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The Glugs Theatrical Awards to be held in Sydney tonight

Sharon Millerchip as Theresa in Bombshells. Image by Steve Lunam

A Sydney theatrical institution will mark its 45th anniversary tonight with an awards ceremony celebrating the best of Sydney’s theatre scene and cultural life. In 1966, a group of the theatre minded people of Sydney – including some notable theatre critics and journalists, performers and publicists – would meet occasionally for lunch in the city… Read more.

Review: The Turk in Italy

The Turk in Italy arrived in Sydney last night in grand style in a new, groundbreaking production directed by Simon Phillips and designed by Gabriela Tylesova. A flop for most of its lifetime, The Turk in Italy (Il Turco in Italia) will see in its 200th anniversary (it was first presented at La Scala, Milan… Read more.

The Magic Flute

What is a Julie Taymor production so far as the modern theatre is concerned? An incontestable powerhouse of influence, famed director Taymor’s creativity for design has always seemed to be at its strongest when she has been called upon to re-imagine a classic. And though her most notable work of the music theatre The Lion King is packing… Read more.

Falsettos to sing at Sydney’s Eternity Theatre

Falsettos to sing at Sydney’s Eternity Theatre

Prepare to enter Falsettoland as the Darlinghurst Theatre presents a beloved Broadway classic for the 2014 Sydney Mardi Gras Festival. If you have never heard of the musical Falsettos you could almost be forgiven. The musical first opened on Broadway in 1992 where it ran for over a year and garnered overwhelming positive reviews and… Read more.

EXCLUSIVE: La Cage Aux Folles to tour Australia

La Cage Aux Folles. Image supplied

Aussie Theatre can exclusively announce that after a twenty-nine year absence, Australia will host a revival of the smash hit Broadway musical La Cage aux Folles. It seems the best of times is 2014 with the music theatre season receiving a new, fabulous addition in the presence of the iconic 80s musical La Cage aux… Read more.

Strictly Speaking: Stars of Strictly Ballroom talk Scott, Fran and working with Baz

Thomas Lacey and Phoebe Panaretos

With the full cast of the highly anticipated Global Creatures next major production Strictly Ballroom the musical finally announced, Aussie Theatre’s David Allen recently caught up with the shows two young stars Thomas Lacey and Phoebe Panaretos to talk about playing two iconic characters, growing up with the movie and being directed by Baz Luhrmann…. Read more.

Illusionist 2.0 star Scott Lewis dies in tragic Sydney accident

The Illusionists 2.0

In a tragic turn of events, world class hypnotist and ensemble member of the Illusionists 2.0 has fallen to his death from a balcony in Pyrmont. The world class magic show Illusionists 2.0 is currently on an international tour and were performing one of thirteen shows at the Opera House from January 9 till 11…. Read more.

Exit the King: King Kong in its final months in Oz

Come February 16, one of the biggest theatrical ventures ever staged in Oz will ring down the curtain for the final time. After nine spectacular months in the Regent Theatre, King Kong will depart Melbourne, and its set to go out with a roar! With nearly three quarters of a million tickets sold, nine Helpmann… Read more.

David Harris to Headline Charity Concert for the Phillippines

David Harris

David Harris is set to prove that his perfection knows no bounds when he co-headlines later this year in a charity concert to benefit the victims of the Hurricane Haiyan which devastated the Philippines late in 2013. Hunky Australian music theatre star David Harris is just going from strength to strength. It doesn’t seem that… Read more.

International Cabaret Contest set to find the Best of the Best

Sydney finalist Monique Salle.

2014 can now be marked as the year the Australian Cabaret Showcase came of age. Re-christened the International Cabaret Contest and with a record number of applicants auditioning from Australia and New Zealand in five cities, the grand final looks set to be a wow. In the past the former Australian Cabaret Showcase has brought… Read more.