Humour me a while. I would like to indulge in some discussion about an issue which has suddenly swept through the Australian (and international) musical theatre industry this week with a fervour and passion usually reserved for comment threads on the US Presidential Candidate debate. I’m talking about the sudden fire in the bellies of… Read more.
This is an important public service announcement: Alan Cumming. Do you know who he is? If you do, great. This little note is for you. (And you’ll LOVE the FAQs on his website). If you don’t, great. This little note is also for you. Because I think it’s important for you to know about one… Read more.
The third Tuesday in February is officially “Theatre Day” in the State of Victoria. We at AussieTheatre think it’s cause for national (and international) celebration! Check out some of the images and stories from #TheatreDay2015
Happy New Year, AussieTheatre readers! I hope you have had a spectacularly good festive season and are refreshed and ready for the year that awaits you in 2015. Many people make resolutions around the turn of the new year and look for inspiration in the words of others. As luck would have it, there are countless… Read more.
Once The Musical Australia have done it again! Following the huge success of their recent YouTube jam session covering ‘House Of Gold’ between shows, these Aussie actor/singer/dancer/musicians decided to send a festive message to their fans with another live jam. Cast and crew blended their unique twist of with a classic Christmas tune, All I Want For Christmas, and… Read more.
Ever wondered what Star of Les Miserables Euan Doidge does in his spare time? Well, for one thing, he makes excellent video clips with his equally talented younger sister Hope using an iPhone and a funky little app called Video Star. Check it out – they look like they had a ball filming it! Euan is currently appearing… Read more.
She is widely known in the Music Theatre community as a hard working, unassuming, powerhouse performer who regularly smashes out Defying Gravity to packed houses in theatres across Australia and Asia. Yesterday, Jemma Rix (star of WICKED Australia), performed this song at the Melbourne Cup event and proved why she is one of the most incredible vocal artists in… Read more.
Just when you thought the Australian cast of Once couldn’t be any more amazing, they go and do this. Between shows. On a Wednesday. No biggie. Just a group of amazing performers backstage at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre with a single microphone, a few instruments and a whole lot of heart! Check out Tom Parsons and… Read more.
Who doesn’t love the Demon Barber of Fleet Street? Australia has enjoyed a lot of Sondheim on our professional and independent stages over the last few years. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To The Forum, Into The Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, Sondheim on Sondheim, Pacific Overtures, Assassins and Side by Side… Read more.
I used to watch Aladdin on repeat when I was a child and the VHS tape we owned was nearly worn out by the time the movie was released on DVD. My younger brother and I knew the movie backwards and we took great pride in the fact that we could sing ALL the words to… Read more.