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.
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.
Welcome to Stage Door Shrink, a regular column penned by Rachel Cole aimed at helping performers chortle their way to a #win. A note from Rachel: Little known fact: In 2013, I had a booming career in TV as the face of Optus. In the infomercial, I pretended to be on the phone to a… Read more.
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.
AussieTheatre has two double passes to giveaway to High Society at the Hayes Theatre on Saturday 5 September. The captivating Tracy Lord invites you to the most elegant wedding of 1938. There are 700 guests, an ocean of champagne, and a couple of pesky undercover journalists certain to turn the event from shindig into scandal. Only one thing… Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The beauty of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival is that there is such a diverse mix of entertainment. Virginia Gay’s Songs to Self-Destruct to has it all. The production is a melting pot of musical genres, with a dash of crazy, a swig of sexy and bucket-loads of hilarity. Virginia Gay is an expert of cabaret…. Read more.