The 16th annual Helpmann Award ceremony took place tonight at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre, The Star with the who’s who of the Aussie arts and live performance industry in attendance. Check out our full list of winners below. BEST MALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A PLAY MARK LEONARD WINTER King Lear Sydney Theatre Company BEST… Read more.
The women in black are coming back! Queensland Theatre Company have today announced that acclaimed new Australian musical Ladies In Black will be touring Australia in early 2017 with seasons slated for Sydney and Canberra as well as return seasons in Brisbane and Melbourne. The musical premiered in November 2015 in Brisbane, heralding a triumphant return… Read more.
If you thought sing-a-long Sound of Music was camper than a row of tents, wait will you see Priscilla Queen of The Desert strut her stuff in the sing-along arena! The Actors Benevolent Fund of NSW are holding the most outrageously caaaaamp fundraiser on Thursday 18 August at the Chauvel Cinema in Paddington, screening iconic… Read more.
Stage Art’s production of the musical Titanic is currently playing at Chapel off Chapel and we have a special photo feature to share with our readers. Starring Paul Batey (Les Miserables – international tour, Boy From Oz – original Australian cast), Don Winsor (Titanic – US tour, Mamma Mia – US tour) and Greta Sheriff (My… Read more.
Neglected Musicals presents musical theatre that has never or rarely been seen in Australia and their next offering will be Calamity Jane at Hayes Theatre Co in August with star of stage and screen Virginia Gay in the titular role. The full cast has now been confirmed with Hilary Cole as Katie Brown, Sheridan Harbridge as Adelaide… Read more.
This week I shared a coffee over skype with prominent Sydney-based producer, director and actor, Jay James- Moody (and his cat, who contributed to the conversation from his lap). If I told you his performance credits involved a huge line-up of shows including A Year With Frog and Toad (Ensemble Theatre), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling… Read more.
Sven Ratzke’s Starman – a sold-out success at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival – is a powder keg of energy and enthusiasm, primed to explode! The show heroes the music of the late, great David Bowie, but it is so, so much more than a tribute show. Starman is a transporter through time and space. One… Read more.
Songs in Film is a simple concept for a cabaret show – a review of the greatest music from the silver screen. Joe Stilgoe takes this simple idea and transforms it into an outstanding, unforgettable, unmissable cabaret production. Joe Stilgoe, British pianist, vocalist and songwriter, is a modern musical genius (seriously, that’s not overstating it)…. Read more.
I thought it would be some kind of delicious biscuit for me to start writing an essay on inspiration in the depths of my gorging on a cork coaster. … Ok, it pays for you to know the tv show Black Books inside out to understand this reference, but what I am basically saying is… Read more.
Have you ever wondered what the Australian political landscape would look like if Gough Whitlam survived the 1975 Constitutional Crisis, if Tony Abbott didn’t eat that onion, or if Harold Holt had decided to go for a cycle rather than a swim? This sort of political ‘what if’ is the exact platform utilised in Margaret… Read more.