Articles on ‘Melbourne’

Songs For Nobodies set for return tour of Australia

Australia, it's our lucky day, and 2013 is going to be our lucky year. How can you tell? Joanna Murray-Smith's critically acclaimed one-woman show Songs for Nobodies, starring powerhouse vocalist and performer Bernadette Robinson, is set for a return season in January. Beginning in Melbourne on January 2, 2013, Songs for Nobodies will also travel… Read more.

Driving Miss Daisy with Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones to tour Australia

Driving Miss Daisy with Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones to tour Australia

Leading Australian theatre producer John Frost announced today that, following the Brisbane premiere season of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Driving Miss Daisy next year, the production will tour to Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. “The Brisbane premiere season is almost sold out, so we have persuaded Angela and James to bring Driving Miss Daisy to Sydney,… Read more.

South Pacific returns to Melbourne 60 years to the day

South Pacific has its first preview at The Princess Theatre in Melbourne tonight, exactly 60 years and roughly 300 metres from its original Australian debut. On the 13 September 1952, the show opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre, where it was considered a resounding success, receiving 20 minutes of standing ovations and speeches on opening night. Continuing the… Read more.

Expelliarmus: Potted Potter hits Australia

A West End smash hit and 2012 Olivier Award nominee, Potted Potter is an unauthorised Harry experience that is set to leave you laughing as it condenses all seven epic books into just seventy minutes. That’s ten minutes per book. And it’s coming to a city near you. Potted Potter will play seasons in Perth… Read more.

Chess Rooked!

AussieTheatre’s Guest reviewers Daniel Wilson and Damien Clift share their thoughts on Chess – The Musical Chessrooked! There are so many puns – “Chess has had a checkered past”, “The Queen always wins”, “All the squares don’t make you bored” – but the Production Company and director Gale Edwards have shown a new winning  strategy. Chess was… Read more.

No more excuses: Arts Life in Melbourne

There are no excuses, only apologies. It’s been so long since I last wrote, and I’ve been trying to work out why. You may have thought (as I did) that once the national tour of The Weather and Your Health was over, I’d have plenty of time on my hands, which would no doubt result… Read more.

Twisted Broadway Melbourne Photo Feature

Twisted Broadway Melbourne Photo Feature

After a successful debut Sydney concert last month, the Twisted Broadway team’s Melbourne concert was met with thunderous applause (and a full house to boot!) last week at the BMW Edge Theatre in Federation Square. Producer Dan Benge told AussieTheatre: Our success in Melbourne is testament to the dedication of our team, the creative and… Read more.

Man Covets Bird flies to Arts Centre Melbourne

South Australia’s Slingsby Theatre Company is set to return to Arts Centre Melbourne next month with Man Covets Bird. A coming of age tale about flying the nest, birdsong, and growing up, Man Covets Birdcreates an enveloping world of prose and live music, and melancholia and sunshine – and it’s suitable for kids aged 10… Read more.