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Matt’s Weekly Wrap Up

Matt’s Weekly Wrap Up

It’s Friday afternoon and everyone in an office is waiting for the weekend and anyone in a show is gearing up for 55 hours of being stuck hidden away in the dark. Either way, here is a handful of tidbits to entertain, educate or amuse. With any luck this will be the first of a… Read more.


Hugh Jackman on phones in the theatre

Hugh Jackman on phones in the theatre

The article, Quiet Please — is theatre etiquette on the way out? by Craig Daglish, that was posted on Aussie Theatre today reminded me of an incident involving Hugh Jackman. I did some research and found this interview he gave discussing the moment in question.


The happy secret to better work – Ted Talk

The happy secret to better work – Ted Talk

It’s long been ingrained in us that if we are successful, then we will be happy – but could that in fact be backwards? For artists, isn’t it true that happiness often inspires productivity? Don’t we reach further and work harder when we are happy, excited and inspired? This 12 minute talk about happiness and productivity… Read more.


Jersey Boys Australia’s latest video

Jersey Boys Australia’s latest video

As well as announcing their upcoming Brisbane and Adelaide seasons this week, the musical Jersey Boys Australia have also uploaded a brand new video for fans to watch. Check out the great footage of one of Australia’s most popular shows in recent years, and post below to tell us if you are planning on seeing… Read more.



Warm Me Up!

Warm Me Up!

For those of you who have been following my semi-regular column, (I’m doing my best to fix the “semi” part), you may remember that I have talked about great iPhone apps for performers. Well, there is a new app in town and I am glad that I haven’t mentioned it before because I believe it deserves… Read more.


Some big changes at AussieTheatre.com

For those of you who have been paying attention around AussieTheatre.com, you may have picked up on a few changes. Some are very minor, like the new system which allows users to post comments after every article and review we publish on the site. This is the first of a number of changes that we… Read more.


The YouTube Symphony Orchestra hits Sydney

Descending on Sydney this week are 101 musicians from 30 different countries, ranging from 14 to 49 years old. These musicians make up the second iteration of the YouTube Symphony Orchestra. Originally created for a performance at Carnegie Hall in April 2009, the YouTube Symphony provides an opportunities for amateur and professional musicians to be… Read more.


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