Artist Profiles

From Oxford Street to the Opera House – Act I: Interrupted introductions

Ben Nielsen brings AussieTheatre readers a three act, epic interview series – From Oxford Street to the Opera House – with Australia’s one and only Paul Capsis. Act 1 – Interrupted Introductions “Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, this is your first call to the Concert Hall platform. This afternoon’s rehearsal… Read more.

Independent Spotlight Perth: Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel by OperaBox and Love Opera

In my quest to investigate all the independent theatre companies and theatre makers in Perth, I noticed that one of the directors I had previously interviewed, Sarah McKellar of North Sea Boat Terminals, was directing an opera for an independent opera company called OperaBox. I immediately wanted to know how on earth Perth could sustain… Read more.

Bethany Simons on Reception: The Musical

Bethany Simons. Image by Sarah Eley

This April, one of AussieTheatre’s own lights takes centre-stage with a new, original work based on her experiences in a different kind of foyer, with Reception: The Musical. Brendan McCallum caught up with Bethany Simons to talk swivel chairs, stationery orders, and the enduring love of audiences for good, toe-tapping cabaret. “It’s not poking fun,… Read more.