Sydney’s Hayes Theatre, arguably the most important thing to happen to Australian musical theatre in decades, is set to announce the cast of the Australian premiere of Side Show on Sunday 7 August! But before that, don’t you want to see who’s been submitting audition tapes? We’ve had Krizak and Vilar, Hayes and Cole, and now…. Mulcahy and Harbridge??… Read more.
Sydney’s Hayes Theatre, arguably the most important thing to happen to Australian musical theatre in decades, is set to announce the cast of the Australian premiere of Side Show in a couple of weeks. But that’s forever away, and we have a source on the inside who’s helping us bring the audition tapes to the world! And… Read more.
Sydney’s Hayes Theatre, arguably the most important thing to happen to Australian musical theatre in decades, is set to announce the cast of the Australian premiere of Side Show in a few weeks. Can’t wait that long? Don’t worry, we have some exclusive footage from the audition process! Side Show, with with book and lyrics by Bill… Read more.
Celebrity Theatresports is back for another year, and this year, it’s for an especially great cause. This year’s show will be raising money for Impro Australia’s new Indigenous Theatresports Youth Fund, designed to bring free theatresports shows and training to Indigenous youth across NSW. At this year’s event celebrities and professional improvisers will take to the… Read more.
The Rob Guest Endowment Awards are up and running again for 2016! The Rob Guest Endowment provides financial assistance and industry support to the next generation of musical theatre stars, creators, and musicians. The 2016 prize package is valued at over $50,000, including the $20,000 major prize, the Rob Guest Endowment Award. The performance awards put… Read more.
Simon Burke’s cabaret, Something About Always, was populated on its Saturday matinee mostly by people in the entertainment business and older audience members, it seemed, many of them couples, the kind you suspect have followed his career for its whole forty years. It was a comfortable audience and Burke clearly felt comfortable, moving through his script… Read more.
Melissa Reeves has been awarded the 2016 Griffin Award for new Australian writing for her play The Zen of Table Tennis. The Griffin Award, a national competition, recognises an “outstanding play or performance text that displays an authentic, inventive, and contemporary Australian voice.” The prize is $10,000. Reeves was announced the winner at the… Read more.
Today, producer John Frost announced more leading cast members for Dream Lover, the David Campbell-starring new musical about the life of Bobby Darin set for Sydney’s Lyric Theatre in September 2016. Dream Lover, directed by Simon Phillips and written by Frank Howson and John-Michael Howson, takes us through the epic life of Bobby Darin who, along with Sandra… Read more.
This week the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) today announced that Kate Cherry will step into the role of Director and Chief Executive Officer from November 2016. Kate joins NIDA following nine years at Western Australia’s Black Swan State Theatre Company, where she served as Artistic Director/joint-CEO. Kate has been attributed with re-invigorating Black… Read more.
Bonnie Lythgoe is back at Sydney’s State Theatre with another panto for the whole family. This time, it’s Cinderella! There’s comedy magic, gorgeous costumes, pop music ripped from the current charts, and, of course, a Real Housewife (Gina Liano) as the Wicked Stepmother. Take a look at the photo gallery below, with photos by Lightbox Photography!… Read more.