Motown. The musical styling that introduced the world to the likes of ‘The Jackson Five’, ‘Diana Ross and The Surpremes’ and ‘Marvin Gaye’. The phenomenon that had all of America moon walking, and hip shaking, and measuring mountains, and feelin’ good. Unquestionably, one of the most culturally pervasive and present influences in music throughout history,… Read more.
The Exonerated examines the journey of five individuals wrongly sentenced to death in the USA. Walking into the freezing Loft space at Chapel off Chapel, we encounter a dimly lit set cluttered with chairs. Five pin-spots at an angle illuminate the floor, casting light over Delbert Tibbs (Garikai Jani), a sort of narrator who ties… Read more.
AussieTheatre has two double passes to giveaway to The Exonerated at the Chapel off Chapel on 20 May. The Exonerated is a visceral drama illuminating the true stories of six survivors of death row. Unapologetic in its approach, The Exonerated portrays a world of brutality coinciding with human triumph and transcendence. Going from the darkest abyss of human… Read more.
After rehearsing part time for just over a month, NIDA graduate Bianca Baykara and the Australasian company of Tony Award winning musical In The Heights are preparing for their first performance at Chapel off Chapel tonight. The cast of 20 are debuting the hit Broadway tuner in Australia (under the direction of James Cutler with choreography by Yvette Lee) in a production… Read more.
The Australian professional premiere of Stephen Flahrety’s musical Loving Repeating is currently playing at Chapel Off Chapel in Melbourne, starring some of Australia’s brightest music theatre talent. Directed by Jason Langly, with musical direction by Ben Kiley and choreography by Michael Ralph, this production by the newly established Vic Theatre Company (VTC) is certainly turning heads and making… Read more.
Goodbye Miss Monroe, a show about Marilyn, right? Right, and wrong. Ultimately this two-hander is about Jack Cole, dancer and choreographer extraordinaire from the Golden Age of Broadway and Hollywood film. You know him! Well I’m ashamed to say I hadn’t heard of him before. I am especially ashamed as he is credited with being… Read more.
With Willy Russell’s iconic West End musical Blood Brothers in full swing at Melbourne’s Chapel-Off-Chapel until April 6, AussieTheatre took time out to hear from the Johnson Twins – Gareth Keegan and Matthew Bradford. The actors playing the twins (as alike born as two new pins) the tough questions about writer Willy Russell, leading lady… Read more.
Bert LaBonte would have to be one of the most down-to-earth actors out there. Most in demand. Most relaxed. Ironic? Well, maybe that’s just it. For now, at least, he doesn’t have to worry about work. He’s had a steady stream of it for the last eight years. In fact, he found himself needing to… Read more.
While the world of YouTube sensations continues to expand, one comedic actress from the States has not looked back in over half a decade. Comedienne Colleen Ballinger created the online act Miarnda sings in 2008 and became not only an overnight but an enduring sensation. So much so that she’s now up and taking her… Read more.
Canadian Leonard Cohen started his creative output as a poet in the 1950s, has written books and has achieved particular fame and longevity as a singer and songwriter. This is the kind of vague description I could write for many artists displaced by time to the outer limits of pop culture if I don’t have… Read more.