Artist Profiles

Homegrown: Nancye Hayes celebrates 50 years in the biz

David Allen speaks with Australian Showbiz Legend Nancye Hayes about her 50 year career, her life on stage and her latest production, Annie. Of the many incredible leading ladies the Australian entertainment industry has produced over the last century, there really is none to compare with Nancye Hayes. In her one woman show Nancye With an… Read more.

Amelia’s Dream Run

Amelia’s Dream Run

Serendipity: How Amelia Cormack landed the role of a lifetime… twice. Amelia Cormack, immensely talented Australian diva, musician, actor, WAAPA graduate (I could go on…) first tread the boards professionally in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat for the Really Useful Group at age 13. Now, after an amazing turn of events, she is starring… Read more.

Top Form: Debra Byrne is back in business

David Allen attended Debra Byrne’s triumphant return to cabaret in her new show RIPE… It’s about 10:30 in the evening and the Factory Theatre is just beginning to empty. The electricity that accompanies any standing ovation is just about reaching its half-life and I am sitting on a lounge in the foyer watching as a… Read more.

The interminable talent of Trevor Ashley

David Allen has a candid chat with Trevor Ashley – star of Fat Swan, a hilarious new ‘Adult Only’ pantomime… “It amazes me that the new generation of music theatre stars in Australia is only just beginning to emerge. The real stars are still the icons from the 80’s – your Marina Priors and Peter… Read more.

Australia’s Newest Jersey Boy, Declan Egan

Australia’s Newest Jersey Boy, Declan Egan

Declan Egan begins his Jersey Boys onstage experience this evening at the Theatre Royal, Sydney. David Allen spoke with Declan about his professional music theatre debut and his role in this blockbuster musical… Jersey Boys is unquestionably the sleeper hit of the last few musicals seasons in Oz. The sight of four boys in red… Read more.

Suzie Mathers steps into Glinda’s shoes

Erin James talks with Suzie Mathers – Wicked’s new Glinda. It’s a fairytale story, really. From swing, to ensemble and understudy, to leading lady in one of musical theatre’s most successful blockbusters: WAAPA graduate Suzie Mathers is still reeling over her new role as Glinda, the good witch, in Wicked. Originally an offstage vocal swing… Read more.