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A graduate’s tale: Expect the Unexpected

Jens Radda

If there’s one thing you can plan for, it’s expecting your plans to change. So, me six months ago: I’m about to graduate from WAAPA, move over East and enter an industry with some of the most talented people in the country. I literally have no idea what I’m in for or if I’m going… 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.


Belinda Jenkin and Will Hannagan on writing a new musical

Belinda Jenkin and Will Hannagan on writing a new musical

While studying Music Theatre together, Belinda Jenkin and Will Hannagan often found themselves playing around on the piano and writing songs when they weren’t needed in rehearsals. Five years later, the first musical they wrote together, The Gathering, is currently enjoying a season at fortyfivedownstairs in Melbourne. After being encouraged to create their own work… 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.


NZ Opera opens ‘Sweeney Todd’

NZ Opera opens ‘Sweeney Todd’

It’s busy times like these that I actually wish I did drink coffee. Alas, my metaphorical ones continue… I am now into my fifth week in New Zealand (my home country), playing the role of Tobias Ragg in New Zealand Opera’s production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, which opened over the weekend…. 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.


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