Articles on ‘Virginia Gay’
Virginia Gay is set to take the stage at the Hayes this March as Calamity Jane in a semi-immersive production by Richard Carroll (it has evolved out of a Neglected Musicals staged reading in 2016), and now the full cast has been announced. Joining Gay (All Saints, Winners and Losers, High Society) are Laura Bunting… Read more.
In the back alley behind the popular Kings Cross nightspot World Bar you can be taken back in time to the 1970s, when the World Bar was called The Nevada and it was Sydney’s most infamous brothel. This is Hidden Sydney, a four-storey-high immersive cabaret. You’re dropped into the heart of old Kings Cross, teeming… Read more.
Two days to go! The cast of Side Show at Sydney’s Hayes Theatre will be announced on Sunday 7 August. And what a time it’s been waiting for this announcement. Our “guy on the inside” has been sending us audition tapes, and we’ve been blown away by these totally legit twin pairings! Debora Krizak and Rowena… Read more.
Neglected Musicals presents musical theatre that has never or rarely been seen in Australia and their next offering will be Calamity Jane at Hayes Theatre Co in August with star of stage and screen Virginia Gay in the titular role. The full cast has now been confirmed with Hilary Cole as Katie Brown, Sheridan Harbridge as Adelaide… Read more.
Magda Szubanski, Joel Creasey, Bob Downe, Paul Capsis, iOTA, Emma Matthews, Simon Burke, Virginia Gay, and many more are set to appear in From Sydney With Love – A Concert for Orlando in Sydney’s Town Hall on Monday 11 July. On Saturday 11 June Pulse Nightclub, a gay bar in Orlando, Florida, had its Latin night shattered with… Read more.
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.
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.