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.
The Rob Guest Endowment annual gala concert is fast approaching! The big event will take place on Monday November 9, where six finalists — emerging stars of Australian musical theatre — will take the stage at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre to compete for a a prize package of $20,000 and a headshot package from Blueprint Studios…. Read more.
If you had to hazard a guess as to the longest running musical in the world, which should would you choose? CATS? The Phantom of the Opera? Les Miserables? Chicago? No, no, no and no. Actually, it’s a beautiful boutique musical with a poetic book and a breezy, inventive score which has been performed all around… Read more.
The Australian premiere of Jeanine Tesori’s Broadway smash Violet is heading to Hayes Theatre Co next month starring Steve Danielsen and Samantha Leigh Dodemaide. Based on the short story The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts, Violet is the musical premiered off Broadway in 1997 and had its Broadway debut in 2014. The show tells the story of… Read more.
Luckiest Productions and Tinderbox Productions, the producers of the 2014 multi award winning Sweet Charity, announced today a national tour of the cult musical hit Little Shop of Horrors. The production will premiere at Hayes Theatre Co in Sydney in February 2016 followed by seasons in Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane. Directed and Choreographed by award winning duo Dean Bryant… Read more.