Humour me a while. I would like to indulge in some discussion about an issue which has suddenly swept through the Australian (and international) musical theatre industry this week with a fervour and passion usually reserved for comment threads on the US Presidential Candidate debate. I’m talking about the sudden fire in the bellies of… Read more.
Following the release of a distressing story in the Sydney Morning Herald (read here for a full run-down of facts and statements from both parties) last month claiming that a young girl with a disability and her mother were asked to leave a performance of Matilda at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, I’m pretty annoyed that any… Read more.
Grab a coffee (or a summer cocktail!) and join Matilda Moran and Joel Granger as they ponder how to respond to the obligatory “what do you do?” question… We’ve all been in the situation: You’re at a bar celebrating your friend’s birthday. You’ve known them since high school; you’ve grown up together in your small country… Read more.
In an interview regarding his hit new musical Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda recently posed a question that led me to examine each piece of professional musical theatre I have ever taken in. Referring to audiences watching his unprecedented cast consisting of people of colour performing the roles of historically white figures, Miranda asks, “So if Hamilton’s… Read more.
Having always declared myself the Steven Bradbury of all things technology, the fact that I have to use social media to market myself these days seems about as appealing as kale. If it was up to me, I’d still be using a Nokia 3210 and playing snake. Although my Twitter profile says I joined in… Read more.
Grab a coffee, sit back, relax and enjoy these 10 fabulous YouTube videos, selected by our very own Music Theatre fanboy – Joel Granger! If you’re anything like me, you have spent far too much of your summer holidays getting sucked into an Internet vortex of Ellen DeGeneres and SNL videos. To counteract this, I often… Read more.
Grab a coffee, grab a chai, grab an iced chocolate (or even a wine!) and join Matilda Moran for her first column on AussieTheatre.com! From catching up with friends on the East Coast, to auditions and the random tornado not far from my home, this first month out has got me feeling like Dorothy in… Read more.
I’m going to ask a big favour of you all. I’m going to ask you to bear with me. And the reason is this: I’m going to talk about babies. Or more specifically, motherhood. You knew I’d eventually get to talking about babies right? Being a first time Mum to a now 2 and a… Read more.
It’s hot today, so why not grab an iced coffee and join Joel Granger in his first column on AussieTheatre! Having moved straight from high school to WAAPA, I have never known what life outside of an institution was like since I was five years old. I’ve always been used to the security of having… Read more.
Welcome to the first of many coffee dates with Matilda Moran and Joel Granger! Both graduates from WAAPA’s Musical Theatre course in 2015, Matilda and Joel will spend the next 12 months keeping AussieTheatre.com readers updated on the highs and highs of life after showcase. So sit back, grab a coffee and enjoy! See you at showcase!… Read more.