Articles on ‘Sydney’

The Glugs Theatrical Awards to be held in Sydney tonight

Sharon Millerchip as Theresa in Bombshells. Image by Steve Lunam

A Sydney theatrical institution will mark its 45th anniversary tonight with an awards ceremony celebrating the best of Sydney’s theatre scene and cultural life. In 1966, a group of the theatre minded people of Sydney – including some notable theatre critics and journalists, performers and publicists – would meet occasionally for lunch in the city… Read more.

VIDEO – The Lion King – first week of rehearsals

VIDEO – The Lion King – first week of rehearsals

AussieTheatre went inside the rehearsal room of the new Australian production of The Lion King to see how things are coming along. Check out the cast singing together for the first time during the first week of rehearsals. We also heard from some of the principal cast, including Nick Afoa, who plays Simba, Rob Collins,… Read more.

Rob Guest Endowment Gala Concert – Ticket Giveaway

The 2013 Rob Guest Endowment is set to take place on November 25 at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre, The Star and AussieTheatre will be giving away one DOUBLE PASS per week in the lead up to the event! This year marks the fifth year of the Rob Guest Endowment, a scholarship for young music theatre artists… Read more.

Lion King Tickets on Sale

Lion King Tickets on Sale

Disney first turned their empire onto the music theatre stage in 1994 with the Beauty and the Beast. Less than two decades later, following six smash-hit Broadway musicals and a host of international tours, they have blossomed o become one of the most powerful forces in music theatre today. And I will allege that beyond… Read more.

STC unleashes Fury in April

Joanna Murry-Smith is set to return to Sydney Theatre Company this season with a brand new play directed by Andrew Upton. Commissioned by STC, Fury runs from their Wharf 1 theatre space. The play will feature Robert Menzies, Sarah Peirse, Harry Greenwood, and Geraldine Hakewill. A family drama, Fury is set in a liberal, middle… Read more.

Dirty Blonde – Darlinghurst Theatre

Mae West is a lingering icon of a very different time who was well ahead of her time. Remembered for her sex appeal, her early, no-holds-barred feminism, and her bawdy double-entendres, West is a figure that inspires admiring and obsessive fans. Dirty Blonde is about those fans. Two fans, in particular – Jo, the brash… Read more.

Driving Miss Daisy – Sydney Season

There are a few different kinds of standing ovations. There’s the perfunctory opening night ovation. The rolling ovation, that picks up momentum and vigour as it spreads across the audience. And then there’s the instantaneous ovation, where the lights come up and the audience, as one, leaps out of their seats. It was this last… Read more.

An age old problem: Which house is the right house?

An age old problem: Which house is the right house?

The city of Sydney needs a new theatre. In fact the city of Sydney needs several new theatres – and while it’s a fact that appears known, it remains something about which little is being done. Decades after the period where well over a dozen 1000+ seater theatres and picture palaces stood between Her Majesty’s… Read more.