Articles on ‘Music Theatre’

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.



The Book of Mormon confirmed for Australia

Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad in The Book Of Mormon. Image by Joan Marcus

The Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews MP has confirmed today that The Book Of Mormon will be heading to Australia in 2017. The show is set to open at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre in “early 2017” according to a tweet from the Premier’s official twitter account and a message on his Facebook page.  According to Andrews’… Read more.


How to stay show fit (part 2 – The Voice): Rachel Cole with Deb Phyland and Annie Strauch

How to stay show fit (part 2 – The Voice): Rachel Cole with Deb Phyland and Annie Strauch

Welcome to Stage Door Shrink, a regular column aimed at helping performers chortle their way to a #win. Last week, our Show Fit series commenced with advice from Josh Piterman at PitFit – Australia’s only functional fitness and training program aimed at the specific needs of performers at all levels. This week, Rachel Cole showcases part two… Read more.


The Pirates are Back!

Pirates of Penzance - Harvest Rain. Image Supplied.

In 1985, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre opened with a blockbuster production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, which starred Jon English, Marina Prior and Simon Gallaher. It returned to QPAC in 1994 (with Helen Donaldson replacing Marina Prior), with video and audio recordings ensuring its iconic status in Australian musical theatre. To celebrate… Read more.


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