A need for strong female representation arrives at the forefront of today’s entertainment context; to pursue well-rounded characters, and not reduce them to plot tools (the Bechdel Test is an example of how character tests are frequently applied to films/TV shows). It is a real testament to Dorothy Hewett’s 1972 play, The Chapel Perilous –… Read more.
AussieTheatre has a double passes to giveaway to Sierra Boggess in Concert at the State Theatre on 3 June, 8pm. Broadway and West End music theatre star Sierra Boggess is making her debut Australian tour from Saturday 3 June 2017, performing in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Regarded by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber as “the best” Christine in Phantom… Read more.
AussieTheatre has a double pass to giveaway to Hidden Sydney – The Glittering Mile at World Bar on Sunday 28 May, 7pm. Hidden Sydney – The Glittering Mile will return in 2017 for a strictly limited season presented by Live Ideas and Working Management with Vivid Sydney. Hidden Sydney – an immersive cabaret experience celebrating Kings… Read more.
John Frost and Suzanne Jones announced today that Andrew Lloyd Webber’s London Palladium production of The Wizard of Oz will be coming to Australia in 2017. Set to open in Brisbane in November the production will continue to Sydney in December. Anthony Warlow will lead the cast as The Wizard and Professor Marvel. Most recently seen… Read more.
The full cast of Beautiful the Musical was announced this morning by producer Michael Cassel ahead of its opening at the newly refurbished Sydney Lyric on 17 of September this year. Joining previously announced Esther Hannaford as Carole King will be Josh Piterman as Gerry Goffin, musical theatre star Amy Lehpamer as Cynthia Weil, Mat… Read more.
Due to their earlier sold out season, Flourish productions Let It Be: The Songs of Lennon & McCartney has added extra shows at 3pm and 8pm this Saturday at Chapel off Chapel. We caught up with producer Catherine Langley, cast member Luisa Scrofani and creative director Drew Downing. What can people expect from Let it Be Luisa:… Read more.
There are two Divas in Sydney right now! Lola from Kinky Boots has welcomed The Bodyguard to Sydney in the only way you would expect of a diva, by “belting out” a Whitney Houston number in glorious fashion. The gauntlet has been thrown down, but we here at AussieTheatre are sure that Paulini will be every bit… Read more.
Today, AussieTheatre can exclusively announce the cast for the second half of Pursued by Bear’s Chump Days double bill, Ordinary Days. Set against New York’s sprawling metropolis, this contemporary chamber musical celebrates the amazing and unexpected ways in which our stories intersect. A proven Musical Theatre cult hit with a sensational score by Adam Gwon, Ordinary… Read more.
After exclusively announcing Watch This’ 2017 Season, we are now excited to bring you the full cast announcement of their upcoming production, Merrily We Roll Along. A stellar cast has been assembled for the production with Lyall Brooks (A Prudent Man, North by Northwest), Nicole Melloy (Dusty, Loving Repeating), Nelson Gardner (Ned – A New Australian Musical, Beauty & the Beast) playing Frank,… Read more.
Lin-Manuel Miranda is musical theatre’s hottest commodity these days, and Australian audiences will have the chance to see some of his work live this June. Pursued by Bear today announced the cast for their upcoming Victorian premiere of Miranda’s 15 minute musical 21 Chump Street. A cautionary tale of high-school love, the musical is based on… Read more.