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MTC: Pennsylvania Avenue

Bernadette Robinson. Pennsyvania Avenue

Last week, Melbourne’s two mainstage companies opened shows by Melbourne writers. Both directed by Melbourne directors and featured Melbourne performers and creators. Both were also set in the USA and based on US culture. But the chasm between Pennsylvania Avenue, at the MTC, and Calpurnia Descending, at Malthouse Theatre, is so wide…

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Broadway sensation Audra McDonald to tour Down Under

Audra McDonald. Image by Autumn de Wilde

Audra McDonald, goddess of the Broadway stage, will be heading to Australia next year for a concert tour in Melbourne and Sydney. An Evening with Audra McDonald, will play in Melbourne for one night only (October 31, 2015) at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall while Audra McDonald Sings Broadway (with the Sydney Symphony)…

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Win a double pass to see Grease, Melbourne

Grease 2013. Image by Jeff Busby

The Pink Ladies and the T-Birds are on their way back to Melbourne this summer and AussieTheatre are excited to be giving away 2 DOUBLE PASSES them strut their stuff in Grease the Musical next month! The Melbourne season of Grease sold out in March this year, and due to popular demand the…

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Join a select group of Arts industry practitioners for the workshop of Our House The Musical, Sydney

Join a select group of Arts industry practitioners for the workshop of Our House The Musical, Sydney

Ever wondered what goes on inside the rehearsal room of a major Australian musical? AussieTheatre is exclusively offering our readers the chance to find out, with a DOUBLE PASS to watch the final presentation of Australia’s first professional workshop of Our House The Musical.  Produced by Storeyboard Entertainment, this week-long workshop…

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A quick chat with Sweet Charity star, Verity Hunt-Ballard

Verity Hunt-Ballard as Charity in Sweet Charity. Image by Kurt Sneddon

Verity Hunt-Ballard chats to AussieTheatre’s video team about the upcoming return season of Helpmann Award winning Sweet Charity.  Sweet Charity was the first show to be performed in Sydney’s new independent music theatre venue – Hayes Theatre Co – in early 2014 and its sold out season created waves in the music theatre…

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Australian Dance Awards Winners 2014

L-R Kip Gamblin, Ghenoa Gela and Frances Rings during the audience participation at Australian Dance Awards, 2014. Image by Pia Moore

Returning to the Opera House for the first time in 8 years, the Australian Dance Awards were held at the Joan Sutherland Theatre over the weekend, honouring the country’s finest dancers in a gala ceremony hosted by Frances Rings and Kip Gamblin. The annual awards event features 11 categories of…

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Can Jemma Rix be any more incredible? Seriously?

Jemma Rix as Elphaba in WICKED. Image by Belinda Strodder

She is widely known in the Music Theatre community as a hard working, unassuming, powerhouse performer who regularly smashes out Defying Gravity to packed houses in theatres across Australia and Asia. Yesterday, Jemma Rix (star of WICKED Australia), performed this song at the Melbourne Cup event and proved why she is one of the…

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