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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 796 articles on AussieTheatre

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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.



Cast announced for New Theatre’s upcoming musical, Nick Enright’s Summer Rain

L-R Summer Rain cast members Tom Handley, Jacqui Rae Moloney,
Andrew Sharp and Catty Hamilton (with guest appearance by 'Mouse' the New Theatre cat) Photo © David Hooley

Nick Enright and Terence Clarke wrote Summer Rain, a charming and quintessentially Australian musical, in the 1980s. It’s wistful, light, and lively, and features Enright’s trademark of deceptively simple lyrics that can conjure up whole worlds.  lf you’re in Sydney, and you’ve never seen Summer Rain, or you saw it a while ago and you’d love to see… Read more.


Paulini to headline the Australian premiere of The Bodyguard: the Musical

Paulini. Photo by Daniel Boud.

At a media call today, producers John Frost, Michael Harrison and David Ian announced that beloved Australian pop star Paulini will play the leading role of Rachel Marron in the Australian Premiere of The Bodyguard, the award-winning musical. With a five-octave range and household-name recognition since her time on Australian Idol, Paulini has performed around the… Read more.


Green Day musical American Idiot to make Australian premiere in Brisbane

American Idiot is coming to Brisbane.

News landed today that American Idiot, the award-winning Broadway musical based on the 2004 Green Day concept album, will make its Australian debut at Brisbane’s QPAC in February 2017.  Craig Ilott (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Smoke and Mirrors) will direct and Lucas Newland (Velvet) is set to choreograph. American Idiot is a scorching look at post-9/11 America…. Read more.


Opera Australia CEO resigns, is headed for London’s Royal Albert Hall

Madama Butterfly, Opera Australia

Here’s a surprise piece of news! This evening Opera Australia announced the resignation of its CEO, Craig Hassall AM. Hassall has given six months’ notice before his exist, during which time the company will search for his replacement. Hassall has been appointed Chief Executive at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 2017. Opera Australia today announced the… Read more.


Meet Linden Furnell: Rob Guest Endowment Finalist 2016

Linden Furnell

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.


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