Young Beebee Fenstermaker is brimming with hope and ambition when she makes her move to the big city to pursue her dream career as a writer. However, her lofty ideals are soon served with a swift punch to the gut as she finds difficulty balancing her ‘creative’ work with paying the bills. The plight of… Read more.
Parodies aren’t solely the remit of the big screen. They may have hit their recent popularity peak in the 2010s with big-screen spoofs aimed squarely at cinematic hits like Twilight and The Hunger Games, but they pop up on stage from time to time as well: hence Hiding Jekyll. A theatrical spoof of the Jekyll… Read more.
Melbourne based independent outfit, Watch This, is rolling along quite nicely. With their 2016 regional tour of Company done and dusted, they’ve racked up a total of 5 first-class productions, 12 Green Room Award nominations and a gong for Best Supporting Actor (Adrian Li Donni, Pacific Overtures). If that sounds a bit like a Christmas… Read more.
Andrew Lloyd Webber said “she has one of the most sublime voices I have ever worked with” and “the best Christine.” She starred in The Phantom of the Opera, The Little Mermaid, and School of Rock. She’s Sierra Boggess, and she’s coming to Australia to perform for the very first time. In June 2017, this radiant performer can be seen… Read more.
Sydney theatre group ‘The GLUGS’ are celebrating their 50th year! They have also just released the nominations list for the 2016 GLUGS Theatre Awards. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on Monday 6 February 2017 at the Castlereagh Hotel. The GLUGS story goes like this: “In 1966 a group of theatre-lovers – critics, journalists,… Read more.
Set in the historical glory of the oldest Spiegeltent in the world, Spiegel’esque is a fun and eclectic variety show. Currently playing at the Italian Forum in Leichardt, is a taste of traditional vaudeville infused with elements of burlesque and circus (and all the raunchiness these genres demand). Wayne Scott Kermond, the emcee for the… Read more.
Pop sensation Paulini and musical theatre/pop artist Prinnie Stevens have been cast as sisters Rachel and Nicki Marron in the 2017 Australian tour of The Bodyguard Musical. The pair made a trip to the studio to record the sisters’ duet from the production, Whitney Houston’s ‘Run To You’. A big song for two big voices! Check… Read more.
Producers John Frost, Michael Harrison and David Ian have announced that beloved Australian pop star Paulini will play the leading role in The Bodyguard, the award-winning film-turned musical. Paulini first stepped into the limelight on the first series of Australian Idol, impressing the nation with her 5-octave range. The Fijian-born singer songwriter will be making her… Read more.
Launching their 2017 Season, La Boite’s program focuses on Your Stories, Your Community & Your Theatre, reflecting their commitment to working with local artists as well as collaborating with a diverse range of companies around Australia. “Each year we engage with new artists and create contemporary Australian work that reflects Brisbane and Australia to share with… Read more.
In our fourth and final piece discussing the participants of Melbourne’s Poppy Seed Festival for 2016, writer Morgan Rose talks to us about F., a show about how modern teenagers interact with sex when information is only a click away. What is the premise of your show? Our show is about the way teenagers learn… Read more.