Sitting in the audience of StageArt’s Hair in 2013, I immediately knew that the company would grow to be one of my all-time favourite production groups. From the atmosphere on stage at Chapel off Chapel to the way the social media team handled audience feedback, I felt that I was watching a show from a… Read more.
Over the coming weeks, AussieTheatre will be working with the cast of Kinky Boots to bring our readers a series of features that will celebrate living as a rainbow person in the Australian theatre community. Mark Stefanoff, a gay actor who plays an Angel in Kinky Boots (his professional music theatre debut), took some time… Read more.
Opera Australia’s 60th Anniversary production of My Fair Lady is a hit. It has been an opportunity for fans new and old to see an authentic recreation of one of the most sumptuous musicals of the century, with one of our most beloved actors, Julie Andrews, in the director’s chair. But for 88-year-old Ailsa Sloane,… Read more.
The Rob Guest Endowment annual gala concert is just weeks away and it’s going to be a night to remember in the Aussie Musical Theatre calendar. The big event is all set for Monday November 14, where six finalists — emerging stars of Australian musical theatre — will take the stage at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre to compete for a… Read more.
The cult musical Side Show, inspired by the true story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, is currently playing at Hayes Theatre Co in Potts Point. The show’s stars – Laura Bunting and Helpmann Award winner Kerrie Anne Greenland – have received glowing reviews for their performances and AussieTheatre’s reviewer Bec Caton praised the… Read more.
Dream Lover is a new Australian musical about the life of legendary singer, songwriter and actor Bobby Darin. We chatted with star David Campbell (Darin) about working on a brand-new musical, the incredible cast he’s sharing the stage with, and why audiences should come see the show. David Campbell is one of Australia’s leading musical theatre… Read more.
Dream Lover is a new Australian musical about the life of legendary singer, songwriter and actor Bobby Darin and his movie star wife Sandra Dee. We chatted with Hannah Fredericksen, who co-stars alongside David Campbell’s Bobby Darin as Sandra Dee, about working on a brand-new musical, the incredible cast she’s sharing the stage with, and… Read more.
Bobbie-Jean Henning and Larua Johnston both graduated from WAAPA’s musical theatre course in 2013. Since then, the ladies have both been making waves at cabaret venues across the country and the pair have teamed up to present a double bill at this year’s Sydney Fringe Festival. Both have written cabarets with a focus on strong female… Read more.
Produced by One Eyed Man Productions, Side Show is the latest independent musical to open at Sydney’s gorgeous Hayes Theatre Co and it’s a suitably intimate piece for the 110 seat venue. The production stars Laura Bunting and Kerrie Anne Greenland as Daisy and Vilolet – the Hilton twins from the “freak show” who took Vaudeville by storm –… Read more.
Previews for Dream Lover: The Bobby Darin Musical have commenced this week and Caroline O’Connor took some time out of her busy schedule to introduce the new musical to AussieTheatre readers. Performing a double role within the show, she spoke to me about how she researches historical characters, why bio musicals function within the parameters of “new”… Read more.