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.
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.
Musicals that pull on your heart-strings are not an easy find, but the Hayes production of Big Fish – a modified 12-chair version of the 2013 Broadway musical – proves that imaginative but humble stagings can ignite the magic of storytelling equally, if not better than the often rife efforts of a full-blown spectacle. Based… Read more.
David M Hawkins’s production of Cabaret may be as pretty as Sally Bowles’s green nail polish, but the only person who loved the green was Sally* and we know her manicure was cheap and chipped. After a mixed reaction to the Sydney season (now referred to as the preview season), Hawkins brought in director Gale… Read more.
Straight from its sold-out season in Sydney at Hayes Theatre Co, Cabaret has opened its doors at Melbourne’s Atheneum Theatre. Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret takes its basis from Christopher Isherwood’s novel The Berlin Stories, exploring sexual freedom and social deliverance during 1930s pre-war Berlin. Producer David M Hawkins’ dark, sexy take on the show creates an… Read more.
Have you heard? There’s breaking news from St. Petersburg! (Well, the news actually comes from Broadway… But why would I waste the opportunity to use such a perfect lyrical reference?) Broadway.com and Playbill.com last night reported that the producers of Anastasia on Broadway are planning to stage the show around the world, with one production… Read more.
Flames launch from the front of the stage, the curtain rises to reveal Rachel Marron (a dazzling Paulini), suspended on a platform above a stage full of dancers in glittering costumes. It’s Whitney Houston’s ‘Queen of the Night’ and this is The Bodyguard. Rachel Marron is an internationally acclaimed film star and singer. She has… Read more.
The full cast of Beautiful the Musical was announced this morning by producer Michael Cassel ahead of its opening at the newly refurbished Sydney Lyric on 17 of September this year. Joining previously announced Esther Hannaford as Carole King will be Josh Piterman as Gerry Goffin, musical theatre star Amy Lehpamer as Cynthia Weil, Mat… Read more.
You can can catch up with Bree’s previous columns here: Coming in Swinging Day 1 Monday Straight back into it. Cleaning the dance numbers and working on the grooves, hits and feel of the pieces, it’s being described as ‘make sure we are all at the same party.’ It’s a very fitting way to describe… Read more.
There are two Divas in Sydney right now! Lola from Kinky Boots has welcomed The Bodyguard to Sydney in the only way you would expect of a diva, by “belting out” a Whitney Houston number in glorious fashion. The gauntlet has been thrown down, but we here at AussieTheatre are sure that Paulini will be every bit… Read more.