Full casting for the Melbourne run of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Matilda The Musical was announced at 11am today, with the young actresses sharing the title role meeting the public and press for the first time at a special live event at The Victorian State Library. In alphabetical order, the four young miracles set to star as Matilda… Read more.
The week that was: Opera Australia and GFO’s production of Anything Goes celebrated 100 shows on Saturday night after their official Sydney opening at the Opera House on Tuesday, September 8. Tickets for the Melbourne season of The Sound of Music are now on sale and auditions for the Sydney von Trapp children took place last… Read more.
A Chorus Line, originally staged in 1975 is an art-imitating-life production about seventeen dancers vying for eight spots in a chorus line for a Broadway show. The last leg of A Chorus Line’s Australian tour, opened on Friday night to an eager, yet slow to warm up Brisbane crowd. When I heard the familiar opening… Read more.
The Australian cast of Wicked are preparing for one more short day in Oz this afternoon after more than four years of shows across Australia, Singapore and Korea. Opening at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre on July 12, 2008 the show starred Lucy Durack as Glinda and Amanda Harrison as Elphaba with Rob Guest, Penny McNamee, Rob Mills, Anthony Callea, Rodney Dobson… Read more.
In the musical theatre world, Stephen Sondheim is considered to be one of the masters of the form. His musicals – of which there are many – are treated like gold, and performers relish his lyrics and melody with alacrity and enthusiasm. Musical theatre enthusiasts Australia-wide will be thrilled to hear that the master himself… Read more.
The cast of Moonshadow – The Musical have been given their closing notice. The world premiere season, currently playing at the Princess Theatre Melbourne, will be closing four weeks ahead of schedule on August 5. Although the show was unofficially slated for a tour to Sydney and Perth, it seems unlikely that this incarnation of Yusuf’s… Read more.