New writing for theatre often goes through a lengthy development process before an audience sees it on stage. Lonely Company’s two-night Beta Fest: Theatre in Various States of Undress is going to upend that process by presenting new unfinished writing from well-known and emerging playwrights. Lonely Company is an initiative of playwrights Fleur Kilpatrick, Bridget… Read more.
One of the most anticipated musicals of the decade is beginning public performances today! The Book of Mormon have their first public preview at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne tonight. As previously reported, tickets for tonights performance were released for $20 in a first come first served box office only sale. The box office was… Read more.
Rock stars and triple threats abound in the cast for Green Day’s American Idiot, the musical that took Broadway by storm. The Australian premiere season is exclusively at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) from 23 February 2017. And it’s going to be loud. In the role of St Jimmy (played on Broadway from everyone to… Read more.
Virginia Gay is set to take the stage at the Hayes this March as Calamity Jane in a semi-immersive production by Richard Carroll (it has evolved out of a Neglected Musicals staged reading in 2016), and now the full cast has been announced. Joining Gay (All Saints, Winners and Losers, High Society) are Laura Bunting… Read more.
The circus always brings back fond memories of childhood – sitting under the big top (with the obligatory fairy floss and popcorn) and watching talented people do extraordinary things – but Cirque du Soleil takes circus to a whole other level. If you haven’t yet experienced the wonder, the skill, and the bravery on display… Read more.
The producers of The Book of Mormon have announced the addition of an extra preview performance with all tickets priced at $20 each! The extra show will mark the first performance available to the public and will take place on Tuesday 17 January. A maximum of two tickets per person can be purchased to this preview performance from… Read more.
The Sydney Theatre Awards will be bigger than ever – its gala ceremony on Monday 23 January 2017 will be moving into the Seymour Centre’s York Theatre due to growing popularity. The nominations for this year’s awards have just been announced, and it’s musicals that are leading the pack. Luckiest Productions/Tinderbox Productions’ Little Shop of… Read more.
Young Beebee Fenstermaker is brimming with hope and ambition when she makes her move to the big city to pursue her dream career as a writer. However, her lofty ideals are soon served with a swift punch to the gut as she finds difficulty balancing her ‘creative’ work with paying the bills. The plight of… Read more.
Parodies aren’t solely the remit of the big screen. They may have hit their recent popularity peak in the 2010s with big-screen spoofs aimed squarely at cinematic hits like Twilight and The Hunger Games, but they pop up on stage from time to time as well: hence Hiding Jekyll. A theatrical spoof of the Jekyll… Read more.
Melbourne based independent outfit, Watch This, is rolling along quite nicely. With their 2016 regional tour of Company done and dusted, they’ve racked up a total of 5 first-class productions, 12 Green Room Award nominations and a gong for Best Supporting Actor (Adrian Li Donni, Pacific Overtures). If that sounds a bit like a Christmas… Read more.