When I conjure an image of Wicked in my mind, I see the hands of two very different women joined in solidarity and friendship during the song ‘For Good’. A fun night of entertainment for some, Wicked is almost a feminist manifesto to me and many other girls, a representation of what women can achieve… Read more.
How do you go from study to premiering your first full-length play at a beloved Sydney indie joint? Lucy Clements knows. She graduated from WAAPA with a Bachelor of Performing Arts in 2015. In 2014 she established her own theatre company, Ghosts, and developed her first full-length show – which is making its Sydney debut… Read more.
In a political climate where the two most creative industries of our country are being slashed and defunded, a new musical in Melbourne has united the worlds of the arts and sciences to bring us a “prodigiously gifted” new musical. Einstein: Master of the Universe has been playing at TheatreWorks in Melbourne since 30 June,… Read more.
The West End stage production of Singin’ in the Rain opened in Melbourne in May ahead of an Australian tour later this year. We caught up with star Jack Chambers to chat about when he first started performing, tackling this iconic show and any onstage mishaps that have happened with 12, 000 litres of rain onstage! Jack… Read more.
The West End stage production of Singin’ in the Rain opened in Melbourne in May ahead of an Australian tour later this year. We caught up with star Gretel Scarlett to chat about when they first started performing, tackling this iconic show and any onstage mishaps that have happened with 12, 000 litres of rain… Read more.
The 2016 annual Melbourne Cabaret Festival has enjoyed a successful run this year under the artistic direction of Mike McLeish. We spoke to McLeish a week before the festival opened, chatting about the role of cabaret as an artistic outlet, and how he went about putting the festival together. As the new AD of the… Read more.
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.
Update (25/8/16): Natalie O’Donnell will replace Sophie Carter (who is unable to perform due to illness) in Songs For a New World at the Hayes Theatre, reprising her role from the recent Melbourne season. Mere months after their critically acclaimed production of Violet closed following engagements in Sydney and Melbourne, Blue Saint Productions have launched… 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.