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.
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.
Young university student, your program is being discontinued. You will be the last to ever be taught here. You have no options in this matter. How do you react? In their first of a three year Musical Theatre program, this question was pointedly thrust towards what would become the graduating cohort for the 2011 VCA… Read more.
AussieTheatre is excited to have a double pass to give away to DreamSong at Theatre Works in St Kilda on Sunday, April 13 at 5pm. Written by Hugo Chiarella and Robert Tripolino, directed by Dean Bryant (Pirates of Penzance, Next to Normal, The Producers), with choreography by Andrew Hallsworth (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, A Funny Thing… Read more.
After suffering a massive hit from the Global Financial Crisis, fictional mega church DreamSong decides to stage the return of Christ, marketing him as a Christian pop star. Writer/Performer Hugo Chiarella talks to Bethany Simons about how the journey of writing a new musical is anything but taking the straight and narrow. The rehearsal room… Read more.
DreamSong was presented as part of the Arts Centre’s Carnegie18 New Music Theatre Series, and was essentially a moved reading. Director Michael Gurr prefaced the performance by saying that we were seeing an abridged version of a much longer piece. The program states “DreamSong is a show about the way faith cultivates desire rather than… Read more.