Articles on ‘Music Theatre’
The week that was: Opera Australia and GFO’s production of Anything Goes celebrated 100 shows on Saturday night after their official Sydney opening at the Opera House on Tuesday, September 8. Tickets for the Melbourne season of The Sound of Music are now on sale and auditions for the Sydney von Trapp children took place last… Read more.
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.
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.
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.
The highly anticipated annual music theatre charity concert Twisted Broadway is coming to Arts Centre Melbourne for one night only, and AussieTheatre.com 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.
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.
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.
Josh Piterman’s love of sport and arts combine tomorrow night when the PitFit Fitness studio director and musical theatre performer sings the National Anthem at the first State of Origin match for 2015. Piterman will make his ANZ Stadium debut singing the Aussie anthem on Wednesday 27 May before the Blues and Maroons battle it out… Read more.
When Nelson Gardner is pushed to describe Ned: A New Australian Musical, in which he plays Ned Kelly, he comes up with an interesting description. “I don’t really want to compare it to another show, but if I did I’d say it’s an Irish-Australian Les Mis,” he says. “There are hints of Celtic styles in… Read more.
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.