Sunday night is, for the most part, the theatre world’s ‘Friday.’ It is the day we theatre folk come home, pour a glass of wine and reflect on the week that has been. Last Sunday, performer John O’Hara sat down after a long week inside the Green Machine and wrote this thought provoking, beautiful comment on life… Read more.
My second job ever on TV was the obligatory guestie on All Saints. Naturally I was excited – it was a kooky role on my Mum’s fave show! But actually one of the greatest thrills of the experience was getting the call-sheet for the table read and seeing ‘Anne Looby’ on the same page as… Read more.
This fun little tidbit showed up yesterday in a London blog and I adored it and couldn’t help but share it with you all! My good friend Andy Conaghan (last seen on Australian stages in South Pacific and currently appearing in the West End production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) brought it to my attention. Thanks Andy –… Read more.
Students, television, theatre – what does the Australian Federal Budget mean for the entertainment industry as a whole? If you’re an arts student, you woke up this morning in a whole new world. Your fees are about to virtually double. The interest on your HELP debt will rise. If you can’t find a job after… Read more.
Our next guest is a well-known and well-loved actor with many (many) years of experience across theatre, film and TV. You probably saw him in Red Dog. Or for several years on your telly as ‘Charge’ in Sea Patrol, or even in Underbelly: Razor. And if you missed those, it’s likely that at some stage when… Read more.
It’s Tuesday the 6th of May. I’m writing a column! This is a novel experience for the year; an unprecedented venture and let’s face it, the possibilities are endless. WHO KNOWS what I might have been doing during my online absence. I might have been riding elephants in Zimbabwe, or parachuting from dizzying heights in Mesopotamia! I… Read more.
This week, something horrible and something wonderful happened in our industry. Horribly, a request from an American company was sent to Australian agents and dance schools seeking dancers for a new Kylie Minogue video clip stating that, due to budget constraints, these dancers would not be paid. There have been many reports in the media about this issue… Read more.
Recently, an article on Crikey.com’s Daily Review created a lot of discussion within the music theatre industry by posing the question of whether home-grown musicals received the creative support they needed within the Australian theatre industry. With critics citing Aussie made musicals like Miracle City, Summer Rain and Keating as examples of the “Great Australian Musicals”… Read more.
This month’s artist is an accomplished actress of TV, film and stage who never seems to stop, and effortlessly traverses all the mediums available to performers – and artists in general as you will learn. Pair this vast talent with a dedicated work ethic and a gracious warm personality, and it is easy to see… Read more.
Over the weekend, I came across this gorgeous video made by King Kong cast mates Samm Hagen and Hayley Martin – and I wanted to share it with AussieTheatre readers. For anyone interested in the backstage workings of a major musical – this is a must see! Samm and Hayley talk us through their makeup and… Read more.