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Matt is AussieTheatre's digital director and a performer. Matt most recently appeared in the Australian/NZ tour of CATS and Enda Markey's acclaimed production of Blood Brothers.As well as performing Matt keeps himself busy in the digital side of the arts working with web design agency Emptyhead Digital

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Queenie van de Zandt brings Blue to the Hayes

Queenie van de Zandt brings Blue to the Hayes

Queenie van de Zandt needs no introduction. A powerhouse of the Australian industry she has recently been touring the country with her new show Blue – The Songs of Joni Mitchell. We sat down with Queenie, as she prepares to take her show to the Hayes Theatre Co in Sydney, to talk about Joni Mitchell, production of… Read more.


Video: The performances from the 2017 Helpmann Awards

Video: The performances from the 2017 Helpmann Awards

The Helpmann Awards are not just pomp and ceremony. They also include performances from a number of nominated and upcoming productions from around Australia. The years awards included performances by cast members of Aladdin, My Fair Lady, Kinky Boots, American Idiot, Construct, Book of Mormon, Velvet and the upcoming Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. We’ve pulled together all… Read more.


Fitzroy High School tackles a classic: Dr Faustus

Fitzroy High School tackles a classic: Dr Faustus

A small public school in the inner north of Melbourne, Fitzroy High School is known for it’s eclectic and diverse student body, as well as providing this body with a range of different arts opportunities. From student led live radio programs to the creation of a nationally accredited subject on gender equality, the Feminist Collective,… Read more.


Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are headed Down Under

Michael Ball & Alfie Boe | Image Supplied

Question: Who had the most popular album in the UK last Christmas? Adele? Ed Sheeran? Lorde? Nope!! It was Michael Ball and Alfie Boe with their album of musical theatre and classic standards; Together. Live Nation have recently announced that these two living legends will bring their tour, Together, to Australia this October. The program will include vocal and… Read more.



Ned cast reunites for a one night only concert

Ned cast reunites for a one night only concert

The cast of the original production of Australian musical Ned will reunite for a one-night-only concert at the National Theatre in St Kilda (Melbourne) on July 17, 2017. Ned, which enjoyed a sold out premiere season at the Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo in 2015, explores Ned Kelly’s journey from local hero and outlaw to Australian cultural icon and legend…. Read more.


Paulini to sing anthem at tonight’s State of Origin 3

Paulini. Photo by Daniel Boud.

Paulini, currently starring as Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard the Musial, will sing the national anthem at tonight’s Rugby League State of Origin decider, at Queensland’s Suncorp Stadium. Paulini joins a growing list of music theatre stars – including Josh Piterman and Lucy Durack – who have performed the anthem at Origin events over the years. You… Read more.


Maverick Newman takes Finding Felix to the Butterfly Club this week

Maverick Newman in Finding Felix

Direct from his sold out world premier season at the Perth FringeWorld festival, Maverick Newman is bringing Finding Felix: A Memoir to The Butterfly Club in Melbourne for one week only. Finding Felix: A Memoir follows the hilarious Felix Bright on his inspiring and slightly self-entitled pilgrimage through modern Australia. This satirical one-man cabaret touches on… Read more.


Melbourne’s new Fair Ladies

Melbourne’s new Fair Ladies

Elisa Colla and Pamela Rabe have joined the principal cast of My Fair Lady for the remainder of the Melbourne season. Colla, who previously appeared in Les Miserables, West Side Story and as Nessarose in WICKED, has taken over as leading lady, Eliza Doolittle, after previously understudying the role. Replacing Robyn Nevin as Mrs Higgins is one of Australia’s… Read more.


Win a double pass to Velvet in Sydney

Craig Reid in Velvet | Photo by Sam Ostermin

AussieTheatre has a double pass to giveaway to Velvet at the Roslyn Packer theatre on 26 July at 7:30pm. Back by popular demand, the ARIA nominated and award-winning hit show VELVET, is returning to Sydney. Director Craig Ilott has created a hedonistic world, pitting dazzling acrobatics against disco divas as this sexy, spectacular, sparkling and slightly sadomasochistic… Read more.


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