Articles on ‘Professional Music Theatre’

Australian Aladdin cast announced

Aladdin, Toronto 2013

Disney’s beloved animated movie Aladdin was a critical box office smash when it was released, grossing over $500 million worldwide (not adjusted for inflation) and becoming the highest-grossing film of 1992. 24 years later, the well-known story of street urchin Aladdin, his Genie and his Princess Jasmine is coming to Australia’s live stages and the cast have… Read more.


“I’m an actor. What do you do?”

Joel and Matilda star in an awkward small talk moment

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.


Heathers: The Musical

Heathers the Musical. Image by Kurt Sneddon

Heathers: The Musical. How very. Before there was Mean Girls, there was Heathers, the iconic high school movie from the 80s starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater. And now there’s Heathers: The Musical which made its Queensland debut at QPAC over the weekend, under the direction of music theatre and cabaret star Trevor Ashley. Bold, crass… Read more.



The Sound of Music, Sydney season

The Sound of Music, Sydney season

The Sound of Music, that grand sentimental fare best known as a film from 1965, has come to Sydney’s Capitol Theatre just in time for all that holiday-inspired nostalgia and family bonding. With a sweet frolic of a score (Rodgers and Hammerstein, of course), and a fairly solid 1950s book (by Howard Lindsay and Russel… Read more.


CATS pounces on Melbourne – Photo Feature

The cast of CATS 2015. Image by Belinda Strodder

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical CATS is all set to pounce on Melbourne this weekend, commencing shows at the Regent Theatre tonight with an official gala opening scheduled for Sunday 20 December. The ensemble cast features 30 of Australia’s most talented triple threat performers and stars pop sensation Delta Goodrem in her first musical theatre… Read more.


Sneak peek: Fiddler on the Roof rehearsal images

Anthony Warlow in Fiddler on the Roof rehearsals. Image by Jim Lee

The cast of Tim Lawson’s new production of Fiddler on the Roof are currently rehearsing in Melbourne ahead of an official opening night on January 5, 2016. Last week they opened up their rehearsal room to the media for a sneak peek of the work and of star Anthony Warlow in the  coveted role of Tevye…. Read more.


Showcase Myths: Busted

Joel Granger and Matilda Moran backstage at WAAPA, 2015

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.


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