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Erin James is AussieTheatre.com's Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

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AussieTheatre welcomes new columnist, Jessica Joseph-McDermott

Jessica Joseph-McDermott

AussieTheatre is thrilled to announce that Australian actor and writer Jessica Joseph-McDermott will be joining our team as a regular columnist. Joseph-McDermott, who is currently living and working in Los Angeles, will be bringing AussieTheatre readers an intimate insight into the life of an Australian actor in the city of angels. “For me, acting is storytelling…. Read more.


Dusty the Musical will play Adelaide season

Dusty the Musical will play Adelaide season

The Production Company have confirmed the full cast of their upcoming musical Dusty and – in a first for the Melbourne based musical theatre company – have announced the show will tour to Adelaide for a New Year’s Eve opening at the Festival Theatre. Expanding their reach to South Australia is an exciting development for The… Read more.


The Bodyguard musical confirmed to tour Australia in 2017

The Bodyguard. Image Supplied

Mark it in the diary, Sydney! The Bodyguard musical is heading to Australia from April 2017 and its first stop is Sydney! It is understood that the multi-million dollar musical, based on the 1992 film of the same name starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, will undertake an Australian tour in 2017 although dates and venues are… Read more.


Paul Capsis to star in Cabaret at Hayes Theatre Co

Paul Capsis to star in Cabaret at Hayes Theatre Co

A revival of Kander and Ebb’s musical Cabaret is returning to Australia and the dazzling Paul Capsis will star as the Emcee. Producer David M. Hawkins has confirmed that Cabaret will open the Hayes Theatre Co’s 2017 season on January 9 and will also play a limited engagement at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre from 27 April 2017. The… Read more.


Your Sunday Afternoon Zen: Laura Bunting and Kerrie Anne Greenland sing a duet from Side Show, and it is EPIC!

Laura Bunting and Kerrie Anne Greenland. Image by John McRae

The cult musical Side Show, inspired by the true story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, is currently playing at Hayes Theatre Co in Potts Point. The show’s stars – Laura Bunting and Helpmann Award winner Kerrie Anne Greenland – have received glowing reviews for their performances and AussieTheatre’s reviewer Bec Caton praised the… Read more.



Downton Abbey star Charles Edwards joins My Fair Lady cast, 2017

Photographs by Wolf Marloh

It was confirmed this morning that acclaimed British film and television actor Charles Edwards will appear in the 2017 Melbourne season of My Fair Lady, opposite Australia’s Anna O’Byrne. Charles Edwards, who is known for his portrayal of Michael Gregson – Lady Edith Crawley’s love interest – in Downton Abbey has been announced to take over the role… Read more.


WAAPA classmates bring double bill cabaret to Sydney Fringe

Bobbie-Jean Harding in Tales of a travelling songstress

Bobbie-Jean Henning and Larua Johnston both graduated from WAAPA’s musical theatre course in 2013. Since then, the ladies have both been making waves at cabaret venues across the country and the pair have teamed up to present a double bill at this year’s Sydney Fringe Festival. Both have written cabarets with a focus on strong female… Read more.


Make way for Aladdin! Disney’s hit musical will tour to Melbourne

Michae

Aladdin, Genie, Jasmine and the citizens of Agrabah will be heading to Melbourne for a highly anticipated season at Her Majesty’s Theatre from April 2017. Disney Theatrical Productions have confirmed that Aladdin – The Musical will be moving to Melbourne following the completion of its debut Sydney season at the Capitol Theatre, Haymarket. The enormous cast of… Read more.


First look at Dream Lover, Sydney!

David Campbell in Dream Lover. Image by  Dayna Ransley Photography

Over the last decade or so, Simon Phillips has contributed significantly to the Australian musical theatre scene, directing some of our most successful new works including the Helpmann Award winning Ladies In Black, international juggernaut Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical, the immortalised production of Love Never Dies,  the soon-to-be cast Muriel’s Wedding… Read more.


Side Show – Photo Feature

Laura Bunting and Kerrie Anne Greenland in Side Show. Image by Kurt Sneddon

Produced by One Eyed Man Productions, Side Show is the latest independent musical to open at Sydney’s gorgeous Hayes Theatre Co and it’s a suitably intimate piece for the 110 seat venue. The production stars Laura Bunting and Kerrie Anne Greenland as Daisy and Vilolet – the Hilton twins from the “freak show” who took Vaudeville by storm –… Read more.


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