Earlier this week, a small group of entertainment journalists were invited to take part in a closed question and answer session with legendary composer Alan Menken. Held ahead of Aladdin’s Melbourne opening night, we took the opportunity to ask Menken questions about his various successful collaborations with Disney and the future of his work in… Read more.
Earlier this year, I created A Music Theatre Fanboy’s Top 10 Youtube Performances. This week I thought I’d once again have my coffee at my computer desk, and show you some* of my favourite MT performers being interviewed on some of my favourite Youtube channels.* Not only are all of these actors spectacularly talented, but they all… Read more.
Grab a coffee, sit back, relax and enjoy these 10 fabulous YouTube videos, selected by our very own Music Theatre fanboy – Joel Granger! If you’re anything like me, you have spent far too much of your summer holidays getting sucked into an Internet vortex of Ellen DeGeneres and SNL videos. To counteract this, I often… Read more.
As the Once cast head into their last weeks they have given us one final cover, Stairway to Heaven! With lead vocals from both Tom Parsons and Madeleine Jones this is a true celebration of the company’s immense talent. Sit back, relax and enjoy as these quadruple threats take on a Led Zeppelin classic. It is definitely worth watching… Read more.
Movie musicals are back in fashion! In recent years we have seen many musicals take the leap from stage to screen in a movie musical renaissance. Les Miserables, Jersey Boys, Mama Mia and the highly anticipated release of Into the Woods (coming in Jan 2015) just to name a few. Now it is Jason Robert… Read more.
Ever wondered what Star of Les Miserables Euan Doidge does in his spare time? Well, for one thing, he makes excellent video clips with his equally talented younger sister Hope using an iPhone and a funky little app called Video Star. Check it out – they look like they had a ball filming it! Euan is currently appearing… Read more.
Oh baby, baby! The cast and crew of Grease – the Musical celebrate a sold out Melbourne season by putting together this fantastic video! Check out Rydell High’s favourite characters in this funny backstage romp.
AussieTheatre went inside the rehearsal room of the new Australian production of The Lion King to see how things are coming along. Check out the cast singing together for the first time during the first week of rehearsals. We also heard from some of the principal cast, including Nick Afoa, who plays Simba, Rob Collins,… Read more.
Members of AussieTheatre’s Sydney editorial and media team attended Light The Night this year and Ben Neutze, our digital media guru has put together this video feature of the evening for your enjoyment. Featuring Rob Mills, Jan van de Stool, Adam Rennie, Shaun Rennie, Trevor Ashley, Michelle Doake, Elise McCann David Harris, Tim Draxl and… Read more.
South Pacific is one of the most enduring musicals of our time and a stunning new revival opens tonight at the Sydney Opera House. AussieTheatre’s Ben Neutze caught up with stars of the production Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Opera Australia’s Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini and President of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organisation Ted Chapin… Read more.