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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Friday, June 23, 2017

Surviving the 8 show week with Alex Rathgeber and Michael Falzon by Matthew Manahan

When it comes to practising your craft eight shows a week, it’s a very personal thing. Everybody works differently and what will work for some, may not work for others. This week, I wanted…

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

WAAPA’s 42nd Street – Toe Tapping Extravaganza by Craig Dalglish

42nd Street is a toe tapping extravaganza presented by a proficient and polished cast of second and third year musical theatre WAPPA (Western Australian Academy of Perfroming Arts) students.…

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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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Lior: Love, Loss and Compassion at Adelaide Cabaret Festival by Rowan James

Adelaide Cabaret Festival artistic directors, Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect, have put together an exceptional program this year. Thankfully, they have extended the traditional definition of…

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Amanda Harrison on Cyrens and life as a leading lady of Aussie theatre by Maddi Ostapiw

Amanda Harrison is beloved by audiences for her massive contribution to the Australian theatre industry throughout her career, originating some of our most challenging female roles in leadin…

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Dahlesque, Adelaide Cabaret Festival by Rowan James

With South Australian audiences already enthralled by the magical storytelling of the great Roald Dahl (thanks to Matilda the Musical playing at the Festival Theatre), Elise McCann has broug…

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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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17th annual Helpmann Award Nominations announced by Matt

Live Performance Australia tonight announced the nominees in 42 categories for the 17th annual Helpmann Awards at simultaneous events in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane. In t…

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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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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Noises Off by Sonny Clarke

QPAC (Queensland Performing Arts Centre) may need to consider installing oxygen masks in the Playhouse to see Brisbane audiences through the June season of Noises Off by Sam Strong (Director…

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‘Beyond Kinky’, Kinky Boots Australia beyondblue fundraiser this Sunday in Sydney by AussieTheatre

The Australia cast of Kinky Boots will be performing a one night only concert entitled Beyond Kinky to raise money for beyondblue. The night will take place at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre…

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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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Monday, June 12, 2017

Michael Griffiths – Lucky: Songs by Kylie by Rowan James

World premiers are great: the excitement and anticipation is palpable, the nervous energy heightens the performance and, when the subject matter is Kylie, you know you’re in for a treat! M…

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Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs by Rowan James

With a Tony and an Olivier Award in the cabinet, Alan Cumming has scaled the heights of musical and theatrical achievement, but there is so much more to him than his stage and screen credits…

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Reflections on when to turn down a contract – Rachel Cole with John Waters by Rachel Cole

From Rachel: My very first paid job in the industry involved me being topless on stage. (In my defence, I was wearing a lot of body jewellery, which made me FEEL significantly less topless, …

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Michael Ralph to premiere dance theatre production ‘Self’ in Melbourne by Gabi Bergman

An exciting new collaboration from esteemed Director and Choreographer Michael Ralph (Dusty, Georgy Girl) and composer Jack Earle (The Jack Earle Big Band), Self is an examination of the hum…

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

HeartBeast’s Antigone goes underground. by Sonny Clarke

HeartBeast Theatre have stepped outside of familiar territory with the staging of Antigone, not by choice of production (which is always reliably edgy) but rather by taking things into the u…

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

71st Annual Tony Awards Preview by Gabi Bergman

In the words of Irving Berlin, “There’s no Business like Show Business,” and during June of every year, those words could not be more accurate – it’s Tony time. For those who m…

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Lady Beatle is Spot On   by Jemma Lanyon

It’s fifty years to the day the Beatles released their eighth studio album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band– a very fitting time for the opening of The Little Red Company’s…

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Brent Trotter talks Spring Awakening and mental health in the arts by Maddi Ostapiw

Spring Awakening is one of a rare few musicals that transcends time periods and generational gaps, advocating for a society where young people are allowed the knowledge and support to make d…

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Swing Life with The Book of Mormon’s Morgan Palmer by Stephanie Wall

It has only been 18 months since Morgan Palmer graduated WAAPA, but in that time he has landed the exciting and challenging role of ‘swing’ – a member of a company who understudies…

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Belonging, Death, and Women in the Arts – In Conversation with Margi Brown Ash. by Jemma Lanyon

Brisbane’s own playwright and actor, Margi Brown Ash, presents a double bill of her shows He Dreamed a Train and Eve. The first show, He Dreamed a Train, is about belonging. “We ha…

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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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Only Heaven Knows – Hayes Theatre Co by Bec Caton

Musicals about queer people that aren’t afraid to embrace their queerness – or in the words of Lily Tomlin, aren’t trying to imitate heterosexuality – are few and far between. It’s…

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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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Matilda – Adelaide Season by Rowan James

Many of the works of Roald Dahl are built on familiar foundations: that of a child’s fanciful fantasy and the enduring pursuit of good over evil, with an undercurrent of villainous mayhem …

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Hello, Dolly! The Production Company by Simon Parris

Look at the old girl now, fellas. Mrs Dolly Levi, born Gallagher, is back on the Melbourne stage in a glossy, if somewhat scaled down, production of Golden Age classic Hello, Dolly!. Back in…

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Friday, May 26, 2017

We’re not in Drama School anymore, your first big show by Jens Radda

In the final years of Drama School one does numerous full-blown shows in preparation for the professional scene. Some large scale, some small. In the case of my WAAPA class, we did about se…

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