Erin James

Erin James

Mad World: Twitter in the Theatre?

Mad World: Twitter in the Theatre?

I read a comment on Facebook today which made me stop in my tracks: The Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne announcing that they are planning on trialling ‘live tweeting’ during performances. Ok. Breathe. It’s not the end of the world, right? It’s just a little bit of micro-reviewing, right? There are…

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Erin James

Moonshadow Promo Video

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Moonshadow, the new musical set to open at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre on May 31 this year has been making waves (no pun intended) of late. With an official principal cast announcement last week and final auditions taking place in Sydney this week, the show is now building momentum. Pre-sale tickets…

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Erin James

Proud as Punch – Our bloody great industry

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I’ll admit, I’m a patriot. Yes, The Man From Snowy River segment at the 2000 Olympic Games made me cry. Yes, my ears prick at the sound of an Aussie accent abroad. Yes, I am prodigiously proud of the many wonderful things my fellow Australian artists have achieved and yes,…

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Erin James

A New Beginning – welcome to AT 2012

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If you are reading this, then you have made it to our brand new, just-launched-this-morning, clearer, cleaner AussieTheatre.com! After months of testing, trialling, redesigning (and more redesigning), we have arrived at AussieTheatre 2012 version 1.0, and we hope that this new incarnation AussieTheatre.com will be easier for you all to…

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Erin James

Hollywood Sings Again

The official movie trailer for Rock Of Ages has been released, and I thought I’d post it here for you all to have a look.. Movie musicals may have changed somewhat from the old classics like Singing in The Rain, The Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music and My…

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Erin James

Keep Calm and Get Your Theatre On

Keep Calm and Get Your Theatre On

Is it possible that people involved in theatre are slightly dramatic, on occasion? Do you think? In my experience, theatrical folk often are over-the-top and heightened in their reactions to events for which the ‘general public’ wouldn’t even bat an eyelid. The release of an Audra McDonald album or the…

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Erin James

Wizard of Oz in Under 5 Minutes

A good friend of mine sent me this video today – and I thought I would share it with you. I was transfixed for four minutes, listening to all the snippets of sound I recognised from the wonderful MGM movie The Wizard of Oz in this very clever remix and…

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Erin James

Betcha Bottom Dollar

Betcha Bottom Dollar

The Melbourne Cup is over for another year, and in the wake of the hype, colour and excitement of this year’s Spring Racing Carnival I began to ponder how Australia responds to theatre in comparison to other forms of entertainment. Despite my deep seated theatrical bias, I know (and love,…

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Erin James

Thank God it’s Ear

In 2007 I took a trip to New York to study music theatre on a scholarship. For the better part of a month, I saw Broadway shows, worked with composers, musical directors, acting coaches, vocal coaches and soaked up the atmosphere of the city that never sleeps. My two touring…

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