This interview is the final chat in our series exploring How We Do What We Do. It feels perfectly appropriate that we conclude my interview collection of incredible artists with the actor who is behind this series being commissioned in the first place – AussieTheatre’s Editor-In-Chief Erin James, who is currently enjoying a wave of… Read more.
Once The Musical Australia have done it again! Following the huge success of their recent YouTube jam session covering ‘House Of Gold’ between shows, these Aussie actor/singer/dancer/musicians decided to send a festive message to their fans with another live jam. Cast and crew blended their unique twist of with a classic Christmas tune, All I Want For Christmas, and… Read more.
Ever wondered what Star of Les Miserables Euan Doidge does in his spare time? Well, for one thing, he makes excellent video clips with his equally talented younger sister Hope using an iPhone and a funky little app called Video Star. Check it out – they look like they had a ball filming it! Euan is currently appearing… Read more.
“I will invest ONE MILLION DOLLARS into the Victorian Arts sector” – Mr. Aleksander Vass of The Vass Theatre Group. At a time when the incumbent Government has cut $87.1 million dollars from Arts funding nationally. At a time when independent and co-operative theatre companies are only just beginning to find identity in a landscape… Read more.
Performer Sophie Wright gives graduating arts students some tips on surviving the first year out of drama school. The buzz of showcase is upon us! Countless arts training institutions around the country are letting loose their newest graduates this month, with many ‘showcasing’ the new and raw talent of Australian actors and music theatre students with special performances… Read more.
This is my first attempt at a group How We Do What We Do! I couldn’t pick between the embarrassment of riches that make up my current colleagues, and so instead, we sat around pre-show and nattered together about training (none of these actors have undertaken formal training), parallel non-actor lives (which would see this… Read more.
She is widely known in the Music Theatre community as a hard working, unassuming, powerhouse performer who regularly smashes out Defying Gravity to packed houses in theatres across Australia and Asia. Yesterday, Jemma Rix (star of WICKED Australia), performed this song at the Melbourne Cup event and proved why she is one of the most incredible vocal artists in… Read more.
Just when you thought the Australian cast of Once couldn’t be any more amazing, they go and do this. Between shows. On a Wednesday. No biggie. Just a group of amazing performers backstage at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre with a single microphone, a few instruments and a whole lot of heart! Check out Tom Parsons and… Read more.
Who doesn’t love the Demon Barber of Fleet Street? Australia has enjoyed a lot of Sondheim on our professional and independent stages over the last few years. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To The Forum, Into The Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, Sondheim on Sondheim, Pacific Overtures, Assassins and Side by Side… Read more.
To anyone who knows me, it’s no secret that I have coveted an opportunity to include Justine Clarke in this series since it’s initial birthing. I am hopelessly in love with her career as in my opinion it includes all the ingredients any strong actress who can sing could hope for in the Australian industry…. Read more.