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Erin James is AussieTheatre.com's Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

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AussieTheatre Exclusive: Full Twisted Broadway cast announced

Twisted Broadway 2017 co-hosts Joel Creasey and Rob Mills at the Regent Theatre

Australia’s musical theatre community is gearing up for the return of Twisted Broadway this year, and AussieTheatre can exclusively announce the full company for the highly anticipated 2017 event. Producer Kate Macdonald has confirmed that over 70 performers will take to the stage at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre, led by co-hosts Rob Mills and Joel Creasey in a one-night-only event… Read more.


Good omens for Squabbalogic and the future of Aussie music theatre

Good omens for Squabbalogic and the future of Aussie music theatre

Jay James-Moody and his independent musical theatre company Squabbalogic (The Drowsy Chaperone, Man of La Mancha, Carrie The Musical) are gearing up to present a one-night only reading of a brand new Australian musical! Nancye Hayes, Amy Lehpamer, Paul Capsis, Debora Krizak and 14 other Aussie musical theatre performers will feature in a developmental reading of Good… Read more.


Tony Sheldon returns home for Priscilla revival

Tony Sheldon as Bernadette in Priscilla on Broadway

Bernadette is coming home, and she’s getting back on the bus! The principal cast for Australia’s most successful stage musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert has been confirmed ahead of a Melbourne opening on Sunday January 21, 2018. Tony Award and Olivier Award nominated actor (and Australian national treasure) Tony Sheldon will be returning home… Read more.


Missy Higgins joins the cast of Miracle City for Musical Theatre debut

Missy Higgins as Bonnie May, Gus Murray as Ricky, Kellie Rode as Lora Lee. Image by Daniel Linnet

After premiering at Sydney Theatre Company in 1996, Nick Enright and Max Lambert’s acclaimed musical Miracle City hadn’t been seen on Sydney’s stages for nearly 20 years. From 12 – 29 October, Sydney audiences will have the chance to see the celebrated Australian musical for the second time in just three years when it opens… Read more.


Full cast announced: Assassins at Hayes Theatre Co

David Campbell as John Wiles Booth | Artwork by Jeff van de Zandt

Assassins is the first musical by Stephen Sondheim to be presented at Hayes Theatre Co in its nearly 4 years of operation Today, the full cast has been confirmed for the production at Sydney’s favourite independent musical theatre venue, which is set to open next month. David Campbell (Dreamlover, Today Extra) and his Dreamlover co-star Hannah… Read more.



The heat is on! A quick chat with Vivien Emsworth and Marcus Rivera from Miss Saigon!

Vivien Emsworth

With a cast of over 50, Packemin Productions’ Miss Saigon is currently playing at Riverside Theatres in Parramatta. We caught up with stars Vivien Emsworth (Kim) and Marcus Rivera (The Engineer) to talk about the staggering story, the emotional rollercoaster and the joy of revisiting such complex characters in Boublil and Schönberg’s epic musical. A quick chat… Read more.


2017 Helpmann Award winners – full list

Anna O'Byrne as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. Image by Lightbox Photography

The 17th Annual Helpmann Awards, presented by Live Performance Australia, were held this evening at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre, celebrating Australia’s vibrant live performance industry. 42 awards were handed out this evening in a star studded event, with My Fair Lady, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon and Kinky Boots each winning two awards from their nominated categories…. Read more.


Marina Prior and Rodney Dobson join Dream Lover cast

Marina Prior and Rodney Dobson join Dream Lover cast

Producer John Frost today announced the casting of the principal roles in Melbourne’s summer musical Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical, which plays at Arts Centre Melbourne from December 29th for a strictly limited season. Returning to the show for its debut Melbourne season will be David Campbell and Hannah Fredericksen in the roles… Read more.


Once a witch, always a witch: Durack and Rix reunite for The Wizard of Oz

Jemma Rix and Lucy Durack | Photo by Brian Geach

Australian musical theatre superstars Lucy Durack and Jemma Rix will join the cast of The Wizard of Oz as Glinda the Good Witch and the infamous (green) Wicked Witch of the West in John Frost and Suzanne Jones’ production this November. The pair, who have starred as Glinda and Elphaba (the “wicked” witch) in the… Read more.


My Fair Lady Photo Feature

Image by Belinda Strodder

Opera Australia and John Frost’s acclaimed production of My Fair Lady opens tonight at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre. Starring Anna O’Byrne and Charles Edwards as Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins, this 60th anniversary production features Cecil Beaton and Oliver Smith’s original set and costume designs from the 1956 Broadway premiere, direction from the world’s original Eliza… Read more.


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