2016 GLUGS Award Nominations announced: 50 years of GLUGS

Kate Mulvany and Gareth Davies in The Literati. Photo by Daniel Boud.

Sydney theatre group ‘The GLUGS’ are celebrating their 50th year! They have also just released the nominations list for the 2016 GLUGS Theatre Awards. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on Monday 6 February 2017 at the Castlereagh Hotel. The GLUGS story goes like this: “In 1966 a group of theatre-lovers – critics, journalists,… Read more.

Spiegel’esque – Italian Forum, Leichardt

Wayne Scott Kermond. Photo by Michael Anderson.

Set in the historical glory of the oldest Spiegeltent in the world, Spiegel’esque is a fun and eclectic variety show. Currently playing at the Italian Forum in Leichardt, is a taste of traditional vaudeville infused with elements of burlesque and circus (and all the raunchiness these genres demand).  Wayne Scott Kermond, the emcee for the… Read more.

Star announcement for The Body Guard – Video Interview with Paulini.

Paulini. Photo by Daniel Boud.

Producers John Frost, Michael Harrison and David Ian have announced that beloved Australian pop star Paulini will play the leading role in The Bodyguard, the award-winning film-turned musical. Paulini first stepped into the limelight on the first series of Australian Idol, impressing the nation with her 5-octave range. The Fijian-born singer songwriter will be making her… Read more.

La Boite Launches 2017 Season

La Boite Theatre 2017 Launch

Launching their 2017 Season, La Boite’s program focuses on Your Stories, Your Community & Your Theatre, reflecting their commitment to working with local artists as well as collaborating with a diverse range of companies around Australia. “Each year we engage with new artists and create contemporary Australian work that reflects Brisbane and Australia to share with… Read more.

Poppy Seed Festival – discussing F. with Morgan Rose

Poppy Seed Festival – discussing F. with Morgan Rose

In our fourth and final piece discussing the participants of Melbourne’s Poppy Seed Festival for 2016, writer Morgan Rose talks to us about F., a show about how modern teenagers interact with sex when information is only a click away. What is the premise of your show? Our show is about the way teenagers learn… Read more.

A Quick Chat With Aaron Robuck about Bare: A Pop Opera

A Quick Chat With Aaron Robuck about Bare: A Pop Opera

A cult favourite amongst many musical theatre fans, Bare: A Pop Opera is a modern show that tells the story of a group of teens trying to understand who they are and where they fit in to the world. Premiering in 2000 and undergoing significant changes since, the show explores themes consistent within the experiences… Read more.

Broadway Unplugged Christmas Edition on Tonight in Melbourne

Christina O'Neill will feature in tonights Xmas Soirée

Broadway Unplugged: the Music Theatre industry’s open mic night is putting on a special Christmas edition at Toff of the Town tonight in Melbourne. The evening will feature a host of musical theatre favourites, pop and jazz classics, and they hace thrown in a few Christmas favourites to get everyone in the festive spirit! Hosted by ever-giddy… Read more.

Prinnie Stevens confirmed to join The Bodyguard cast

Prinnie Stevens. Image Supplied.

Helpmann Award nominee Prinnie Stevens will be joining the cast of The Bodyguard. Producers John Frost, Michael Harrison and David Ian today announced that Stevens will join the company as Nicki Marron, sister to Rachel Marron who will be played by fellow pop sensation Paulini, as previously announced. Stevens has appeared in such musicals as Rent, Thriller Live and Oh,… Read more.