Articles on ‘Theatre’

Fringe Fever: A Quick Chat With Ruth Wilkin

Ruth Wilkin. Image by Sarah Walker

After taking out Best Cabaret at the 2012 Melbourne Fringe with Just A Little Something and blowing Melbourne Cabaret Festival audiences away with True Story, award winning performer and writer Ruth Wilkin is heading to the 2015 Melbourne Fringe Festival with Tribute, an witty and self-aware hour of comedy cabaret characterised by Wilkin’s signature blend of original… Read more.

Melbourne Fringe: Boys Boys Boys

Boys Boys Boys - Melbourne Fringe 2015

Does Nico sleep with the guys she does for the sex or for the t-shirts she takes home in the morning? Opening nights can be a bit like first dates or first hook-ups. Awkward at first, but if you’ve got cool stories to tell or you can relax into it, you can make it feel… Read more.

Melbourne Fringe: Accio Adulthood

Accio Adulthood - Melbourne Fringe 2015

What was your first encounter with Harry Potter? It’s a question that comes up early in Darcy Dann’s Fringe debut, Accio Adulthood, in which she charts her own history with The Boy Who Lived. Dann is a performer of considerable charm, making even that most dreaded of theatrical staples, audience participation, *shudder*, palatable. Her choice… Read more.


Company. Watch This. Photo by Jodie Hutchison

Company is the latest dalliance with another Stephen Sondheim work from independent company Watch This (following Assassins and Pacific Overtures). Making marvellous use of that delightful theatre space three flights down at fortyfivedownstairs, it’s a slick, evocative, low-budget show that reaches high and scrapes the edges of excellence. But getting there wasn’t easy for a… Read more.

Full cast of Jerry’s Girls confirmed

The Production Company's cast lineup for Jerry's Girls

Eleven leading ladies of Australian musical theatre (and one leading man!) will take to the stage together in The Production Company’s third and final offering for 2015 – Jerry’s Girls.  Showcasing the music of Broadway legend Jerry Herman, directed and choreographed by Helpmann Award winning duo Dean Bryant and Andrew Hallsworth and musically directed by… Read more.

Australian production of Les Miserables is heading to Manila

Simon Gleeson as Jean Valjean. Image by Matt Murphy

It was confirmed today that Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, Les Misérables, will commence an Asian tour in March 2016 – first stop: Manila. After completing its scheduled Australian tour seasons in Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Brisbane, the show will transfer to Manila with many of the Australian cast… Read more.

Ghost the Musical will tour Australia – dates confirmed

Ghost - Caissie Levy and Richard Fleeshman as Molly and Sam

It’s actually happening! Ghost The Musical is finally on its way to Australia in 2016 and it’s opening in Adelaide thanks to Ambassador Theatre Group, GWB Entertainment and Red Live! In November 2011, Ghost The Muscial was announced to open in Melbourne in March 2013 (to be produced by Matilda The Musical’s producer Louise Withers) but was pulled… Read more.

A Quick Chat with Scott Morris

Scott Morris

Scott began his professional performing arts career as ‘Young Cosmo’ in David Atkins’ 2001 production of Singin’ in the Rain, followed this as the co-host of K Zone TV for the Seven Network, and most notably appeared as Mark in A Chorus Line and Ernst in Spring Awakening. Scott has been so prolific in the… Read more.

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.