Western Australia’s flagship theatre company, Black Swan State Theatre Company, has teamed up with the Perth Theatre Trust to bring a new Aussie musical to the stage in 2016. Clinton – The Musical, written by Brisbane brothers Paul and Michael Hodge, will play its Australian debut season at the State Theatre Centre of WA from 27… Read more.
The Rob Guest Endowment annual gala concert will take place on Monday November 9, where six finalists — emerging stars of Australian musical theatre — will take the stage at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre to compete for a a prize package of $20,000 and a headshot package from Blueprint Studios. AussieTheatre’s Cassie Tongue asked ten questions of… Read more.
Harvest Rain’s production of Into The Woods is now playing at QPAC, starring Eddie Perfect as the Baker, Rachael Beck as the Baker’s Wife and Rhonda Burchmore as the Witch. Directed by Tim O’Connor and playing only from 1 – 4 October, Into The Woods features a cast of 15 and an orchestra of 17… Read more.
High Society is a musical based on the 1956 Hollywood movie starring Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly, which in turn is based on The Philadelphia Story by Phillip Barry. With songs by Cole Porter and a story focused on romance, class, and scandal, this musical is one of the most loved of its age. Directed by… Read more.
18 talented Sydney children aged from 8 – 14 have been chosen from over 1000 hopefuls to play the youngest members of the von Trapp Family in Sydney’s highly anticipated revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical The Sound Of Music, starring Amy Lehpamer and Cameron Daddo.
Not sleeping well for one night is about as annoying as Kanye declaring he’s running for president. Not sleeping well constantly is akin to NBC cancelling Law and Order: SVU #ican’teven. Sleep is one of those glorious things that you don’t realise how precious it is, until you can’t do it. And it doesn’t matter… Read more.
Company is the latest dalliance with another Stephen Sondheim work from independent company Watch This (following Assassins and Pacific Overtures). Making marvellous use of that delightful theatre space three flights down at fortyfivedownstairs, it’s a slick, evocative, low-budget show that reaches high and scrapes the edges of excellence. But getting there wasn’t easy for a… Read more.
Eleven leading ladies of Australian musical theatre (and one leading man!) will take to the stage together in The Production Company’s third and final offering for 2015 – Jerry’s Girls. Showcasing the music of Broadway legend Jerry Herman, directed and choreographed by Helpmann Award winning duo Dean Bryant and Andrew Hallsworth and musically directed by… Read more.
It was confirmed today that Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, Les Misérables, will commence an Asian tour in March 2016 – first stop: Manila. After completing its scheduled Australian tour seasons in Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Brisbane, the show will transfer to Manila with many of the Australian cast… Read more.
It’s actually happening! Ghost The Musical is finally on its way to Australia in 2016 and it’s opening in Adelaide thanks to Ambassador Theatre Group, GWB Entertainment and Red Live! In November 2011, Ghost The Muscial was announced to open in Melbourne in March 2013 (to be produced by Matilda The Musical’s producer Louise Withers) but was pulled… Read more.