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.
A cult favourite amongst many musical theatre fans, Bare: A Pop Opera is a modern show that tells the story of a group of teens trying to understand who they are and where they fit in to the world. Premiering in 2000 and undergoing significant changes since, the show explores themes consistent within the experiences… Read more.
Broadway Unplugged: the Music Theatre industry’s open mic night is putting on a special Christmas edition at Toff of the Town tonight in Melbourne. The evening will feature a host of musical theatre favourites, pop and jazz classics, and they hace thrown in a few Christmas favourites to get everyone in the festive spirit! Hosted by ever-giddy… Read more.
Helpmann Award nominee Prinnie Stevens will be joining the cast of The Bodyguard. Producers John Frost, Michael Harrison and David Ian today announced that Stevens will join the company as Nicki Marron, sister to Rachel Marron who will be played by fellow pop sensation Paulini, as previously announced. Stevens has appeared in such musicals as Rent, Thriller Live and Oh,… Read more.
The Australian Institute of Music (AIM) has announced that from 2017, they will be offering their Bachelor of Music (Music Theatre) in Melbourne as well as Sydney. The course will be run over 2 years for 3 trimesters a year making it the only 2 year accelerated Music Theatre bachelor option in Victoria. AIM’s Music… Read more.
Craig Robinson is an American actor/comedian best known for his role as Darryl Philbin on The Office, and for movies such as Hot Tub Time Machine, The Pine-Apple Express and Knocked up. Robinson actually began his career in stand-up comedy at The Second City in Chicago, and now he’s heading to Australia in December with a… Read more.
Ready for new cabaret? Get ready for Spiegel’esque. From 23 November and performed in the magnificent Spiegel Zelt in the piazza of Leichhardt’s Italian Forum, Spiegel’esque is described as “part cabaret, part song and dance, part circus, and all entertainment”. Your host – Vayne – will take you into the worlds of cabaret, comedy, circus… Read more.
Like a baseball player calling his shot, Sam Strong stepped up to the plate of the Queensland Theatre Company (QTC) Artistic Directorial-ship in 2015 with a clear vision for the beloved state theatre company: to lead the charge in fostering national collaboration, to challenge interstate rivalries and the notion of ‘owning’ talent as well as… Read more.
Linden Furnell has won the major prize at the 2016 Rob Guest Endowment grand final concert, taking home $20,000 for professional development in musical theatre. Furnell (currently appearing in Kinky Boots) and five other grand finalists – Stefanie Jones (Sound of Music), Genevieve Kingsford (Light in the Piazza), Hilary Cole (Kinky Boots), Matthew Predny (Kinky Boots)… Read more.
Following their critically and commercially successful 2016 season, StageArt are building on their ethos of producing works that give voice to dynamic and diverse stories. Just announced is the list of shows for their 2017 season, which will include two Tony Award winning Best Musicals: The Full Monty, the Victorian professional premiere of Spring Awakening, and… Read more.