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New kids on the block: Orphans at Q44 Theatre

Q44 Theatre's production of Orphans

There are some new kids on the theatrical block in Melbourne and we want you to know! The team behind the brand spanking new Q44 Theatre Company are a passionate group of theatre makers who aspire to build an ensemble of players from within an artist-driven theatre company. Their first…

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RabbitHead

Holly Garvey and Violette Ayad in RabbitHead

Cockroaches, cocaine and candy clouds: Little Y Theatre Company and whatshesaid’s RabbitHead is wildly different from what I initially expected. This bizarre performance is a successful blending of what would happen if a bejewelled Barbie snorted a line of cocaine. The play is a performative response to Barbara Baynton’s 1896…

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Frost and Terracini recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

John Frost

It was announced today that leading Australian theatre producer John Frost and Opera Australia’s Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini have been awarded an AM (Member in the General Division) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. The pair are currently co-producing The King and I (starring darling of the stage Lisa McCune and international…

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Rhonda Burchmore: Vinyl Viagra

Rhonda Burchmore in Vinyl Viagra

The vixens of vinyl were unleashed in Rhonda Burchmore’s vibrant and vivacious new show, Vinyl Viagra. Burchmore certainly succeeds in ‘making temperatures soar and hearts race’ as she channels the sex appeal and songs of divas through the ages. Rhonda Burchmore, a permanent fixture in the list of Australian theatre…

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Behind the scenes – Tony Awards Opening Number

Tonys Backstage

The official Tony Awards youtube account have shared a backstage, behind-the-scenes video of this year’s opening number. If you have ever worked in the theatre, this video will make you smile with understanding at the crazy juxtaposition between backstage mayhem and a polished performance viewed from the auditorium (or a television…

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Getting to know you: Victor Siharath from The King And I

Victor Siharath

Opera Australia and John Frost’s production of The King and I recently finished its opening season in Brisbane, marking the professional music theatre debut of many up-and-coming performers. AussieTheatre is thrilled to be continuing our interview series entitled Getting To Know You to introduce these new artists to their music theatre audience as the production…

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Showbiz to be bought by Tix.com.au - The Music Network

showbiz_logo

After being placed into voluntary administration nearly two months ago, it was confirmed by themusicnetwork.com that Tix.com.au have bought the brand and “certain database assets” of ticketing company Showbiz. Tix.com.au is a ticketing deal business which owns Firsttix, Lasttix, Movietix and Fasttix (say that 10 times fast!) and it understood that a…

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