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A Quick Chat With Terence O’Connell

Terence O'Connell.

It’s coming to Melbourne! Carrie the Musical is making its debut at Chapel off Chapel from September 25. We talked to Terence O’Connell, the show’s director, in anticipation of the new show! If you had to describe your career in five words, which five words would you use? DRESSER. MODEL.…

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A Quick Chat With Chelsea Gibb

Chelsea Gibb.

It’s coming to Melbourne! Carrie the Musical is making its debut at Chapel off Chapel from September 25. Chelsea Gibb as Margaret White leads a company of 20 of Melbourne’s most dynamic young music theatre performers and musicians, directed by Terence O’ Connell, choreographed by Lisa Minett, lit by Jason…

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A Quick Chat With Adèle Parkinson

Shaun Rennie, Adele Parkinson, Tyran Parke and Kirby Burgess star in LOVEBiTES at the Hayes Theatre. Photo by Blueprint Studios.

Adèle Parkinson is one to watch. From Legally Blonde to Horrible Histories with a stint in the critically-acclaimed Squabbalogic production of Carrie in between, she’s a veritable force of musical theatre nature. She’s about to appear with some serious musical theatre heavyweights – Tyran Parke, Shaun Rennie, and Kirby Burgess…

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Playlist: Can’t get enough of Oz Les Mis?

Les Miserables

I know, I get it. You just saw Les Miserables in Melbourne and you’re in love with, well, everyone. Don’t worry! You can grab these three albums by the cast members and bask in their talent for… wait for it… you know it’s coming… one day more!  1. Hayden Tee –…

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Angela Scundi: Rob Guest Endowment Finalist 2014

Angela Scundi

The Rob Guest Endowment annual concert will take place on Monday October 13, where six finalists — emerging stars of Australian musical theatre — will take the stage to show their skills and compete for a prize package that includes a cash prize of $20,000 for the winner’s personal development,…

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Monica Swayne: Rob Guest Endowment Finalist 2014

Monica Swayne.

The Rob Guest Endowment annual concert will take place on Monday October 13, where six finalists — emerging stars of Australian musical theatre — will take the stage to show their skills and compete for a prize package that includes a cash prize of $20,000 for the winner’s personal development,…

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A Quick Chat With Pippa Grandison

Europe - Pippa Grandison. Photo credit Kurt Sneddon, Blueprint Studios

One of our very own green girls, Pippa Grandison stole our hearts as Elphaba in Wicked during the first Australian run. Now exploring an entirely new avenue – a Michael Gow play produced as part of the Reginald season at Sydney’s Seymour Centre – we sent her our questions to…

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A Quick Chat With Keira Daley

Slapdash Song Night.

Keira Daley is a popular performer and writer from Sydney’s independent scene. She’s performed in [title of show] and A New Brain, and her cabaret show LadyNerd has toured Australia – and picked up a few awards! Now, Keira is bringing her Slapdash Song Night, a kind of variety show…

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Show Boat – Photo Feature

Glen Hill in Showboat. Image by Belinda Strodder

The Production Company’s second offering for 2014 is Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern’s seminal musical Show Boat, starring Chrissy O’Neill, Gareth Keegan and Alinta Chidzey. With themes of racial prejudice and tragic love, it follows the lives of a family of performers on the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi river show boat. Show…

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