Amanda Harrison, best known for being the first Australian Elphaba in Wicked, will be celebrating her particularly witchy performing roots in a special event featuring the Sydney Symphony Orchestra on July 15 and 16. Witches at the Sydney Opera House will feature Harrison, Helen Dallimore (The UK’s first Glinda in Wicked), Lucy Durack (Australia’s first Glinda), Jemma Rix… Read more.
As the musical theatre students from WAAPA prepare for opening night of Bring It On – The Musical, check out the images captured by Jon Green during a recent technical run through. Presented by the final year and second year musical theatre students, Bring it on – The Musical is based on the 2000 cheer… Read more.
Mere months after their critically acclaimed production of Violet closed following engagements in Sydney and Melbourne, Blue Saint Productions have launched their production of Songs for a New World. A popular theatre piece in the style of a song cycle, Songs features only four performers, and Natalie O’Donnell is one of them. Speaking to her… Read more.
Maryann Wright, a theatre publicist well known to us at AussieTheatre, is currently a contestant on Channel 9’s The Voice. Performing from two musical theatre favourites so far, she is representing the theatre world to a television audience, something that most performers wouldn’t dream of doing on a pop/rock oriented television show. I spoke to… Read more.
Ahhhh… It’s that time of year again. Can you smell it? Can you feel it? It’s June in Adelaide and it can only mean one thing: CABARET! This is the 16th time Adelaide’s winter festival has graced the Adelaide Festival Centre. 2016 ushers in new co-artistic directors, Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect who, along with… Read more.
Exclaim Theatre Co is set to bring Lin-Manuel Miranda’s critically acclaimed musical (no, not that one, In The Heights) to the stage. Set in Washington Heights in New York, the neighbourhood of Miranda’s youth, the show blends hip-hop and Latin musical influences to tell a story about its residents, living and working and loving through… Read more.
We Will Rock You is a crowd favourite in Australia, back touring the country barely a decade since it was last seen in our theatres. This time around, the legendary Queen songs and quirky Ben Elton story are still there, but there’s something really exciting and new happening onstage: Erin Clare is turning out a… Read more.
Francine Cain is impossible to miss. She exudes charisma onstage. The winner of the Rob Guest Endowment 2010, and nominated for a Helpmann award for her performance in Rock of Ages, you might have also seen Francine in the national tour of Grease, playing Frenchy. Right now she’s playing Calliope in the Hayes Theatre Co season of everyone’s favourite rollerskating musical Xanadu. … Read more.
The Sound of Music opened in Melbourne last night at the Regent Theatre on Collins Street – the third stop in the show’s Australian tour. Photographer Belinda Strodder (dancephotography.net.au) snapped these beautiful images of the cast on stage yesterday for AussieTheatre’s special photo feature. The Sound of Music is currently on sale in Melbourne until… Read more.
On May 24 and 25, some of Australia’s most well-loved Musical Theatre performers will gather for a production of Follies In Concert, at the Melbourne Recital Centre. Directed by Tyran Parke and produced by Adrian Storey for Storeyboard Entertainment, the Melbourne-only event will inject Melbourne with a star-studded surge of Sondheim. For 3 performances only, the cast list… Read more.