Articles on ‘Music Theatre’
During my training at WAAPA, I was very fortunate to take part in the workshop stage of new Australian musicals. I never realised exactly what goes into building a musical, until our class were introduced to Matthew Lee Robinson’s Draft 6 of Atlantis. For 2 weeks, we submerged ourselves into the world of our characters… Read more.
It’s summer time, so grab a cocktail (or mocktail) and come along for the ride as Matilda Moran take us through a day in the life of a cruise ship performer. This week, I decided it was time to do a big clean-up and get rid of all the childhood clutter in my room. I spent… Read more.
Today we are very excited to unveil our latest project: The Australian Music Theatre Database, an ongoing record of the work and people in the professional music theatre industry of Australia. Our aim is to create a useful resource for the Australian Music Theatre industry with a similar functionality to the well known Internet Movie… Read more.
Ever wondered what it’s like to be a fly on the wall in the rehearsal room for a major musical in Australia? Or better still, inside the mind of an actor in a rehearsal room for a major musical in Australia? Performer David James is currently rehearsing the role of Max Detweiler for the upcoming… Read more.
This week Sophie Wright delves into some common scenarios in auditions that are quite cringe worthy. Enjoy! Are you auditioning for drama school soon or know someone who is? Sophie is a wellness and confidence coach for young performers needing help to banish nerves, build resilience and become ready for their upcoming auditions. She is… Read more.
The Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) has been Australia’s leading provider of examinations for music, speech and drama for over 100 years. With 40 syllabus options already available for graded examinations ranging from musicianship and piano to tuba, band, and singing for leisure, AMEB will launch an entirely new syllabus, with the help of Australian stage and… Read more.
AussieTheatre has two double passes to giveaway to CATS at the Capitol Theatre on 30 October, 8pm. Staring Delta Goodrem as Grizabella, the 2015 Olivier Award-nominated CATS introduces a rapping ‘street cat’ in the famous Rum Tum Tugger role, who performs some serious breakdancing moves. “I’ve come to the conclusion that having read Eliot again, maybe Eliot was… Read more.
Luckiest Productions and Tinderbox Productions, the producers of the 2014 multi award winning Sweet Charity, announced today a national tour of the cult musical hit Little Shop of Horrors. The production will premiere at Hayes Theatre Co in Sydney in February 2016 followed by seasons in Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane. Directed and Choreographed by award winning duo Dean Bryant… Read more.
Have you all but given up trying to remember the (ever growing) list of wonderful Musicals heading to Australia in the next few years? We’ve been trying to list them in order here at the AussieTheatre office and it’s proving much harder than we thought! So, we’ve built a special Major Musicals Update page, dedicated to… Read more.
High Society is a musical based on the 1956 Hollywood movie starring Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly, which in turn is based on The Philadelphia Story by Phillip Barry. With songs by Cole Porter and a story focused on romance, class, and scandal, this musical is one of the most loved of its age. Directed by… Read more.