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Nick Christo on writing Melba: A New Musical

Nick Christo - writer

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.


Video: The Bodyguard hits Melbourne

Video: The Bodyguard hits Melbourne

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.


Stephen Oremus on the empowering message of Kinky Boots

Stephen Oremus on the empowering message of Kinky Boots

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.



Priscilla Queen of the Desert – Audition Preparation

Priscilla Queen of the Desert – Audition Preparation

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.


The heat is on! A quick chat with Vivien Emsworth and Marcus Rivera from Miss Saigon!

Vivien Emsworth

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 brings Blue to the Hayes

Queenie van de Zandt brings Blue to the Hayes

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.


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