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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.