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.



Seussical The Musical – Pulling A Hit Out Of The Hat

Josh Ellwood
Photo: Jennifer Stenglein

OCPAC’s highly successful 2013 production of Seussical The Musical returns to the stage this April for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. First time director Josh Ellwood tells Bethany Simons what it’s been like juggling his own performance schedule with demands from the cat in the stripy hat. A music theatre performer in his own right,… Read more.


Blood Brothers – hear the tale of the Johnson Twins

Blood Brothers

With Willy Russell’s iconic West End musical Blood Brothers in full swing at Melbourne’s Chapel-Off-Chapel until April 6, AussieTheatre took time out to hear from the Johnson Twins – Gareth Keegan and Matthew Bradford. The actors playing the twins (as alike born as two new pins) the tough questions about writer Willy Russell, leading lady… Read more.


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