The well loved Rodgers and Hammerstein classic musical, The Sound of Music, will commence in Sydney at the Capitol Theatre on 13 December this year, followed by a season at Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre from 11 March, 2016. We sat down with the cast for a quick chat about the show and will feature our interviews… Read more.
The Australia of Ray Lawler’s iconic drama, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll is, on the surface, very different to the Australia of today. In the spring of 1955 when the play was first performed, Australia was still reeling from World War II, working women were still a novelty, and our idea of “new technology” was… Read more.
In 2005, a young Daniel Koek moved from South Australia to London to build an international career in theatre. Ten years later, with a successful run as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables on the West End under his belt, Koek has released his second studio album, High, and is returning home to Adelaide to perform… Read more.
Thomas Burt describes his younger self as “incredibly awkward and socially anxious.” So how did he end up in the lead role of William in Punk Rock, a play about teenage bullying and violence? “I was a big computer guy,” he says. His aptitude for technology led to working on sound and lighting for school productions,… Read more.
Dogfight is the next show to hit the Hayes Theatre, starting from 1 May through to 31 May. This phenomenal show with music and lyrics by Pasek and Paul and book by Peter Duchan, will be directed by Neil Gooding, and feature a vibrant cast of superb young actors. It’s sure to impress and confront… Read more.
Ali McGregor, billed as the Opera Australia soprano who ran away with the circus and fresh from a starring role in Club Swizzle at the Opera House, is bringing her worldwide cabaret success, Alchemy, to Sydney’s Hayes Theatre. Claire Condry caught the show for AussieTheatre in Perth in 2013, and said: “McGregor’s mode is to take… Read more.
For one night only, Catherine Alcorn presents her show The Divine Miss Bette at the place where it really took off: the Slide Lounge in Sydney’s Oxford Street. Alcorn has been successfully playing Bette Midler, on and off, since 2009. But this loud, bawdy and larger-than-life role arose from a low period in her professional… Read more.
Burlesque dancer Angie Sylvia plays with fire. Literally. Her Fire Burlesque act involves naked flames, and if you sit in the front row of the Spiegeltent during her performance in Absinthe, you will feel the heat. You might even feel puffs of air as she pops balloons in the Balloon Strip act she learned from… Read more.
Leon Radojkovic never learnt music as a kid growing up in Auckland. In fact, he was in his teens when he picked up his first instrument: the guitar. Because of its rock-and-roll allure, of course. But that instrument led him in directions not taken by the average member of a garage band. Radojkovic is now… Read more.
I, Malvolio, hate you. Look at you. Sitting there with your bellies full of pop and pickled herring. Laughing at me. Go on. Laugh at the funny man. Laugh. Make the funny man cry… Part Monty Python and part Black Adder, I, Malvolio is the fourth in a series of plays by Tim Crouch which takes… Read more.