Articles on ‘Melbourne’

Bill Bailey returns to Australia with new live show

Popular British comic, actor and musician Bill Bailey will launch his 8th Australian tour this August with his brand new live show. Qualmpeddler has all the trademark Bailey elements, so get ready for more musical mash-ups, twisted logic, political ranting, visuals and animation – and a clear-eyed yet surreal view of the modern world. This… Read more.


Moonshadow’s magical photo feature

Moonshadow’s magical photo feature

The cast of Moonshadow, the brand new musical penned by Yusuf (Cat Stevens) are preparing to give their world premiere opening night performance this evening at Melbourne’s beautiful Princess Theatre on Spring Street. Featuring over 40 classic songs Yusuf penned as Cat Stevens including ‘Father and Son’, ‘Wild World’ and the title song ‘Moonshadow’, the… Read more.


Annie photo feature, Melbourne

Annie photo feature, Melbourne

Leapin’ Lizards, Annie has officially opened in Melbourne and with over 87,000 tickets sold in advance of opening night, this revival production starring Anthony Warlow, Julie Goodwin, Todd McKenney, Nancye Hayes and Chloe Dalllimore looks like a sure fire success. Melbourne’s Regent Theatre steps was peppered with celebrities this evening as they clamoured to see everyone’s… Read more.


Annie’s advance ticket sales boom, Melbourne

According to producer John Frost, his 2012 Australian revival of the smash hit Broadway musical Annie has sold over eighty thousand advance tickets for its upcoming Melbourne season. The official opening performance will take place tomorrow (Tuesday May 29) at the Regent Theatre starring Anthony Warlow, Todd McKenney, Nancye Hayes and Chloe Dallimore. Annie has already… Read more.



War Horse Australia Launch – photo feature

War Horse Australia Launch – photo feature

War Horse, the stage play adapted from Michael Morpurgo’s book of the same name, has enjoyed critical acclaim across the world in its relatively short life. After premiering in October 2007 at the The National Theatre of Great Britain, transferring to the West End’s  New London Theatre in 2009 and opening on Broadway in 2011, the show garnered so much… Read more.


Gemma-Ashley Kaplan: Australia’s new Moonshadow

Gemma-Ashley Kaplan: Australia’s new Moonshadow

Gemma-Ashley Kaplan  has performed in both Australia and New York City. Originally from South Africa, she comes from a family of performers, including her grandparents, parents, and her two sisters. Today in Melbourne, she begins rehearsals for her starring role in the world premiere of Moonshadow – the new musical featuring the songs of Cat Stevens. The first… Read more.


Clouds Above Berlin – Double Bill

Clouds Above Berlin is a double bill showcasing two very skilled and meticulous dancers with something to say. The first piece was called Titled Fawn and chronicles a perpetual moving of boxes. Dancer Melanie Lane takes to the stage methodically. We watch the boxes be moved and then how the boxes move the dancer. Mid way… Read more.


No hiccups please – Dragons prepare for battle in world premiere

Despite initial technical difficulties and a cancelled first preview performance, the cast and crew of How To Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular are now ready for their official world premiere performance tonight at Hisense Arena, Melbourne. AussieTheatre’s photographer David Wyatt yesterday stood face to face with 24 larger than life dragons and an international cast… Read more.


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