Articles on ‘musical theatre’

Kinky Boots welcomes The Bodyguard to The Land of Lola

Kinky Boots welcomes The Bodyguard to The Land of Lola

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.

Jersey Boys set to return to Sydney

The original Australian cast of Jersey Boys | Photo by Jeff Busby

The smash hit musical Jersey Boys will return to Australia next year, it has been confirmed this morning, and auditions for the production will be held in July and early August this year to find Australia’s next Four Seasons. Producer Rodney Rigby and NSW Minister for Tourism Adam Marshall have announced that the blockbuster tuner, which… Read more.

Bette Midler Gives Final Bow in Hello, Dolly! to Understudy

Bette Midler in Hello Dolly! Broadway

Bette Midler sure knows how to make an understudy feel appreciated. Ensemble performer Christian Dante White was unexpectedly called upon to play the role of Cornelius Hackl (which he understudies, but had not yet rehearsed) during two preview performances on Broadway this week and Midler publicly acknowledged his efforts during the curtain calls. reported that Midler stepped aside to give the actor the… Read more.

The Bodyguard Week 1 – Lezzgo

The Bodyguard Week 1 – Lezzgo

Performer Bree Langridge is a cast member in the Australian premiere production of The Bodyguard and she joins the AussieTheatre team as guest columnist to give a special insight into the life of a Swing in a major musical. Follow Bree’s journey as she pens a weekly diary about her learning process, the rehearsal room, preparing to cover… Read more.

How to deal with fame. Rachel Cole with Osher Günsberg

Osher Gunsberg

Every professional industry is its own little world, with power structures, behaviour codes, systems and celebrities. The behaviour codes backstage at the Capitol Theatre are very different to a corporate office. Backstage, my bottom gets slapped approximately 48 times a day. When I used to work in Psychology Research, a solitary pinch would see you… Read more.