Around this time last year, I wrote an open letter to my first year drama school self. Now that I’m another year “wiser”, I thought I would write another open letter to that scared little boy who has just graduated drama school, with some of the lessons and observations I’ve made from my first year… Read more.
Pop sensation Paulini and musical theatre/pop artist Prinnie Stevens have been cast as sisters Rachel and Nicki Marron in the 2017 Australian tour of The Bodyguard Musical. The pair made a trip to the studio to record the sisters’ duet from the production, Whitney Houston’s ‘Run To You’. A big song for two big voices! Check… Read more.
Ever seen a show and said “that’s the best thing I’ve ever seen”? If you’re as indecisive as me, you probably agree that there are far too many ridiculously amazing productions out there and every show is far too different for comparison. My criteria to separate the best began to include number of goose-bumps, millilitres of… Read more.
The Australian tour of We Will Rock You will be cut short, with seasons cancelled in both Perth and Adelaide. A message on the official We Will Rock You website cites “unforeseen circumstances” as the reason for the cancellations in both cities, leaving a gap in the programming at Perth’s Crown Theatre from 15 November and… Read more.
There’s nothing quite like the news that a new Australian musical is receiving not just recognition and critical acclaim, but also more life, and today, we get to celebrate just that. As previously reported Ladies in Black, which premiered at Queensland Theatre Company and also enjoyed a season in Melbourne, will tour nationally in 2017. The… Read more.
This week’s coffee comes to you from sunny Sydney after returning from a fulfilling season of ‘Titanic: the Musical’ in Melbourne. Although life has changed gears with work and study replacing sleeping- in and matinees, I’m still on a high from being stage each night doing what I love. In fact, this high has now… Read more.
Two days to go! The cast of Side Show at Sydney’s Hayes Theatre will be announced on Sunday 7 August. And what a time it’s been waiting for this announcement. Our “guy on the inside” has been sending us audition tapes, and we’ve been blown away by these totally legit twin pairings! Debora Krizak and Rowena… Read more.
Stage Art’s production of the musical Titanic is currently playing at Chapel off Chapel and we have a special photo feature to share with our readers. Starring Paul Batey (Les Miserables – international tour, Boy From Oz – original Australian cast), Don Winsor (Titanic – US tour, Mamma Mia – US tour) and Greta Sheriff (My… Read more.
You walk into a room. People who have never met you instantly analyse and judge your every move. You’re instructed to stand on a mark and sing with a pianist you’ve never rehearsed with, all the while projecting a sense that you’re alone on stage in a packed theatre instead of exposed in the middle… Read more.
Sydney audiences appreciate a jukebox musical. If the crowd on opening night of We Will Rock You is anything to go by, a Queen-inspired musical will always find its support in a raucous audience that knows (and often sings along) to all the songs. And as long as that’s the case, producers will keep bringing… Read more.