Articles on ‘Wicked’

Suzie Mathers to play Glinda in WICKED, London

Back in the bubble: Suzie Mathers will return as Glinda in WICKED from 12 February 2015. Image by Maye Wong

Australian leading lady Suzie Mathers is set to join the West End production of WICKED as Glinda in September this year. Suzie began her WICKED journey with the show as an off stage vocal swing on the Australian production when it premiered in Melbourne in 2008 before taking over the role of Glinda for the 2011… Read more.

Professional witches talk amateur Wicked premiere

Professional witches talk amateur Wicked premiere

With the first amateur Australian production of Wicked opening at the same time as our professional principal alumni are rehearsing for their Sydney Symphony Orchestra performance, Maddi Ostapiw caught up with Lucy Durack, Jemma Rix, Amanda Harrison and Helen Dallimore to talk about the future of the Green Machine on our shores. Congregating on their… Read more.

Learn your Defying Gravity concert stars well! Helen Dallimore

Helen Dallimore

Defying Gravity, a world premiere concert celebrating the work of acclaimed composer Stephen Schwartz, will premiere at Sydney’s Theatre Royal for three performances only on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 February 2016. If you’re a fan of international musical theatre, you won’t want to miss this exciting musical event! It has a stellar line up of performers – headlined by… Read more.

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.