The women in black are coming back! Queensland Theatre Company have today announced that acclaimed new Australian musical Ladies In Black will be touring Australia in early 2017 with seasons slated for Sydney and Canberra as well as return seasons in Brisbane and Melbourne. The musical premiered in November 2015 in Brisbane, heralding a triumphant return… Read more.
If you thought sing-a-long Sound of Music was camper than a row of tents, wait will you see Priscilla Queen of The Desert strut her stuff in the sing-along arena! The Actors Benevolent Fund of NSW are holding the most outrageously caaaaamp fundraiser on Thursday 18 August at the Chauvel Cinema in Paddington, screening iconic… Read more.
It’s the perfect school holiday fun for kids AND adults and it’s currently playing at Hayes Theatre Co in Potts Point. Director Shaun Rennie’s production of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown has been receiving rave reviews and we wanted to share a little of the vibrancy and colour with you in our special photo feature… Read more.
Sony Music to produce cast album for World Premiere of Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical. More than six years ago, AussieTheatre.com reported on the development of brand new musical Dream Lover, written by Frank Howson and John-Michael, bankrolled by producer John Frost. In the following years, this musical about the life of American singer, songwriter… Read more.
Together they have published 30 books and created several television projects committed to stimulating a sense of wonder and learning in children. This August, this mother/daughter duo will take to the Opera House stage for an exclusive Sydney-only event. Did we mention one of them is JULIE ANDREWS? Dame Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton… Read more.
Stage Art’s production of the musical Titanic is currently playing at Chapel off Chapel and we have a special photo feature to share with our readers. Starring Paul Batey (Les Miserables – international tour, Boy From Oz – original Australian cast), Don Winsor (Titanic – US tour, Mamma Mia – US tour) and Greta Sheriff (My… Read more.
Neglected Musicals presents musical theatre that has never or rarely been seen in Australia and their next offering will be Calamity Jane at Hayes Theatre Co in August with star of stage and screen Virginia Gay in the titular role. The full cast has now been confirmed with Hilary Cole as Katie Brown, Sheridan Harbridge as Adelaide… Read more.
Andrew Upton adapted Chekhov’s first play (variously known as Platonov, Wild Honey, Fatherlessness and The Disinherited) into a new work – The Present – and the show premiered at the Roslyn Packer Theatre in 2015 starring Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh, playing to almost 45,000 people. The production was so popular that the run sold out, and it was confirmed… Read more.
Less than 12 months after assuming the top job at Sydney Theatre Company, Britain’s Jonathan Church has resigned as Artistic Director of NSW’s flagship theatre company. Sydney Theatre Company issued a press release yesterday saying Church had “stepped down” from the role of Artistic Director after it was no longer “viable” for him to continue…. Read more.
Humour me a while. I would like to indulge in some discussion about an issue which has suddenly swept through the Australian (and international) musical theatre industry this week with a fervour and passion usually reserved for comment threads on the US Presidential Candidate debate. I’m talking about the sudden fire in the bellies of… Read more.