The Honourable Jeff Kennett is chirpy and for good reason. It was announced on Monday that the world-wide musical hit Wicked has named Beyondblue as the official charity for its return Melbourne season in May. As founding Chairman of Beyondblue Mr Kennett is thrilled at the nature of the partnership. “There is a connection between… Read more.
Suzie Mathers is a force to be reckoned with. Every night at the top of the show, I stand in Oz on the stage right balcony, heralding with triumph the death of the Wickedest Witch there ever was. I’m thinking about the joy and the terror, I’m thinking about the vibrato and the crescendos. Then… Read more.
Reg Livermore is joining the cast of WICKED for its return Melbourne and Sydney seasons in 2014 and Erin James caught up with the legend of stage and screen for a chat about all things green… The Dragon Clock struck 8:30 (am!) and I find myself on the line with Reg Livermore – veteran of… Read more.
You know when you flick on the TV during a commercial break to see sad, poor looking little kids and (more often than not) a well-known celebrity urging people to donate or sponsor a child from Africa or India? Would it be fair to say that the good majority of TV viewers adopt one of… Read more.
John Frost has confirmed that WICKED will be returning to Sydney’s Captiol Theatre in 2014. The 10th anniversary tour, which returns to Melbourne in May 2014, will transfer to the Capitol Theatre in Sydney from September 20. The production will tour to Brisbane once the Sydney season concludes, but no dates have been confirmed at… Read more.
Performers are crazy. Our job is to create this riveting, glittery and fiery event onstage live with hundreds of people watching and to lead them through a fantasy world for the next 2-3 hours. Sounds wacky huh? If a performer was asked what their main motivation for performing would be, most would express similar… Read more.
Fellow Ozians – after an enormously notable absence (how have you possibly coped without my emerald ramblings), I am overjoyed to announce (cue brass section) the triumphant return of my Life Upon The WICKED Stage column for 2014… and beyond! For any newcomers, it’s good to see me isn’t it? Please consider this column to… Read more.
The countdown is on! In just 100 short days, the 10th Anniversary tour of Wicked will set itself down in Melbourne, where its Australian journey began. The show will commence previews on Wednesday 7th May, with its opening night scheduled for Saturday 10th May at the Regent Theatre – current home of King Kong, which will… Read more.
Sophie Wright joins the AussieTheatre team to bring you updates and insights from the current WICKED tour in Manila! Let me introduce myself and tell you briefly who I am and the reason for my writing articles for Aussie Theatre… I am Sophie Wright and I joined the cast of the amazing Broadway musical WICKED last year… Read more.
Looking for the latest Musicals Update? Check out our Major Musicals: 2015 and beyond update here With the 2012 – 2013 musical theatre season now largely behind us, and with the majority of shows announced for 2014, here is AussieTheatre’s guide to the shows that will close out 2013, the major productions for 2014 and… Read more.