Together they have published 30 books and created several television projects committed to stimulating a sense of wonder and learning in children. This August, this mother/daughter duo will take to the Opera House stage for an exclusive Sydney-only event. Did we mention one of them is JULIE ANDREWS? Dame Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton… Read more.
Stage Art’s production of the musical Titanic is currently playing at Chapel off Chapel and we have a special photo feature to share with our readers. Starring Paul Batey (Les Miserables – international tour, Boy From Oz – original Australian cast), Don Winsor (Titanic – US tour, Mamma Mia – US tour) and Greta Sheriff (My… Read more.
Neglected Musicals presents musical theatre that has never or rarely been seen in Australia and their next offering will be Calamity Jane at Hayes Theatre Co in August with star of stage and screen Virginia Gay in the titular role. The full cast has now been confirmed with Hilary Cole as Katie Brown, Sheridan Harbridge as Adelaide… Read more.
From the tiniest longhorn beetle to the majestic southern right whale and the ancient Galapagos tortoise, Dead Puppet Society recounts the tale of scientific visionary Charles Darwin’s voyage on the HMS Beagle in The Wider Earth. Aussie Theatre’s QLD correspondent Bobbi-Lea was given a sneak peak of the puppets in the rehearsal room and caught up… Read more.
Celebrity Theatresports is back for another year, and this year, it’s for an especially great cause. This year’s show will be raising money for Impro Australia’s new Indigenous Theatresports Youth Fund, designed to bring free theatresports shows and training to Indigenous youth across NSW. At this year’s event celebrities and professional improvisers will take to the… Read more.
The Rob Guest Endowment Awards are up and running again for 2016! The Rob Guest Endowment provides financial assistance and industry support to the next generation of musical theatre stars, creators, and musicians. The 2016 prize package is valued at over $50,000, including the $20,000 major prize, the Rob Guest Endowment Award. The performance awards put… Read more.
Melissa Reeves has been awarded the 2016 Griffin Award for new Australian writing for her play The Zen of Table Tennis. The Griffin Award, a national competition, recognises an “outstanding play or performance text that displays an authentic, inventive, and contemporary Australian voice.” The prize is $10,000. Reeves was announced the winner at the… Read more.
Flame Trees, now at the Depot Theatre, follows the journey of a young woman, Tess, returning her small country town following exile for an unforgiveable crime that resulted in the death of her best friend and shook the entire community. It’s a weighty play that considers guilt, forgiveness, family ties, and love. Unfortunately, it often fails… Read more.
Today, producer John Frost announced more leading cast members for Dream Lover, the David Campbell-starring new musical about the life of Bobby Darin set for Sydney’s Lyric Theatre in September 2016. Dream Lover, directed by Simon Phillips and written by Frank Howson and John-Michael Howson, takes us through the epic life of Bobby Darin who, along with Sandra… Read more.
This week the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) today announced that Kate Cherry will step into the role of Director and Chief Executive Officer from November 2016. Kate joins NIDA following nine years at Western Australia’s Black Swan State Theatre Company, where she served as Artistic Director/joint-CEO. Kate has been attributed with re-invigorating Black… Read more.