Your Sunday Afternoon Zen: Kirby Burgess sings “Summertime”

Kirby Burgess and Kurt Phelan are Baby and Johnny Castle in Dirty Dancing. Photo by Kurt Sneddon.

It’s getting warmer, the days are longer, it’s not quite summer yet but “Summertime” still seems appropriate for this Sunday afternoon. Settle in and listen to Kirby Burgess, who has been touring the country playing Baby in Dirty Dancing, where she (sadly!) doesn’t get to sing at all. If you’ve only seen Kirby in that role,… Read more.

AussieTheatre releases a dedicated Major Musicals Update page

AussieTheatre releases a dedicated Major Musicals Update page

Have you all but given up trying to remember the (ever growing) list of wonderful Musicals heading to Australia in the next few years? We’ve been trying to list them in order here at the AussieTheatre office and it’s proving much harder than we thought! So, we’ve built a special Major Musicals Update page, dedicated to… Read more.

The Sound of Music will sing once more in Adelaide

The Sound of Music will sing once more in Adelaide

Adelaide readers, if one of your favourite things is musical theatre, you’re in luck. Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Ian, John Frost and the Really Useful Group announced yesterday that The Sound of Music will travel to Adelaide in August 2016, following seasons in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne.    Tickets for the Adelaide season, at the Festival… Read more.

The 2016 Adelaide Festival of Arts Programme

Adelaide Festival Artistic Director David Sefton. Image: supplied

David Sefton has revealed the programme for his 4th and final as the Artistic Director of the Adelaide Festival of Arts in 2016. Sefton stated, “For my last hurrah, I’ve brought together a slate of the world’s very best large-scale and ambitious performances exclusively to Adelaide. Alongside this I’m also delighted to be presenting a… Read more.

Sutton Foster, Aaron Tveit and a host of stars to come together for Defying Gravity concert in Sydney

Sutton Foster & Aaron Tveit

Producer Enda Markey announced today that Defying Gravity, a concert celebrating the work of acclaimed composer Stephen Schwartz, will premiere at Sydney’s Theatre Royal for two performances on Saturday 13 February 2016. Headlined by Broadway stars Sutton Foster (Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Aaron Tveit (Les Misérables movie, Next To Normal, Catch Me If You Can), Defying Gravity will also feature… Read more.

Matilda the Musical will open in Melbourne March 2016

Eleanor Worthington Cox as Matilda and Melanie La Barrie as Mrs Phelps in Matilda The Musical. Photo by Manuel Harlan.

It’s a miracle! Today the Royal Shakespeare Company, Louise Withers, Michel Coppel and Michael Watt announced that Matilda the Musical will move down to Melbourne’s Princess Theatre from 13 March 2016.    The show is currently running in Sydney’s Lyric Theatre, where it opened to instant and affectionate audience acclaim. Our Sydney review calls the show… Read more.

For the first time in its 30 year history, Arts Centre Melbourne has a Principal Partner

Spire from Hamer Hall - David Simmonds Photography

Making artistic performances “more accessible” was a key factor in Arts Centre Melbourne’s decision to bring Bank of Melbourne on board as its first ever Principal Partner, and what better reason is there? According to an official press release, the Partnership will enable four key programming initiatives in 2016 and support plans for change and ambitious excellence… Read more.