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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Full cast and additional cities announced for The Wizard of Oz by Matt Edwards

This morning, The Wizard of Oz producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones announced the full cast for their upcoming production as well as additional tour stops. The cast members revealed toda…

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Evita audition registrations close today by Matt Edwards

If you are considering auditioning for Evita the Musical, you’d better get in quick. Last week, Opera Australia and John Frost announced that Evita would return to Australia, opening…

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Full cast announced for High Fidelity at the Hayes by Matt Edwards

Neil Gooding Productions and Highway Run Productions have announced the full cast for High Fidelity, the musical based on Nick Hornby’s novel and subsequent film of the same name. The…

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert – Audition Preparation by Matt Edwards

With Priscilla Queen of the Desert auditions kicking off in Melbourne next week, we thought we would pull together a little information to help all those preparing to strut their stuff. Gen…

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Australian production of Evita the musical announced by Matt Edwards

Opera Australia and John Frost announced today that Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical Evita will return to Australia to open at the Sydney Opera House in September 2018. E…

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Samantha Leigh Dodemaide to play Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz by Matt Edwards

Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones announced Yesterday that Samantha Leigh Dodemaide would take coveted lead role of Dorothy in the upcoming Australian tour of The Wizard of Oz. Beating…

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Video: 2017 Helpmann Awards Red Carpet Special by Matt Edwards

The Helpmann Awards are not just about handing out trophies. They are also about gowns, lights and the red carpet. Our intrepid roving reporter, Darcy Oliver, braved the red carpet to catch …

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Queenie van de Zandt brings Blue to the Hayes by Matt Edwards

Queenie van de Zandt needs no introduction. A powerhouse of the Australian industry she has recently been touring the country with her new show Blue – The Songs of Joni Mitchell. We sat …

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Video: The performances from the 2017 Helpmann Awards by Matt Edwards

The Helpmann Awards are not just pomp and ceremony. They also include performances from a number of nominated and upcoming productions from around Australia. The years awards included perfor…

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Video: We chat to Rob Mills about Jesus Christ Superstar, his career and tips for the industry by Matt Edwards

The Production Company’s Jesus Christ Superstar opens this Saturday at the State Theatre in Melbourne. Roving reporter Darcy Oliver caught up with Rob Mills, who plays Jesus in the pr…

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Fitzroy High School tackles a classic: Dr Faustus by Matt Edwards

A small public school in the inner north of Melbourne, Fitzroy High School is known for it’s eclectic and diverse student body, as well as providing this body with a range of different art…

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are headed Down Under by Matt Edwards

Question: Who had the most popular album in the UK last Christmas? Adele? Ed Sheeran? Lorde? Nope!! It was Michael Ball and Alfie Boe with their album of musical theatre and classic standard…

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Ned cast reunites for a one night only concert by Matt Edwards

The cast of the original production of Australian musical Ned will reunite for a one-night-only concert at the National Theatre in St Kilda (Melbourne) on July 17, 2017. Ned, which enjoyed…

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Paulini to sing anthem at tonight’s State of Origin 3 by Matt Edwards

Paulini, currently starring as Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard the Musial, will sing the national anthem at tonight’s Rugby League State of Origin decider, at Queensland’s Sunco…

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Maverick Newman takes Finding Felix to the Butterfly Club this week by Matt Edwards

Direct from his sold out world premier season at the Perth FringeWorld festival, Maverick Newman is bringing Finding Felix: A Memoir to The Butterfly Club in Melbourne for one week only. Fi…

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Melbourne’s new Fair Ladies by Matt Edwards

Elisa Colla and Pamela Rabe have joined the principal cast of My Fair Lady for the remainder of the Melbourne season. Colla, who previously appeared in Les Miserables, West Side Story and…

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Win a double pass to Velvet in Sydney by Matt Edwards

AussieTheatre has a double pass to giveaway to Velvet at the Roslyn Packer theatre on 26 July at 7:30pm. Back by popular demand, the ARIA nominated and award-winning hit show VELVET, is re…

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Gilligan’s Island the Musical coming to Melbourne in 2018 by Matt Edwards

A musical based on the hit 1960’s television series about seven shipwrecked castaways, Gilligan’s Island, will be heading to Chapel off Chapel. Producers Humdrum Comedy and Left …

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Priscilla The Musical returning to Australia in 2018 by Matt Edwards

10 years after Priscilla Queen of the Desert had its world premiere at the Sydney Lyric theatre, producer Michael Cassel announced today that the musical will return to Australia in 2018 to…

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Lucy Durack will sing the National Anthem at tonight’s State of Origin game 2 by Matt Edwards

Lucy Durack, soon to be starring as Glinda in The Wizard of Oz, will sing the national anthem at tonight’s Rugby League State of Origin game 2, held at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Coverage …

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Preparing for Tax Time: Helpful hints for performing artists by Matt Edwards

There is a chill in the air, dark clouds build on the horizon, and a palpable sense of apprehension can be felt as we realise that it is that time of the year again… TAX TIME. Like man…

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Muriel’s Wedding cast announcement by Matt Edwards

Producers Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures today released the first cast announcement for their upcoming stage adaption of the smash hit 90’s movie Muriel’s Wedding.…

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill set to become a Musical by Matt Edwards

According to a new musical based on Alanis Morissette’s breakout 1995 album Jagged Little Pill is set to become a musical and premiere at the American Repertory Theatre …

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The Production Company announce full cast and extended season for Jesus Christ Superstar by Matt Edwards

The full cast has been confirmed for The Production Company’s upcoming season of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar. Previously announced cast include R…

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Beautiful the Musical’s Josh Piterman to perform anthem at tonight’s State of Origin by Matt Edwards

Musical Theatre leading man and star of the upcoming Beautiful the Musical, Josh Piterman, will sing the Australian national anthem before game 1 of the NRL State of Origin in Brisbane this…

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Win a double pass to The Haunting starring Cameron Daddo in Melbourne by Matt Edwards

AussieTheatre has six double passes to giveaway to The Haunting at the The Athenaeum Theatre on Friday 16 June. Cameron Daddo will return to Melbourne this June for The Haunting. In an anc…

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Chapel Perilous by Matt Edwards

A need for strong female representation arrives at the forefront of today’s entertainment context; to pursue well-rounded characters, and not reduce them to plot tools (the Bechdel Test is…

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Win a double pass to Sierra Boggess in Concert, Sydney by Matt Edwards

AussieTheatre has a double passes to giveaway to Sierra Boggess in Concert at the State Theatre on 3 June, 8pm. Broadway and West End music theatre star Sierra Boggess is making her debut…

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Win a double pass to Hidden Sydney – The Glittering Mile by Matt Edwards

AussieTheatre has a double pass to giveaway to Hidden Sydney – The Glittering Mile at World Bar on Sunday 28 May, 7pm. Hidden Sydney – The Glittering Mile will return in 2017 fo…

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Anthony Warlow to star in Australian tour of The Wizard of Oz by Matt Edwards

John Frost and Suzanne Jones announced today that Andrew Lloyd Webber’s London Palladium production of The Wizard of Oz will be coming to Australia in 2017. Set to open in Brisbane in Nov…

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Full cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical announced by Matt Edwards

The full cast of Beautiful the Musical was announced this morning by producer Michael Cassel ahead of its opening at the newly refurbished Sydney Lyric on 17 of September this year. Joining …

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