Opera in a big house can be distancing for an audience sitting three hundred seats away, squinting themselves blind for three hours trying to make out the shapes on stage while attempting to understand what in the Pavarotti is going on. Step into an Underground Opera Company production however, and you will be treated to… Read more.
This interview is the final chat in our series exploring How We Do What We Do. It feels perfectly appropriate that we conclude my interview collection of incredible artists with the actor who is behind this series being commissioned in the first place – AussieTheatre’s Editor-In-Chief Erin James, who is currently enjoying a wave of… Read more.
Veteran of Australian Television and stage, Bart John was the self described ‘old bloke’ of the South Pacific company… No nonsense, dedicated, a fellow voracious reader – an equally masculine and passionate artist – I simply had to chat with him for this series! He is best known for his work on The Young Doctors,… Read more.
Truth is, I wasn’t going to chat to well known Aussie actor Gyton Grantley for this series. I completely missed the first Underbelly series… And most of his feature film roles too. I usually forget to watch The Logies and maybe I figured someone as recognisable as Gyton wouldn’t be that interesting…right? Wrong. I met… Read more.
Opera Australia and John Frost’s smash hit production of South Pacific opens tonight in Perth, playing a limited four week run at Crown Theatre (formerly Burswood). Lauded leading lady Lisa McCune and opera star Teddy Tahu Rhodes will reprise the roles of Nellie Forbush and Emile de Becque in this fifth leg of South Pacific’s… Read more.
Last night it was announced by Producer John Frost and Opera Australia’s artistic director Lyndon Terracini that their co-production of The King and I will have a new King in Melbourne. Lisa McCune will be joined on stage by international stage and screen star Jason Scott Lee in the role of King Mongkut of Siam…. Read more.
On Monday October 28 the Sydney City Recital Centre in Angel Place will play host to a one night only concert that has grown to become one of the most notoriously spectacular music theatre events in Australia. A charity concert in support of research for gene control in acute leukemia with all funds raised going… Read more.
Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes will star in the Opera Australia/Gordon Frost Organisation revival of the Tony-award winning Australian production of The King and I, which will play across Australia in 2014. Lisa McCune, the four-time Gold Logie winner, plays English governess Anna Leonowens, while internationally acclaimed opera singer Teddy Tahu Rhodes takes on… Read more.
When Opera Australia’s South Pacific opened in Sydney last year, something wonderful happened: it resonated with people. Embarking on a lengthy Australian tour, it’s finally back at the Opera House, and it’s better than ever. A classic musical – one of the most highly-regarded musicals of the last century – South Pacific is a true… Read more.
Ben Neutze spoke to Blake Bowden at the end of his first week of rehearsals to play Lieutenant Joe Cable in the return season of Opera Australia and GFO’s South Pacific Just one week into rehearsal, South Pacific is already a career highlight for Blake Bowden. “I love the classics,” he says. “That’s what brought… Read more.