2016 marks the 60th anniversary of My Fair Lady, Lerner and Loewe’s celebrated musical based on the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. Opera Australia and John Frost have brought Dame Julie Andrews – the original Eliza Dootlittle herself – to Sydney to direct a new production which pays homage to the original 1956 work, featuring Oliver… Read more.
Step aside Sydney and Melbourne, Canberra has just won the musical theatre lottery. It was confirmed today that smash hit musical Mamma Mia! will be returning to Australia for a national tour in 2017-18 and that Canberra will host its opening season. The six city tour will commence in November 2017 at the Canberra Theatre Centre,… Read more.
AussieTheatre.com Editor in Chief Erin James sat down with industry giant Kurt Sneddon (he’s 6’6″ – see what we did there?) to reflect on 12 years of memories at Blueprint Studios before the popular photography house closes its doors next month… When the pale blue barn doors of a little boat-shed studio in Balmain close this… Read more.
The recently announced Australian production of Tony award winning musical Million Dollar Quartet have cancelled their scheduled tour, with tickets being removed from Ticketmaster in the last 24 hours. The cancellation comes just one month after the show was officially announced by producers Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and TEG DAINTY in association with Mark Goucher and Simon Friend. The production,… Read more.
Australian audiences will have the chance to witness the birth of a brand new musical next month when David Campbell takes to the stage as legendary performer Bobby Darin in Dream Lover at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre. An intense rehearsal period is now underway for the world premiere production of Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical,… Read more.
Following yesterday’s ‘Loverly’ news that Opera Australia and John Frost’s production of My Fair Lady will be touring to Melbourne in May 2017, it was confirmed this morning that the show will also play a season at Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre QPAC. Producers John Frost and Opera Australia’s Lyndon Terracini announced that the 60th anniversary production of… Read more.
Directed by Dame Julie Andrews, choreographed by Christopher Gattelli (Newsies) and produced by John Frost and Opera Australia, the 60th anniversary production of My Fair Lady is an understandably hot topic. The list of BIG names associated with this production (both on and off the stage) is staggering and today, there is even more exciting news from… Read more.
The Sound of Music is best known for its 1965 film adaptation renowned for the sweeping landscapes, the catchy Rodgers and Hammerstein tunes and of course, Julie Andrews. The movie is so well known and loved that, even though The Sound of Music was originally a stage production, one cannot help but use the movie as… Read more.
The Australian tour of We Will Rock You will be cut short, with seasons cancelled in both Perth and Adelaide. A message on the official We Will Rock You website cites “unforeseen circumstances” as the reason for the cancellations in both cities, leaving a gap in the programming at Perth’s Crown Theatre from 15 November and… Read more.
Blue Saint Productions’ Songs For A New World is now playing for a limited 2.5 week season at Hayes Theatre Co and we have some beautiful production images to share thanks to photographer Grant Leslie. Teagan Wouters, Chris Scalzo, Sophie Carter and Cameron Macdonald feature in this two act song cycle about life, love and… Read more.