Articles on ‘Professional Music Theatre’

Production Company: Jerry’s Girls

Jerry's Girls. Nancye Hayes. Photo by  Jeff Busby.

If there’s been one trend in the last decade or so of musical theatre, it’s metatheatrical references. That’s where a show is very consciously a show. It can be seen in the self-referential “Song That Goes Like This” from Spamalot, the copious in-jokes and fourth-wall-breaking of Shrek and last year’s Best Musical Tony-winner, Something Rotten,… Read more.

Going West: Perth’s unprecedented 2016 musical lineup

Going West: Perth’s unprecedented 2016 musical lineup

Perth Musical Theatre fans, it might be time to get that second job! With recent announcements of shows confirmed for Perth in 2016, and those still rumored, it’s looking like a busy time of bump in and outs at Perth Theatres. Check out the confirmed musical blockbusters set to hit the West Coast. The Lion… Read more.

Full cast confirmed for Fiddler on The Roof Australian tour

Full cast confirmed for Fiddler on The Roof Australian tour

An impressive ensemble cast has been announced for the new Australian production of Fiddler on the Roof, which will be opening at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne on December 29 this year, nearly 52 years after its original Broadway debut. Joining previously announced star cast members Anthony Warlow, Sigrid Thornton, Lior, Mark Mitchell and Nicki Wendt will… Read more.

Black Swan’s Next to Normal

Brendan Hanson and Rachael Beck in Next to Normal. Image by Gary Marsh

Black Swan’s Next to Normal is emotionally brought to life by the amazingly talented cast assembled by director, Adam Mitchell. Conveying the complexities and strains of mental illness is no easy task, but the entire ensemble cast perform with the delicate passion required to tackle such a topic. One of the strengths of the musical is its… Read more.

Win a double pass to The Sound of Music, Sydney

The Sound of Music at the London Palladium. Image by Cylla von Tiedemann.

We’ve got a few of your favourite things up for grabs (and we’re not talking raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens!). We are delighted to be giving away TWO DOUBLE PASSES to the upcoming production of The Sound of Music at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre at 8pm on Wednesday December 16. This acclaimed new production of… Read more.

Dame Julie Andrews talks My Fair Lady, 60 years on

Dame Julie Andrews. Image by Cassie Tongue

My Fair Lady, based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, opened on Broadway in 1956. 60 years later, the production will be lovingly and meticulously recreated to resemble that initial production which made audiences gasp. The costumes and set will be the same, or as near as possible, and on hand to direct will be the first of My… Read more.

Daniel Assetta takes out the 2015 Rob Guest Endowment Award

The six finalists at the Rob Guest Endowment Gala, 2015. Image by Robert Catto

22 year old Daniel Assetta has won the coveted Rob Guest Endowment Award after performing at a star studded Grand Final Concert in Sydney last night. Presented by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW and hosted by David Campbell and Lucy Durack, the exciting event, now in its 7th year, featured… Read more.

City of Angels prepares for a steamy Melbourne opening

City of Angels

Musical theatre fans on the eastern seaboard will agree that new life has been injected into the Australian independent musical theatre scene of late with companies like Hayes Theatre Co and Squabbalogic in Sydney and Watch This and Life Like Company in Melbourne producing some of the most exciting works we have seen on stage in a long time…. Read more.

Review: CATS – Sydney Season

Delta Goodrem stars in CATS.

Like the proverbial cockroach in an apocalypse, CATS The Musical endures, dominating stages worldwide with barely a break. Unlike the cockroach, however, the show is eagerly embraced and adored by many. It’s a spectacle, and while it’s not quite as stunning as it was when it opened in 1981 London – ushering in the era of… Read more.