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Gabi Bergman is a Melbourne-based performer and writer, currently completing an Arts Degree with a double major in Theatre/Film and Screen Studies. She has always been an avid lover of theatre, specifically musicals, and spends way too much money than she’d like to admit on tickets. Her most prized possession is her crate of theatre programs.

Gabi has written 7 articles on AussieTheatre

Nick Christo on writing Melba: A New Musical

Nick Christo - writer

Dame Nellie Melba, born Helen Porter Mitchell, is regarded as one of the world’s most famous operatic sopranos, and for a very good reason. Melba’s influence and legacy on the Arts world is indescribable, and her story is not common knowledge to most, even though she has well and truly made her mark in Australian… Read more.

Michael Ralph to premiere dance theatre production ‘Self’ in Melbourne

Michael Ralph to premiere dance theatre production ‘Self’ in Melbourne

An exciting new collaboration from esteemed Director and Choreographer Michael Ralph (Dusty, Georgy Girl) and composer Jack Earle (The Jack Earle Big Band), Self is an examination of the human psyche and condition through theatre and dance. A premiere production for the Melbourne Fringe Festival, Self stars Rohan Browne (Singin’ in the Rain, Strictly Ballroom)… Read more.

71st Annual Tony Awards Preview

Andy Karl and the cast of Groundhog Day

In the words of Irving Berlin, “There’s no Business like Show Business,” and during June of every year, those words could not be more accurate – it’s Tony time. For those who may not keep up with the award side of theatre, the Tony awards are an annual event which recognise the achievement of Broadway… Read more.

We chat with Marina Prior about The Production Company’s Hello Dolly!

We chat with Marina Prior about The Production Company’s Hello Dolly!

“Well, hello, Dolly! It’s so nice to have you back where you belong!” And isn’t it just? Welcome back to Australia, Dolly Levi. We’ve been waiting for you! Dolly has made her mark in theatre history; known for her wit, charm, and most definitely her style. Originally from an English farcical play from 1835, the… Read more.

Gabi Bergman chats with Kate Fitzpatrick and Michael Cormick from Cabaret

Kate Fitzpatrick and Michael Cormick star in Cabaret

Straight from its sold-out season in Sydney at Hayes Theatre Co, Cabaret has opened its doors at Melbourne’s Atheneum Theatre. Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret takes its basis from Christopher Isherwood’s novel The Berlin Stories, exploring sexual freedom and social deliverance during 1930s pre-war Berlin. Producer David M Hawkins’ dark, sexy take on the show creates an… Read more.

Aladdin opens in Melbourne next week

Disney Theatrical Productions presents Aladdin, the new musical. Image by Deen Van Meer

Disney’s blockbuster musical Aladdin is preparing to commence performances in Melbourne this weekend, Gabi Bergman writes… “Agrabah. City of flying carpets, soaring heroes, famous love ballads and more glitz and glamour than any other fictional city in the world…” The Genie’s opening lines of Aladdin the Musical could not describe it more aptly. The much loved 1992… Read more.