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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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2016 Rob Guest Endowment Finalists announced

2016 Rob Guest Endowment Finalists announced

The six finalists for the 2016 Rob Guest Endowment have been announced! Now in its eighth year, the Rob Guest Endowment is a highlight of the Australian musical theatre scene, providing a platform for young performers to hone their skills, work with industry stalwarts and be in the running for a chance to take home a grand… Read more.


Avenue Q heads west for Perth season

Avenue Q. Prince Moo Productions. Photo by Nicole Riseley

After a successful season in Melbourne last month, Prince Moo’s production of Avenue Q has confirmed it is heading to Crown Theatre Perth for a limited run! Scheduled to play from 26 November until 10 December, the musical has nabbed a spot at Perth’s largest musical theatre venue thanks to the recent cancellation of We Will Rock… Read more.


Mack and Mabel comes to Hayes Theatre Co

Scott Irwin and Angelique Cassimatis. Mack And Mabel. Image by Kurt Sneddon

The final show for Hayes Theatre Co’s 2016 season will by Jerry Herman’s Mack & Mabel, with a four week season confirmed at the Potts Point venue. The news comes after Vic Theatre Company’s production of Spelling Bee – which was announced to fill the November/December slot at Hayes Theatre Co in June – cancelled its scheduled tour to Sydney…. Read more.


So much musical theatre history in this one Instagram post!

Cast of Singin' in the Rain. Photo credit: Jeff Busby.

Singin’ in The Rain, like many musicals across the country and the world, are allowing company members to “takeover” posting on their official Instagram account in order to give fans an unprecedented insight into the behind-the-scenes life of the show. This week’s takeover is being run by Rohan Browne, who plays leading man Don Lockwood (a character famously created… Read more.


2016 Rob Guest Endowment semi-finalists announced

Rob Guest Endowment

Thirty semi-finalists for the 2016 Rob Guest Endowment have been announced on the competitions’ official Facebook Page. Announcing the Top 30 Rob Guest Endowment Award Semi Finalists for 2016! Annie Aitken, Kirrah Amosa, Jordan Barr,… Posted by Rob Guest Endowment on Monday, September 5, 2016   Annie Aitken, Kirrah Amosa, Jordan Barr, Nicola Bowman, Du Toit… Read more.



Cast announcement: Trisha Noble joins Ladies in Black

Trisha Noble. Image supplied

Multi-award winning actor Trisha Noble has been announced to join the cast of Helpmann Award winning musical Ladies in Black for its national tour in 2017. Noble joins a stellar cast which includes Sarah Morrison, Bobby Fox, Carita Farrer Spencer, Kathryn McIntyre, Greg Stone, Kate Cole, Natalie Gamsu , Madeleine Jones and Ellen Simpson and will play the dual roles of Miss Jacobs and Mrs… Read more.


My Fair Lady – Photo Feature

Principal cast of My Fair Lady. Image by Lightbox Photography

2016 marks the 60th anniversary of My Fair Lady, Lerner and Loewe’s celebrated musical based on the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. Opera Australia and John Frost have brought Dame Julie Andrews – the original Eliza Dootlittle herself – to Sydney to direct a new production which pays homage to the original 1956 work, featuring Oliver… Read more.


Mamma Mia! confirmed for an Australian tour 2017-18

David Sommerville and Suzie Mathers in the 10th anniversary Australian tour of Mamma Mia!

Step aside Sydney and Melbourne, Canberra has just won the musical theatre lottery. It was confirmed today that smash hit musical Mamma Mia! will be returning to Australia for a national tour in 2017-18 and that Canberra will host its opening season. The six city tour will commence in November 2017 at the Canberra Theatre Centre,… Read more.


Farewell Blueprint Studios, Hello Broadway: Kurt Sneddon’s new chapter

Farewell Blueprint Studios: Kurt Sneddon (and Maverick) farewell Australia's most recognised theatrical photography studio

AussieTheatre.com Editor in Chief Erin James sat down with industry giant Kurt Sneddon (he’s 6’6″ – see what we did there?) to reflect on 12 years of memories at Blueprint Studios before the popular photography house closes its doors next month… When the pale blue barn doors of a little boat-shed studio in Balmain close this… Read more.


A sneak peek inside the Dream Lover rehearsal room

Image by Lightbox Photography

Australian audiences will have the chance to witness the birth of a brand new musical next month when David Campbell takes to the stage as legendary performer Bobby Darin in Dream Lover at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre. An intense rehearsal period is now underway for the world premiere production of Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical,… Read more.


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