Articles on ‘Virginia Gay’

Squabblogic to team up with Sydney Philharmonic Choir for Wonderful Town

Wonderful Town

After a successful joint venture presenting a semi-staged production of Of Thee I Sing! in 2015, indie musical theatre company Squabbalogic and the Sydney Philharmonic choir are set to join forces again. In May 2016, Jason Langley (Loving Repeating) will direct Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Leonard Bernstein’s Wonderful Town in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. Wonderful Town … Read more.

Favourite moments in 2015: Sydney theatre

The Bleeding Tree. Photo by Brett Boardman

Theatre critic and AussieTheatre Deputy Editor Cassie Tongue sees hundreds of shows a year. In this piece, she writes about the moments that give theatre its magic: the ephemeral, tantalising seconds and minutes that create a uniquely theatrical sublime. These are not best or worst performances or productions. These are favourites: warm memories of moments, people,… Read more.

Production Company: Jerry’s Girls

Jerry's Girls. Nancye Hayes. Photo by  Jeff Busby.

If there’s been one trend in the last decade or so of musical theatre, it’s metatheatrical references. That’s where a show is very consciously a show. It can be seen in the self-referential “Song That Goes Like This” from Spamalot, the copious in-jokes and fourth-wall-breaking of Shrek and last year’s Best Musical Tony-winner, Something Rotten,… 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.

Twisted Broadway Photo Feature – Melbourne 2014

All That Jazz - Twisted Broadway 2014. Image by Kurt Sneddon

Twisted Broadway celebrated its 5th birthday in Melbourne earlier this week with a sold out concert at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Playhouse. The zany fundraiser for Oz Showbiz Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, produced by Daniel Benge and Kate MacDonald, featured a host of Australia’s musical theatre talent performing songs originally penned for the opposite gender in the… Read more.

Exclusive: Twisted Broadway cast announcement

AussieTheatre Exclusive AussieTheatre have teamed up with the gang at Twisted Broadway to exclusively announce the stellar cast of Twisted Broadway 2014, Australia’s zaniest charity concert.  Scheduled for one night only at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Playhouse, the highly anticipated Melbourne event will be hosted this year by Virginia Gay – star of TVs Winners and Losers… Read more.

The best advice from 2013: How We Do What We Do

Marika Aubrey. Image by Blueprint Studios

Marika Aubrey’s exciting 2013 feature series How We Do What We Do made AussieTheatre history as the most popular regular column to appear on the website! With over 12,000 individual readers over the last year, Marika’s in depth and insightful interview series has captured the minds of the Australian and international theatre going public. At… Read more.

And Now, A Perfect Play

Eddie Perfect

We’ve had, amongst many others, Angry Eddie, Shane Warne: the Musical and Perfect Tripod, now we are about to witness the world premiere of Eddie Perfect’s first ever stage play, The Beast. What should we expect? AussieTheatre’s Jan Chandler spoke with Perfect about his first ever stage play. The Beast is new territory for this… Read more.