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.
Lin-Manuel Miranda is musical theatre’s hottest commodity these days, and Australian audiences will have the chance to see some of his work live this June. Pursued by Bear today announced the cast for their upcoming Victorian premiere of Miranda’s 15 minute musical 21 Chump Street. A cautionary tale of high-school love, the musical is based on… Read more.
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.
Day 1 After a day off I’m feeling refreshed and ready to get back into it. My body and mind are starting to build stamina now and I’m getting up easier and adjusting to routine. (I’m not much of a morning person). We have finished two major dance numbers and I’m hoping to cement some… Read more.
My Fair Lady’s 60th Anniversary production of Lerner and Lowe’s iconic musical is currently playing in Brisbane’s QPAC Lyric Theatre as part of the Australian tour. To mark this momentous occasion, producer John Frost has accomplished the most marvellous thing in bringing over Dame Julie Andrews to sit in the director’s chair, 61 years after… Read more.
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. Playbill.com reported that Midler stepped aside to give the actor the… Read more.
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.
The Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane has shut down today after severe weather warnings were issue for much of South East Queensland. Tonight’s performance of My Fair Lady has been cancelled due to the closure of the Centre. The statement below appears on QPAC’s website: Given the current weather warnings for south east Queensland,… Read more.
The cast of The Bodyguard musical got up close and personal with media this week when producer John Frost opened the rehearsal room doors for a sneak peek at the production. The talented cast presented selected moments from the show (and removed selected items of clothing), giving us a glimpse of what’s in store when… Read more.
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.