Welcome to Stage Door Shrink, a regular column aimed at helping performers chortle their way to a #win. For each column, I’ll enlist the help of an industry professional to think through some lifestyle issues for performers and provide some practical insights so you can be that person everyone hates (because you’re so high functioning and… Read more.
Australian audiences are preparing to do the Time Warp (again!) and producers Howard Panter and John Frost have today confirmed the company of performers set to appear in the anticipated 2015 season of The Rocky Horror Show, starring Craig McLachlan. Direct from starring roles in the hit musicals Grease and Once are Stephen Mahy and Amy Lehpamer in the leading roles of… Read more.
The Australian professional premiere of Stephen Flahrety’s musical Loving Repeating is currently playing at Chapel Off Chapel in Melbourne, starring some of Australia’s brightest music theatre talent. Directed by Jason Langly, with musical direction by Ben Kiley and choreography by Michael Ralph, this production by the newly established Vic Theatre Company (VTC) is certainly turning heads and making… Read more.
It’s official – Queensland loves The Lion King. Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) today announced that the Brisbane season of The Lion King has broken QPAC’s box office records, making it the highest grossing show since QPAC’s opening in 1985. Not only does The Lion King hold the highest box office earnings, it also had the second highest total… Read more.
We waited in anticipation for Squabbalogic’s first “Mystery Musical” and now the cat’s out of the bag, we wanted to share as much about it as we could!
Even if you don’t know his name, you know the work of Stephen Flaherty. This New York based composer has given music theatre some of the greatest works of the last 20 years with Ragtime, Once on this Island, the animated film Anastasia and Seussical The Musical to name a few. What you might not… Read more.
The wonderful Belinda Strodder stopped into Strictly Ballroom in Melbourne to take some incredible shots of this new Australian musical. Starring Phoebe Panaretos and Thomas Lacey, Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom is currently playing at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne. If you wish to share these images, please remember to at the photo credit for Belinda Strodder. Visit strictlyballroomthemusical.com for… Read more.
Here Lies Love was set to be the next big thing in Sydney’s music theatre calendar this year, but according to reports in today’s Sydney Morning Herald, the immersive theatrical event has been postponed “due to unforseen acoustical engineering issues”. Producer Rodney Rigby and creator David Byrne officially launched the production in November 2014 as part of… Read more.
Have you seen every show that comes to town, and then some? Have you read all of Shakespeare’s plays (and do you keep them in a handy app on your iphone for quick reference)? Are you a walking music theatre encyclopaedia? Take our quiz below and see how you score!
Lucy Maunder, Laura Murphy and Gretel Scarlett, three of the leading ladies of GREASE sat down in the dressing rooms of the Regent Theatre in Melbourne recently to record this impressive three part a capella vocal arrangement of ‘New York, New York’. Not only are these Pink Ladies smashing in Frosty’s touring musical, they are… Read more.