Making History: Nancye Hayes at The Hayes in Beyond Desire

Martha (Nancye Hayes) in Beyond Desire. Image by Oliver Toth

Tonight, at a little venue in Potts Point, Sydney, history will be made. And I believe it’s cause for celebration. The world premiere of Beyond Desire, a new musical written by Neil Rutherford (international casting director, performer, director, writer and musician) and Kieran Drury (composer) opens at the Hayes Theatre with…

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Win a double pass to see Dirty Dancing, Sydney

Dirty Dancing. Image by Kurt Sneddon

It’s 10 years since Dirty Dancing opened its world premiere production in Sydney, and AussieTheatre are celebrating the show’s return by giving away a DOUBLE PASS to see the November 30 performance at the Lyric Theatre, Sydney! It’s the summer of 1963, and 17 year old Frances “Baby” Houseman is…

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Opera Australia: Don Pasquale

Don Pasquale. Opera Australia. Photo by Jeff Busby

Opera Australia’s Don Pasquale is alive and joyous. Without dismissing a note of Gaetamo Donizetti’s opera, everyone on the stage and in the pit finds that little bit of extra love that lets everyone find the pure fun of being in and going to the opera. Dobizetti’s opera was first performed in 1843 and…

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WICKED the movie in development, but a number of years away -

Jemma Rix as Elphaba and Lucy Durack as Glinda in WICKED. Image by Belinda Strodder

While chatting with about the upcoming release of the Into the Woods movie, producer Marc Platt moved on to talk about other projects. Including a movie version of WICKED the Musical. “The movie of Wicked is still a number of years down the line…” Platt told “We’ve just started its…

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Win a Double Pass to Strictly Ballroom, Melbourne


‘Tis the season for Christmas Giveaways! We are thrilled to be giving away TWO DOUBLE PASSES to see Strictly Ballroom at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre in a special Christmas Giveaway! Enter our competition below for the chance to win a tickets to the show on Tuesday 27 January, 2015. A fabulous…

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Blak Electric – ACPA

Blak Electric - ACPA Showcase. Photo Supplied

The future of the world lies in the hope of its young, and hope is something that ACPA’s (Aboriginal Centre for Performance Arts) performers exude. With more than forty artists on stage, ACPA recently showcased its next generation of artists in the massive production of Blak Electric, by Stephen Lloyd…

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MTC: Pennsylvania Avenue

Bernadette Robinson. Pennsyvania Avenue

Last week, Melbourne’s two mainstage companies opened shows by Melbourne writers. Both directed by Melbourne directors and featured Melbourne performers and creators. Both were also set in the USA and based on US culture. But the chasm between Pennsylvania Avenue, at the MTC, and Calpurnia Descending, at Malthouse Theatre, is so wide…

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