Erin James

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 Matt Edwards and I officially… Read more.


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 an enormous list of alumni… Read more.


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 bad thing, but it’s definitely… Read more.


Cheers! STC’s new bar is a hidden treasure

Cheers! STC’s new bar is a hidden treasure

Last week I had the very great pleasure of attending the official launch of a very cool, very calm and very collected bar at the deep end of a wharf in Walsh Bay, and if I had my way, I’d be back every night. Sydney Theatre Company’s latest venture – the very unambiguously named The… Read more.


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 greater things to be concerned… Read more.



Moonshadow Promo Video

Moonshadow Promo Video

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 for the show are now… Read more.


Proud as Punch – Our bloody great industry

Proud as Punch – Our bloody great industry

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, I am celebrating Australia Day… Read more.


A New Beginning – welcome to AT 2012

A New Beginning – welcome to AT 2012

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 use and more interesting to… Read more.


A huge thankyou from the bottom of my heart

2011 has flown by in a flash and I cannot believe I am writing the ‘end of year’ spiel! I can scarcely believe it has been 9 months since Matt Edwards and I began the process of becoming Directors of this site, and 6 months since I began working as AussieTheatre.com’s second ever Editor. Taking… Read more.


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 Fair Lady, but boy am… Read more.


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