BREAKING: Hayes Theatre Company has announced their next musical of 2014 this fine April morning and it looks set to be the biggest of them all. The ambitious independent theatre company has announced that they will stage the rock musical Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark at the Hayes Theatre starring Rob Mills, Lucy Durack, Michael… Read more.
It’s just turned autumn and it’s a dazzling day in Brisbane. The sun is shining and the gleaming glass headquarters of Harvest Rain Theatre Company are awash with colour and buzzing with activity. There’s a marathon costume fitting session in progress in preparation for their first show of the season, the iconic Broadway musical Guys… Read more.
You never saw such a standing ovation as greeted the final performance of King Kong last night. Though Wicked’s and Grease’s come and go and ignite the youthful believers of the music theatre flame, the audience that closed King Kong would not have looked out of place at the symphony. And yet, this crowd of… Read more.
I came across this infographic today covering the costs and expenditure involved in producing a show on Broadway or The West End. I found the breakdown of costs quite interesting. The graphic doesn’t reference or claim to represent the Australian industry in any way, but you would have to assume that the areas of expense… Read more.
Come February 16, one of the biggest theatrical ventures ever staged in Oz will ring down the curtain for the final time. After nine spectacular months in the Regent Theatre, King Kong will depart Melbourne, and its set to go out with a roar! With nearly three quarters of a million tickets sold, nine Helpmann… Read more.
Broadway starlet Sarah Bakker recently became the first Australian actress to play the role of Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera in New York. To celebrate the occasion, Sarah (a truly amazing person!) decided to share with us a day in the life of a Broadway leading lady… Brisbane born actress Sarah Bakker… Read more.
Yvonne calls her story a ‘fairytale’, and indeed it is the stuff that drama school legend is built upon. Early in her career she went to the USA as an unknown Aussie actress to ‘take a few meetings’ and almost immediately landed the lead role of Sarah Walker on the NBC series Chuck. Since then… Read more.
Squabalogic has announced that the cast for the third and final musical of their 2013 season, the highly anticipated Australian professional debut of Carrie the Musical, will be led by Margi de Ferranti and Hilary Cole as Margaret and Carrie White. Based on the horror story of the same name by Stephen King, with a… Read more.
Shall we dance? It seems after the enduring success of Opera Australia's revival of South Pacific that the road has been paved for some more Rodgers and Hammerstein to be presented in Australia, namely, John Frost's Tony Award winning revival of The King and I. This production of The King & I was the first… Read more.
Anyone who has considered a career in the theatre, in some way, at some time, will most likely have considered picking up and moving to New York. One of the great theatre capitals of the world with a booming billion dollar industry – it has take on a cult-like status amongst performers. New York is… Read more.