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.
Veteran of Australian Television and stage, Bart John was the self described ‘old bloke’ of the South Pacific company… No nonsense, dedicated, a fellow voracious reader – an equally masculine and passionate artist – I simply had to chat with him for this series! He is best known for his work on The Young Doctors,… Read more.
Following on from my recent and (so I am told) viral mega-hit interview with the incomparable Suzie Mathers – next up, I wanted to try and give you all a glimpse inside the mind of a wonderful man and a wonderful actor; our outgoing Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Mr. Jay Laga’aia. Jay joined our company… Read more.
Suzie Mathers is a force to be reckoned with. Every night at the top of the show, I stand in Oz on the stage right balcony, heralding with triumph the death of the Wickedest Witch there ever was. I’m thinking about the joy and the terror, I’m thinking about the vibrato and the crescendos. Then… Read more.
Well it’s official, this month Sydney audiences resoundingly welcomed the return of the independent musical. With William Finn’s Falsettos playing at the Eternity and Sweet Charity at the Hayes Theatre, for the first time in a long time, the independent musicals outnumbered the mainstage productions. Better yet, this isn’t a miraculous one-off. There’s much more… Read more.