Articles on ‘Linden Furnell’

Linden Furnell wins 2016 Rob Guest Endowment

Linden Furnell winner of the Rob Guest Endowmen 2016. Image by Robert Catto

Linden Furnell has won the major prize at the 2016 Rob Guest Endowment grand final concert, taking home $20,000 for professional development in musical theatre. Furnell (currently appearing in Kinky Boots) and five other grand finalists – Stefanie Jones (Sound of Music), Genevieve Kingsford (Light in the Piazza), Hilary Cole (Kinky Boots), Matthew Predny (Kinky Boots)… Read more.


2016 Rob Guest Endowment Finalists announced

2016 Rob Guest Endowment Finalists announced

The six finalists for the 2016 Rob Guest Endowment have been announced! Now in its eighth year, the Rob Guest Endowment is a highlight of the Australian musical theatre scene, providing a platform for young performers to hone their skills, work with industry stalwarts and be in the running for a chance to take home a grand… Read more.


2016 Rob Guest Endowment semi-finalists announced

Rob Guest Endowment

Thirty semi-finalists for the 2016 Rob Guest Endowment have been announced on the competitions’ official Facebook Page. Announcing the Top 30 Rob Guest Endowment Award Semi Finalists for 2016! Annie Aitken, Kirrah Amosa, Jordan Barr,… Posted by Rob Guest Endowment on Monday, September 5, 2016   Annie Aitken, Kirrah Amosa, Jordan Barr, Nicola Bowman, Du Toit… Read more.


Wicked – Packemin Productions

Ashleigh O'Brien as Elphaba. Grant Leslie Photography

The non-professional rights to towering blockbuster musical Wicked were recently made available for Australian musical societies. Now, after two professional productions have played the Capitol Theatre, a first non-professional production has hit Sydney for the first time, courtesy of Neil Gooding’s Pro-Am company, Packemin Productions, based in Parramatta. And it’s good.  With set and costume… Read more.



Songs for a New World

Songs for a New World: Natalie O'Donnell, John O'Hara, Linden Furnell, Teagan Wouters. Image by Ben Fon

Songs for a New World is not quite a musical, but is more than a collection of songs. Composer Jason Robert Brown, best known for The Last Five Years, Parade and The Bridges of Madison County, calls it “a very theatrical song cycle”. Blue Saint Productions has put together an impressive cast in a show… Read more.


Win a double pass to Songs For A New World, Melbourne

Songs for a New World, Melbourne

AussieTheatre have a double pass to give away to see Songs For A New World in Melbourne on Thursday 2 June at The Loft, Chapel Off Chapel! Starring Natalie O’Donnell, Teagan Wouters, John O’Hara and Linden Furnell, Songs For A New World is the second major theatrical offering from Blue Saint Productions, who presented the highly acclaimed Violet last year…. Read more.


KINKY BOOTS Australian premiere cast announced

Callum Francis as Lola in Kinky Boots. Photo Credit Darren Bell.

  Kinky Boots has been a real success of a new musical on Broadway and the West End, and now the cast has been announced for its premiere season in Australia, which opens in Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre from 12 October 2016. Leading the cast is Toby Francis (Dogfight), a writer, producer, and performer from… Read more.


Check out this photo gallery of Rent at Hayes Theatre Co

The cast of Rent. Image by Kurt Sneddon.

It’s a love song to life, love, and being outside the ordinary, a cult musical that left an indelible mark on the musical theater landscape. It’s Rent, and it’s coming to Sydney to the Hayes, courtesy of Highway Run Productions and directed by Shaun Rennie. We have a photo gallery of the amazing cast of the… Read more.


Go behind the scenes of Rent at the Hayes in this video series

The cast of Rent. Image by Kurt Sneddon.

Shaun Rennie is directing a new production of Rent at Sydney’s increasingly influential Hayes Theatre from 8 October – 1 November, and it’s shaping up to be a really interesting production. With musical direction by Andrew Worboys and choreography by Andy Dexterity, the cast is well into rehearsals and producing a video series to take everyone… Read more.


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