Disney’s beloved animated movie Aladdin was a critical box office smash when it was released, grossing over $500 million worldwide (not adjusted for inflation) and becoming the highest-grossing film of 1992. 24 years later, the well-known story of street urchin Aladdin, his Genie and his Princess Jasmine is coming to Australia’s live stages and the cast have… Read more.
The Australian cast of the brand new production, Georgy Girl – the Seekers Musical, was announced today with members of The Seekers in attendance. The cast announcement was made at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl, the scene of The Seekers’ record-breaking concert in 1967 that drew a crowd of more than 200,000 people. The musical will have… Read more.
On a beautiful Melbourne autumn afternoon, in the magnificent surrounds of Raheen, a 19th century Italianate mansion high on the hill overlooking the Yarra River, The Production Company launched their 2014 Season. This is their 16th season and Chairman Jeanne Pratt AC admits to having chosen three of her favourite Broadway musicals, along with some… Read more.
Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta The Pirates of Penzance was first performed in New York on 31 December 1879. It proceeded to have a highly successful run that would fix the style of the piece for almost a hundred years. A rethinking of the work lead to the acclaimed 1981 Broadway version of Pirates, restaged for… Read more.
I’ll always see a new Joanna Murray-Smith play. She’s one of Melbourne’s most commercially successful playwrights and she writes terrific jokes about being middle class in Melbourne. Her latest, True Minds at the MTC, is the theatrical equivalent of a black-and-white romcom that you’re happy to watch every time it’s repeated on the ABC because it’s an… Read more.
After the degustation of emotion, politics and confrontation of the Melbourne Festival, what better than a mouthful of fluffy sugar and an almighty fart? A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum has no pretensions about being serious art. First performed on Broadway 1962, it’s ancient Rome, where slaves were whipped, women were bought and… Read more.
Rehearsals for one of the greatest comedic pieces ever written commenced in Melbourne today at Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance studios. A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum rehearsals began with a bang this morning, and the AussieTheatre team were there for a sneak peek and a chin wag with the cast. Geoffrey… Read more.
BREAKING NEWS It’s set to be one of the biggest theatrical events of the year, and with a cast of this calibre, one can understand why. AussieTheatre can confirm 8 principal cast members set to appear in the Australian revival of Sondheim’s A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum, opening at Her Majesty’s Theatre,… Read more.