Articles on ‘musical theatre’

Coffee With Dana Jolly, Part One: The Power of Positivity, Dealing with Injury, and Overcoming Limitations

Dana Jolly

Dana Jolly is a renowned Australian performer, choreographer and in-demand freelance teacher with a professional career that spans over forty years, both in Australia and internationally. Dana’s performing credits in the UK include Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s Song And Dance, Shall We Dance tour, and over the years working with artists such as Ray Charles, Madonna and… Read more.


Melbourne’s new Fair Ladies

Melbourne’s new Fair Ladies

Elisa Colla and Pamela Rabe have joined the principal cast of My Fair Lady for the remainder of the Melbourne season. Colla, who previously appeared in Les Miserables, West Side Story and as Nessarose in WICKED, has taken over as leading lady, Eliza Doolittle, after previously understudying the role. Replacing Robyn Nevin as Mrs Higgins is one of Australia’s… Read more.


17th annual Helpmann Award Nominations announced

Reg Livermore as Alfred P. Doolittle in My Fair Lady. Image by Lightbox Photography

Live Performance Australia tonight announced the nominees in 42 categories for the 17th annual Helpmann Awards at simultaneous events in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane. In the Musical Theatre realm, My Fair Lady earned 9 nominations, while The Book of Mormon earned 8 and Aladdin and Kinky Boots each received 7 nominations in various categories, including Best Musical. The winners… Read more.



Muriel’s Wedding cast announcement

Maggie McKenna will play Muriel | Photo James Green

Producers Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures today released the first cast announcement for their upcoming stage adaption of the smash hit 90’s movie Muriel’s Wedding. Taking on the iconic role of Muriel Heslop will be 20 year old, Melbourne born, newcomer Maggie McKenna. McKenna will be making her professional stage debut after recently returning to Australia… Read more.


My Fair Lady Photo Feature

Image by Belinda Strodder

Opera Australia and John Frost’s acclaimed production of My Fair Lady opens tonight at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre. Starring Anna O’Byrne and Charles Edwards as Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins, this 60th anniversary production features Cecil Beaton and Oliver Smith’s original set and costume designs from the 1956 Broadway premiere, direction from the world’s original Eliza… Read more.


Chatting with Broadway and West End star Sierra Boggess

Chatting with Broadway and West End star Sierra Boggess

You may know Sierra Boggess from her starring role as Ariel in The Little Mermaid or Christine in Phantom of the Opera or most recently she originated the role of Principal Mullins in School of Rock. Now this Broadway and West End musical theatre star is making her Australian debut! She can’t wait to come… Read more.


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