Articles on ‘Professional Music Theatre’
Ghost, a romantic fantasy thriller of a film, found its way into audience’s hearts in 1990 with its passion, mystery and unique story. Ghost the Musical however, now in Sydney, loses sight of the searing passion and heart that drove the film to huge success. The story of the musical, much like the film, opens in the middle… Read more.
The biggest smash-hit musical to hit Australian shores in recent years is preparing to premiere in Melbourne this week at the Princess Theatre after more than 30 weeks playing at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre. Coinciding with the excitement of the opening week in Melbourne, Matilda’s producers have given fans even more to celebrate. It was confirmed… Read more.
We are still in shock over the sudden death of Aussie legend Jon English. Born in 1949, he passed away on March 9 2016, just two weeks shy of his 67th birthday. This beautiful piece, penned by Glenn A. Baker in the Sydney Morning Herald on March 11, is so poignant and perfect, we had to share…. Read more.
Kerrie Anne Greenland, the Helpmann Award winning actress behind Australia’s most recent and much loved portrayal of Eponine in Les Misérables, is set to release her debut album on Friday 11 March. Titled Pictures, the album will feature a collection of classic and modern hits from movie musicals, and according to the performer, will be a… Read more.
Busily preparing for their Victorian season of Violet, Blue Saint Productions yesterday announced that the next move for the company will be to mount a Melbourne season of Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World. Presented at Chapel off Chapel in early June 2016, the show is billed as a musical but is structured… Read more.
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.