Ghost Light: Carrie, The Musical

Ghost Light: Carrie, The Musical

New Melbourne company Ghost Light have made a loud and proud declaration by debuting with the infamous flop Carrie: The Musical. And given that we haven’t seen a production of it in Melbourne, it’s a clever choice. Who doesn’t want to see a show that’s known as one of the worst musicals…

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Wayne Scott Kermond: Keeping vaudeville alive

Kermond Comedy Capers

Wayne Scott Kermond’s favourite party trick is a run-up-the-wall. What’s yours? Wayne Scott Kermond is one of Australia’s best-loved comedic musical theatre performers. His biography reads like an annual catalogue of all the mainstage musicals in Australia – Gypsy, West Side Story, A Chorus Line, Guys and Dolls, Chicago, The…

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A quick chat with Monique Sallé

Monique Salle.

Monique is one busy artist. An actor/choreographer, she’s been in hits like A Chorus Line and The Drowsy Chaperone, and she’s always a pleasure to watch on stage. We invited Monique, currently working on Squabbalogic’s Sondheim on Sondheim, to answer a few questions for us and give us an idea…

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Falling Through Clouds

Falling Through Clouds

There is something incredibly relatable in wishing for the impossible and dreaming about flight. Everyone, at some point in their lives, has felt that desire for complete freedom, for something unattainable. The Last Great Hunt and PICA’s Falling Through Clouds explores impossible dreams in a way that is compelling, overwhelming,…

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Cast announced for Dirty Dancing – we talk to the leads!

Kirby Burgess and Kurt Phelan are Baby and Johnny Castle in Dirty Dancing. Photo by Kurt Sneddon.

Casting was announced this morning for the new tour the home-grown musical hit Dirty Dancing, and the leads are two emerging musical theatre stars in their first major leading roles: Kirby Burgess and Kurt Phelan. Burgess (Sweet Charity, LOVEBiTES) as Baby and Phelan (Saturday Night Fever, Priscilla Queen of the Desert)…

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A Quick Chat With Zoe Trilsbach

Zoe Trilsbach.

Zoe Trilsbach is an actor and one of the founding members of Workhorse Theatre Co. Last year, their production of The Motherf**ker With the Hat played to critical acclaim in the tiny TAP Gallery. This year, it’s being re-staged as part of Darlinghurst Theatre Co’s 2014 season in the new…

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Melbourne Fringe: Just Us

Melbourne Fringe: Just Us

Performed at The Substation, one of Melbourne’s most exciting theatre venues right now, Just Us is an interactive and immersive promenade work that explores Australia’s justice system. In a biting satire about the self-serving, un-just and just plain absurd figures that walk the narrow corridors and passageways of the judiciary,…

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The cast of Sondheim on Sondheim, on Sondheim

The cast of Sondheim on Sondheim, on Sondheim

They’re back! Independent musical theatre darlings Squabbalogic have announced their 2014/2015 season, and it all kicks off next week at the Reginald theatre in the Seymour Centre, where they will debut Sondheim on Sondheim. With a book by James Lapine, this is a musical revue that goes interactive, featuring notes…

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