Articles on ‘Theatre’
This interesting article from arts writer Andrew Taylor appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald last week. “… on the opera stage, the family jewels are worth $67.62.That’s how much a performer, male or female, should be paid for each stage rehearsal or performance at which full frontal nudity is required. In contrast, a dancer’s genitalia is only… Read more.
The world premiere of John Cleese’s Fawlty Towers – Live on Stage will debut in Sydney in August 2016 with an all Australian cast. Manic, snobbish, condescending, sycophantic and rude, Basil Fawlty is without doubt one of the funniest, most iconic and most memorable British comedy characters ever written and it was confirmed today that a… Read more.
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.
Positioned somewhere between the existential philosophy of Samuel Beckett and the comedic tropes of Monty Python, Give Me Your Love is an uncanny exploration of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In a putrid room with stained walls and a muddy floor sits Zach (David Woods), a traumatised war veteran from Iraq who has retreated into… Read more.
It’s happening. Like, really, happening. Another Westerberg field trip! The smash hit Australian premiere production of Heathers The Musical, which opened at Hayes Theatre Co this year and has already confirmed a season at QPAC, will be touring to Arts Centre Melbourne in May next year. Best. News. Ever. And, tickets go on presale tomorrow morning,… Read more.
22 year old Daniel Assetta has won the coveted Rob Guest Endowment Award after performing at a star studded Grand Final Concert in Sydney last night. Presented by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW and hosted by David Campbell and Lucy Durack, the exciting event, now in its 7th year, featured… Read more.
The Rob Guest Endowment annual gala concert is just one week away and it’s shaping up to be an incredible night of entertainment. The big event will take place on Monday November 9, where six finalists — emerging stars of Australian musical theatre — will take the stage at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre to compete for a a… Read more.
An homage to Chekhov, Afterplay is a two-hander play in which the characters are taken from two different Chekhov plays and fast forwarded twenty or so years into the future. Sonya from Uncle Vanya and Andrey (the brother from The Three Sisters) feature in this melancholic one-act play about the ‘tundra of loneliness’. Brisbane’s newest independent theatre company, Room… Read more.
Welcome to Stage Door Shrink, a regular column penned by Rachel Cole aimed at helping performers chortle their way to a #win. A note from Rachel: Little known fact: In 2013, I had a booming career in TV as the face of Optus. In the infomercial, I pretended to be on the phone to a… Read more.
RENT is now officially open at Hayes Theatre Co and – surprise, surprise! – the season is already completely SOLD OUT. We at AussieTheatre wanted to share this beautiful photo feature with you all (thanks to Highway Run Productions and photographer Kurt Sneddon), because if you haven’t already snagged a ticket, these 20 images may be… Read more.