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.
Do you know Josie Lane? She’s appeared in Avenue Q, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and, most recently, Miracle City at the Hayes as well as starring in Squabbalogic’s Mystery Musical, Bye Bye Birdie. If you were lucky enough to have a ticket to Lane’s new show at the end of the Hayes… Read more.
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.
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.
Nick and Lincoln’s new song cycle Together Apart is being launched with a handful of music videos, an album, and a burst of excitement. There’s some real talent involved in bringing these tracks to life, and that includes Bianca Baykara. Bianca most recently appeared in The Production Company’s West Side Story and has also recently been seen in… Read more.
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.
Amanda Harrison’s simple and fun cabaret, Up Close and Reasonably Personal, is a gentle act of distance. The cabaret form is notoriously intimate and Harrison negotiates her terms with us up-front, not without a smile: the show will be intimate by virtue of its size and design, but in terms of content it will not… Read more.
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.
Citing increased radio and television commitments, Alan Jones has withdrawn of the role of the Captain of the S.S American in the Sydney season of Anything Goes. The role will be be played by Gerry Connolly, who took in the part to great acclaim in the Melbourne and Brisbane seasons. Dean Bryant’s new production of Anything… Read more.
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.