageArt’s Hair in 2013, I immediately knew that the company would grow to be one of my all-time favourite production groups. From the atmosphere on stage at…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 09:30PM
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Celebrating LGBTI+ pride with the cast of Kinky Boots: Mark Stefanoff by Maddi Ostapiw

Over the coming weeks, AussieTheatre will be working with the cast of Kinky Boots to bring our readers a series of features that will celebrate living as a rainbow person in the Australian t…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 09:30PM
Friday, September 30, 2016

Vic Theatre Company plan concurrent musical theatre season by Maddi Ostapiw

It was announced this week that Vic Theatre Company will produce concurrent seasons of The Last Five Years and The Gathering beginning 25 November, 2016. A huge undertaking by the company, t…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 02:03AM
Friday, September 23, 2016

Caroline O’Connor talks Dream Lover: The Bobby Darin Musical by Maddi Ostapiw

Previews for Dream Lover: The Bobby Darin Musical have commenced this week and Caroline O’Connor took some time out of her busy schedule to introduce the new musical to AussieTheatre…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 06:30AM
Sunday, September 4, 2016

A quick chat with Alana Valentine, playwright of Letters to Lindy by Maddi Ostapiw

In Alana Valentine’s play, Letters to Lindy, the relationship between the Australian public and Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton, one of the nations’s most iconic female figures, is e…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 03:23AM
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! being adapted for the stage by Maddi Ostapiw

Devotees of truth, beauty, freedom and love, rejoice! It was announced this evening by Global Creatures that Baz Luhrmann’s classic film, Moulin Rouge!, is currently being adapted for …

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 06:28PM
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A Quick Chat With Mark Fucik, of New York’s Pilobolus Dance Theatre by Maddi Ostapiw

New York-based dance theatre group, Pilobolus, are currently touring their internationally loved production of Shadowland through metropolitan Australia. Mark Fucik, director of the company …

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 09:27PM
Sunday, August 14, 2016

StageArt’s The Color Purple cast announced by Maddi Ostapiw

StageArt’s much anticipated production of The Color Purple is one step closer to the stage today, with casting for the musical announced this morning. Featuring an entirely Australian …

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 10:16PM
Saturday, August 6, 2016

Simon Phillips on directing The Beast of a play by Maddi Ostapiw

Opening recently in Sydney, Eddie Perfect’s The Beast has been directed by Simon Phillips, and will soon head to Melbourne and Brisbane. While the production was still in the rehearsal roo…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 10:59PM
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Low Level Panic’s Amy Ingram tackles feminism in theatre by Maddi Ostapiw

In Claire McIntyre’s award-winning play Low Level Panic, currently showing at the Old Fitz, Amy Ingram performs one of three leading female roles in a cast that emphasises women’s v…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 02:40AM
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Paul Capsis is Seymour Centre’s Resident Alien by Maddi Ostapiw

Paul Capsis, national treasure and performer extraordinaire, is currently treading the boards of Sydney’s Seymour Centre as Quentin Crisp, a writer and queer personality of the 20th ce…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 07:46PM
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Wicked women talk magic and mystery ahead of SSO performance by Maddi Ostapiw

When I conjure an image of Wicked in my mind, I see the hands of two very different women joined in solidarity and friendship during the song ‘For Good’. A fun night of entertainment for…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 05:45PM
Sunday, July 10, 2016

Mastering the musical theatre universe: a new musical about Einstein by Maddi Ostapiw

In a political climate where the two most creative industries of our country are being slashed and defunded, a new musical in Melbourne has united the worlds of the arts and sciences to brin…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 07:04AM
Monday, June 27, 2016

Mike McLeish talks Melbourne Cabaret Festival 2016 by Maddi Ostapiw

The 2016 annual Melbourne Cabaret Festival  has enjoyed a successful run this year under the artistic direction of Mike McLeish. We spoke to McLeish a week before the festival opened, chatt…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 09:55PM
Sunday, June 19, 2016

Production Company’s Curtains cast announcement by Maddi Ostapiw

The cast for The Production Company’s new staging of the Broadway whodunnit, Curtains was announced earlier today, with Colin Lane, John Wood and Nicki Wendt joining Simon Gleeson, Alex…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 10:27PM
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Pursued By Bear’s First Date cast announced by Maddi Ostapiw

Following the success of their recent production of tick, tick…BOOM!, Pursued by Bear will present the professional Australian premiere of recent Broadway musical, First Date, in Melbourne…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 08:01PM
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Natalie O’Donnell talks Songs for a New World by Maddi Ostapiw

Mere months after their critically acclaimed production of Violet closed following engagements in Sydney and Melbourne, Blue Saint Productions have launched their production of Songs for a N…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 11:55PM
Monday, June 6, 2016

Maryann Wright gives musical theatre a voice on The Voice by Maddi Ostapiw

Maryann Wright, a theatre publicist well known to us at AussieTheatre, is currently a contestant on Channel 9’s The Voice. Performing from two musical theatre favourites so far, she is rep…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 02:18AM
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Opinion: This election, the arts industry should vote to ensure our future by Maddi Ostapiw

“There is a connection between the progress of a society and progress in the arts. The age of Pericles was also the age of Phidias. The age of Lorenzo de Medici was also the age of Leo…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 08:00PM
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Professional witches talk amateur Wicked premiere by Maddi Ostapiw

With the first amateur Australian production of Wicked opening at the same time as our professional principal alumni are rehearsing for their Sydney Symphony Orchestra performance, Maddi Ost…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 02:59AM
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The New Girl in Town – introducing Lauren McKenna by Maddi Ostapiw

Lauren McKenna’s theatre story begins as many of them do – at a young age she auditioned for an amateur musical, was cast in a leading role, and only had eyes for the stage from then on.…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 07:25AM
Friday, May 6, 2016

The Butterfly Club seeks expressions of interest for spring season by Maddi Ostapiw

Announced recently, The Butterfly Club are seeking Expressions of Interest from producers and artists who wish to be a part of their upcoming curated spring season. Successful applicants wil…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 07:37PM
Thursday, April 21, 2016

Cameron Menzies on VicOpera’s Lucia di Lammermoor by Maddi Ostapiw

Lucia di Lammermoor, Victorian Opera’s third main production of 2016, has been playing for the last week at Her Majesty’s Theatre. Closing tonight, the production boasts a star soprano …

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 01:59AM
Sunday, April 17, 2016

Strictly Ballroom to bow in Canada by Maddi Ostapiw

Proving that a life lived in fear is a life half lived, it was reported last week that following a U.K. production of Strictly Ballroom the Musical in 2016, another production of the show…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 11:30PM
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A quick Q and A with MICF’s Joel Dommett by Maddi Ostapiw

Next up for our MICF Q and A feature is Joel Dommett, a comedian from the U.K. Currently appearing solo in Conquer, 2016 marks Joel’s second appearance in the MICF, where he promises t…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 02:00AM
Monday, April 11, 2016

A quick Q and A with MICF’s Mae Martin by Maddi Ostapiw

Mae Martin, a London-based Canadian comedian, makes her Melbourne Comedy Festival debut in 2016. In her show titled Us, she will invite audiences to peer through the lens of her own fluid ex…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 08:00PM
Sunday, April 10, 2016

A quick Q and A with MICF’s Alex Edelman by Maddi Ostapiw

Following his debut in the MICF last year with his acclaimed show, Millennial, Alex Edelman will offer audiences Everything Handed To You this year. He answers our brief Q and A below, revea…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 09:56PM

A Quick Q and A with MICF’s Cian Kinsella by Maddi Ostapiw

Cian Kinsella of Irish comedy act Lords of Strut answered our questionnaire and compared his show to Riverdance. Continue reading for the full comparison… SHOW DETAILS: Artist name: LO…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 01:00AM
Saturday, April 9, 2016

A Quick Q and A with MICF’s Dylan Cole by Maddi Ostapiw

Are you looking for a MICF show that caters to the children in your family? Look no further than Comedy Club for Kids! Dylan Cole of Wizard Sandwiches fills us in on the show by answering ou…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 08:58AM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater