You may not necessarily know these sisters from Chicago as ‘household names’ but you’ve most certainly heard their work, and now they are heading to Australia for a series of concerts as part of our winter cabaret frenzy! Siblings Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway are both Cabaret and Broadway legends and their show Sibling Revelry is playing… Read more.
Ben Nielsen brings AussieTheatre readers an epic three act interview series – From Oxford Street to the Opera House – with Australia’s one and only Paul Capsis. Act II – The Wallflower Blooms Outside the proscenium, Paul Capsis can be found mentoring, giving talks, reading and watching films. He just doesn’t understand the concept of… Read more.
Toby Francis finds it hard to pick a side. Canberra born and raised, he fell into two different worlds with vigor: punk music, and musical theatre. Polarising as it sounds, Toby loves them both. His first role was in The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, when he was in Year Seven. “I was meant… Read more.
Australian performer Matt Hunt has had a dream run. From working as a lifeguard at a pool in Orange, NSW to starring in Jersey Boys (first in Australia and now on the West End) he is living the theatre performer’s dream. Matt plays Norm in the London production and covers the lead roles of Tommy and Nick – two… Read more.
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.
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.
When it comes to the music theatre and cabaret, you would indeed be hard pressed to find someone more passionate on the subject than Tyran Parke. Actor, singer, writer, director – Tyran is more than a bright talent on the Australian landscape. He’s something of an expert. In 2013, Tyran released his second studio album:… Read more.
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.
With everyone having seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show film, how do you convince them to see another live production? Anne-Marie Peard asked its creator, Richard O’Brien, when he was in Melbourne on his way to play the Narrator in the Adelaide season of the current touring show. “It’s fast and sexy and snappy and… Read more.
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.