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Monday, October 28, 2019

Once before I go: A farewell from Editor Erin James by Erin James

Today marks the end of my time as Editor in Chief of after nearly 9 years at the helm of the company. Brimming with emotion doesn’t even begin to describe my current stat…

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

So long, farewell to The Production Company by Erin James

“I started the company in 1999 to stimulate the industry” – Jeannie Pratt The Production Company has woven its way into the fabric of Melbourne’s Musical Theatre scene since its inau…

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Meet the woman you’re never meant to see by Erin James

What does a career in stage management look like for emerging professionals working in the theatre? From the rise of intimacy directors spurred by the #MeToo movement who specialise in facil…

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Monday, May 27, 2019

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory confirmed for Brisbane, 2020 by Erin James

Confirmed: Brisbane has a golden ticket! Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, the new musical based on Roald Dahl’s classic novel, is coming to Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre QPAC in March 2020.…

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

American Psycho cast confirmed by Erin James

The full cast of AMERICAN PSYCHO – THE MUSICAL has been confirmed and producers BB-Arts Entertainment & Two Doors Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co are ready to unle…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 09:59PM
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Watch This to bring Sunday In The Park With George to Melbourne & Geelong in 2019 by Erin James

From blazing a trail to painting with light, Watch This is Melbourne’s ‘little music theatre engine that could’ and the celebrated Sondheim repertory company is return…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 01:55AM
Monday, November 19, 2018

Annie Aitken wins 2018 Rob Guest Endowment by Erin James

The 2018 Rob Guest Endowment took place tonight at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre in front of a panel of expert judges including Kellie Dickerson, Jason Langley, Sharon Millerchip and Guy Simpso…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 05:59AM
Friday, November 9, 2018

Squabbalogic returns with Herringbone, 2019 by Erin James

Award winning actor and director Jay James-Moody will star in Herringbone, a one-man musical produced by Squabbalogic, marking the independent music theatre outfit’s first show in almo…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 02:43AM
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Barnum comes to Melbourne, 2019 by Erin James

Todd McKenney and Rachael Beck are set to star in a new Australian production of Barnum The Circus Musical at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre. Producer Adrian Storey of StoreyBoard Entertai…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 08:25PM
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Opera Australia will present two different productions of West Side Story in 2019 by Erin James

Less than two weeks after West Side Story was confirmed as the 2019 Handa Opera On Sydney Harbour, Opera Australia has confirmed a second production of the Bernstein classic will also be pre…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 11:33PM
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

2018 Helpmann Award winners – Act II by Erin James

Bangarra Dance Theatre, Muriel’s Wedding and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical are the big winners at the 18th annual Helpmann Awards. Act II of the 2018 Helpmann Awards took place at Syd…

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

2018 Helpmann Award winners announced – Act 1 by Erin James

This evening, at an intimate cocktail event, the Act I of the 2018 Helpmann Awards were held at the Sydney Town Hall. The winners were announced for the best creative, designer and supportin…

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

West Side Story is Opera Australia’s Sydney harbour production, 2019 by Erin James

Following successful seasons of La Boheme, Madama Butterfly, Carmen and La Traviata, Opera Australia will bring a little music theatre to Sydney Harbour with West Side Story confirmed as Han…

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Steve Danielsen will sing the anthem at State Of Origin 2 by Erin James

Music Theatre performer Steve Danielsen will sing the Australian national anthem at the State of Origin II Rugby League match at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium this Sunday, 24 June Danielsen, who is…

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Monday, June 18, 2018

18th Annual Helpmann Awards Nominations announced by Erin James

The 2018 Helpmann Award nominations were released today by Live Performance Australia (LPA) at simultaneous events in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Muriel’s Wedding scor…

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Maggie McKenna joins American tour of Dear Evan Hansen by Erin James

Our Muriel is becoming a Murphy. Australian actress Maggie McKenna, who shot to fame last year as Muriel Heslop in the world premiere production of Muriel’s Wedding, has been confirme…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 08:58PM
Monday, April 9, 2018

Billy Elliot returns to Australia for 10th anniversary tour, 2019 by Erin James

Billy Elliot the Musical will return to Australia for a 10th Anniversary Tour, commencing ten years after the show’s final curtain in Australia. The production will open at Sydney̵…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 08:32PM
Sunday, March 4, 2018

Assassins to play Sydney Opera House season by Erin James

Hayes Theatre Co’s critically acclaimed 2017 production of Assassins, will play a season at Sydney Opera House Playhouse this June, starring David Campbell and according to director Dean B…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 10:18PM

Annette Shun Wah and Heather Mitchell appointed to STC board by Erin James

This morning,  Sydney Theatre Company Chairman Ian Narev announced that the Executive Producer of Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP) Annette Shun Wah and respected actor Heath…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 09:39PM
Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Sound of Falling Stars by Erin James

“What amazing songs, what incredible singers. What a shame that they died so young”. Writer and director Robyn Archer has plenty to say about The Sound of Falling Stars, a cabaret-style …

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Jersey Boys full cast announcement by Erin James

Jersey Boys is returning to Australia this September and director Des McAnuff has confirmed the full cast for the production. The dynamic line-up of artists includes Ryan Gonzalez (Broadway …

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Lucy Maunder joins the cast of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical by Erin James

Lucy Maunder is set to join the cast of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical when it arrives in Melbourne next month, taking over the role of Cynthia Weil from Amy Lehpamer. Maunder, w…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 12:29AM
Monday, January 29, 2018

School of Rock is coming to Australia, kids audition submissions now open by Erin James

School of Rock – The Musical is coming to Australia and producers are on the hunt for the best knee-sliding, fist-pumping kids aged between 8-12 in the country, with children’s audit…

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Georgina Hopson wins 2017 Rob Guest Endowment Award by Erin James

After a full day of workshops, second-time Rob Guest Endowment finalist Georgina Hopson took out the prestigious $20,000 award after competing against five other talented finalists at the Ca…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 08:20PM
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Rocky Horror: Adam Rennie is Australia’s new Frank N Furter by Erin James

After just one day of rehearsal, Australian performer Adam Rennie took to the Adelaide Festival Theatre stage last night to perform the iconic role of Frank N Furter in the current tour of T…

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Cast confirmed for In The Heights at Hayes Theatre Co by Erin James

Blue Saint Productions has confirmed the full cast of their upcoming production the Tony Award winning musical In The Heights. Set to open at Hayes Theatre Co from 16 March 2018, the product…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 09:13PM
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Full cast confirmed for Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical by Erin James

Producer Michael Cassel has this morning confirmed the full cast for the 10th anniversary Australian tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, which is set to open at Melbourne’s Regent …

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Watch This Space: A Little Night Music set for summer in Melbourne by Erin James

It's almost summer. It's warm and the daylight is stretching well into the evening. Are you smiling? You should be, because independent Melbourne company Watch This has just announced their …

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The pros of Professional Development by Erin James

Continued professional development is vital to maintaining the longevity of your career in this ever-changing landscape of Music Theatre, writes Rob Guest Endowment winner and current The Bo…

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

First look at MAMMA MIA! rehearsals – Photo Feature by Erin James

The brand new Australian production of MAMMA MIA! is currently rehearsing in Sydney ahead of their official opening later this month. Starring Nat O’Donnell and Sarah Morrison, the p…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 05:59AM
Friday, November 3, 2017

American Song Cycle: A Double Bill premieres at Chapel off Chapel by Erin James

American Song Cycle: A Double Bill is the latest creative project from industry veterans Lisa-Marie Parker, John O’Hara and Geoffrey Castles and it is set to play at Chapel Off Chapel …

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 01:55AM

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