Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are both legends of the musical theatre and opera stage, known to us all for the roles they have originated or played to critical and audience acclaim. Separately, the two men are born entertainers with long and accomplished (often intersecting) careers in the U.K. – together, they are an unstoppable musical… Read more.
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.
In a time where conformity is expected and otherness is denied the right to thrive, Mama Alto is a figure that stands firmly against a strong tide of ignorance. The power of her performance is unique and seemingly never-ending – not only does she have the vocal ability to transport her audiences to an ethereal plane,… Read more.
The Bodyguard continued it’s Australia tour, arriving in Melbourne this week. Our video reporter Darcy Oliver was there to capture all the glitz and glamour of the red carpet and the power of Paulini’s amazing voice. The Bodyguard is currently playing at the Regent Theatre, Melbourne with tickets currently on sale to October 29. For… Read more.
To those interested in the backstage and creative machinations of Broadway musical theatre, Stephen Oremus is a name that continues to pop up throughout some of the most critically and fan-acclaimed work of the last fifteen years. Working on original productions of Wicked, The Book of Mormon, 9 to 5, Avenue Q and Kinky Boots in various musical roles… Read more.
In the days leading up to Aladdin’s opening night in Melbourne, a small group of Australian arts journalists were invited to interview the legendary composer, Alan Menken. In the time available to us, we were treated to a medley of Menken’s theatre compositions (including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Little Shop of… Read more.
With Priscilla Queen of the Desert auditions kicking off in Melbourne next week, we thought we would pull together a little information to help all those preparing to strut their stuff. General Information Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical is based on the the hit 1994 film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, which starred… 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.
With a cast of over 50, Packemin Productions’ Miss Saigon is currently playing at Riverside Theatres in Parramatta. We caught up with stars Vivien Emsworth (Kim) and Marcus Rivera (The Engineer) to talk about the staggering story, the emotional rollercoaster and the joy of revisiting such complex characters in Boublil and Schönberg’s epic musical. A quick chat… Read more.
Queenie van de Zandt needs no introduction. A powerhouse of the Australian industry she has recently been touring the country with her new show Blue – The Songs of Joni Mitchell. We sat down with Queenie, as she prepares to take her show to the Hayes Theatre Co in Sydney, to talk about Joni Mitchell, production of… Read more.