On Monday 21 November, a dazzling array of Australian entertainment industry stars will come together in response to the shocking new figures detailing the widespread mental health issues currently faced by industry workers at all levels. Out From Under, which began in Melbourne in 2015, will aim to removing the stigma surrounding mental health within the entertainment… Read more.
When I conjure an image of Wicked in my mind, I see the hands of two very different women joined in solidarity and friendship during the song ‘For Good’. A fun night of entertainment for some, Wicked is almost a feminist manifesto to me and many other girls, a representation of what women can achieve… Read more.
With the first amateur Australian production of Wicked opening at the same time as our professional principal alumni are rehearsing for their Sydney Symphony Orchestra performance, Maddi Ostapiw caught up with Lucy Durack, Jemma Rix, Amanda Harrison and Helen Dallimore to talk about the future of the Green Machine on our shores. Congregating on their… Read more.
After working in London for several years, leading Aussie performer Ben Lewis (best known for his star turn as the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies) will be returning to Australia to join the Witches of Wicked and Sydney Symphony Orchestra for a special concert series at the Sydney Opera House. The concert is set… Read more.
The Detective’s Handbook, a new Australian musical about to debut at Sydney’s Hayes Theatre, is the result of when a former rapper develops an obsession with the golden age of detective novels. Coupled with a bright and lively jazz score, this new musical is guaranteed to have you laughing out loud as it investigates a crime in… Read more.
In another announcment of incredible female-centric news for 2016, four much-loved Witches from previous Australian and international casts of Wicked will take to the Sydney stage together to present a program of stage and screen favourites. Playing a limited two day season at the Sydney Opera House on 15 & 16 July, Amanda Harrison, Helen Dallimore,… Read more.
One of the world’s top theatrical companies The Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) has been granted the lease and management of Sydney’s oldest theatrical institution, the Theatre Royal. As part of the renewal of Sydney’s MLC Centre, which houses the Theatre Royal, the co-owners QIC and GPT Group have agreed to lease the 1100+ seat venue… Read more.
It’s a momentous day today for the cast and crew (and fans!) of Stephen Schwartz’s blockbuster musical Wicked! The Australian production will close today after touring the Australia, New Zealand and Asia for the last 8 years. Critically and financially, Wicked has been one of Australian musical theatre’s greatest success stories in recent years since opening on… Read more.
This short documentary offers a rare behind the scenes view into the relationship of two of Australian musical theatre’s most celebrated leading ladies. What we see is a frank and open discussion as to how, although decades apart in age, they managed to become best of friends acquaintances. #parody
It was confirmed this morning that Suzie Mathers will return from her base in London to return to the stage as Glinda the Good in the Australian 10th Anniversary production of WICKED for its Brisbane and Perth seasons. Mathers will take over from Lucy Durack, who has recently announced her next big role – motherhood! Durack… Read more.