The Helpmann Awards are not just pomp and ceremony. They also include performances from a number of nominated and upcoming productions from around Australia. The years awards included performances by cast members of Aladdin, My Fair Lady, Kinky Boots, American Idiot, Construct, Book of Mormon, Velvet and the upcoming Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. We’ve pulled together all… Read more.
The Production Company’s Jesus Christ Superstar opens this Saturday at the State Theatre in Melbourne. Roving reporter Darcy Oliver caught up with Rob Mills, who plays Jesus in the production, to talk about the show itself, choosing a role, the differences between acting for TV and stage and Rob’s top tips for breaking into the industry…. Read more.
Direct from his sold out world premier season at the Perth FringeWorld festival, Maverick Newman is bringing Finding Felix: A Memoir to The Butterfly Club in Melbourne for one week only. Finding Felix: A Memoir follows the hilarious Felix Bright on his inspiring and slightly self-entitled pilgrimage through modern Australia. This satirical one-man cabaret touches on… Read more.
Amanda Harrison is beloved by audiences for her massive contribution to the Australian theatre industry throughout her career, originating some of our most challenging female roles in leading musical theatre productions. She has earned her leading lady status, but over recent years has been seen embracing more concert and cabaret style performances, moving away from… Read more.
There is a chill in the air, dark clouds build on the horizon, and a palpable sense of apprehension can be felt as we realise that it is that time of the year again… TAX TIME. Like many aspects of life working as a performer, tax time can have its own unique challenges. Can you… Read more.
Spring Awakening is one of a rare few musicals that transcends time periods and generational gaps, advocating for a society where young people are allowed the knowledge and support to make decisions about their lives and bodies. Full of sadness and beauty, the themes of mental health, abuse and repression of sexuality in Spring Awakening… Read more.
“Well, hello, Dolly! It’s so nice to have you back where you belong!” And isn’t it just? Welcome back to Australia, Dolly Levi. We’ve been waiting for you! Dolly has made her mark in theatre history; known for her wit, charm, and most definitely her style. Originally from an English farcical play from 1835, the… Read more.
Opera Australia and John Frost’s acclaimed production of My Fair Lady opens tonight at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre. Starring Anna O’Byrne and Charles Edwards as Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins, this 60th anniversary production features Cecil Beaton and Oliver Smith’s original set and costume designs from the 1956 Broadway premiere, direction from the world’s original Eliza… Read more.
You may know Sierra Boggess from her starring role as Ariel in The Little Mermaid or Christine in Phantom of the Opera or most recently she originated the role of Principal Mullins in School of Rock. Now this Broadway and West End musical theatre star is making her Australian debut! She can’t wait to come… Read more.
Aloha AussieTheatre world! Although it seems as though I have fallen off the face of the earth, the last few months have been a time of incredible adventure; I won the TDP/ ASCAP Bound for Broadway Scholarship for 2017- New York here I come! (Watch this space), saw many amazing productions (Go and see Big… Read more.