A Chat with Festival Director Joseph Mitchell of the OzAsia Festival Sept 17 – Oct 2

Joseph Mitchell PHOTO:  Randy Larcomb

The OzAsia Festival is one of the most highly regarded celebrations of Asian Theatre and performance anywhere in the world. Each year in Adelaide, it is held specifically to celebrate the depth of modern performance culture across the gamut of all performance arts.  From technology infused dance performances, to family shows involving puppetry, to stand… Read more.

So much musical theatre history in this one Instagram post!

Cast of Singin' in the Rain. Photo credit: Jeff Busby.

Singin’ in The Rain, like many musicals across the country and the world, are allowing company members to “takeover” posting on their official Instagram account in order to give fans an unprecedented insight into the behind-the-scenes life of the show. This week’s takeover is being run by Rohan Browne, who plays leading man Don Lockwood (a character famously created… Read more.

Johanna Allen: The other songs that got away

Johanna Allen. Image supplied

Songstress Johanna Allen opens her solo show Harold Arlen: The Songs That Got Away tonight at Glen St Theatre. We caught up with her to find out her top “other” songs that got away… The thing about Harold Arlen, is that while his songs became famous – somehow he remained unknown. He wasn’t associated with the… Read more.

Photo Feature – Clinton the Musical

Photo Feature – Clinton the Musical

Check out the photos from Black Swan State Theatre Company’s Clinton The Musical captured by Daniel James Grant.   Starring Lisa Adam, Simon Burke, Matt Dyktynski, Brendan Hanson, Luke Hewitt, Megan Kozak, Clare Moore this fast paced hilarious, irreverent look at the two terms of Bill Clinton’s Presidency will be one of the funniest nights… Read more.

A quick chat with Alana Valentine, playwright of Letters to Lindy

Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton and Alana Valentine

In Alana Valentine’s play, Letters to Lindy, the relationship between the Australian public and Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton, one of the nations’s most iconic female figures, is examined. Accused of filicide but claiming her daughter was the victim of a dingo, Chamberlain-Creighton received thousands of letters from around the country between first allegation and final coroners report, forming… Read more.

Rebecca Hetherington and Jordan Mahar on First Date

The stars of First Date

Opening last week in Melbourne, Pursued by Bears’ production of First Date introduces us to principal characters Casey and Aaron as they embark on a blind date. I had the privilege of speaking to Rebecca Hetherington and Jordon Mahar, the actors bringing Casey and Aaron to life, about all things First Date. The first thing Rebecca Hetherington told… Read more.

My Fair Lady – Photo Feature

Principal cast of My Fair Lady. Image by Lightbox Photography

2016 marks the 60th anniversary of My Fair Lady, Lerner and Loewe’s celebrated musical based on the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. Opera Australia and John Frost have brought Dame Julie Andrews – the original Eliza Dootlittle herself – to Sydney to direct a new production which pays homage to the original 1956 work, featuring Oliver… Read more.

A Quick Chat With Mark Fucik, of New York’s Pilobolus Dance Theatre

A Quick Chat With Mark Fucik, of New York’s Pilobolus Dance Theatre

New York-based dance theatre group, Pilobolus, are currently touring their internationally loved production of Shadowland through metropolitan Australia. Mark Fucik, director of the company and original cast member of Shadowland, took the time to answer our questions about the show and why the company decided to blend the artistry of dance and shadow theatre into… Read more.