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.
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.
It was announced today that Cancer Council have been named as the official national charity partner for the current Australian tour of The Sound of Music. Over the duration of the show’s four-city tour in 2016, bucket collections at selected performances as well as proceeds from final dress rehearsal performances in Brisbane and Melbourne will raise funds… Read more.
The producers of CATS The Musical announced today that Delia Hannah will be returning to the role of Grizabella for the Adelaide and Perth seasons this year. Hannah, a CATS veteran, will be reprising the role for the fourth time, with her most recent Australian season in 2010 being honoured with a Best Actress nomination at… Read more.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Welcome to Stage Door Shrink, a regular column penned by Rachel Cole aimed at helping performers chortle their way to a #win. A note from Rachi: I am annoyingly disciplined, scheduled and prepared. If I match with you on Tinder and we start chatting, I’ve probably looked up your HSC result on the NSW Board… Read more.