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Mike McLeish talks Melbourne Cabaret Festival 2016

Mike McLeish talks Melbourne Cabaret Festival 2016

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.



A Quick Chat With Amanda Harrison, Australia’s favourite witch

A Quick Chat With Amanda Harrison, Australia’s favourite witch

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.


WAAPA’s Bring It On Photo Feature

Image - Jon Green

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.


Natalie O’Donnell talks Songs for a New World

Natalie O’Donnell talks Songs for a New World

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 gives musical theatre a voice on The Voice

Maryann Wright gives musical theatre a voice on The Voice

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.


5 fab ways to enjoy the Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2016, Image supplied

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.


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