Melbourne’s newest professional theatre company The Collective are making waves in the independent music theatre scene this week, with the opening of their debut production Parade, by Jason Robert Brown. Staged at the little space that could, fortyfive downstairs, this production features some of Australia’s brightest music theatre talent in a cast led by Rob Guest Endowment finalist… Read more.
It seems 2014 is the year for Independent Theatre – and that’s certainly something to celebrate. With an incredible amount of companies across the country producing non-commercial works (read: not sure fire, money making blockbusters like WICKED and GREASE) in both the music theatre and straight theatre genres, it is most certainly an exciting time for… Read more.
Magnormos’s 2011 premiere of Flowerchildren: The Mamas and Papas Story sold out at Theatre Works, got rave reviews (here’s mine) and made it onto favourite and award’s lists. It’s since been developed and has opened its first professional season at The Comedy Theatre. If it doesn’t sell out, get rave reviews and awards, there’s something wrong with the… Read more.
I don’t think there’s a seat left for Flowerchildren. It’s worth ringing and trying for no-shows, because this mix of nostalgia, honesty and revelation is a show you won’t forget. I’m not a fan of the jukebox/tribute musicals, but working with the Magnormos team, writer Peter Fitzpatrick has taken all that he knows about great musicals… Read more.