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Full cast announced: Assassins at Hayes Theatre Co

David Campbell as John Wiles Booth | Artwork by Jeff van de Zandt

Assassins is the first musical by Stephen Sondheim to be presented at Hayes Theatre Co in its nearly 4 years of operation Today, the full cast has been confirmed for the production at Sydney’s favourite independent musical theatre venue, which is set to open next month. David Campbell (Dreamlover, Today Extra) and his Dreamlover co-star Hannah… Read more.


Samantha Leigh Dodemaide to play Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz

Samantha Leigh Dodemaide as Dorothy | Photo by Brian Geach

Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones announced Yesterday that Samantha Leigh Dodemaide would take coveted lead role of Dorothy in the upcoming Australian tour of The Wizard of Oz. Beating out of 400 actresses for the role, Dodemaide took to Facebook to share her excitement. “I am so honoured and incredibly excited to be playing this… Read more.


Video: 2017 Helpmann Awards Red Carpet Special

Video: 2017 Helpmann Awards Red Carpet Special

The Helpmann Awards are not just about handing out trophies. They are also about gowns, lights and the red carpet. Our intrepid roving reporter, Darcy Oliver, braved the red carpet to catch up with many of this years nominees and industry stars to ask: what makes a good acceptance speech, their favourite show and dream… Read more.


2017 Helpmann Award winners – full list

Anna O'Byrne as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. Image by Lightbox Photography

The 17th Annual Helpmann Awards, presented by Live Performance Australia, were held this evening at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre, celebrating Australia’s vibrant live performance industry. 42 awards were handed out this evening in a star studded event, with My Fair Lady, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon and Kinky Boots each winning two awards from their nominated categories…. Read more.



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.


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