Articles on ‘New Musicals’


I don’t think there’s a seat left for Flowerchildren. It’s worth ringing and trying for no-shows, because this mix of nostalgia, honesty and revelation is a show you won’t forget. I’m not a fan of the jukebox/tribute musicals, but working with the Magnormos team, writer Peter Fitzpatrick has taken all that he knows about great musicals… Read more.

From Page To Stage

Drew Lane answers a reader’s question about bringing musicals from Page to Stage. A couple of weeks ago, I posted my first column, Sift Through The Rubbish To Find The Gold. As a response to that first post, Tineallan88 asked: “I’ve written a musical which I’ve been trying to get people involved in for years but no… Read more.

That’s Our Zhivago

Dr Zhivago is currently’s featured show. We spoke with Anthony Warlow about his experiences in the world premiere of this exciting new musical. Anthony Warlow, Australia’s quintessential leading man is one of our country’s greatest assets in the Arts world. Not only has he become a household name for his portrayal of leading roles… Read more.

Matthew Robinson’s songs sing on

Touching and inspiring, Sing On Through Tomorrow is a new musical revue featuring the most acclaimed songs from the decade-long career of multi-award winning composer/lyricist Matthew Robinson. The young and talented, Hollie Andrew (The Sapphires), Kate Maree Hoolihan (A Little Night Music, Little Women), Shaun Rennie (Cats, Mamma Mia!) and Matthew Robinson (The Pirates of Penzance) bring to life the beautifully wistful show… Read more.

Durack, Cousens and Wood will star in Strange Bedfellows

They’re close mates, but not that close! is excited to report that Instinct Entertainment in association with McLaren House has officially announced that the new, all Australian musical, Strange Bedfellows will open at The Princess Theatre, Melbourne on 19 October 2011. Tickets will go on sale from July 11 through Ticketmaster. John Foreman’s new… Read more.

Susan Boyle: The Musical – in 2012

When she stepped on the the stage in the reality TV series Britain’s Got Talent, in 2009, the Scottish singer Susan Boyle (pictured, left) became an overnight sensation. Her rendition of ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ (from Les Miserables) was viewed by over 300 million people, and millions more via YouTube. After being pipped at the… Read more.

Aussie musical provides some comic relief

What if the women of Australia went on strike to protest climate change? What if the ‘zero emissions’ strike meant the women would not sleep with their blokes? What if the blokes didn’t ‘give a rats’? And what if the women of Australia were led in protest by someone named Therese? Rain is an outrageous… Read more.

Soccer show scores goals

A new musical comedy is scoring goals with theatre and sports fans everywhere, and perhaps providing some comic relief for World Cup fans devastated by the recent performances of Australia. Every Single Saturday is a celebration of parents whose love, dedication and passion help their kids live out a dream. Sometimes their passion spills over… Read more.

Calling All Angels

For those of you who heard B@B last weekend, this article will come as no surprise. For those of you who didn’t, I write a compressed version of the discussion here. There was an article in THE AUSTRALIAN last week. In a nutshell, SBS followed 2 rookie Music Theatre writers – Marcus Cheong and Ken… Read more.