Articles on ‘Professional Music Theatre’

‘Coffee With’ Column returns to AussieTheatre with WAAPA graduates Matilda Moran and Joel Granger

Joel Granger (photo by Mark Flower) and Matilda Moran

Over the last few weeks, the team at have been busy putting together a content schedule for 2016, and today we can officially announce an exciting regular column which will appear exclusively on AussieTheatre for the next 12 months. AussieTheatre’s much loved “Coffee With…” column, which initially ran from 2007-2009 and featured new graduates of… Read more.

Delta Goodrem confirmed for CATS Brisbane season

Delta Goodrem stars in CATS.

It was confirmed today that the full current cast of CATS – including pop sensation Delta Goodrem – will travel with the show to Brisbane for its season at Lyric Theatre, QPAC in 2016. Goodrem, who recently completed her first season with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s acclaimed musical at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre, will take to the QPAC stage… Read more.

Sneak Peek: Violet Photo Feature

Samantha Leigh Dodemaide in Blue Saint Productions' Violet. Image by Grant Leslie Photography

The Australian premiere of Violet officially opens tonight at Hayes Theatre Co, and we are thrilled to be bringing you a special photo feature with production shots from the show. Starring Samantha Leigh Dodemaide in the titular role, Violet is a musical with book/ lyrics by Brian Crawley and music by Jeanine Tesori and will be playing… Read more.

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.