Articles on ‘musical theatre’
With the current debate about of the lack of Australian works being produced in the Music Theatre industry, there has never been a more exciting time for a great new Australian work to be blossoming onto the stage. Presently in its second week of workshop, Between Worlds is taking shape to be staged at… Read more.
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.
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.
When it comes to practising your craft eight shows a week, it’s a very personal thing. Everybody works differently and what will work for some, may not work for others. This week, I wanted to talk about exactly that: how can we perform at optimum level, all day, everyday? And the answer is, we can’t…. Read more.
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.
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.
From Rachel: My very first paid job in the industry involved me being topless on stage. (In my defence, I was wearing a lot of body jewellery, which made me FEEL significantly less topless, than I actually was.) Having grown up in a conservative family this presented a huge ethical problem for both my folks… Read more.
Musical Theatre leading man and star of the upcoming Beautiful the Musical, Josh Piterman, will sing the Australian national anthem before game 1 of the NRL State of Origin in Brisbane this evening. Josh, who will play Gerry Goffin in the upcoming production, spoke to AussieTheatre this morning about the opportunity: “It’s such an honour and I… Read more.
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.