Articles on ‘Theatre’

Midsumma – Butch Masters: Man of Destiny

Butch Masters

There’s a saying that I learned – you might have heard it said, one has to kiss a lot of frogs to catch a prince. Sadly, in terms of new independent Australian musicals, Butch Masters is no prince. With book, music and lyrics by Jamie Burgess (not to mention orchestrations, musical direction and probably catering),… Read more.

Exclusive: Sondheim’s Follies comes to Melbourne this May

Nancye Hayes, Lisa McCune and David Hobson will star in Follies in Concert. Produced by Storeyboard Entertainment Exclusive can confirm that a special production of Sondheim’s musical Follies will be staged at the Melbourne Recital Centre in May, starring a host of Australia’s most popular musical theatre talent. Produced by Storeyboard Entertainment, Follies in Concert will play three shows only Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 May, featuring a cast of 29 and an… Read more.

Heathers: The Musical

Heathers the Musical. Image by Kurt Sneddon

Heathers: The Musical. How very. Before there was Mean Girls, there was Heathers, the iconic high school movie from the 80s starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater. And now there’s Heathers: The Musical which made its Queensland debut at QPAC over the weekend, under the direction of music theatre and cabaret star Trevor Ashley. Bold, crass… Read more.

Olivier Award Winning Actor in Perth

Olivier Award Winning Actor in Perth

All Saints’ College in Bull Creek Perth, has scored a major coup after securing Olivier Award-winning actor Guy Masterson – the great-nephew of Richard Burton – as artist-in-residence this February. And as part of his residency, he will be performing a one-off solo production of Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood on February 26. Masterson an… Read more.

Favourite moments in 2015: Sydney theatre

The Bleeding Tree. Photo by Brett Boardman

Theatre critic and AussieTheatre Deputy Editor Cassie Tongue sees hundreds of shows a year. In this piece, she writes about the moments that give theatre its magic: the ephemeral, tantalising seconds and minutes that create a uniquely theatrical sublime. These are not best or worst performances or productions. These are favourites: warm memories of moments, people,… Read more.

Melbourne’s Emily Sheehan wins 2015 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award

Emily Sheehan

Melbourne based actor and playwright Emily Sheehan has taken out the 2015 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award for her play Hell’s Canyon.   Earlier this month, the Seaborn Broughton and Walford Foundation (SBW) announced Sheehan as the winner of the $20,000 award, beating 70 submissions from across Australia. Common themes in submissions this year included domestic violence, family… Read more.

The Mother Flippin’ Life

Parenting is the toughest gig around.

I’m going to ask a big favour of you all. I’m going to ask you to bear with me. And the reason is this: I’m going to talk about babies. Or more specifically, motherhood. You knew I’d eventually get to talking about babies right? Being a first time Mum to a now 2 and a… Read more.

Australian actress Carol Burns passes away, aged 68

Founding member of the Queensland Theatre Company, Carol Burns

Sad news for the Australian arts community today with the passing of one of our most versatile and acclaimed actors, Carol Burns, after a battle with cancer. Burns’ partner of 36 years, composer and musician Alan Lawrence was at her bedside as she passed at Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital earlier today (22 December). Famous for… Read more.