Articles on ‘Wicked’

Your Sunday Afternoon Zen: Elisa Colla sings “Meadowlark”

Elisa Colla

It’s one of those enduring standards, the kind of song an artist can build a complex narrative from just with their phrasing. It’s “Meadowlark,” and this afternoon is a warm, gorgeous rendition by Elisa Colla. Colla is perhaps best known for playing Nessarose in Wicked, and can currently be seen in the acclaimed Australian production of Les… Read more.

Your Sunday Afternoon Zen: Daniel Assetta & Ed Grey take on Ivy & Karen in “Smash”

Edward Grey.

Remember Smash? The short-lived drama about putting on a Broadway show? The first season focused most heavily on Bombshell, a new Marilyn Monroe musical being written, most delightfully, by characters played by Christian Borle and Debra Messing (the songs for Bombshell were Shaiman/Wittman numbers). The promising pilot (the quality of the rest of the show is up… Read more.

Thrillifying news! Wicked non professional rights now available in Oz!

Thrillifying news! Wicked non professional rights now available in Oz!

Good news, Ozians! Australia has been granted the non-professional performance rights for WICKED, thanks to Music Theatre International (Australasia) in association with Hal Leonard Australia. Now that the Australian professional production – which opened in 2008 and enjoyed return seasons across the country this year – has drawn its final curtain, local communities across the country will be… Read more.

End of an emerald era – Wicked closes in Australia

Jemma Rix as Elphaba in WICKED. Image by Belinda Strodder

It’s a momentous day today for the cast and crew (and fans!) of Stephen Schwartz’s blockbuster musical Wicked!  The Australian production will close today after touring the Australia, New Zealand and Asia for the last 8 years. Critically and financially, Wicked has been one of Australian musical theatre’s greatest success stories in recent years since opening on… Read more.

Chatting with Penny McNamee, our new Mary Poppins

Penny McNamee

Penny McNamee, one of Australia’s rising stars, will be playing the practically perfect nanny Mary Poppins in Packemin’s upcoming production at the Riverside Theatre from July 24 – August 8. McNamee has had an extensive career on both stage and screen.  After originating the role of Nessarose in the Australian production of Wicked, she has… Read more.

We’ve Only Just Begun: A quick chat with Angela Lumicisi

Angela Lumicisi will star in We've Only Just Begun

Wicked cast member Angela Lumicisi has had a long and varied career both in Australia and abroad and for one night only, Perth audiences have a chance to witness her talents in a special cabaret at Ellington Jazz Club We’ve Only Just Begun: The Music of the Carpenters is playing on Tuesday June 2 at 7:00pm, starring… Read more.

Major Musicals Update: 2015 and beyond

Kerrie Anne Greenland. Image by Matt Murphy.

Music Theatre in Australia is thriving! From the major commercial productions to independent and boutique seasons, it’s an exciting time to be involved in the music theatre industry. Keeping track of all that’s happening can be hard, so we’ve put it all down in one place for you! Take a look at what is in… Read more.