Articles on ‘Theatre’

Behind the scenes: Sound of Music children’s auditions

Behind the scenes: Sound of Music children’s auditions

The hunt for the Von Trapp children for the Sydney season of The Sound of Music are underway. 18 incredibly talented children will be cast to participate in the Sydney season of this exciting new revival starring Cameron Daddo and Amy Lehpamer. Three casts of children will share the roles of Friedrick, Louisa, Kurt, Brigitta,… Read more.

The Mythical Fairytale Land of 6.5%

Photo by Joe Penniston

Did you know that for this year there were only 340 onstage performance jobs for Professional Musical Theatre in Australia? Did you know also that in 2014, Actor’s Equity reported a membership of 5179? This number referring to the fee-paying, card-carrying demographic of Stage Performers, Stunt Workers and Circus Performers across Australia. If in fact… Read more.

How to leave an agent – with Rachel Cole

Rachel Cole joins the AussieTheatre team

Performers complain about their agents as often as they complain about feeling fat. #thestruggleisreal. When you hear your friends talking about castings or auditions that you haven’t heard about or you haven’t had an email in months, it’s easy to question your representation. It’s in these moments you need to trust that your agent has… Read more.

A Quick Chat with Ben Wood from The Aliens

Ben Wood

Aussie actor Ben Wood trained at ATYP and has appeared in some of Australia’s most exciting theatrical productions for Bell Shakespeare, Sport for Jove, Darlinghurst Theatre Company and more. He has also appeared on TV in All Saints, Underbelly 3: The Golden Mile, Packed to the Rafters, Rescue: Special Ops, A Model Daughter, My Place, Redfern… Read more.

Australia’s Seann Miley Moore wows judges on X Factor UK

Australia’s Seann Miley Moore wows judges on X Factor UK

He graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at the end of 2013, appeared in Luckiest Production’s sell out season of Sweet Charity at Hayes Theatre Co and joined the cast of Opera Australia’s The King and I for its Australian tour in 2014. After a stint in Jason Coleman’s Spiegalicious show, Australian performer Seann… Read more.

Master Class — Hayes Theatre Co season

Master Class — Hayes Theatre Co season

Terrence McNally’s Masterclass invites the audience into a master class set at Juilliard in the 1970s, taken by the esteemed opera singer and diva Maria Callas (Maria Mercedes). We are warned when Callas enters that this is not a show, it is a class, and the audience take on the role of observing students as… Read more.

Someone Else’s Story

Naomi Livingston

This piece has been a long time coming. It is part of my journey as a creative and as someone desiring to engage with aspects of life that can both hinder and release creativity and work out how to relate to them both. And though I’m not sure I have clarity on the matter or… Read more.

We Will Rock You returns to Oz?

We Will Rock You

According to, Ben Elton’s smash hit musical We Will Rock You – featuring 24 songs from Queen’s catalogue – will be returning to Australia for a national tour next year. Announced on the band’s Facebook page and website, a revival of the production is set to be produced by Australia’s leading musical theatre producer John Frost, in association with… Read more.