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One of a kind: Publicist Suzie Howie will not be forgotten

The cast of Forum. Image by Jeff Busby

The Australian theatre scene is in shock this afternoon following the passing of legendary publicist Suzie Howie. Howie worked for three decades on some of the country’s biggest musicals including Cats, Les Miserables, Jersey Boys and The Phantom of the Opera. More recently, she was an integral part of the publicity…

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Helpmann Awards no longer live on Foxtel

Helpmann Awards no longer live on Foxtel

I was fortunate enough to attend five Helpmann Award ceremonies during my time as the Managing Editor of AussieTheatre.com, and during those particular five years, got to see the growth of the concept in terms of recognition and coverage. Of course, I have my well-known issues with the entire awards…

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Industry in shock as RJ Rosales dies

Industry in shock as RJ Rosales dies

  The Australian theatre industry is in shock following the death of RJ Rosales. The 37-year-old died in Sydney last weekend (December 5). Rosales was best known for his performance in the Australian production of Miss Saigon, in which his portrayal of Thuy earned him a Helpmann Award nomination. Details…

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10, 000 Beers – Darlinghurst Theatre Company

10, 000 Beers – Darlinghurst Theatre Company

Over the years, the Darlinghurst Theatre has staged some of the most dynamic, engaging and credible independent theatre productions this country has to offer. From its confronting opening scene through to its brutally eye-opening conclusion, Alex Broun’s 10,000 Beers could proudly sit alongside any of them. The concept of the play…

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Build it and they will come

Build it and they will come

“Build it and they will come” It’s an old saying, but it’s also a true one. I admit freely that I’m a boy from the suburbs. I still live in Sydney’s greater west, and at the moment, I see no reason to change that. I’m certainly not sheltered from the…

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Sing Its Praises

Shaun Rennie in Sing On Through Tomorrow

I’m not sure what the best thing about Sing On Through Tomorrow is. Could it be that Matthew Robinson has confirmed just how good a songwriter he is? Or could it be that some of the great young rising stars of music theatre five or six years ago are in…

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Q Up for Mystery

While the mistress is away, the maids will play! Domestic servants Solange and Claire are plotting to murder their mistress, Madame. Each night they play out, in increasingly gruesome ways, how they might ‘do the deed’. But who dies? Intrigued by the mystery yet? The Q Theatre is presenting the…

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Time to say goodbye

Saying goodbye is never an easy thing and for that reason, this column is perhaps the toughest I’ve ever had to write. Today I bid farewell to AussieTheatre.com as its Managing Editor and hand the reigns to Erin James, who will do an amazing job and together with Matt Edwards…

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