Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Exclusive cast announcement, Ordinary Days Melbourne by Matt Edwards

Today, AussieTheatre can exclusively announce the cast for the second half of Pursued by Bear’s Chump Days double bill, Ordinary Days. Set against New York’s sprawling metropolis, t…

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Jerry Mitchell on the healing power of Kinky Boots by Maddi Ostapiw

Jerry Mitchell, acclaimed Broadway musical theatre director and choreographer, is no stranger to Australian audiences. His work has been Tony and Helpmann Award nominated (he’s won a few o…

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Bell Shakespeare: Richard 3 by Anne-Marie Peard

Being in the depths of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, I was calling Richard 3, by Bell Shakespeare, Chick Dick 3 because Kate Mulvany plays Richard. But no more throw away joke…

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Cast announced for Watch This’ production of Merrily We Roll Along by Matt Edwards

After exclusively announcing Watch This’ 2017 Season, we are now excited to bring you the full cast announcement of their upcoming production, Merrily We Roll Along. A stellar cast h…

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‘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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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Cast announced for Victorian premiere of Lin Manual Miranda’s 21 Chump St by Matt Edwards

Lin-Manuel Miranda is musical theatre’s hottest commodity these days, and Australian audiences will have the chance to see some of his work live this June. Pursued by Bear today announ…

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Video: Alan Menken’s epic medley will blow your mind (all his hits in 10 mins) by Maddi Ostapiw

Earlier this week, a small group of entertainment journalists were invited to take part in a closed question and answer session with legendary composer Alan Menken. Held ahead of AladdinR…

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Disney on Ice presents a Frozen Morning Tea by Jemma Lanyon

This winter, Disney on Ice brings the blockbuster family favourite Frozen to life where it should be – on ice. The beloved animated characters Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven, will…

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The Dog / The Cat by Bec Caton

Romantic comedies are a staple of cinema, but it is rare to find a truly enchanting equivalent in the theatre. Luckily, Belvoir has brought back double bill The Dog / The Cat, an onstage rom…

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Chatting with Elise McCann about her upcoming show, Dahlesque! by Bec Caton

The Adelaide Cabaret Festival takes place each year in June, showcasing a variety of incredibly talented artists performing their diverse, moving and entertaining pieces. This year, Dahlesqu…

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Monday, April 17, 2017

The Bodyguard Week 3 – The First Full Run by Bree Langridge

Day 1 Monday I’m feeling ready for another week. My body feels great after a full day of rest and I also took myself to the chiropractor this morning for some maintenance. Today we are…

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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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Aladdin opens in Melbourne next week by Gabi Bergman

Disney’s blockbuster musical Aladdin is preparing to commence performances in Melbourne this weekend, Gabi Bergman writes… “Agrabah. City of flying carpets, soaring heroe…

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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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Friday, April 7, 2017

Listen to the first two songs from Tim Minchin’s Groundhog Day online now by Matt Edwards

Tim Minchin has been busy. While the comedian / performer / writer / composer’s previous hit, Matilda the Musical, is touring Australia to popular and critical success, his next proj…

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The Bodyguard Week 2 – Building Stamina by Bree Langridge

Day 1 After a day off I’m feeling refreshed and ready to get back into it. My body and mind are starting to build stamina to the work hours now and I’m getting up easier and adjustin…

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Diversification in the Entertainment Industry with Corinne Grant by Rachel Cole

In economics, diversification is a technique to lower risk. It aims to spread risk of failure by having a wide range of investments in a portfolio. That means if one investment fails, you ha…

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Final cast member announced for Only Heaven Knows at Hayes Theatre Co by Matt Edwards

Luckiest Productions announced today that Tim Draxl will play Cliff in the upcoming 30th Anniversary Production of Only Heaven Knows at the Hayes Theatre Co from May this year. A previous …

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Bobbi-Lea chats with the wonderful cast of My Fair Lady – Video Interview by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

My Fair Lady’s 60th Anniversary production of Lerner and Lowe’s iconic musical is currently playing in Brisbane’s QPAC Lyric Theatre as part of the Australian tour. To mark this moment…

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Photo Feature: Black Swan’s Once in Royal David’s City by Craig Dalglish

Check out our photo feature from Black Swan State Theatre Company’s Once in Royal David’s City.  Images captured by Philip Gostelow A co-production with the Queensland Theatre C…

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Win a double pass to The Bodyguard at the Sydney Lyric Theatre by Matt Edwards

AussieTheatre has a double pass to giveaway to The Bodyguard at the Sydney Lyric Theatre on April 26. Starring Australian Idol pop singer, Paulini, will take on the role of Rachel Marron, …

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Bette Midler Gives Final Bow in Hello, Dolly! to Understudy by Matt Edwards

Bette Midler sure knows how to make an understudy feel appreciated. Ensemble performer Christian Dante White was unexpectedly called upon to play the role of Cornelius Hackl (which he u…

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The Production Company announce full cast for Hello, Dolly by Matt Edwards

Earlier today The Production Company announced the full cast of their upcoming production of Hello, Dolly. Joining previously announced cast members, Marina Prior (Dolly Levi) and Grant…

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The Bodyguard Week 1 – Lezzgo by Bree Langridge

Performer Bree Langridge is a cast member in the Australian premiere production of The Bodyguard and she joins the AussieTheatre team as guest columnist to give a special insight into the…

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

QPAC closes, My Fair Lady cancelled this evening due to storms in Brisbane by AussieTheatre

The Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane has shut down today after severe weather warnings were issue for much of South East Queensland. Tonight’s performance of My Fair Lady …

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Trainspotting Live by Anne-Marie Peard

I was splashed by a wet condom and had a shite covered naked arse within touching distance. Choose life. Choose theatre. Choose Trainspotting Live. In 1993, Harry Gibson wrote the stage ada…

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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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Eddie Perfect to score bound-for-Broadway Beetlejuice musical by Cassie Tongue

It’s showtime! Our own Eddie Perfect (Shane Warne: The Musical) will write the score of Warner Brothers’ new musical adaptation of cult faovurite movie Beetlejuice. This new ver…

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Phillip Lowe on the magic and mystery of Big Fish by Maddi Ostapiw

In Big Fish, the musical adaptation of Tim Burton’s 2003 cult classic film, Edward Bloom blurs the lines between reality and magic to narrate the events of his life to his son. Playing the…

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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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