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.
Since its initial release in 1939, The Wizard of Oz has left its mark on society. There’s just something about the story of Dorothy Gale and her journey that audiences just adore, and it is constantly revisited in television, artwork, and even several stage adaptations. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 2011 London Palladium production is no exception… Read more.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.