Disney’s Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the classic Academy Award-winning animated film, will open in Sydney at the Capitol Theatre in August 2016. Tickets will go on sale in March 2016 – mark it on your calendars! The New South Wales Government, through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, is proud to… Read more.
A Steady Rain is a gritty show in that you feel the dirt caught in your teeth as you watch it unfold; it’s not exactly a pleasant experience, but it grabs, and holds, your attention. Keith Huff’s play, about dirty cops who are inevitably barrelling towards their own destruction (and the destruction of so many… Read more.
The 2015 Rob Guest Endowment Grand Final Concert is a celebration of the best of the talents on our musical theatre stages. From our emerging stars, the finalists who sing for the grand prize on the night, to the hosts (this year, Lucy Durack and Campbell), to the bona fide stars who perform as guests… Read more.
Adelaide readers, if one of your favourite things is musical theatre, you’re in luck. Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Ian, John Frost and the Really Useful Group announced yesterday that The Sound of Music will travel to Adelaide in August 2016, following seasons in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne. Tickets for the Adelaide season, at the Festival… Read more.
The Lion King has been a smash hit production with Australian audiences. It did extremely well in its first run, and now it’s in its second, comfortably touring around Australia and settling into its cities. In a few weeks, the production will wrap up in Melbourne and pack up before heading over to Perth for its… Read more.
It’s a miracle! Today the Royal Shakespeare Company, Louise Withers, Michel Coppel and Michael Watt announced that Matilda the Musical will move down to Melbourne’s Princess Theatre from 13 March 2016. The show is currently running in Sydney’s Lyric Theatre, where it opened to instant and affectionate audience acclaim. Our Sydney review calls the show… Read more.
The Rob Guest Endowment annual gala concert will take place on Monday November 9, where six finalists — emerging stars of Australian musical theatre — will take the stage at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre to compete for a a prize package of $20,000 and a headshot package from Blueprint Studios. AussieTheatre’s Cassie Tongue asked ten questions… Read more.
The Rob Guest Endowment annual gala concert will take place on Monday November 9, where six finalists — emerging stars of Australian musical theatre — will take the stage at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre to compete for a a prize package of $20,000 and a headshot package from Blueprint Studios. AussieTheatre’s Cassie Tongue asked ten questions of… Read more.
It’s one of those enduring standards, the kind of song an artist can build a complex narrative from just with their phrasing. It’s “Meadowlark,” and this afternoon is a warm, gorgeous rendition by Elisa Colla. Colla is perhaps best known for playing Nessarose in Wicked, and can currently be seen in the acclaimed Australian production of Les… Read more.
High Society is not a high point in programming at Sydney’s Hayes Theatre. Cole Porter is a witty, lively, sensitive and influential writer, and his songs are highly universal but not, in this instance, highly adaptable: the show, and this production at the Hayes, is discordant to the point that it feels trapped in the… Read more.