Features

Sneak Peek: Violet Photo Feature

Samantha Leigh Dodemaide in Blue Saint Productions' Violet. Image by Grant Leslie Photography

The Australian premiere of Violet officially opens tonight at Hayes Theatre Co, and we are thrilled to be bringing you a special photo feature with production shots from the show. Starring Samantha Leigh Dodemaide in the titular role, Violet is a musical with book/ lyrics by Brian Crawley and music by Jeanine Tesori and will be playing… Read more.


7 Christmas gift ideas for the Theatre Fan

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No matter what your life looks like approaching Christmas each year, there will always be a slight cloud of organisational related dread floating above your head in December. The songs are merry, the decorations are made of glitter – a theatre person should thrive in the Christmas environment, but sadly, this is not always the… Read more.


We Will Rock You – A Chat with Ben Elton

Ben Elton. Image by Johnny Ring

Ben Elton has enjoyed a lifelong immersion in words. From successful TV shows like Rowan Atkinson’s Blackadder, to a cavalcade of acclaimed standalone novels, to full length theatrical plays – it seems that Ben Elton’s pen has traipsed joyfully through all of the successes possible within the creative world. Musical Theatre fans may recognise Ben’s name… Read more.


Photo Feature – Black Swan’s Next to Normal

Rachael Beck and Michael Cormick in Next to Normal. Image by Gary Marsh

Perth’s Black Swan State Theatre Company completes its 2015 season with the Tony Award winning musical Next to Normal. The show opened last night (Wednesday 11 November) at the Heath Ledger Theatre, and we have some wonderful production shots to share, captured by photographer Gary Marsh. Directed by Adam Mitchell Next to Normal stars Shannen Alyce, Rachael Beck,… Read more.



BRIEFS: The Second Coming – Jack Beeby chats with Creative Director Fez Faanana

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BRIEFS: The Second Coming is described as a “heart-stopping blend of cabaret burlesque, Australian machismo and punkish swagger”. This all-male burlesque began in the back warehouse space of a Brisbane bookshop in 2008. Performances at the Brisbane Festival led to a run at the Adelaide Fringe, then onto cities including London, Berlin, Edinburgh, Paris and… Read more.


Georgina Hopson: Rob Guest Endowment Finalist 2015

Georgina Hopson

The Rob Guest Endowment annual gala concert is just days 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 9, where six finalists — emerging stars of Australian musical theatre — will take the stage at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre to compete for a… Read more.


Blake Appelqvist: Rob Guest Endowment Finalist 2015

Blake Appleqvist

The Rob Guest Endowment annual gala concert is just one week away and it’s shaping up to be an incredible night of entertainment. The big event will take place on Monday November 9, where six finalists — emerging stars of Australian musical theatre — will take the stage at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre to compete for a a… Read more.


Hilary Cole: Rob Guest Endowment Finalist 2015

Hilary Cole: Rob Guest Endowment Finalist 2015

The Rob Guest Endowment annual gala concert is fast approaching! The big event will take place on Monday November 9, where six finalists — emerging stars of Australian musical theatre — will take the stage at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre to compete for a a prize package of $20,000 and a headshot package from Blueprint Studios…. Read more.


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