Articles on ‘Elise McCann’
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.
A Sunday afternoon in late winter really calls for a torch song, so don’t worry: today I have got you covered. If you don’t already know this performer: meet Elise McCann. She’s playing Miss Honey in Matida the Musical, which is currently in previews, and opens this Thursday at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre. You might have spotted… Read more.
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.
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.
Before there was Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, there was It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… it’s Superman, and Neglected Musicals is bringing it back for one day only in October. This 1966 musical (music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams, and book by David Newman and Robert Benton) is classic story about the… Read more.
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.
Elise McCann is bringing her brand new cabaret – Everybody Loves Lucy – to the Hayes Theatre Co this week and we caught up with her for a chat about the show, the industry and what makes her tick! What’s your name and what do you do? Elise McCann! I am an excessively fast and… Read more.
Falsettos, the Tony-Award winning (book and score) William Finn/James Lapine show, comes from a marriage of two works written ten years apart: March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland. It’s a family drama with Finn’s trademark dark and probing comedy; it’s a clever study of human relationships and the nature of love. Marvin (Tamlyn Henderson) left his… Read more.
Members of AussieTheatre’s Sydney editorial and media team attended Light The Night this year and Ben Neutze, our digital media guru has put together this video feature of the evening for your enjoyment. Featuring Rob Mills, Jan van de Stool, Adam Rennie, Shaun Rennie, Trevor Ashley, Michelle Doake, Elise McCann David Harris, Tim Draxl and… Read more.
When the lights went down for Light the Night 2012, the audience burst into warm applause before a single note was sung, before lights went up on the opening act. When Adam Rennie began to sing – a beautifully pure “Beautiful City” from Godspell, the warmth extended even further. Light the Night is an extraordinary… Read more.