Articles on ‘Music Theatre’

Tick Tick… Boom! explodes into Sydney

An autobiographical musical composed by Jonathan Larson – creator of the hit musical RENT – will be coming to Sydney from 12 – 16 July. TICK TICK…BOOM!, starring Tyran Parke, Melle Stewart and Justin Smith (all pictured, right) will play at the Parade Playhouse, Parade Theatre, NIDA. The show is a musical look at the… Read more.

The Book Of Mormon: Beyond Belief

Following their enormous success at the 65th Annual Tony Awards last week, I thought it more than apt to feature The Book Of Mormon as my top “Must Listen” new musical pick this week. As if 9 Tony Awards wasn’t enough, The Book of Mormon has broken records beyond belief! This week, the Original Broadway Cast recording has ranked… Read more.

Wicked Lottery for lucky Perth-ians

Ahead of their June 19 Gala Opening Night, Wicked Australia has announced the return of the ‘Wicked Lottery’. Similar to the system used by many shows on Broadway, the ‘Wicked lottery’ is a last minute ticket rush where audience members can register for the chance to win $35 tickets to the smash hit musical. A… Read more.

Jersey Boys: Interview with Daniel Scott

When I ask Daniel Scott what makes Jersey Boys different to the other shows he’s worked on, he says one thing – “It’s a real blokes’ show.” “Usually when you’re on a stage and looking out into the audience you can spot those real blokey men because it’s written all over their face that they… Read more.

Much to love about top little musical

It’s the little musical all of Sydney is starting to talk about. Based on the extraordinary novel written by Argentine author, Manuel Puig is the enthralling Kiss of the Spider Woman. Darlinghurst Theatre and Gaiety Theatre are presenting this multi-award winning, groundbreaking musical at Darlinghurst Theatre until August 8. In a remarkable rendering of the… Read more.

LoveBites opens in Perth

James Millar and Peter Rutherford’s song cycle Love Bites has opened its Perth season. Sally Burton’s Onward Productions is producing the show in the west. The Perth season follows extraordinary success for the show in Sydney, where it played two successful seasons. It then played a season in New York, and now Perth has a… Read more.

Soccer show scores goals

A new musical comedy is scoring goals with theatre and sports fans everywhere, and perhaps providing some comic relief for World Cup fans devastated by the recent performances of Australia. Every Single Saturday is a celebration of parents whose love, dedication and passion help their kids live out a dream. Sometimes their passion spills over… Read more.

Fishman back on Sydney stage

Alexis Fishman, who first rose to acclaim as ‘young Dusty’ in the jukebox musical Dusty, will return to the Sydney stage later this year in a presentation of Kiss Of The Spider Woman at the Darlinghurst Theatre. The groundbreaking musical is set to open on July 8. Fishman is playing the role of Aurora, and joins an all-star… Read more.

Small theatre’s struggle for survival: Industry speaks out

Independent theatre producers have slammed the mainstream media for the way they cover smaller shows, and have spoken about the massive costs in keeping the vital sector alive. Anne-Maree McDonald, who recently produced a one night only concert version of the little-known show Floyd Collins, said the media was struggling to provide the right level of… Read more.