Melbourne’s premier peer-presented performing arts industry awards – The Green Room Awards – were presented live at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre this evening, hosted by Patron Julia Zemiro and featuring live performances by Otto & Astrid of Die Roten Punkte, Victorian Opera Youth Chorus Ensemble and Yumi Umiumare. Celebrating the outstanding work presented in Melbourne during 2016,… Read more.
Adelaide, you’re in luck. Following the announcement of the 2016 Helpmann Award nominations, which the production dominated with a record of thirteen, it has been announced that Matilda the Musical will play Adelaide from May 20, 2017, following its seasons in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth. This will be a strictly limited eight week season. This… 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.
The biggest smash-hit musical to hit Australian shores in recent years is preparing to premiere in Melbourne this week at the Princess Theatre after more than 30 weeks playing at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre. Coinciding with the excitement of the opening week in Melbourne, Matilda’s producers have given fans even more to celebrate. It was confirmed… Read more.
Following the release of a distressing story in the Sydney Morning Herald (read here for a full run-down of facts and statements from both parties) last month claiming that a young girl with a disability and her mother were asked to leave a performance of Matilda at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, I’m pretty annoyed that any… Read more.
Full casting for the Melbourne run of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Matilda The Musical was announced at 11am today, with the young actresses sharing the title role meeting the public and press for the first time at a special live event at The Victorian State Library. In alphabetical order, the four young miracles set to star as Matilda… Read more.
The cast and crew of Matilda The Musical celebrated a special milestone this week as they performed their 100th show in Australia. Matilda The Musical is the brain child of Aussie singer, composer and performer Tim Minchin and is already enjoying successful seasons in London and New York. The Australian production opened on Thursday 20 August at Sydney’s Lyric… Read more.
It’s a miracle! Today the Royal Shakespeare Company, Louise Withers, Michel Coppel and Michael Watt announced that Matilda the Musical will move down to Melbourne’s Princess Theatre from 13 March 2016. The show is currently running in Sydney’s Lyric Theatre, where it opened to instant and affectionate audience acclaim. Our Sydney review calls the show… Read more.
Andrew Cook has been having something of a moment. From understudying major parts in King Kong and Moonshadow to landing a featured role in Strictly Ballroom and blowing audiences away in his performances as a finalist at last year’s Rob Guest Endowment concert, he’s now appearing in the critically adored Matilda the Musical in Sydney. Cook lives within the song, building a… Read more.
The week that was: Queen & GFO have announced that We Will Rock You is returning to Australia next year for a national tour. Audition notices will be going out next month. Rumours are flying about Ghost and Hedwig and the Angry Inch also touring Australia in the near future. Matilda the Musical opened in Sydney on Thursday to rave reviews. Read… Read more.