Changes ahead, but things stable at STC

When Andrew Upton and Cate Blanchett took up their positions as Artistic Directors of the Sydney Theatre Company (STC) in January 2008, the eyes of an industry were on them. Questions were about to be answered – was Upton experienced enough? Was Blanchett’s appointment simply a case of Star Power? Would the duo’s focus be on… Read more.

From small things, big things may grow

It has been said that ‘from little things, big things may grow’ – and this adage certainly rings true for the Short & Sweet concept, which has become an institution of Sydney’s summer and has taken on the world.

Early history of the Theatre Royal in Sydney

The first Theatre Royal in Sydney was built by Barnett Levey. Levey was the brother of a convict and thought that the citizens of Sydney deserved their own entertainment venue. It was located where Dymocks bookshop now stands at 428 George Street. It was 1827 and Sydney was primarily a town of convicts, emancipists, soldiers,… Read more.

AT Hall of Fame 2009 Inductee: Rob Guest

Rob Guest was one of Australia’s most-loved musical theatre stars and his induction to the AussieTheatre.com Hall Of Fame comes as a tribute to his extraordinary career. Born in Birmingham, England, Rob in fact began his career as a singer in the pop charts of New Zealand. He starred for many years on favourite TV… Read more.

A Quick Chat With Erin Cornell

Erin Cornell is currently appearing in Wicked in Japan. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? When i was little my nan was in The Sweet Adelines Barber shop group. I always dreamed when i was older i would join and become a sweet Adeline. I loved the sound,… Read more.