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Daniel Assetta is a guest writer for AussieTheatre.com

The pros of Professional Development

Daniel Assetta. Image By Kurt Sneddon

Continued professional development is vital to maintaining the longevity of your career in this ever-changing landscape of Music Theatre, writes Rob Guest Endowment winner and current The Book of Mormon cast member, Daniel Assetta.


First look at MAMMA MIA! rehearsals – Photo Feature

The Cast of MAMMA MIA!  | Photo by David Hooley Photography

The brand new Australian production of MAMMA MIA! is currently rehearsing in Sydney ahead of their official opening later this month. Starring Nat O’Donnell and Sarah Morrison, the production is set to tour Australia for the next 12 months, playing seasons in Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide. Photographer David Hooley snuck into the rehearsal room… Read more.


American Song Cycle: A Double Bill premieres at Chapel off Chapel

American Song Cycle: A Double Bill  premieres at Chapel off Chapel

American Song Cycle: A Double Bill is the latest creative project from industry veterans Lisa-Marie Parker, John O’Hara and Geoffrey Castles and it is set to play at Chapel Off Chapel on November 19. An intimate evening of song, the event will feature two American song cycles – December Songs by Maury Yeston, performed by… Read more.


In The Heights comes to The Hayes

In The Heights comes to The Hayes

In March 2018, The Hayes Theatre Co will transform into the play space for New York’s vibrant Puerto Rican, Cuban and Dominican community as a brand new, authentic production of In The Heights drums into town. The NSW professional debut production of Lin Manuel-Miranda’s Tony Award winning musical will play the March-April slot at Sydney’s… Read more.


Exclusive: Tyran Parke to direct Falsettos in Melbourne

Exclusive: Tyran Parke to direct Falsettos in Melbourne

Over the last few years, director Tyran Parke has worked his magic on some of Australia’s most exciting new productions with a delicate, intricate and passionate touch. One of the busiest and in-demand directors in the country, Parke has weaved his magic on stages across the country, telling stories in the form of Sondheim musicals,… Read more.



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.


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