Erin James

Equity allows Australian artists to Dream the Dream

Equity allows Australian artists to Dream the Dream

Following an ambiguous statement from producer Paul Dainty about the number of Australian performers to be employed in the recently announced UK import I Dreamed A Dream: The Susan Boyle Musical, the Media Arts and Entertainment Alliance have confirmed a substantial victory for Australian performers. In a bulletin yesterday, Actor's Equity – a…

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Live vocals on Les Miserables film

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No profound thoughts, no long winded introductions and no editorial comment on this – I just think that if you haven’t seen the recently released Les Miserables extended trailer, you probably should watch it. Directed by Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) and starring our very own Hugh Jackman and Russell…

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Art, at the speed of life

Art, at the speed of life

Forgive me readers, for I have sinned. It has been several months since my last column. I know there is no real excuse for this terrible lack of editorial communication. I can throw around the regular reasons – “I was rehearsing/ teching/ opening/ closing South Pacific at the Opera House”;…

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Les Mis – still the one

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Despite having taken place some 10 years ago, I thought sharing this video with you today was appropriate for some light Sunday afternoon entertainment. On January 25, 2002 after 6138 performances on Broadway, Les Mis claimed the title of 2nd longest running show in Broadway history, pushing A Chorus Line out of…

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The new AussieTheatre: One year on

The new AussieTheatre: One year on

I sat down at my desk today and it suddenly occurred to me that I have been Editor in Chief of AussieTheatre.com for just over 12 months – and to use a cliché, I simply cannot believe how fast the time has flown by. On July 1 2011, my co-director…

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Tough times for WAAPA

Tough times for WAAPA

As a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, I can say with absolute confidence that WAAPA is an incredible place to study. The passion of both the teachers and students create a learning environment unlike any I have ever seen before. Not only does the school boast…

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Thoughts on the Officer debate

An interesting article in The Australian was brought to my attention yesterday by a colleague, and after a speedy search on twitter and various other social media platforms, I realised it had snagged the interest of many last night. I’m still not sure if this is a good or a…

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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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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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