Cats is one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s longest-running creations (35 years and going strong since its West End debut in 1981). Trevor Nunn (original director) and Gillian Lynne (original choreographer) and Lloyd Webber created the feline musical based on a collection of poems by T.S. Elliot, peeking into the true lives of cats through a series of vignettes… Read more.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical CATS is all set to pounce on Melbourne this weekend, commencing shows at the Regent Theatre tonight with an official gala opening scheduled for Sunday 20 December. The ensemble cast features 30 of Australia’s most talented triple threat performers and stars pop sensation Delta Goodrem in her first musical theatre… 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.
18 talented Sydney children aged from 8 – 14 have been chosen from over 1000 hopefuls to play the youngest members of the von Trapp Family in Sydney’s highly anticipated revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical The Sound Of Music, starring Amy Lehpamer and Cameron Daddo.
The well loved musical, The Sound of Music, will commence in Sydney at the Capitol Theatre on 13 December this year, followed by a season at Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre from 11 March, 2016. We sat down with the cast for a quick chat about the show and will feature our interviews on AussieTheatre. John Frost… Read more.
Jellicle Cats, come one come all! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical CATS is heading down under from 30 October this year in a new, reworked production. It’s been 5 years since the felines of CATS the Musical have danced the Jellicle Ball in Australia but a revamped revival of CATS the Musical will be touring… Read more.
Three years age when Bernadette Robinson debuted in Songs for Nobodies as part of a season at Melbourne Theatre Company, she was a veritable unknown. Her play by Joanna Murray Smith seemed the unlikeliest of ventures – an anecdotal piece about the interactions of five nobodies with five legendary performers (Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith… Read more.
After months of online buzz and rumours, it was finally announced this morning by live music producer and recording magnate Michael Gudinski that he has acquired the Australian rights to the arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar. The smash hit production has already toured throughout the UK to rave reviews and sold out houses – and… Read more.
My first choice for musical theatre has always been cabaret. I love that it embodies the soul of the rebellious sister to musicals offering subversive and bawdy anecdotes to life with a great dollop of humour. In comparison, musicals have always seemed such a conservative sibling for me, and it was with some trepidation that… Read more.
The Phantom of the Opera, one of the world’s most enduring contemporary contemporary musicals with 25 years on stage, productions in multiple languages and a sequel, the blockbuster hit Love Never Dies, is extending its reach. Performance rights will become available to amateur theatre groups in Australia and New Zealand from 2013. “It is a momentous occasion for… Read more.