Articles on ‘Elise McCann’

Chatting with Elise McCann about her upcoming show, Dahlesque!

Chatting with Elise McCann about her upcoming show, Dahlesque!

The Adelaide Cabaret Festival takes place each year in June, showcasing a variety of incredibly talented artists performing their diverse, moving and entertaining pieces. This year, Dahlesque, a concert featuring music from the various adaptations of Roald Dahl’s work, will be making its world premiere at the festival. Very fittingly, it will star the incredibly… Read more.


Honey Handover: Maunder takes over from McCann in Matilda

Lucy Maunder, Miss Honey. Photo by Jim Lee

Just weeks ago, Lucy Maunder began work on her most challenging role yet: balancing life as a new mother to her 8 week old daughter and commencing her contract for Matilda the Musical. Last night, Maunder stepped onto the Matilda stage for the first time in the principal role of Miss Honey, marking the start of the ‘Honey Handover’… Read more.


Review: Matilda the Musical – Lyric Theatre, Sydney

Review: Matilda the Musical – Lyric Theatre, Sydney

From a raft of drab, superficial, vaguely entertaining major commercial musicals emerges a sharp, intelligent winner. Matilda the Musical has opened in Sydney, and the Greases and Rocky Horrors of the Sydney circuit should be on alert: audiences have a taste for cerebral wit and generous heart on the big stages now, and they’re going… Read more.



First Matilda the Musical cast members announced

First Matilda the Musical cast members announced

We know you’ve been wondering who will bring the glorious roles of Miss Honey, Miss Trunchbull and the wacky Wormwoods to life in the highly anticipated Australian premiere production of Matilda The Musical. Don’t worry – your wait is over, and have we got news for you! The principal adult cast of Matilda The Musical were announced… Read more.


Review: Everybody Loves Lucy

There is something about an opening night. An extra bonus of attending the opening night of Elise McCann’s Cabaret Everybody Loves Lucy (which briefly played at the Cremorne Theatre February 24-27) was watching the audience arrive all dolled up in their fifties frocks and quaffed hairdos. The audience were clearly having a fabulous time even… Read more.


World-class cabaret acts coming up at the Hayes Theatre

World-class cabaret acts coming up at the Hayes Theatre

2015 has started with a bang in the theatre world, as the houses fill and the lights dim and rise again after the holiday break. It’s no exception over at Sydney’s Hayes Theatre, which has been steadily announcing a slate of cabaret acts to come over the beginning months of the new year.  Check out… Read more.


Review: Everybody Loves Lucy, Hayes Theatre

Elise McCann in Everybody Loves Lucy. Image by Blueprint Studios

Lucille Ball: a modern icon of comedy, a sitcom pioneer, the first woman to be a studio executive, and the first woman to be visibly pregnant on television. She’s also the subject of a new cabaret-style show, Everybody Loves Lucy, starring Elise McCann. Written by McCann (South Pacific, Falsettos) and Richard Carroll, Everybody Loves Lucy… Read more.


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