11 movies that are now, surprisingly, musicals

Andy Karl as Rocky

The inspiration for a musical may come from variety of sources. Many musicals are original pieces with the music and story crafted carefully together. Some are musical adaptations of plays and books, where a classic tale is retold. However, more recently the genesis of a musical may come from a much more modern medium; that…

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Anything Goes opens in Melbourne – Photo Feature

Caroline O'Connor and Alex Rathgeber in Anything Goes. Image by Belinda Strodder

Opera Australia and GFO’s production of Anything Goes, starring Caroline O’Connor in the coveted role of Reno Sweeney, is now previewing at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne! Photographer Belinda Strodder snapped these gorgeous shots of the cast in action today ahead of the show’s official opening on Sunday 31 May. Also…

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Cabaret in the Day 2015 at Mosman Art Gallery

Christine Douglas as Gladys Moncrieff in Our Glad, one of the three productions in the Cabaret in the Day season.

“I’m absolutely, irrepressibly optimistic about this season,” says Melvyn Morrow. Morrow has contributed his writing skills to a wide range of media (television, radio, stage) and a wide range of genres (comedy, cabaret, musicals including Dusty and SHOUT!). His play, Vice, looked at sexual abuse in private schools and recently…

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Experimental Freshworks at Old 505 Theatre

Freshworks, at the Old 505 Theatre, Surry Hills.

Sex. Death. Memory. Loss. Greed. Oh, and women’s Olympic boxing. The 2015 Freshworks season at the Old 505 Theatre in Surry Hills taps into the profound concerns that have driven theatre since the days of Greek tragedy—and addresses modern-day themes as well. But the productions in Freshworks experiment with the ways they…

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Blonde Ambition: Lucy Durack vs Helen Dallimore

Lucy Durack and Helen Dallimore

This short documentary offers a rare behind the scenes view into the relationship of two of Australian musical theatre’s most celebrated leading ladies. What we see is a frank and open discussion as to how, although decades apart in age, they managed to become best of friends acquaintances. #parody

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