Articles on ‘Music Theatre’

A Quick Chat with Scott Morris

Scott Morris

Scott began his professional performing arts career as ‘Young Cosmo’ in David Atkins’ 2001 production of Singin’ in the Rain, followed this as the co-host of K Zone TV for the Seven Network, and most notably appeared as Mark in A Chorus Line and Ernst in Spring Awakening. Scott has been so prolific in the… Read more.

The Mythical Fairytale Land of 6.5%

Photo by Joe Penniston

Did you know that for this year there were only 340 onstage performance jobs for Professional Musical Theatre in Australia? Did you know also that in 2014, Actor’s Equity reported a membership of 5179? This number referring to the fee-paying, card-carrying demographic of Stage Performers, Stunt Workers and Circus Performers across Australia. If in fact… Read more.

How to leave an agent – with Rachel Cole

Rachel Cole joins the AussieTheatre team

Performers complain about their agents as often as they complain about feeling fat. #thestruggleisreal. When you hear your friends talking about castings or auditions that you haven’t heard about or you haven’t had an email in months, it’s easy to question your representation. It’s in these moments you need to trust that your agent has… Read more.

Exclusive: 2015 Twisted Broadway cast confirmed

2015 Twisted Broadway Hosts Kate Ceberano and Eddie Perfect. Photo by Kayzar Bhathawall

The highly anticipated annual music theatre charity concert Twisted Broadway is coming to Arts Centre Melbourne for one night only, and can exclusively announce the full cast list for this year’s show! On Monday 17 August, over 80 members of the Australian musical theatre community will take to the stage to perform songs originally penned for the opposite gender… Read more.

How to swing well – Rachel Cole with Tanya Mitford

Versatile: Tanya Mitford has worked in all facets of the musical theatre industry. Image by Blueprint Studios

Welcome to Stage Door Shrink, a regular column aimed at helping performers chortle their way to a #win. Today’s Stage Door Shrink session looks at how to swing well – in the performing sense, not keys-in-a-bowl sense… Musical theatre casts are, generally, made up of leads, ensemble members and swings. If you’re not in the industry, a swing… Read more.

Anything Goes opens in Melbourne – Photo Feature

Caroline O'Connor and Alex Rathgeber in Anything Goes. Image by Belinda Strodder

Opera Australia and GFO’s production of Anything Goes, starring Caroline O’Connor in the coveted role of Reno Sweeney, is now previewing at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne! Photographer Belinda Strodder snapped these gorgeous shots of the cast in action today ahead of the show’s official opening on Sunday 31 May. Also starring Wayne Scott Kermond, Todd… Read more.

Between Dreams and Reality

Between Dreams and Reality

I guess I’ve always wanted the opportunity to document. To write. I’ve always wanted to be able to write a magnificent novel, but that endeavour always felt too enormous. So I wrote short stories, but I wasn’t sure what their larger purpose was… So here I am attempting to ‘document’ instead. Now I’d better preface… Read more.