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Fitzroy High School tackles a classic: Dr Faustus

Fitzroy High School tackles a classic: Dr Faustus

A small public school in the inner north of Melbourne, Fitzroy High School is known for it’s eclectic and diverse student body, as well as providing this body with a range of different arts opportunities. From student led live radio programs to the creation of a nationally accredited subject on gender equality, the Feminist Collective,… Read more.


Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are headed Down Under

Michael Ball & Alfie Boe | Image Supplied

Question: Who had the most popular album in the UK last Christmas? Adele? Ed Sheeran? Lorde? Nope!! It was Michael Ball and Alfie Boe with their album of musical theatre and classic standards; Together. Live Nation have recently announced that these two living legends will bring their tour, Together, to Australia this October. The program will include vocal and… Read more.


Ned cast reunites for a one night only concert

Ned cast reunites for a one night only concert

The cast of the original production of Australian musical Ned will reunite for a one-night-only concert at the National Theatre in St Kilda (Melbourne) on July 17, 2017. Ned, which enjoyed a sold out premiere season at the Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo in 2015, explores Ned Kelly’s journey from local hero and outlaw to Australian cultural icon and legend…. Read more.


Paulini to sing anthem at tonight’s State of Origin 3

Paulini. Photo by Daniel Boud.

Paulini, currently starring as Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard the Musial, will sing the national anthem at tonight’s Rugby League State of Origin decider, at Queensland’s Suncorp Stadium. Paulini joins a growing list of music theatre stars – including Josh Piterman and Lucy Durack – who have performed the anthem at Origin events over the years. You… Read more.



Melbourne’s new Fair Ladies

Melbourne’s new Fair Ladies

Elisa Colla and Pamela Rabe have joined the principal cast of My Fair Lady for the remainder of the Melbourne season. Colla, who previously appeared in Les Miserables, West Side Story and as Nessarose in WICKED, has taken over as leading lady, Eliza Doolittle, after previously understudying the role. Replacing Robyn Nevin as Mrs Higgins is one of Australia’s… Read more.


Gilligan’s Island the Musical coming to Melbourne in 2018

Gilligan’s Island the Musical coming to Melbourne in 2018

A musical based on the hit 1960’s television series about seven shipwrecked castaways, Gilligan’s Island, will be heading to Chapel off Chapel. Producers Humdrum Comedy and Left Bauer Productions announced today that the production would be opening in Melbourne in February 2018. Originally debuting in North Carolina in 1992 the musical features a book written by the… Read more.


Priscilla The Musical returning to Australia in 2018

Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Original Australian Production

10 years after Priscilla Queen of the Desert had its world premiere at the Sydney Lyric theatre, producer Michael Cassel announced today that the musical will return to Australia in 2018 to celebrate the 10th anniversary and its international success. After its original award winning Australian tour, Priscilla has gone on to successful seasons in the West… Read more.


17th annual Helpmann Award Nominations announced

Reg Livermore as Alfred P. Doolittle in My Fair Lady. Image by Lightbox Photography

Live Performance Australia tonight announced the nominees in 42 categories for the 17th annual Helpmann Awards at simultaneous events in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane. In the Musical Theatre realm, My Fair Lady earned 9 nominations, while The Book of Mormon earned 8 and Aladdin and Kinky Boots each received 7 nominations in various categories, including Best Musical. The winners… Read more.


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