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.
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 voices of these youths are finally starting to be heard. 2017 saw the long-awaited legalisation of Marriage Equality in Australia. It cost the… Read more.
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 answer is never the same… or it ends up as a top 10.** I’ve been writing about Australian musicals so much… Read more.
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.
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.
“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.
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 rawness as a performer to break free of the theatre conventions that often restrict him. Ahead of American Idiot‘s national tour,… Read more.
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 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.
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 the only one who was able to successfully rescue her was… an ogre? Shrek’s story is no stranger to most –… Read more.