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.
Singin’ In The Rain opens tonight at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne starring Gretel Scarlett, Adam Garcia and Jack Chambers. We are celebrating with this special extended photo feature from Belinda Strodder at Dance Photography (extended because there were so many fabulous images and we couldn’t cut down our selection any further!). The production, which… Read more.
With the first amateur Australian production of Wicked opening at the same time as our professional principal alumni are rehearsing for their Sydney Symphony Orchestra performance, Maddi Ostapiw caught up with Lucy Durack, Jemma Rix, Amanda Harrison and Helen Dallimore to talk about the future of the Green Machine on our shores. Congregating on their… Read more.
The full cast of Opera Australia’s My Fair Lady was announced yesterday at a special media briefing inside Sydney’s Bennelong Restaurant at the Opera House. The AussieTheatre team were there to capture the first glimpses of Australia’s Eliza Doolittle (Anna O’Byrne) and Freddy Eynsford-Hill (Mark Vincent) as they performed snippets from the iconic Lerner & Loewe… Read more.
Lauren McKenna’s theatre story begins as many of them do – at a young age she auditioned for an amateur musical, was cast in a leading role, and only had eyes for the stage from then on. Where her narrative diverges from the norm is in the massive success she has enjoyed over the last… Read more.
Jennifer Peers, currently performing in Fiddler on the Roof, is in demand both as a musical theatre performer and teacher. She has performed in many Australian musicals including City of Angels, Loving Repeating, and the Australian tours of Mary Poppins and My Fair Lady, and appeared on the West End in Shoes and Master Class…. Read more.
Little Shop of Horrors, starring Brent Hill and Esther Hannaford, opens in Melbourne tonight for a limited three week run at the Comedy Theatre. Produced by Luckiest Productions and Tinderbox Productions and directed by Dean Bryant and Andrew Hallsworth (the team behind the Helpmann Award winning revival of Sweet Charity), this gleefully gruesome musical combines an upbeat,… Read more.