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Inside the rehearsal room – The King and I

Lisa McCune and the children's ensemble

Last week Opera Australia invited media inside the rehearsal room of The King and I for a sneak peek. AussieTheatre was able to capture these images of Lisa McCune and the cast at work as they rehearsed with the children’s ensemble.  Currently in their final week of rehearsal at The Opera Centre…

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The Lion King confirmed for Brisbane

The Lion King

For the first time ever, Disney’s blockbuster musical The Lion King will travel to Brisbane for a season commencing in September 2014. Thomas Schumacher, president and producer of Disney Theatrical Productions, confirmed today that the show will head to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre with performances commencing on September 26…

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Melbourne International Jazz Festival launch

Chick Corea and Gary Burton Duets

Strains of “All or Nothing at All” on a gentle saxophone with a Monash University Arts band, led the path to the Clarendon Ballroom of the gracious Langham Hotel, a fitting setting for the launch of the 17th Melbourne International Jazz Festival: 30 May to 8 June. A major supporter,…

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Grease announces return Melbourne season

GREASE - Australian Tour

Sorry, House Full. But we’re coming back soon! Grease - The Musical has played to over 160, 000 patrons in Melbourne since its first preview performance on January 2 this year, and its three month season at Her Majesty’s Theatre is now completely sold out. Producer John Frost has told the media…

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2013 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards Announced

Daniel Keene
Photo:  Nicole Cleary / 2014 Jimlee Photo

It was a beautiful, balmy, Melbourne autumn evening and what a setting – the stunning grounds of the heritage listed Cranlana, the Myer family home in the heart of Melbourne’s Toorak. A red carpet covered the pebbled driveway, black suited waiters wound their way through the gathering offering delicious canapes…

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Jambles Ramble Show taking Sydney by storm

Guests from the second Jambles Rambles Show including Bob Downe and Catherine Alcorn

In a rare treat for Sydney audiences, Nancye Hayes, Simon Burke, James Millar and Melody Beck will appear at the Jambles Ramble show on Monday 24 March. A Tonight Show style pastiche hosted by Sydney based performer James Wright (who recently appeared in Belvoir’s Once in Royal David City), the Jambles…

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