Articles on ‘Melbourne’
With Willy Russell’s iconic West End musical Blood Brothers in full swing at Melbourne’s Chapel-Off-Chapel until April 6, AussieTheatre took time out to hear from the Johnson Twins – Gareth Keegan and Matthew Bradford. The actors playing the twins (as alike born as two new pins) the tough questions about writer Willy Russell, leading lady… Read more.
You never saw such a standing ovation as greeted the final performance of King Kong last night. Though Wicked’s and Grease’s come and go and ignite the youthful believers of the music theatre flame, the audience that closed King Kong would not have looked out of place at the symphony. And yet, this crowd of… Read more.
Rest up, people. White Night Melbourne is only a matter of sleeps away! If you missed the magical mayhem last year, your second chance is here. For one night only on Saturday 22 February from 7pm until 7am, Melbourne will once again become the city that never sleeps; with every nook and cranny of the… Read more.
Fellow Ozians – after an enormously notable absence (how have you possibly coped without my emerald ramblings), I am overjoyed to announce (cue brass section) the triumphant return of my Life Upon The WICKED Stage column for 2014… and beyond! For any newcomers, it’s good to see me isn’t it? Please consider this column to… Read more.
Come February 16, one of the biggest theatrical ventures ever staged in Oz will ring down the curtain for the final time. After nine spectacular months in the Regent Theatre, King Kong will depart Melbourne, and its set to go out with a roar! With nearly three quarters of a million tickets sold, nine Helpmann… Read more.
Last night it was announced by Producer John Frost and Opera Australia’s artistic director Lyndon Terracini that their co-production of The King and I will have a new King in Melbourne. Lisa McCune will be joined on stage by international stage and screen star Jason Scott Lee in the role of King Mongkut of Siam…. Read more.
Related Articles View latest News, Interviews, Photo Features & Videos from the Australia Tour of Les Miserables.No longer one more dawn or one more day of waiting, the cast of Boublil and Schonberg’s Les Miserables for Melbourne in 2014 has finally been announced at a glittering publicity event at in Melbourne today, with composer Claude-Michel… Read more.
David Allen chats with Patrice Tipoki about Songs For A New World, playing tonight in Melbourne. When I was a kid, I got to see a lot of great shows – in Sydney, in Melbourne and even in Brisbane. But so far as home – a farming town called Nambour – was concerned, there was only… Read more.
My first confession about Esther Hannaford is that I had no idea just how talented she was! I first saw her play Penny Pingleton in the 2010 production of Hairspray. She was funny, vocally perfect and completely original. That last part should have tipped me off. Penny is a good role, but, for a featured… Read more.
Vika Bull – one of Australia’s most respected soul singers – is set to sell the story of one of the world’s most beloved women of soul, Etta James. Written by critically acclaimed author John Livings, At Last: The Etta James Story will premiere at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre from 19 February 2013, just over a… Read more.