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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

COME FROM AWAY is coming to Sydney by David Hooley

After some ‘minor’ setbacks in the heady days of the year of Our Lord Twenty-hundred and Early Covid, the Broadway

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 03:57AM
Monday, March 15, 2021

Handa Opera: La Traviata in rehearsals by David Hooley

Opera, as a whole, does one thing very well: putting on large and lavish shows.   As you stroll down towards

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 05:21PM
Thursday, September 17, 2020

PIPPIN: Inside The Auditions by David Hooley

Covid 19 has shut down the theatre… all theatre… there’s none left, it’s all gone… done… finished… Or is it?

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 01:24AM
Sunday, June 21, 2020

Who’s Your Baghdaddy behind the scenes photo essay: Welcoming in the new normal by David Hooley

As I sit comfortably on my rear end, patiently waiting for the world to drag its sorry self back to

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 05:30AM
Saturday, June 20, 2020

The Reservoir Room: live and streaming by David Hooley

Back in 2007 Kevin Rudd was prime minister, I wore boot cut jeans, and Paul McDermott’s variety program The Sideshow was

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 10:30PM
Friday, March 13, 2020

You say Corona, I say Corvid-19; let’s call the whole thing off! by David Hooley

I don’t like jumping on band wagons, you tend to upset the musicians, especially anyone with an instrument that requires

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 09:00PM
Saturday, February 29, 2020

THE SECRET GARDEN media call by David Hooley

Have you ever baked chocolate chip biscuits? You slide the backing tray out of the oven, place it reverently on

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Opera Australia brings THE BARBER OF SEVILLE to schools in 2020 by David Hooley

The Opera Centre is usually a reverent place.  A place of culture, of classic music, of grand performers waltzing from

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 01:44AM
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

War Horse – A photo feature by David Hooley by David Hooley

I have something to admit.  I, the writer of these features and photographer of these photographs… am in love with

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 06:06PM
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Photo Feature: Cirque Stratosphere at the Sydney Opera House by David Hooley

Usually when I go along to media calls, the thing that I am photographing is theatre.  As an actor, I

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 04:54PM
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Photo Feature: SIX the musical by David Hooley

SIX, the West End musical based on the wives of King Henry VIII, has finally landed in Australia and is

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 08:20AM
Friday, January 3, 2020

Photo Feature: Shrek, In The Theatre by David Hooley

Shrek is finally here, wading through the misty (or should I say smokey) swamps of Sydney and into the Lyric theatre.  The company is currently in full swing with previews, until their open…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 02:00PM
Monday, December 2, 2019

Photo Feature: Cirque Stratosphere media call by David Hooley

It’s not often that you find yourself between the sails of the Opera House with gymnasts, tumblers, roller skaters, a woman in metallic shorts with a two-foot-long pink wig, and a Boy With…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 07:09PM
Thursday, November 28, 2019

David Hooley snapped the first glance inside rehearsals for Shrek – The Musical by David Hooley

Shrek has emerged from his swamp and is coming to Australia.  The much loved digital animation turned stage musical, starring Ben Mingay, Lucy Durack, Todd McKenny and Nat Jobe is due to op…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 06:35AM
Sunday, October 20, 2019

Photo Feature: Billy Elliot by David Hooley

Billy is back!  Its been 10 years since the original Australian production of Billy Elliot the musical graced our stages, and now four more boys are taking on the iconic role.  David Hoole…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 01:44AM
Sunday, August 25, 2019

Photo Feature: CHICAGO by David Hooley

Chicago, the multi award winning musical, is now giving the old razzel dazzle at Sydney’s Capitol theatre. Photographer David Hooley went along to their media call to get a glimpse of the …

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 12:49AM
Friday, March 29, 2019

Photo Feature: Saturday Night Fever by David Hooley

The iconic hit musical Saturday Night Fever will premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 27 March 2019 for an exclusive Australian season. With an all star cast including Marcia Hines, Eu…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 01:28AM
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Dorian Gray Naked: rehearsal photo feature by David Hooley

It’s not often that a rehearsal room has a stage. And an audience bank. And theatrical lighting. But as I walk into the Giant Dwarf Theatre in Redfern, that is exactly what the company…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 04:45PM
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Photo Feature: Charlie And The Chocolate Factory by David Hooley

Willy Wonka has thrown open the gates of his magical chocolate factory but unlike the book, everyone is invited. The classic Roald Dahl book, turned movie, turned musical is now running in S…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 04:12PM
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Photo Gallery – Aspects of Love; A glimpse into the rehearsal room by David Hooley

Frequent photographic contributor to AussieTheatre, David Hooley, is also an actor and about to take to the stage at Hayes Theatre Co in Aspects of Love. Combining his talents, he has put …

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 12:30AM
Thursday, August 30, 2018

A Backstage Hooley: She Loves Me dress rehearsal photo essay by David Hooley

For large scale main stage productions, a dress rehearsal is just another day at the office.  You’ve already spent between two and (in the case of productions with children like Billy Ell…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 10:29PM
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Photo Feature: EVITA Media Call by David Hooley

EVITA, the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical, is coming to the Sydney Opera House in September. Producer John Frost opened up the rehearsal room doors to give us a sneak peek of what …

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 04:11AM
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Photo Feature: Cry Baby at the Hayes Theatre by David Hooley

“It’s 1954. Everyone likes Ike, nobody likes communism and Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker is the coolest boy in Baltimore.”  With their first preview now in the bag; D…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 03:57AM
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Photo Feature: Assassins moves into the Sydney Opera House by David Hooley

After their successful season at the Hayes Theatre last year, Assassins has moved into The Playhouse at the Sydney Opera House. Just a day before their first preview, Aussietheatre attended …

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 07:23AM
Friday, March 16, 2018

Photo Feature: In The Heights by David Hooley

On the day of their first preview, AussieTheatre joined the cast of In The Heights at the Hayes Theatre Co to bring you a first glimpse of this exciting musical. The cast performed three son…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 03:55AM
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

A quick chat with Shaun Rennie, director of The View UpStairs by David Hooley

I sat down with Shaun Rennie, the director of The View UpStairs, to find out a little bit more about our intrepid leader and his ideas on the subject matter that we are all tackling together…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 12:15AM
Friday, January 26, 2018

The View Upstairs: First rehearsal week – Why This Play? Why Now? by David Hooley

So I’m doing a show! Its loud, its fun and it’s as gay as Christmas… at Aunty Jeff’s… who’s dressed as Mrs Claus… and Ru Paul is popping over for an egg nog at 8. The View UpSt…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 07:39PM

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