Show Profiles

Photo feature: The Australian Ballet’s Nijinsky

Photo feature: The Australian Ballet’s Nijinsky

The Australian Ballet’s latest work is a frank love letter to one of the form’s legendary dancers. Vaslav Nijinsky changed dance forever with his explosive leap and his shockingly sensual choreography, before a dark descent into madness ended his career. Choreographer John Neumeier (Director Hamburg Ballet), charts Nijinsky’s rise and fall in Nijinsky – a… Read more.

Rebecca Hetherington and Jordan Mahar on First Date

The stars of First Date

Opening last week in Melbourne, Pursued by Bears’ production of First Date introduces us to principal characters Casey and Aaron as they embark on a blind date. I had the privilege of speaking to Rebecca Hetherington and Jordon Mahar, the actors bringing Casey and Aaron to life, about all things First Date. The first thing Rebecca Hetherington told… Read more.

Exclusive Audition Video: Lara Mulcahy & Sheridan Harbridge audition for Daisy & Violet in SIDE SHOW!

Lara Mulcahy and Sheridan Harbridge. Twins.

Sydney’s Hayes Theatre, arguably the most important thing to happen to Australian musical theatre in decades, is set to announce the cast of the Australian premiere of Side Show  on Sunday 7 August! But before that, don’t you want to see who’s been submitting audition tapes? We’ve had Krizak and Vilar, Hayes and Cole, and now…. Mulcahy and Harbridge??… Read more.

The 27 Club lives on at The Butterfly Club

Keane Fletcher and Zack Anthony Curran will star in the 27 Club

Walking down the darkened alleyway of Melbourne’s Carson Place and up a dimly lit stairwell, you could be forgiven for thinking you were entering The Butterfly Club. But from 14 –19  July, you will be in fact, walking into The 27 Club. It is neither hell nor purgatory. It is a whiskey-filled den where the lives, deaths, interviews and… Read more.

Circa and Brandenburg Orchestra: Music takes flight

Circa performers in French Baroque with Circa, a show that brings together Circa Contemporary Circus, French soprano Claire Lefilliâtre and the Australian Brandenberg Orchestra. Photograph by Steven Godbee.

It seems at first like an improbable idea, combining circus with the courtly music of the Baroque era. Sure, circuses have music … but it’s not usually elegant Baroque music played on period instruments. And yet Circa and French Baroque—in Sydney and Melbourne during July and August—is indeed a collaboration between circus company Circa and… Read more.