Star-studded: Full cast of Singin’ in the Rain announced!

The new leading trio of Singin' in the Rain. Photo by Brian Geach.

The full Australian cast of Singin’ in the Rain has been announced and Australian musical theatre fans will have a lot to cheer about — you’ll recognise a lot of the cast from recent big song-and-dance hits. Adam Garcia (Tap Dogs) has been long announced as leading man Don Lockwood, but it was today confirmed that he… Read more.

A Quick Chat With Ed Wightman

Ed Wightman.

There’s a Pulitzer finalist play currently taking shape at the Eternity Playhouse in Sydney, the home of Darlinghurst Theatre Co. The play is Lisa D’Amour’s Detroit, and actor, educator, and director Ed Wightman is in the company. He’s done everything from Shakespeare to The Lion King, so we asked Wightman 20 questions about his varied life and… Read more.

Review: The Dog/The Cat, Belvoir

The Dog/The Cat. Image by Brett Boardman.

A sense of delight is unfolding nightly in The Dog/The Cat, a new double bill comprised of a play by Brendan Cowell (The Dog) and one by Lally Katz (The Cat). Gently, thematically related, this is a double bill done right: a sweet, complementary marriage of theatrical storytelling. Ralph Myers, Belvoir’s outgoing artistic director, both directs… Read more.

Opera Australia announces $20 tickets for first timers

Turandot. Image by Branco Gaica.

Never been to the opera? Ticket prices too high? Two patrons of Opera Australia have decided to offer $20 tickets to people who have yet to an experience an opera in either Sydney or Melbourne. Susan and Isaac Wakil have been subscribers and patrons of Opera Australia for more than 30 years. To share their… Read more.

Cast announced for Rent at Hayes Theatre Co

Casey Donovan.

Highway Run Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co is bringing Rent to Sydney in October. Directed by Shaun Rennie and with musical direction by Andrew Worboys, the production has an exciting cast that’s sure to bring the scrappy rock opera to roaring life. Stephen Madsen (currently starring in Heathers at the Hayes) will play filmmaker Mark;… Read more.

Review – Avenue Q, Enmore Theatre

Avenue Q at Sydney's Enmore Theatre.

Avenue Q won the coveted Best Musical Tony Award in 2004, which was a surprise considering it was up against the intensely popular Wicked, Caroline or Change, a wonder of a work, and The Boy From Oz (yes, our Boy From Oz).  It’s eleven years on now, and it’s not quite the fresh and funny… Read more.