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.
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.
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.
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.
You’re in for a real treat this afternoon with the gorgeous vocals of Barry Conrad on display as he performs the powerful yet subtle number ‘Let It Sing’ from Jeanine Tesori’s Violet. Conrad made his musical theatre debut this week in Blue Saint Productions’ Violet at the Hayes Theatre Co and it’s a perfect fit for the multitalented… Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Working on a show like CATS is one of the most rewarding and interesting experiences a performer could ask for. Aside from the fact that every night is a two and a half hour cardio workout, it’s a singer/actor/dancer’s triple-treat dream to have such an emphasis placed on all aspects of performance in one show. Australia’s current production of… Read more.