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Cassie is a theatre critic and arts writer in Sydney, and is the deputy editor of AussieTheatre. She has written for The Guardian, Time Out Sydney, Daily Review, and BroadwayWorld Australia. She is a voter for the Sydney Theatre Awards.

Cassie has written 801 articles on AussieTheatre

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2016 GLUGS Award Nominations announced: 50 years of GLUGS

Kate Mulvany and Gareth Davies in The Literati. Photo by Daniel Boud.

Sydney theatre group ‘The GLUGS’ are celebrating their 50th year! They have also just released the nominations list for the 2016 GLUGS Theatre Awards. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on Monday 6 February 2017 at the Castlereagh Hotel. The GLUGS story goes like this: “In 1966 a group of theatre-lovers – critics, journalists,… Read more.


Spiegel’esque – Italian Forum, Leichardt

Wayne Scott Kermond. Photo by Michael Anderson.

Set in the historical glory of the oldest Spiegeltent in the world, Spiegel’esque is a fun and eclectic variety show. Currently playing at the Italian Forum in Leichardt, is a taste of traditional vaudeville infused with elements of burlesque and circus (and all the raunchiness these genres demand).  Wayne Scott Kermond, the emcee for the… Read more.


Seymour Centre will represent the under-represented in 2017

Fallen.

On November 16th the Seymour Centre revealed its 2017 season through a night of song, interesting synopses and introductions to theatre companies both familiar, and new to the Sydney scene. Hosted by Artistic Director Tim Jones and featuring guest speakers from each of the relevant production teams and theatre companies, it was a great night… Read more.


SPIEGEL’ESQUE: theatrical cabaret starring Wayne Scott Kermond

Spiegel'esque (c) Paramount Studios.

Ready for new cabaret? Get ready for Spiegel’esque. From 23 November and performed in the magnificent Spiegel Zelt in the piazza of Leichhardt’s Italian Forum, Spiegel’esque is described as “part cabaret, part song and dance, part circus, and all entertainment”. Your host – Vayne – will take you into the worlds of cabaret, comedy, circus… Read more.


Photo feature: The Australian Ballet’s Nijinsky

Photo feature: The Australian Ballet’s Nijinsky

The Australian Ballet’s latest work is a frank love letter to one of the form’s legendary dancers. Vaslav Nijinsky changed dance forever with his explosive leap and his shockingly sensual choreography, before a dark descent into madness ended his career. Choreographer John Neumeier (Director Hamburg Ballet), charts Nijinsky’s rise and fall in Nijinsky – a… Read more.



Meet Du Toit Bredenkamp: Rob Guest Endowment Finalist 2016

Du Toit Bredenkamp.

The Rob Guest Endowment annual gala concert is just days away and it’s going to be a night to remember in the Aussie Musical Theatre calendar. The big event is all set for Monday November 14, where six finalists — emerging stars of Australian musical theatre — will take the stage at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre to compete for… Read more.


Meet Matthew Predny: Rob Guest Endowment Finalist 2016

Matthew Predny

The Rob Guest Endowment annual gala concert is a week away and it’s going to be a night to remember in the Aussie Musical Theatre calendar. The big event is all set for Monday November 14, where six finalists — emerging stars of Australian musical theatre — will take the stage at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre to compete for… Read more.


Meet Hilary Cole: Rob Guest Endowment Finalist 2016

Hilary Cole

The Rob Guest Endowment annual gala concert is just weeks away and it’s going to be a night to remember in the Aussie Musical Theatre calendar. The big event is all set for Monday November 14, where six finalists — emerging stars of Australian musical theatre — will take the stage at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre to compete for a… Read more.


Pacific Opera facing shock closure

Pacific Opera.

Pacific Opera, an influential program for young, exceptional performers has announced this week that it is under threat. A provider of talent to Opera Australia and other international companies, Pacific Opera is at risk of closure after losing its primary source of funding – private donations. Established in 2003 by former Opera Australia principal Christine… Read more.


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