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Raised as a musician from a young age, Matilda received her LTCL on clarinet and has enjoyed singing Jazz with James Morrison at many festivals. A Sydney-sider, Matilda grew up performing in the State Schools Spectacular and graduated the acclaimed Talent Development Project before moving overseas to work as a Lead Production Vocalist with MSC Cruises. She is a graduate of WAAPA's Bachelor of Music Theatre course 2015 and joins the AussieTheatre team as a regular columnist.

Matilda has written 17 articles on AussieTheatre

New Australian Theatre on the Stage: See Between Worlds in Sydney

New Australian Theatre on the Stage: See Between Worlds in Sydney

With the current debate about of the lack of Australian works being produced in the Music Theatre industry, there has never been a more exciting time for a great new Australian work to be blossoming onto the stage.   Presently in its second week of workshop, Between Worlds is taking shape to be staged at… Read more.


A look inside exciting new Australian musical, Between Worlds

A look inside exciting new Australian musical, Between Worlds

Aloha AussieTheatre world! Although it seems as though I have fallen off the face of the earth, the last few months have been a time of incredible adventure; I won the TDP/ ASCAP Bound for Broadway Scholarship for 2017- New York here I come! (Watch this space), saw many amazing productions (Go and see Big… Read more.


Broadway on a Budget

Broadway on a Budget

To begin 2017, my friend Carly and I ventured to New York for a cultural awakening through exploring the incredible history and landmarks of the city (i.e. see a bunch of Broadway shows). This was my third visit to NYC but the first where I hadn’t pre- booked a single show- *GASP* what about my… Read more.


NINE the Musical in Concert: Behind the Scenes

NINE the Musical in Concert: Behind the Scenes

Once upon a time, there was a room full of 30 women and one man. Many of those women were in love with the man; the rest were just trying to sing as high as they could. Guessed the show? (Hint: It’s between 8 and 10)… If you had trouble working that out, it’s probably… Read more.


Coffee With… Matilda’s top 10 musicals

Cabaret
Emma Stone
Alan Cumming
Andrea Goss
Gayle Rankin
Kaleigh Cronin
Kristin Olness
Jessica Pariseau
Stacey Sipowicz
Leeds Hill
Benjamin Eakeley
Dylan Paul
Evan D. Siegel

Ever seen a show and said “that’s the best thing I’ve ever seen”? If you’re as indecisive as me, you probably agree that there are far too many ridiculously amazing productions out there and every show is far too different for comparison. My criteria to separate the best began to include number of goose-bumps, millilitres of… Read more.



Touring and Toddlers: Parents in the arts

Andrew Broadbent

This week I shared a coffee in the apartment of the talented performer, musician and teacher, Andrew Broadbent. A graduate of WAAPA, Andrew is currently appearing in My Fair Lady at the Sydney Opera House (Opera Australia/GFO) and has performed in major Australian productions of South Pacific (OA/GFO), Love Never Dies (Really Useful Group), The… Read more.


10 Reasons Why Acting Improves Life

10 Reasons Why Acting Improves Life

This week’s coffee comes to you from sunny Sydney after returning from a fulfilling season of ‘Titanic: the Musical’ in Melbourne. Although life has changed gears with work and study replacing sleeping- in and matinees, I’m still on a high from being stage each night doing what I love. In fact, this high has now… Read more.


Jay James-Moody on acting, directing, and 10 years of Squabbalogic

Jay James-Moody on acting, directing, and 10 years of Squabbalogic

This week I shared a coffee over skype with prominent Sydney-based producer, director and actor, Jay James- Moody (and his cat, who contributed to the conversation from his lap). If I told you his performance credits involved a huge line-up of shows including  A Year With Frog and Toad (Ensemble Theatre), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling… Read more.


Making it on Broadway…In Sydney!

Making it on Broadway…In Sydney!

You walk into a room. People who have never met you instantly analyse and judge your every move. You’re instructed to stand on a mark and sing with a pianist you’ve never rehearsed with, all the while projecting a sense that you’re alone on stage in a packed theatre instead of exposed in the middle… Read more.


5 things I learnt at Rydell High

5 things I learnt at Rydell High

The last 5 weeks have involved a lot of coffee to make it through rehearsals and doing my Masters by day, to playing a perky cheerleader each night at ‘The Original Grease’. We recently had our first day of senior year for the very last time and I realised that I’ve gone from one learning institution… Read more.


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