Articles on ‘Music Theatre’
Today, AussieTheatre can exclusively announce the cast for the second half of Pursued by Bear’s Chump Days double bill, Ordinary Days. Set against New York’s sprawling metropolis, this contemporary chamber musical celebrates the amazing and unexpected ways in which our stories intersect. A proven Musical Theatre cult hit with a sensational score by Adam Gwon, Ordinary… Read more.
Earlier this week, a small group of entertainment journalists were invited to take part in a closed question and answer session with legendary composer Alan Menken. Held ahead of Aladdin’s Melbourne opening night, we took the opportunity to ask Menken questions about his various successful collaborations with Disney and the future of his work in… Read more.
The Adelaide Cabaret Festival takes place each year in June, showcasing a variety of incredibly talented artists performing their diverse, moving and entertaining pieces. This year, Dahlesque, a concert featuring music from the various adaptations of Roald Dahl’s work, will be making its world premiere at the festival. Very fittingly, it will star the incredibly… Read more.
Day 1 Monday I’m feeling ready for another week. My body feels great after a full day of rest and I also took myself to the chiropractor this morning for some maintenance. Today we are learning the final dance number…yippeeee. I cannot wait until all of the choreography has been learnt. Everyone is on stage… Read more.
Disney’s blockbuster musical Aladdin is preparing to commence performances in Melbourne this weekend, Gabi Bergman writes… “Agrabah. City of flying carpets, soaring heroes, famous love ballads and more glitz and glamour than any other fictional city in the world…” The Genie’s opening lines of Aladdin the Musical could not describe it more aptly. The much loved 1992… Read more.
Tim Minchin has been busy. While the comedian / performer / writer / composer’s previous hit, Matilda the Musical, is touring Australia to popular and critical success, his next project Groundhog Day is due to open on Broadway this month. Groundhog Day, is based on the 1993 Bill Murray movie where a disgruntled weatherman mysteriously stuck in a… Read more.
Luckiest Productions announced today that Tim Draxl will play Cliff in the upcoming 30th Anniversary Production of Only Heaven Knows at the Hayes Theatre Co from May this year. A previous Helpmann Award and Logie Award nominee, Draxl joins the previously announced cast of Matthew Backer (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Blazey Best (Miracle City), Ben Hall (Neighbours) and… Read more.
Just weeks ago, Lucy Maunder began work on her most challenging role yet: balancing life as a new mother to her 8 week old daughter and commencing her contract for Matilda the Musical. Last night, Maunder stepped onto the Matilda stage for the first time in the principal role of Miss Honey, marking the start of the ‘Honey Handover’… Read more.
A note from Rachi… There are 3 truly anxiety provoking things in this world: the cold sore virus, an interest rate rise above 2 basis points and 8 bars of free dance at dance auditions. Two of these things are avoidable with sound economic management and sensible kissing behaviours, the 3rd is not and must be… Read more.
To begin 2017, my friend Carly and I ventured to New York for a cultural awakening through exploring the incredible history and landmarks of the city (i.e. see a bunch of Broadway shows). This was my third visit to NYC but the first where I hadn’t pre- booked a single show- *GASP* what about my… Read more.