Articles on ‘Theatre’

Why an opera singer’s penis is worth more than a dancer’s

Joshua Harrison and Elijah Rohner in Naked Boys Singing. Image by Dario Gardiman

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.

Production Company: Jerry’s Girls

Jerry's Girls. Nancye Hayes. Photo by  Jeff Busby.

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.

Review: Give Me Your Love

Give Me Your Love. Arts House. Photo by Sarah Walker

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.

How VERY! Heathers Oz heads to Melbourne

Heathers the Musical. Image by Kurt Sneddon

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.

Daniel Assetta takes out the 2015 Rob Guest Endowment Award

The six finalists at the Rob Guest Endowment Gala, 2015. Image by Robert Catto

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.

Blake Appelqvist: Rob Guest Endowment Finalist 2015

Blake Appleqvist

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.

Review: Afterplay – intimate and intellectual

Afterplay - Room To Play

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.