The legendary Sydney charity concert to raise money for the Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation will return to Sydney in 2014 with tickets now on sale. The music theatre extravaganza will be held once again at the Sydney City Recital Centre in Angel Place and will be hosted by Jan van de Stool – alter… Read more.
It’s been thirty-five years since the film was released and the last main stage production in Australia was twenty-two years ago (arena spectaculars aside) but GREASE is still the word. The new Australian production has premièred in Brisbane at the Lyric Theatre in the Queensland Performing Arts Centre to an overwhelming standing ovation. From the… Read more.
John Frost’s multimillion dollar revival of GREASE will officially open in Brisbane for its Australian premiere on Sunday 25 August. Starring Rob Mills as Danny and rising star Gretel Scarlett as Sandy, the ticket sales for GREASE in Brisbane have been exceptionally strong, with extra performances added to the limited season in order to accommodate demand…. Read more.
Before it hits our stages again, AussieTheatre’s Ben Neutze takes a closer look at 40 years of the history of a show that changed history – Grease I sometimes wonder how many people of my generation would be able to recite the iconic film version of Grease from beginning to end. How many videotapes have… Read more.
It’d be tough to find a duo in Australia more similar to the characters they are playing than James Millar and Lucy Maunder. When the pair of young music theatre stars opened at Glen Street Theatre in Sheridan Morley’s play Noel and Gertie, they were both such a natural fit together that it actually managed… Read more.
When Jacques Brel died in 1978 at the age of 49 he left behind a body of work whose influence extends far beyond any barriers of genre, culture or age. Still, The Adelaide Cabaret Festival’s tribute show Love. War. Death. BREL is a puzzling affair. The set seemed to want to represent a jaded French… Read more.
To a twinkle from her pianist Australian Lucy Maunder walked on stage in a skimpy black dress, sat down in front of the piano and began a slow and gentle recital of Irving Berlin’s ‘Blue Skies’. Maunder's opening comment – “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to my New York” – set the tone for her 70… Read more.
Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence are quintessential figures of 20th century theatre. Coward – the image of English gentry – acted, wrote, directed and composed; while Lawrence acted, sang and dazzled with a magnetism that made her transfixing on stage. Theirs was a brand of talent in short supply before and since. Their careers in… Read more.
Noël Coward and Gertrude Lawrence formed a legendary on and off stage partnership, and now a work about the pair, devised by Sheridan Morley with the words and music of Noël Coward, is coming to the Glen St, Chatswood Concourse and Riverside theatres from May. Known by many as a playwright and composer, Noël Coward… Read more.
In August, John Frost’s new production of Grease will premiere in Brisbane. With 35 years since the film was released, and alongside the die-hard fans, there is a new generation waiting for this musical. The last big on-stage production in Australia was 22 years ago (though there have been two arena spectaculars since) and now… Read more.