Features

The many Wonkas of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Photo by Joan Marcus. Original Broadway Cast 2017.

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 until January 2017. Broadway picked it up soon after, with the musical opening at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in April 2017. It… Read more.


Photo Feature: In The Heights

The Cast of In The Heights: Photo By David Hooley

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 from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway show to a group of selected media just hours before their very first performance. Check… Read more.


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

Once We Lived Here

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 Musical Theatre Writers. New Playlists will be published regularly on AussieTheatre.com and the sheet music for each song in each playlist… Read more.



The Sound of Falling Stars

Cameron Goodall in 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 created for actor/singer/musician Cameron Goodall. The fabulous set list, the parallels with her own almost-40-year-old-show A Star Is Torn, the incredible… Read more.


Chad Beguelin on the magic of adapting Aladdin for the stage

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 team who adapted Aladdin for the professional stage, restructuring and restoring the narrative elements to more closely reflect the original plan for… Read more.


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

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 notch in the belt of the company. Continuing their run of producing high quality shows that represent marginalised identities and diverse… Read more.


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