Articles on ‘Elise McCann’
With South Australian audiences already enthralled by the magical storytelling of the great Roald Dahl (thanks to Matilda the Musical playing at the Festival Theatre), Elise McCann has brought the perfect adjunct production to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Dahlesque is a celebration of all things Roald Dahl. It masterfully melds the story of Dahl’s life… Read more.
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.
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.
If you have the chance to see Natalie Gamsu in cabaret, grab it. This women is a unique, spell binding, crazy, tower of strength, and she is bringing a brand new original work to Melbourne. Carmen, Live or Dead is the fascinating and extraordinary story of Carmen Frida Leon Davidovich, The Love Child of Frida… Read more.
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.
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.
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.