Articles on ‘Lucy Maunder’
Just weeks ago, Lucy Maunder began work on her most challenging role yet: balancing life as a new mother to her 8 week old daughter and commencing her contract for Matilda the Musical. Last night, Maunder stepped onto the Matilda stage for the first time in the principal role of Miss Honey, marking the start of the ‘Honey Handover’… Read more.
Once upon a time, there was a room full of 30 women and one man. Many of those women were in love with the man; the rest were just trying to sing as high as they could. Guessed the show? (Hint: It’s between 8 and 10)… If you had trouble working that out, it’s probably… Read more.
The Australian premiere of the Broadway musical-whodunnit Curtains adds another feather to The Production Company’s cap with this polished, brisk and sophisticated laugh-a-plenty production. Peter Stone’s original book and the concept completed by Rupert Holmes is well-crafted and wittily transformed by Fred Ebb’s lyrics and John Kander’s fizzy blend of bright unmistakable Broadway-style tunes, mellow ballads and light jazz. In this Bostonian backstage-murder-mystery, Jessica Cranshaw… Read more.
Heathers, under the direction of performer/drag artist/director Trevor Ashley, premiered at the Hayes Theatre in 2015 and has since toured the country to the rightful adoration of Australian musical theatre fans. This dark show is wonderfully loud and energetic with a stellar cast and a great sense of style. Based on the cult-classic 80s movie… Read more.
Lucy Maunder will join the Australian company of Matilda The Musical as Miss Honey when the show tours to Brisbane and Perth from November this year. Maunder is currently starring as Heather Chandler in Heathers at Arts Centre Melbourne and has appeared in leading roles in more than 10 major musicals during her varied and successful career…. Read more.
Watching a musical based on your all-time favourite film could be a recipe for disaster. In the case of Heathers the Musical, the show, while incredibly entertaining and fun, struggles to use its original source material to create an engaging and innovative show. While a lot of the fantastic quotable lines from the movie are… Read more.
It’s a switcheroo for Westerberg High! The producers of Heathers: The Musical Australia have confirmed that Hilary Cole (Dogfight, Miracle City) will join the cast as Veronica Sawyer, the beautiful and brainy teenage misfit, when Heathers hits Arts Centre Melbourne in May. Rebecca Hetherington – an original ensemble member from the 2015 Hayes Theatre Co production – will… Read more.
Heathers: The Musical, based on the 80s cult classic film of the same name, premiered Off Broadway in 2014 to critical acclaim and even garnered an enthusiastic following of its own. The Hayes Theatre, the current hub of Sydney’s independent musical theatre revolution, will be home to the Australian premiere of Heathers starting from July… Read more.
Another Opera Australia and John Frost co-production, another big cast announcement! Following in the footsteps of OA and Frost’s previous successful co-productions including South Pacific, The King and I and Anything Goes, Jekyll & Hyde will play from 8 December 2015 at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne, followed by a season at the Capitol Theatre in… Read more.
The Hayes Theatre has quickly become a home to a host of cabaret shows, ranging from career retrospective to tribute to original narrative to bildungsroman and everything in between, and it’s that level of contrast that makes their programming so compelling. Lucy Maunder in Irving Berlin: Songs in the Key of Black has lived a life… Read more.