The cast of Tim Lawson’s new production of Fiddler on the Roof are currently rehearsing in Melbourne ahead of an official opening night on January 5, 2016. Last week they opened up their rehearsal room to the media for a sneak peek of the work and of star Anthony Warlow in the coveted role of Tevye…. Read more.
When two comedians get married, love can be a funny thing… Two comedians from rival radio stations on the same stage at the same time. The twist? They’re married… to each other. For the first time in their 10 years of marriage, comedians Stav Davidson (Hit105) and wife Kat (612 ABC Brisbane) will take to… Read more.
2015 has been a mixed year in the world of South Australian Arts. Big names in big Festivals have attracted big audiences. The State has seen Federal Arts funding de-funded and syphoned off by the Abbott/Brandis team only then to be partially re-funded by Prime Minister Turnbull’s team. Our own State Government has cut funding… Read more.
A landmark artistic event is taking place over four nights this week on ABC1 and it’s pretty darn exciting. Our national opera company (Opera Australia) and our national broadcaster (ABC TV) have come together to bring The Divorce, a unique, multi-platform project that will reinvent opera for television, film and online audiences all across the… Read more.
The Australian premiere of Violet officially opens tonight at Hayes Theatre Co, and we are thrilled to be bringing you a special photo feature with production shots from the show. Starring Samantha Leigh Dodemaide in the titular role, Violet is a musical with book/ lyrics by Brian Crawley and music by Jeanine Tesori and will be playing… Read more.
No matter what your life looks like approaching Christmas each year, there will always be a slight cloud of organisational related dread floating above your head in December. The songs are merry, the decorations are made of glitter – a theatre person should thrive in the Christmas environment, but sadly, this is not always the… Read more.
Ben Elton has enjoyed a lifelong immersion in words. From successful TV shows like Rowan Atkinson’s Blackadder, to a cavalcade of acclaimed standalone novels, to full length theatrical plays – it seems that Ben Elton’s pen has traipsed joyfully through all of the successes possible within the creative world. Musical Theatre fans may recognise Ben’s name… Read more.
Flourish Productions will present Cy by Cy by Cy: The Songs of Cy Coleman, the latest in their “Songs Of” series, in Melbourne for 3 shows only this Sunday and Monday. A five-time Tony award winning composer Cy Coleman is best known for his work on shows including Sweet Charity, City of Angels, On the Twentieth Century, Barnum and… Read more.
Perth’s Black Swan State Theatre Company completes its 2015 season with the Tony Award winning musical Next to Normal. The show opened last night (Wednesday 11 November) at the Heath Ledger Theatre, and we have some wonderful production shots to share, captured by photographer Gary Marsh. Directed by Adam Mitchell Next to Normal stars Shannen Alyce, Rachael Beck,… Read more.
BRIEFS: The Second Coming is described as a “heart-stopping blend of cabaret burlesque, Australian machismo and punkish swagger”. This all-male burlesque began in the back warehouse space of a Brisbane bookshop in 2008. Performances at the Brisbane Festival led to a run at the Adelaide Fringe, then onto cities including London, Berlin, Edinburgh, Paris and… Read more.