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.
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.
Aussie Musical theatre star Tyran Parke is bringing a very special concert to Adelaide’s Arts Gallery of South Australia next week, and you’d be crazy to miss it. The show, Compositions: A Musical Close Up, debuted in Adelaide at the Cabaret Festival in 2013 to great acclaim and is now returning to the Festival State for one night… Read more.
Matilda the Musical is one of the most anticipated shows to hit Australia in recent years. The beloved Roald Dahl book is one of many people’s brightest childhood memories, and the stage version, which has already hit the West End and Broadway, has music and lyrics by Australia’s own Tim Minchin. And now we know the… Read more.
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.
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.