A note from Rachi… There are 3 truly anxiety provoking things in this world: the cold sore virus, an interest rate rise above 2 basis points and 8 bars of free dance at dance auditions. Two of these things are avoidable with sound economic management and sensible kissing behaviours, the 3rd is not and must be… Read more.
A strong relationship between actor and director is one of great importance in order for their best work to be brought out and for the success of the production. While it does vary greatly between each director and show, there do seem to be common factors that promote the sought after ‘director’s actor’: an actor… Read more.
Grab a coffee, grab a chai, grab an iced chocolate (or even a wine!) and join Matilda Moran for her first column on AussieTheatre.com! From catching up with friends on the East Coast, to auditions and the random tornado not far from my home, this first month out has got me feeling like Dorothy in… Read more.
Every performer under the sun has to deal with nerves at some stage. I know it’s audition day when I’ve done 3 poos before 9am, my top notes are airy and thin and I’m sweating more than Chris Brown on Judgment Day. Before I was aware of healthy coping strategies like: positive self-talk, exercise, preparation,… Read more.
The producers of The Sound of Music are on the hunt for 18 incredibly talented children to participate in the Sydney season of this exciting new revival starring Cameron Daddo and Amy Lehpamer. Opening at the Capitol Theatre on 13 December this year, three casts of children will share the roles of Friedrick, Louisa, Kurt, Brigitta, Marta and Gretl – the… Read more.
Welcome to Stage Door Shrink, a regular column penned by Rachel Cole aimed at helping performers chortle their way to a #win. As a performer, I have always had a big old chip on my disproportionality skinny shoulders. It is shaped and smells like a piece of WAAPA pie. Let it be known publicly, that… Read more.
Welcome to Stage Door Shrink, a regular column aimed at helping performers chortle their way to a #win. For each column, I’ll enlist the help of an industry professional to think through some lifestyle issues for performers and provide some practical insights so you can be that person everyone hates (because you’re so high functioning and… Read more.
Les Miserables has been the talk of the Australian music theatre industry since its return to Oz was confirmed just over 12 months ago. Its famous logo – an illustration of Young Cossette taken from Victor Hugo’s epic novel – is one of the most recognisable on the theatrical stage. Today, casting director for the Australian premiere… Read more.
Opera Australia has confirmed that open dance auditions for their upcoming production of The King And I will take place in Melbourne and Sydney over the next two weeks. Preliminary auditions have already begun and casting director Neil Rutherford is leaving no stone unturned in the casting of this Tony Award winning production. “Following the success… Read more.
This article came across the AussieTheatre news desk this morning from the blog Robojustice Superfighter. It poses questions about casting practices in Australian musical theatre productions, and asks what constitutes a high profile artist. Do you agree? Let us know what you think of this piece via Twitter or Facebook.