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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…

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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…

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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 …

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

In The Heights comes to The Hayes by Erin James

In March 2018, The Hayes Theatre Co will transform into the play space for New York’s vibrant Puerto Rican, Cuban and Dominican community as a brand new, authentic production of In The Hei…

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Exclusive: Tyran Parke to direct Falsettos in Melbourne by Erin James

Over the last few years, director Tyran Parke has worked his magic on some of Australia’s most exciting new productions with a delicate, intricate and passionate touch. One of the busi…

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

AussieTheatre Exclusive: Full Twisted Broadway cast announced by Erin James

Australia’s musical theatre community is gearing up for the return of Twisted Broadway this year, and AussieTheatre can exclusively announce the full company for the highly anticip…

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Good omens for Squabbalogic and the future of Aussie music theatre by Erin James

Jay James-Moody and his independent musical theatre company Squabbalogic (The Drowsy Chaperone, Man of La Mancha, Carrie The Musical) are gearing up to present a one-night only reading of a …

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Tony Sheldon returns home for Priscilla revival by Erin James

Bernadette is coming home, and she’s getting back on the bus! The principal cast for Australia’s most successful stage musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert has been confirmed ah…

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Missy Higgins joins the cast of Miracle City for Musical Theatre debut by Erin James

After premiering at Sydney Theatre Company in 1996, Nick Enright and Max Lambert’s acclaimed musical Miracle City hadn’t been seen on Sydney’s stages for nearly 20 years. F…

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Full cast announced: Assassins at Hayes Theatre Co by Erin James

Assassins is the first musical by Stephen Sondheim to be presented at Hayes Theatre Co in its nearly 4 years of operation Today, the full cast has been confirmed for the production at Sydney…

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The heat is on! A quick chat with Vivien Emsworth and Marcus Rivera from Miss Saigon! by Erin James

With a cast of over 50, Packemin Productions’ Miss Saigon is currently playing at Riverside Theatres in Parramatta. We caught up with stars Vivien Emsworth (Kim) and Marcus Rivera (T…

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Monday, July 24, 2017

2017 Helpmann Award winners – full list by Erin James

The 17th Annual Helpmann Awards, presented by Live Performance Australia, were held this evening at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre, celebrating Australia’s vibrant live performance ind…

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Marina Prior and Rodney Dobson join Dream Lover cast by Erin James

Producer John Frost today announced the casting of the principal roles in Melbourne’s summer musical Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical, which plays at Arts Centre Melbourne from …

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Once a witch, always a witch: Durack and Rix reunite for The Wizard of Oz by Erin James

Australian musical theatre superstars Lucy Durack and Jemma Rix will join the cast of The Wizard of Oz as Glinda the Good Witch and the infamous (green) Wicked Witch of the West in John Fros…

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Monday, May 15, 2017

My Fair Lady Photo Feature by Erin James

Opera Australia and John Frost’s acclaimed production of My Fair Lady opens tonight at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre. Starring Anna O’Byrne and Charles Edwards as Eliza Doolit…

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

MAMMA MIA! full cast announced by Erin James

Natalie O’Donnell will lead the brand new Australian revival of MAMMA MIA!, producers Michael Coppel, Louise Withers and Linda Bewick confirmed today. O’Donnell will star as moth…

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

David Campbell returns to Dream Lover for Melbourne season by Erin James

Melbourne is welcoming back its beloved “Summer Musical” this year with David Campbell’s star turn, Dream Lover, at Arts Centre Melbourne. After a world premiere season at…

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Friday, April 21, 2017

‘Coffee With’ continues with WAAPA graduates Stephanie Wall, Jens Radda and Matthew Manahan by Erin James

AussieTheatre.com is thrilled to confirm the return of our regular ‘Coffee With’ column this year, featuring weekly updates from three graduates of WAAPA’s musical theatre…

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Jersey Boys set to return to Sydney by Erin James

The smash hit musical Jersey Boys will return to Australia next year, it has been confirmed this morning, and auditions for the production will be held in July and early August this year to…

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Matthew Lee Robinson’s New Voices returns with a new format by Erin James

New York-based Australian composer Matthew Lee Robinson will return to Melbourne next month to present New Voices 2017, this year with both participant and auditing positions available. Dire…

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Photo Feature: First look at the Australian cast of The Bodyguard by Erin James

The cast of The Bodyguard musical got up close and personal with media this week when producer John Frost opened the rehearsal room doors for a sneak peek at the production. The talented cas…

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Monday, March 27, 2017

2016 Green Room Award winners announced by Erin James

Melbourne’s premier peer-presented performing arts industry awards – The Green Room Awards – were presented live at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre this evening, hosted by Patron Jul…

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Kinky Boots and Aladdin on the move by Erin James

Major musicals Kinky Boots and Aladdin both completed their Australian premiere engagements last night and the hit shows are set to switcheroo next month. Aladdin, which has been p…

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Home grown and beautiful: Esther Hannaford to play Carole King in new musical by Erin James

Thank god it’s Esther! She gave us Ann Darrow in King Kong, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Bonnie-Mae in Miracle City, Penny Pingleton in Hairspray and now, multi-award winning…

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Hidden Gem: Brett Brown’s Postcards will resonate with audiences far and wide by Erin James

Firstly, did you know that Art Gallery of NSW has a special concert series – Resonate – which opens this weekend and brings the best musicians from Australia and beyond to the gallery&#…

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Australia’s Bodyguard has been revealed! by Erin James

Acclaimed dancer and actor Kip Gamblin will join the cast of The Bodyguard musical in the title role, it was announced today. Producers Michael Harrison, David Ian and John Frost confirmed …

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Master of his craft – Ben Gerrard tackles 36 characters in I Am My Own Wife, Midsumma by Erin James

When the rare opportunity arises to see a master at work, you do whatever you can to make it happen. So, Melbourne theatregoers, make it happen. AACTA Award nominee Ben Gerrard hits the Melb…

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