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Maddi is a performer who has been too scared to stand in the spotlight for the last few years, so she channels her need for love and appreciation into writing about the theatre instead. An energetic consumer of musical theatre, she is currently earning a degree in journalism and teaches voice in her small hometown. Maddi is normally covered in cat fur, has an opinion on everything, and in the words of Lin-Manuel Miranda, is not throwing away her shot.

Maddi has written 77 articles on AussieTheatre

Jerry Mitchell on the healing power of Kinky Boots

Jerry Mitchell on the healing power of Kinky Boots

Jerry Mitchell, acclaimed Broadway musical theatre director and choreographer, is no stranger to Australian audiences. His work has been Tony and Helpmann Award nominated (he’s won a few of each!), proving that he knows how to translate themes across continents, no matter the background of the viewer. In the following interview, Mitchell talks to us… Read more.


Video: Alan Menken’s epic medley will blow your mind (all his hits in 10 mins)

Alan Menken at Piano

Earlier this week, a small group of entertainment journalists were invited to take part in a closed question and answer session with legendary composer Alan Menken. Held ahead of Aladdin’s Melbourne opening night, we took the opportunity to ask Menken questions about his various successful collaborations with Disney and the future of his work in… Read more.


Phillip Lowe on the magic and mystery of Big Fish

Phillip Lowe, Katrina Retallick and Kirby Burgess in Big Fish. Photo credit: Chris Pavlich.

In Big Fish, the musical adaptation of Tim Burton’s 2003 cult classic film, Edward Bloom blurs the lines between reality and magic to narrate the events of his life to his son. Playing the role of Edward in the upcoming Hayes Theatre production, Phillip Lowe is in a unique position to find the truth behind… Read more.


On impressions and Diva Moments: Christina Bianco

On impressions and Diva Moments: Christina Bianco

When Christina Bianco received acclaim among the theatre community for her Broadway impressions a few years ago, she never dreamed that touring the world with her talents would be possible. Armed with only YouTube analytics in the beginning to guide her toward an international audience, she has continued to grow in popularity and will soon… Read more.


Tapestry: The Songs of Carole King at Horsham Town Hall Theatre

Tapestry: The Songs of Carole King at Horsham Town Hall Theatre

Shortly after the forty-fifth anniversary of the release of Carole King’s chart topping and best-selling album, Tapestry, Debra Byrne and Vika Bull performed three sold out shows at the Melbourne Arts Centre to celebrate the music of the prolific artist. Six months later, the pair have enlisted the talents of the Brill Band once more… Read more.



Additional casting revealed and Melbourne season confirmed for The Bodyguard!

Additional casting revealed and Melbourne season confirmed for The Bodyguard!

  Here’s some news that might make you want to dance with somebody: we finally have the ensemble and featured cast announcement for the hotly anticipated Australian production of The Bodyguard! Joining the previously announced principal cast of Paulini as Rachel Marron, Kip Gamblin as bodyguard Frank Farmer and Prinnie Stevens as Nicki Marron will… Read more.


Carrying the Banner: Christopher Gattelli talks cinematic Newsies

Carrying the Banner: Christopher Gattelli talks cinematic Newsies

On February 19, the live filming of Broadway hit Newsies hits Australian cinemas, finally giving Australian audiences the chance to see the beloved show. Winning the Tony Award for best choreography for his work on Newsies in 2012, Christopher Gattelli flew straight from his engagement with Australia’s My Fair Lady to be at the live taping… Read more.


Carole King and Tapestry through the eyes of Debra Byrne

Carole King and Tapestry through the eyes of Debra Byrne

I first fell in love with Carole King’s music as a young girl, in the phase of my life where the Dirty Dancing soundtrack turned my musical taste upside down. I started to seek out songs from different artists that reminded me of the music in the film, and before I knew it, I had… Read more.


Casey Nicholaw chats all things Mormon!

The original creative team. Image supplied.

If you’ve clicked your way onto this article, it’s pretty safe to assume that you already know the basic info on the history of The Book of Mormon. Winner of all the awards and sold to full capacity for years on both Broadway and the West End, the show has transcended the ranks of most… Read more.


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