Articles on ‘Theatre’
Welcome back to Stage Door Shrink, a regular column aimed at helping performers chortle their way to a #win. This week, our session is focused on the big A – AGENTS. Apart from having a six-pack, belting F’s and doing triple turns, having an agent is the most important part of getting seen for auditions…. Read more.
According to queenonline.com, 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.
On Saturday 22 August, children and their families will have the opportunity to explore dressing rooms, under the stage and through mazes of corridors at Arts Centre Melbourne as part of the first ever ‘Sleepover’ at the iconic Victorian venue. Kids aged 8-11 have been invited to explore parts of the theatre complex that nobody… Read more.
Good news, Ozians! Australia has been granted the non-professional performance rights for WICKED, thanks to Music Theatre International (Australasia) in association with Hal Leonard Australia. Now that the Australian professional production – which opened in 2008 and enjoyed return seasons across the country this year – has drawn its final curtain, local communities across the country will be… Read more.
Matt McFarlane brings you a special wrap up of the 5th Annual Theatre Footy Day in Melbourne! A note from Matt Three things I have learnt this week: Jellicles can and do, white men can actually jump, and theatre people can play footy! So the next person who tells you these statements are inaccurate, I… Read more.
Have you seen the news? Sydney’s Belvoir Street Theatre company are petitioning Taylor Swift (or anyone who can get in touch with ‘her Royal Swiftiness‘, according to musicfeeds.com.au) to convince them to grant the rights to her pop anthem ‘Shake it Off’ in their production of Seventeen, which opens tomorrow night. Seventeen is about a group of teenagers… Read more.
I want to delve further into the concept and action of creativity. And perhaps even to the furthest branch of brain-bending constructs: ‘purpose’. I talked in my first essay about child-like openness, play, and the ease with which children go out and create, or pursue their dreams and how we as adults often struggle against… Read more.
Attention members of the arts community: applications for Australia’s richest musical theatre competition – the Rob Guest Endowment – will close this week. The application process for the 6th annual Rob Guest Endowment will close on July 26, with up and coming performing artists, musicians and technical workers encouraged to apply. The Rob Guest Endowment executive committee, Bernadette Hayes… Read more.
Brisbane based musical theatre company Harvest Rain will make history in 2016 by staging the largest production of the musical Hairspray in the world. With an estimated cast of over 500 (including 30 core performers and over 500 local ensemble performers) Hairspray will take place at the Brisbane Convention Centre, performing five shows over three nights… Read more.
Australia’s favourite leading man, Anthony Warlow, will be returning to the Broadway stage next month for a stint as Captain Hook in the critically acclaimed Finding Neverland, according to Playbill.com. Warlow, who made his Broadway debut as Daddy Warbucks in the 2012 revival of Annie, will be replacing American actor Kelsey Grammer (best known for his role of Frasier in… Read more.