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Sunday, August 6, 2023

From Underdog to Unconventional Success: The Gen Z-driven Resurgence of Beetlejuice on Broadway by Sarah Johnson

In 2019, the iconic Tim Burton horror comedy, Beetlejuice, found a new life on Broadway, transitioning from the silver screen

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Monday, May 15, 2023

Behind The Curtains: An Exciting Sneak Peek into the Australian Premiere of Beauty and the Beast by Sarah Johnson

As the saying goes, every performance begins with a rehearsal. This old adage stands incredibly true for the highly-anticipated Australian

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Thursday, April 27, 2023

Melbourne’s crowning victory as the cultural epicentre of Australia by Sarah Johnson

The musical &Juliet is set to skip Sydney and move on to dazzle Singapore, highlighting the city’s dire need for

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Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Dive into Disney’s Magical Preview of ‘Part of Your World’ from the Upcoming Little Mermaid Movie by Sarah Johnson

Disney whets our appetite with an enchanting glimpse of the iconic song from their highly anticipated live-action adaptation of The

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Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Adele reveals that she f**king hates musicals by Sarah Johnson

In a surprising twist, Adele revealed her disdain for musicals during James Corden’s unforgettable final “Car Pool Karaoke” episode. Amidst

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Tuesday, April 18, 2023

The Evolving Landscape of Musical Theatre: A New Era of Storytelling and Social Impact by Sarah Johnson

Musical theatre has always been a powerful medium of storytelling, weaving together the threads of drama, song, and dance to

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Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Get ready to defy gravity: Wicked set to enchant Australian audiences in 2023 by Sarah Johnson

Aussie theatre-goers, rejoice! The emerald-hued magic of Wicked, one of the most beloved and successful musicals of all time, is

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Sunday, March 26, 2023

Are old musicals really a safer bet? by Sarah Johnson

Musical theatre producers may recycle old shows for a variety of reasons. Classic musicals often have a loyal following and

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Saturday, March 11, 2023

The man behind the music: Alan Menken by Sarah Johnson

Alan Menken is a highly acclaimed American composer, songwriter, and pianist, who has composed music for some of the most

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Saturday, February 25, 2023

Exploring the popularity of musical theatre revivals on Broadway by Sarah Johnson

Broadway producers have long been fond of reviving classic musicals, bringing beloved works back to the stage in new and

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Thursday, February 23, 2023

Hands up for, another Australian COVID casualty, Waitress the Musical to come back? by Sarah Johnson

Waitress is a Broadway musical based on the 2007 film of the same name. It tells the story of Jenna

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Thursday, February 16, 2023

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – A COVID casualty we would love to see return! by Sarah Johnson

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a musical theatre production that tells the story of Jamie New, a 16-year-old boy who

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Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Who would you cast in an Australian production of Hadestown? by Sarah Johnson

Hadestown is a musical that transports audiences to a mythological world inspired by the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and

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Thursday, February 9, 2023

Millennials would love to see Sister Act The Musical brought to Australia! by Sarah Johnson

“Sister Act” is a musical comedy based on the 1992 film of the same name. It tells the story of

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Who wants Beetlejuice: The Musical to come to Australia? by Sarah Johnson

Beetlejuice: The Musical is a stage adaptation of the 1988 film of the same name. The show features music and

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Thursday, January 26, 2023

Broadways biggest blockbuster WICKED is coming, are you excited? by Sarah Johnson

Wicked is set to arrive in Australia this year, in spectacular fashion. Wicked is a highly popular musical that has

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Brisbane are you ready for the premiere of Hamilton? by Sarah Johnson

Hamilton is a highly acclaimed and popular musical that tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers

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Thursday, August 5, 2021

Jazz, Love and Scandal: The Great Gatsby Returns to Stage! by Sarah Johnson

Following F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel “The Great Gatsby”, London’s longest running immersive production is all set and ready to

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Divorced, Beheaded, Live! SIX returns to Broadway by Sarah Johnson

The wait is over! Following the trials and tribulations of the Covid-19 pandemic, fans of musical theatre are in for

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Friday, July 23, 2021

Broadway’s Actor’s Equity Association broadens membership criteria by Sarah Johnson

Loosening the rules and criteria surrounding eligibility for membership, The Actor’s Equity Association has changed its membership programme to allow

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Thursday, July 15, 2021

The return of Witches, Wizards and Hogwarts: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD pushes up opening date by Sarah Johnson

For Broadway lovers, theatre-nerds, and fans of Harry Potter everywhere, this un-expected good news could not have arrived at a

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Friday, March 26, 2021

The Lion King Set to Return to the West End on 29th July by Sarah Johnson

Earlier this week, the Walt Disney Company UK and Ireland announced that the theatrical production of Disney’s The Lion King

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

ATG Buys Prominent US Venues Ahead of Live Production Return by Sarah Johnson

Ambassador Theatre Group, the biggest theatre organisation in the West End, has made a bold prediction on Broadway’s resurgence following

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Sunday, November 1, 2020

A light approach in our dark world by Sarah Johnson

Musical theatre is often viewed as the lightweight theatre option. Yet was it not the jester in the medieval court

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Monday, October 26, 2020

Put that in your libretto and tweet it by Sarah Johnson

Brevity is the soul of wit. There’s good stuff in little bundles. Less is more.   We’ve heard all these and more,

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Politics and Theatre: A Love/Hate Relationship by Sarah Johnson

Almost since humans started living in social groupings theatre has been a part of life. The period often cited as

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Rural Theatre – A safe way forward? by Sarah Johnson

Rural theatre and drive-in theatres in Australia began to decline in the 1970s and 1980s, whilst on the other side

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Sunday, August 30, 2020

The role of the non-commercial theatre by Sarah Johnson

AmDram: Steppingstone, community service, or just simple enjoyment? There are many reasons people join an AmDram (amateur dramatics) group. Perhaps

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Will live theatre survive in the post COVID world? by Sarah Johnson

Last June the European Theatre Convention (ETC) held its first online International Theatre Conference. Like thousands of others have found;

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Five reasons to enjoy live entertainment by Sarah Johnson

Next time your debating whether the time and money of going to the theatre are worth it, you might want

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Is the celebrity culture a thing of the past? by Sarah Johnson

The Guardian, the BBC and the New York Times are amongst the many media outlets that are questioning whether the

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