Articles on ‘Rhonda Burchmore’

Production Company: Jerry’s Girls

Jerry's Girls. Nancye Hayes. Photo by  Jeff Busby.

If there’s been one trend in the last decade or so of musical theatre, it’s metatheatrical references. That’s where a show is very consciously a show. It can be seen in the self-referential “Song That Goes Like This” from Spamalot, the copious in-jokes and fourth-wall-breaking of Shrek and last year’s Best Musical Tony-winner, Something Rotten,… Read more.

Harvest Rain goes Into the Woods, Brisbane

Into The Woods - Rhonda Burchmore, Eddie Perfect and Rachael Beck star in Harvest Rain's production

Harvest Rain’s production of Into The Woods is now playing at QPAC, starring Eddie Perfect as the Baker, Rachael Beck as the Baker’s Wife and Rhonda Burchmore as the Witch. Directed by Tim O’Connor and playing only from 1 – 4 October, Into The Woods features a cast of 15 and an orchestra of 17… Read more.

Full cast of Jerry’s Girls confirmed

The Production Company's cast lineup for Jerry's Girls

Eleven leading ladies of Australian musical theatre (and one leading man!) will take to the stage together in The Production Company’s third and final offering for 2015 – Jerry’s Girls.  Showcasing the music of Broadway legend Jerry Herman, directed and choreographed by Helpmann Award winning duo Dean Bryant and Andrew Hallsworth and musically directed by… Read more.

Into the Woods – Cast Announcement

Into the Woods – Cast Announcement

What happens after happily ever after? Harvest Rain will explore this idea with Stephen Sondheim’s twisted fairy-tale, Into the Woods, this October. The cast have just been announced and it’s a pretty exciting line-up. Rhonda Burchmore (Eurovision, Mame, Little Orphan Annie) plays the Witch. Georgina Hopson (Pirates of Penzance) and Natalie Greer will enchant as… Read more.

The Production Company announces 2015 season

The Production Company is arguably Melbourne’s most recognised independent music theatre organisation and this morning they have announced a star studded, three-show 2015 season. The first show of the season at Arts Centre Melbourne also marks the company’s 50th production overall. West Side Story, starring Gareth Keegan as Tony and internationally renowned artists Anna O’Byrne as Maria will be directed by Gale… Read more.

La Cage aux Folles

Todd McKenney and Simon Burke. Image by Jeff Busby

Amongst the fun and frivolity of the feathers and glitter, the wigs and the legs onstage, backstage and above, a show of its own unfolds at La Cage aux Folles; a drag cabaret nightclub on the seedier side of St Tropez. It was no surprise that The Production Company’s new staging of Jerry Herman’s (music and lyrics)… Read more.

Rhonda Burchmore: Vinyl Viagra

Rhonda Burchmore in Vinyl Viagra

The vixens of vinyl were unleashed in Rhonda Burchmore’s vibrant and vivacious new show, Vinyl Viagra. Burchmore certainly succeeds in ‘making temperatures soar and hearts race’ as she channels the sex appeal and songs of divas through the ages. Rhonda Burchmore, a permanent fixture in the list of Australian theatre greats, does not grace the… Read more.

Hayes Theatre: Cabaret Season 2014

Rhonda Burchmore's Vinyl Viagra.

While it may indeed be a long way to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, the distance between Sydney audiences and the best in Aussie cabaret just got a whole lot smaller. The Hayes Theatre Company this week have announced their 2014 Cabaret season and Aussie Theatre’s David Allen is on hand to offer you our top… Read more.

Geoffrey Rush set for The Drowsy Chaperone movie adaptation

Australian of the Year Geoffrey Rush poses for a portrait outside Parliament House Canberra 25th January 2012. Pic. National Australia Day Council

Oscar winning Australian stage and screen star Geoffrey Rush it has announced will reprise his role as Man in the Chair in a big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical The Drowsy Chaperone. Rush originally played the role in the Melbourne Theatre Company’s hit production of the musical within a play and is the first… Read more.

Little Orphan TrAshley

When seriously adult-only panto Little Orphan TrAshley opened at the Powerhouse this week, Trevor Ashley and co-writer Phil Scott showed the world at large why only creative Queens can get away with the kind of vulgar, disrespectful and politically incorrect humour that other public figures are banished from society for attempting (ahem, Eddie Mcguire). As… Read more.