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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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Rocky Horror: Adam Rennie is Australia’s new Frank N Furter

Adam Rennie will step into the heels as Frank n Furter in Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth

After just one day of rehearsal, Australian performer Adam Rennie took to the Adelaide Festival Theatre stage last night to perform the iconic role of Frank N Furter in the current tour of The Rocky Horror Show. Today, producers Howard Panter, John Frost and GWB Entertainment today announced that Rennie will perform the role of Frank… Read more.


Cast confirmed for In The Heights at Hayes Theatre Co

Ryan Gonzalez, Olivia Vasquez, Tim 'Timomatic' Omaji will star in In The Heights

Blue Saint Productions has confirmed the full cast of their upcoming production the Tony Award winning musical In The Heights. Set to open at Hayes Theatre Co from 16 March 2018, the production will be the Sydney premiere of this musical, created by the genius behind the Hamilton phenomenon, Lin-Manuel Miranda. Playing the role of… Read more.


Full cast confirmed for Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical

Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Original Australian Production

Producer Michael Cassel has this morning confirmed the full cast for the 10th anniversary Australian tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, which is set to open at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre on 21 January 2018. Joining previously announced principal cast David Harris, Euan Doidge and Tony Sheldon on their desert adventure are Robert Grubb as outback mechanic… Read more.


Watch This Space: A Little Night Music set for summer in Melbourne

Nelson Gardner, Carina Waye, Nadine Garner and Eddie Muliamaseali'i will star in A Little Night Music. Image by Jodie Hutchinson

It’s almost summer. It’s warm and the daylight is stretching well into the evening. Are you smiling? You should be, because independent Melbourne company Watch This has just announced their 2018 season and it’s bigger and better than ever.


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.


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