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Have you heard about Sydney’s newest theatre?

The new Kings Cross Theatre

Sydney has a new space for making theatre, and it’s right in the heart of iconic Kings Cross. Located on the second floor of the Kings Cross Hotel, The Kings Cross Theatre (KXT) is curated by bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company, and will seat from 75 – 90 theatregoers. Licensee of the Kings Cross Hotel Lloyd Boolkin says “Collaborating… Read more.


Violet is heading to Melbourne!

Samantha Leigh Dodemaide in Blue Saint Productions' Violet. Image by Grant Leslie Photography

Mitchell Butel’s production of Violet, a musical currently playing the Hayes Theatre in Sydney, is on its way to Melbourne! Blue Saint Productions today announced that the tuner will play Chapel off Chapel from March 3 – 20, 2016. With a book by Brian Crawley and music by Tony-award winning composer Jeanine Tesori, Violet draws its musical… Read more.


Stephen Schwartz in conversation with Leigh Sales

Stephen Schwartz in conversation with Leigh Sales

In an exclusive live event on Saturday 13 February, Leigh Sales – one of Australia’s most respected journalists – will sit down with acclaimed composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz to discuss his work and career at Sydney’s Theatre Royal. A multi-award winning composer and lyricist, Stephen Schwartz is best known amongst theatre fans as the man behind the fan… Read more.


MTC Farewells Associate Director Leticia Cáceres

Leticia Carares

Melbourne Theatre Company announced on Thursday that Leticia Cáceres, Associate Director for the company, will leave her position at the closing of her contract in December. Of her decision, Cáceres said, ‘I’m very proud of my achievements during my time at MTC but the moment has come to explore new opportunities. My tenure has been nothing short of… Read more.



‘Coffee With’ Column returns to AussieTheatre with WAAPA graduates Matilda Moran and Joel Granger

Joel Granger (photo by Mark Flower) and Matilda Moran

Over the last few weeks, the team at AussieTheatre.com have been busy putting together a content schedule for 2016, and today we can officially announce an exciting regular column which will appear exclusively on AussieTheatre for the next 12 months. AussieTheatre’s much loved “Coffee With…” column, which initially ran from 2007-2009 and featured new graduates of… Read more.


2016 Sydney independent musical theatre update

The Original Grease - Sqabbalogic

In an email thanking Squabbalogic subscribers for support of their successful Australian Cultural Fund project, the company announced that the casting brief for The Original Grease would be made available today. Although in the back of our minds we knew this production was on its way, Sydney’s independent musical announcements have been slightly overshadowed recently… Read more.


Delta Goodrem confirmed for CATS Brisbane season

Delta Goodrem stars in CATS.

It was confirmed today that the full current cast of CATS – including pop sensation Delta Goodrem – will travel with the show to Brisbane for its season at Lyric Theatre, QPAC in 2016. Goodrem, who recently completed her first season with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s acclaimed musical at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre, will take to the QPAC stage… Read more.


Why an opera singer’s penis is worth more than a dancer’s

Joshua Harrison and Elijah Rohner in Naked Boys Singing. Image by Dario Gardiman

This interesting article from arts writer Andrew Taylor appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald last week. “… on the opera stage, the family jewels are worth $67.62.That’s how much a performer, male or female, should be paid for each stage rehearsal or performance at which full frontal nudity is required. In contrast, a dancer’s genitalia is only… Read more.


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