Melvyn Morrow’s new play is about to open at Newtown’s King Street Theatre, and it has a distinct “ripped from the headlines” feel. Centred around horrific reality of sexual assault in private schools and written by a former school teacher, this show is set to be a reflection of the darker side of the world… Read more.
Australian music theatre icon and legendary leading lady Geraldine Turner will return to Sydney stages to star in the Theatre Divisions premiere production of Ruthless! the musical. Turner will play the role of Lita Encore alongside a cast to include Helpmann Award nominee and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels star Katrina Retallick. Though the pinnacle of her… Read more.
Recently, an article on Crikey.com’s Daily Review created a lot of discussion within the music theatre industry by posing the question of whether home-grown musicals received the creative support they needed within the Australian theatre industry. With critics citing Aussie made musicals like Miracle City, Summer Rain and Keating as examples of the “Great Australian Musicals”… Read more.
Falsettos, the Tony-Award winning (book and score) William Finn/James Lapine show, comes from a marriage of two works written ten years apart: March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland. It’s a family drama with Finn’s trademark dark and probing comedy; it’s a clever study of human relationships and the nature of love. Marvin (Tamlyn Henderson) left his… Read more.
If there is one thing that 2013 taught me, hands down it’s that there’s no such thing as too much Margi de Ferranti. Having performed only sporadically for the past decade while she concentrated on running her own business as a singing teacher, de Ferranti returned in late 2013 in grand style, with a fire… Read more.
Carrie’s life as a musical is notorious, legendary, intriguing. A resounding flop when it originally hit Broadway in 1988, it closed after only 16 previews and five performances. For the past several years, the creative team have been working on rehabilitating the classic Stephen King story, presenting a reworked and more cohesive version in a… Read more.
Squabalogic has announced that the cast for the third and final musical of their 2013 season, the highly anticipated Australian professional debut of Carrie the Musical, will be led by Margi de Ferranti and Hilary Cole as Margaret and Carrie White. Based on the horror story of the same name by Stephen King, with a… Read more.
Something happened to Margi de Ferranti last night. Part of the Australian Cabaret series, bringing monthly cabaret shows to the Vanguard in Newtown, de Ferranti’s Teach Me Tonight – Tales out of School was a much-buzzed act. Her first solo cabaret in 15 years, de Ferranti is renowed for her powerhouse vocals and sense of… Read more.
AussieTheatre have a DOUBLE PASS to give away to Margi de Ferranti’s return-the-cabaret-stage show Teach Me Tonight – Tales out of School this Sunday 2 December at the Vanguard in Newtown. The Australian Cabaret Series, an initiative of James Anthony Productions, has announced Margi de Ferranti as the second performer in their monthly line-up of… Read more.
AussieTheatre’s Ben Neutze spoke with diva extraordinaire Margi de Ferranti about her brand new cabaret Teach Me Tonight and her work inspiring the next generation of performers. Margi de Ferranti might now have a reputation as one of the most diligent and talented singing teachers in Australia, with high profile clients including Rebecca Gibney, Virginia… Read more.