Cabaret season is fast approaching as the line up for the third annual Hayes Theatre Co Cabaret Season was announced this morning. It features 14 exciting cabaret acts, master classes and special events over four weeks! The season’s headliner is Philip Quast, alongside a number of Australian musical theatre stars, newbies and in an exciting… Read more.
Proving once again that the Hayes Theatre Co are dedicated to the cause of endorsing and developing new musical theatre in our country, it was announced this month that the group will be hosting their first Musical Theatre Writing Seminar. Held on 30 May at the Hayes venue, the seminar will be the first event in… Read more.
Today, Matthew Management in association with Hayes Theatre Co announced the the cast of XANADU, the musical based on the beloved cult movie from the 1980s, which will play in Sydney from Thursday 12 May. Jaime Hadwen (Bring it On) stars as Kira, and Ainsley Melham (Hi-5) will play Sonny. The supporting cast includes Dion Bilios (Wicked),… Read more.
AussieTheatre has three double passes to giveaway to The Fantasticks at the Hayes Theatre Co on Monday January 11 at 7:30pm. What is the world’s longest-running musical theatre production? Cats? The Phantom of the Opera? Chicago? The Lion King? No, it’s a boutique musical with a poetic book and a breezy, inventive score which has been performed all… Read more.
Theatre critic and AussieTheatre Deputy Editor Cassie Tongue sees hundreds of shows a year. In this piece, she writes about the moments that give theatre its magic: the ephemeral, tantalising seconds and minutes that create a uniquely theatrical sublime. These are not best or worst performances or productions. These are favourites: warm memories of moments, people,… Read more.
With The Fantasticks opening at the Hayes Theatre in just under one month, audiences have been granted a sneak peak into rehearsals for the production. Cast member Bobbie-Jean Henning sums up her first week of rehearsals, gives us a glimpse at some crucial design details, and reveals that Helen Dallimore (the director of the project),… Read more.
Violet tells the story of a girl searching for something to make her feel complete, yet ultimately along the way she learns to love herself. It’s a story we can all connect with in some way or another, and its powerful message is driven home with a meaningful emotional impact. Hayes Theatre Co has a… Read more.
You’re in for a real treat this afternoon with the gorgeous vocals of Barry Conrad on display as he performs the powerful yet subtle number ‘Let It Sing’ from Jeanine Tesori’s Violet. Conrad made his musical theatre debut this week in Blue Saint Productions’ Violet at the Hayes Theatre Co and it’s a perfect fit for the multitalented… Read more.
In an email thanking Squabbalogic subscribers for support of their successful Australian Cultural Fund project, the company announced that the casting brief for The Original Grease would be made available today. Although in the back of our minds we knew this production was on its way, Sydney’s independent musical announcements have been slightly overshadowed recently… Read more.
The Australian premiere of Violet officially opens tonight at Hayes Theatre Co, and we are thrilled to be bringing you a special photo feature with production shots from the show. Starring Samantha Leigh Dodemaide in the titular role, Violet is a musical with book/ lyrics by Brian Crawley and music by Jeanine Tesori and will be playing… Read more.