Sunday afternoon: where the most serious thing you should have to deal with is probably something like some great musical theatre song-and-dance. We’ve got you covered. Here’s Nathan Pinnell, who, if you’re in Melbourne or Brisbane (or in Sydney, as of this weekend), you might have seen recently in the ensemble of Anything Goes. He’s also their… Read more.
At a showcase on Sunday 30 August in North Sydney, ten opera and classical singers performed with great passion in hopes of being one of the five finalists selected to compete in the IFAC Australian Singing Competition. Nearly 100 singers from Australia and New Zealand auditioned for the competition The five finalists who will compete… Read more.
A new Australian song cycle is always good news. Getting to hear it on an album might be even better news, so everyone across the country can access it. And now one has been released! Together Apart, the song cycle by Nick & Lincoln we’ve been telling you about, is now available on iTunes! It’s made up… Read more.
Leticia Cáceres has a chillingly cerebral directorial vision for Death and the Maiden, Ariel Dorfman’s 1990 play written from and premiering within the still profusely bleeding wound of Chile’s devastating Pinochet regime. Gerardo (Steve Mouzakis), recently appointed to a human rights commission investigating a previous (unnamed) regime’s horrors, gets a flat tyre on his way… Read more.
In the 2013/14 season, La Traviata was the most performed opera in the world, and it consistently ranks in the top ten of similar lists. Verdi’s enduring masterwork is never too far away from Sydney audiences; it launched the now- iconic Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour event, and it played in the Sydney Opera House… Read more.
Zindzi Okenyo is an explosion of creativity. Just this year, you might have seen her (among other things!) on stage in Griffin Theatre’s Masquerade, Darlinghurst Theatre Co’s Gaybies, or Sydney Theatre Company’s Boys Will be Boys. You might have caught her on TV, on Play School. Or you might have heard the mystic neo-soul music she produces and performs as Okenyo…. Read more.
He is one of the biggest stars in the world — just an “O” short of an EGOT — and he’s bringing a five-city arena concert tour, Broadway to Oz, to Australia. It’s Hugh Jackman! Surely the man needs no further introduction. Jean Valjean in the Les Mis movie, the Boy From Oz himself, Wolverine… that Hugh Jackman! Based on… Read more.
The Australian cast of the brand new production, Georgy Girl – the Seekers Musical, was announced today with members of The Seekers in attendance. The cast announcement was made at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl, the scene of The Seekers’ record-breaking concert in 1967 that drew a crowd of more than 200,000 people. The musical will have… Read more.
It’s Sunday, so why not wander over to one of Australia’s biggest, most sensitive voices and have a listen? Casey Donovan might be best known for winning the second season of Australian Idol, but chances are you’ve seen this singer on a musical theatre stage of late. She’s been on stage in The Sapphires, and Flowerchildren – The Mamas… Read more.
From a raft of drab, superficial, vaguely entertaining major commercial musicals emerges a sharp, intelligent winner. Matilda the Musical has opened in Sydney, and the Greases and Rocky Horrors of the Sydney circuit should be on alert: audiences have a taste for cerebral wit and generous heart on the big stages now, and they’re going… Read more.