Features

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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A Quick Chat with Amanda Harrison

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Amanda Harrison is well established as one of Australia’s leading musical theatre performers. She has starred in some of our biggest musical productions in her extensive career and today she shares shares some secrets and advice in the lead up to the Perth premiere of her cabaret show Up Close…

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Joanna Weinberg on blood, cabaret, and addiction

Joanna Weinberg.

Joanna Weinberg is best known to Australian audiences for her cabaret-turned-blockbuster-Hollywood-movie Goddess. She turned ‘that kernel of an idea you’ve been mulling over for the past two years’ into a feature film starring West End Mary Poppins Laura Michelle Kelly, Ronan Keating and our very own Magda Szubanski. In September,…

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A quick chat with… designer Robert Kemp

The Magic Flute at Riverside Theatres - with design by Robert Kemp.

Robert Kemp is a multi-award winning stage designer who has worked on productions with Opera Australia, Bell Shakespeare, Belvoir, Queensland Theatre Company, the State Theatre Company of South Australia, Sydney Theatre Company, Griffin Theatre, and Australian Theatre for Young People. Presently, he is working on bringing The Magic Flute to Parramatta’s…

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