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The Lion King opens in Melbourne → photo feature

The Lion King, Melbourne 2015. Image by Belinda Strodder

After playing to packed crowds at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre and Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre QPAC, Disney’s The Lion King has made its way back to Melbourne and is now playing at the stunning Regent Theatre on Collins Street for a limited season. The Australian production, directed by Julie Taymor, is the 10th production…

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The Sound of Music to tour Australia in 2015

The Sound of Music at the London Palladium. Image by Cylla von Tiedemann.

Producers John Frost, Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Ian and the Really Useful group have announced today that the London Palladium production of The Sound of Music will come to Australia in late 2015 – for a national tour! The London Palladium production of the beloved musical premiered on The West End…

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The Q Brothers are remixing Shakespeare into hip-hop opera

Photo by Michael Brosilow.

It’s Shakespeare meets Chicago. Originally commissioned by Shakespeare’s Globe London, Othello: The Remix takes the high-stakes tragedy and transports it to the world of hip-hop – with original beats, of course. We talked to the Q Brothers, the brains behind this poetic update, about all things Shakespeare, hip-hop, and musicals. How…

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Victorian Green Room 2014 Nominations announced

Victorian Green Room 2014 Nominations announced

The 2014 Victorian Green Room Award nominations have been released. The awards will be announced on Monday 20 April at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne. This is the 32nd annual ceremony and the Victorian Green Room Awards have become an intrinsic part of the industry they honour. The awards recognise excellence and innovation in…

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Sex with Strangers

Thomas Larkin and Veronica Neave in Sex With Strangers. Image by Joel Devereux.

Sex With Strangers- ‘Bring your Grandma!’ says Thomas Larkin. Brisbane actor Thomas Larkin was kind enough to take time out of his hectic schedule to talk about Sex With Strangers. He is passionate about the play; you can hear it in the enthusiasm and the eloquence with which he engages…

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AussieTheatre welcomes new columnist, Rachel Cole

Rachel Cole joins the AussieTheatre team

AussieTheatre is thrilled to welcome Rachel Cole to the writing team as she launches a brand new regular advice column – Stage Door Shrink. Currently appearing in the smash hit musical WICKED as a swing and understudy for Nessa Rose, Cole will be putting her Psychology degree from Sydney University to great use…

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Rocky Horror’s return season cast confirmed

Stephen Mahy and Amy Lehpamer join the cast of Rocky Horror

Australian audiences are preparing to do the Time Warp (again!) and producers Howard Panter and John Frost have today confirmed the company of performers set to appear in the anticipated 2015 season of The Rocky Horror Show, starring Craig McLachlan. Direct from starring roles in the hit musicals Grease and Once are Stephen Mahy and Amy Lehpamer…

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