Articles on ‘Music Theatre’

We Will Rock You Review

Jaz Flowers, Thern Reynolds,  Erin Clare and Gareth Keegan. Photo by Jeff Busby.

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.

Adam Garcia among hosts of 16th annual Helpmann Awards

Adam Garcia will star in Singin' in the Rain in 2016.

Live Performance Australia have confirmed the lineup of hosts for the 2016 Helpmann Award ceremony, scheduled to take place at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre on Monday 25 July on the set of Singin’ In The Rain. The show’s star – Adam Garcia – along with theatrical luminaries Helen Dallimore, Guy Noble, Simon Philips, Queenie van de… Read more.

Ghost the Musical – Sydney season

Rob in Ghost the musical. Photo by Jeff Busby

Ghost, a romantic fantasy thriller of a film, found its way into audience’s hearts in 1990 with its passion, mystery and unique story. Ghost the Musical however, now in Sydney, loses sight of the searing passion and heart that drove the film to huge success. The story of the musical, much like the film, opens in the middle… Read more.

Tim Minchin on niche, risk and making good art

Tim Minchin

Stage Door Shrink returns to AussieTheatre this month with a very special guest. Rachel Cole chats with Tim Minchin about Matilda, art and taking risks. A note from Rachi… If you’re like me: an above average height, white, brunette with a reasonably good vocal range, a sub standard double turn, good teeth and gammy joints,… Read more.

Blue Saint Productions announces Songs for a New World

October 1995, WPA Theatre, NY NY: The original cast of "Songs for a New World" performs "Flying Home." Billy Porter, Andrea Burns, Jessica Molaskey, Brooks Ashmanskas [Photo credit: Stephan Olson]

Busily preparing for their Victorian season of Violet, Blue Saint Productions yesterday announced that the next move for the company will be to mount a Melbourne season of Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World. Presented at Chapel off Chapel in early June 2016, the show is billed as a musical but is structured… Read more.

“I’m an actor. What do you do?”

Joel and Matilda star in an awkward small talk moment

Grab a coffee (or a summer cocktail!) and join Matilda Moran and Joel Granger as they ponder how to respond to the obligatory “what do you do?” question… We’ve all been in the situation: You’re at a bar celebrating your friend’s birthday. You’ve known them since high school; you’ve grown up together in your small country… Read more.

Happy #theatreday 2016!

Happy #theatreday 2016!

Tuesday 16 February 2016 marks the celebration of Victoria’s annual Theatre Day, but here at we are lowkey pulling for the event to be celebrated nationwide. (#theatreday2016) Coinciding each year with the announcement of the Green Room Awards and originally negotiated between the Melbourne City Council and Blair Edgar (the founder of the Green Room Awards)… Read more.