Today, AussieTheatre can exclusively announce the cast for the second half of Pursued by Bear’s Chump Days double bill, Ordinary Days. Set against New York’s sprawling metropolis, this contemporary chamber musical celebrates the amazing and unexpected ways in which our stories intersect. A proven Musical Theatre cult hit with a sensational score by Adam Gwon, Ordinary… Read more.
Lin-Manuel Miranda is musical theatre’s hottest commodity these days, and Australian audiences will have the chance to see some of his work live this June. Pursued by Bear today announced the cast for their upcoming Victorian premiere of Miranda’s 15 minute musical 21 Chump Street. A cautionary tale of high-school love, the musical is based on… Read more.
First Date by independent company Pursued by Bear is a delightfully awkward, if verging on uncomfortable, blind date between opposites: cool hipster Casey, who usually dates “bad boys”, and straight-laced insecure Aaron, who’s trying to move on from a recent traumatic break up. It’s cringe comedy with a few good songs and a lot of heart…. Read more.
Opening last week in Melbourne, Pursued by Bears’ production of First Date introduces us to principal characters Casey and Aaron as they embark on a blind date. I had the privilege of speaking to Rebecca Hetherington and Jordon Mahar, the actors bringing Casey and Aaron to life, about all things First Date. The first thing Rebecca Hetherington told… Read more.
Following the success of their recent production of tick, tick…BOOM!, Pursued by Bear will present the professional Australian premiere of recent Broadway musical, First Date, in Melbourne this September. A show for anyone who has ever experienced the awkwardness, undeniable thrill or absolute trauma of a blind set-up, the setting of Pursued By Bear’s First Date… Read more.
Visionary musical theatre writer Jonathan Larson (of RENT fame) passed away tragically 20 years ago but his work still resonates with audiences across the world. Today, Melbourne company Pursued By Bear have announced the cast for their upcoming production of his lesser known show, tick, tick…BOOM!. Originally conceived as a one-man autobiographical ‘rock opera’ and then… Read more.