The many Wonkas of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical is finally coming to Australia. Premiering in London’s West End at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in June 2013, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ran for 1,293 days...

A Chat with Dean Drieberg, director of StageArt’s Bare: The Musical

Every generation, our youths start to face a plethora of issues which may not have existed for their predecessors. But in the 21st century, these are coming to a point of climax, and the...
Ladies in Black - Image by Rob Maccoll

My Favourite Australian Musicals – a highly subjective list

One of my most feared questions is “What’s your favourite musical?”. I never have a clear answer, so I often default to answering “Can I give you my top 5?” and even then, the...

Photo Feature: In The Heights

On the day of their first preview, AussieTheatre joined the cast of In The Heights at the Hayes Theatre Co to bring you a first glimpse of this exciting musical.The cast performed three songs...
Once We Lived Here

Call for Australian musicals – YouTube Playlist and Sheet Music – Submissions now open

In collaboration with Home Grown and AussieTheatre.com, Trevor Jones, a leading academic in Australian Musical Theatre based at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, is compiling a regular YouTube playlist to promote the work of Australian...
Cameron Goodall in The Sound of Falling Stars

The Sound of Falling Stars

“What amazing songs, what incredible singers. What a shame that they died so young”.Writer and director Robyn Archer has plenty to say about The Sound of Falling Stars, a cabaret-style musical and theatrical event she...

Linden Furnell on breaking musical theatre convention in American Idiot

Linden Furnell is a lover of dense lyricism and lush orchestrations in the vein of Jason Robert Brown and Adam Guettel, but also believes that American Idiot has allowed him the emotional freedom and...

Chad Beguelin on the magic of adapting Aladdin for the stage

Chad Beguelin, book writer of Aladdin the Musical, has had a rather magical Disney journey. Originally beginning work on the project with a much simpler brief, Beguelin eventually became a key member of the talented...

StageArt’s Falsettos, the Victorian AIDS Council and the legacy of AIDS advocacy in theatre

StageArt’s Falsettos is currently playing as part of the Midsumma Festival in Melbourne to strong reviews from critics and audiences, but a behind the scenes element makes it more than just another successful artistic...

A Shrektacular chat with Jay Laga’aia and Luke Joslin

Once upon a time, there was a lovely princess who was locked in a castle guarded by a terrible, fire-breathing dragon. Many brave knights had attempted to free her from this dreadful prison, but...
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