In the days leading up to Aladdin’s opening night in Melbourne, a small group of Australian arts journalists were invited to interview the legendary composer, Alan Menken. In the time available to us, we were treated to a medley of Menken’s theatre compositions (including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Little Shop of… Read more.
The acclaimed producers of The Illusionists, Circus 1903 and Le Noir are creating the world’s greatest variety show for the international stages. The show premieres at the Sydney Opera House on 20 December 2017 and will tour to Melbourne and Sydney until the end of January. Rehearsals will commence on or around 11 December. Auditions… Read more.
Have you heard? There’s breaking news from St. Petersburg! (Well, the news actually comes from Broadway… But why would I waste the opportunity to use such a perfect lyrical reference?) Broadway.com and Playbill.com last night reported that the producers of Anastasia on Broadway are planning to stage the show around the world, with one production… Read more.
We are looking for a Director & Team for an original Aussie contemporary Musical – ‘Of a Lifetime’ – 2 Acts 20 songs The show is mixture Sci-fi / Techno / Rock. It is a BIG sound and we require a BIG sound Director & Team to bring the show to life The Musical has… Read more.
Here’s some news that might make you want to dance with somebody: we finally have the ensemble and featured cast announcement for the hotly anticipated Australian production of The Bodyguard! Joining the previously announced principal cast of Paulini as Rachel Marron, Kip Gamblin as bodyguard Frank Farmer and Prinnie Stevens as Nicki Marron will… Read more.
On February 19, the live filming of Broadway hit Newsies hits Australian cinemas, finally giving Australian audiences the chance to see the beloved show. Winning the Tony Award for best choreography for his work on Newsies in 2012, Christopher Gattelli flew straight from his engagement with Australia’s My Fair Lady to be at the live taping… Read more.
I first fell in love with Carole King’s music as a young girl, in the phase of my life where the Dirty Dancing soundtrack turned my musical taste upside down. I started to seek out songs from different artists that reminded me of the music in the film, and before I knew it, I had… Read more.
The ‘Bonnie Lythgoe Pantomime’ is becoming something of an annual tradition. This British-import, family-style form of entertainment keeps coming back, and after last year’s Cinderella (starring Real Housewife Gina Liano) she’s back to planning next winter’s extravaganza: The Adventures of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell. And this year, beloved Aussie all-rounder Todd McKenney will take… Read more.
After much Wishin’ and Hopin’, performer Baylie Carson returns home to Adelaide in her professional debut, ‘Dusty the Musical’ at the Festival Theatre. Growing up in both Adelaide and the Langhorn Creek wine region, Carson is a proud South Australian, and is excited to bring her first tour back to Festival Theatre, where she ‘saw… Read more.