WAAPA’s Back Stage Courses Now Accepting Applications

WAAPA’s Back Stage Courses Now Accepting Applications

Have you ever dreamed of stage managing a famous Australian musical theatre star or working on Broadway? Or how about designing sets, costumes or lighting for the latest Australian musical? Well here is your chance to aim for your dreams. The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts applications for Production…

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Children of the Sun – Sydney Theatre Company

Children of the Sun – Sydney Theatre Company

Children of the Sun was written in 1862 and yet, somehow, it manages to feel completely of this moment. The heart of it beats steadily, curiously, towards something that’s so relevant now: our unease in a changing world, our awareness of danger, that we’re not quite out of the woods…

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LOVEBiTES – Hayes Theatre Co

LOVEBiTES-6 credit Pia Moore

Hayes Theatre Co continues to demonstrate its importance in the musical theatre ecosystem by staging LOVEBiTES, a song cycle by James Millar and Peter Rutherford. It’s a first for the Hayes, a revival of an Australian work that’s following on the heels of Broadway revivals, new Australian work, and Sydney…

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Win a double pass to WICKED, Sydney

Elphaba (Jemma Rix) arrives in Sydney. Image by Kurt Sneddon

Blockbuster musical WICKED has landed in Sydney and AussieTheatre are thrilled to be giving away an A-reserve Double Pass to one lucky reader for the show’s preview performance this Sunday, 21 September! This production of WICKED returns to the Capitol Theatre, Sydney as part of a special 10th anniversary tour starring Lucy…

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Dirty Dancing announces first cast member, Mark Vincent

Dirty Dancing announces first cast member, Mark Vincent

Producer John Frost has confirmed that Mark Vincent, winner of Australia’s Got Talent 2009 when he was just 16 years old, will make his musical theatre debut as Billy in Dirty Dancing this November. Vincent, who is the only Australian classical artist to have released six albums by the age of…

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Eternity Playhouse available for hire

Eternity Theatre

One of the most exciting things to happen in Sydney theatre lately has been the unveiling of the Eternity Playhouse in Darlinghurst – the renovated Baptist Tabernacle that has been transformed into a 200 seat theatre. As a part its vision to develop Oxford Street into a cultural quarter, the…

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Melbourne Fringe opens next week

Melbourne Fringe 2014

This time next week, the 32nd Melbourne Fringe 2014 will be off and running with over 400 shows by over 5000 performers in over 150 venues. Running from 17 September to 5 October, it’s a small festival compared to the Adelaide or Edinburgh juggernauts, but this makes it an event…

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The King and I opens in Sydney

Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes in Opera Australia's The King and I, Brisbane. Image by Oliver Toth

Where to begin with Opera Australia’s The King and I? After stints in Brisbane and Melbourne it has landed in Sydney, all glorious sets and crushing disappointment. The thought that comes swiftly to mind is that The King and I is a show that has been utterly failed by its creative team. Starting…

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