Articles on ‘Melbourne’
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.
For the first time in Australia, Sarah Silverman is set to perform stand-up comedy shows in November and December 2012. Appearing at the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne’s Palais Theatre, this Emmy-nominated performer is sure to have audiences in stitches. Silverman is a bold and versatile performer. A well-known film and television actress, she has… Read more.
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 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.
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.
The Herald Sun reported this week that Ghost the musical, originally set to make its Australian debut next year, has been postponed following poor performance overseas. The musical, based on the hit 1990 movie starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore, closed on Broadway earlier this month with a loss of $15 million. Ghost‘s original run on… Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.