Performer Craig McLachlan will no no longer headline the scheduled tour of The Rocky Horror Show after accusations of sexual misconduct were published against him today as part of a joint investigation between Fairfax and the ABC. Producers of the current tour of The Rocky Horror show – The Gordon Frost Organisation – have released a… Read more.
Yesterday the new Australian production of Mamma Mia! released a four minute video with highlights from the show. If you haven’t had a chance to see this brand new, re-imagined production, this is a great way to get a feel for the fun and energy of the show (and to check out some of Tom Hodgson’s fantastic… Read more.
It’s the latest in a string of big Aussie musicals to open in the last few years, and Sydney Theatre Co / Global Creatures’ Muriel’s Wedding is about to be immortalised (as it should be!) in the form of an original cast recording. Featuring songs by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus & Stig Anderson (originally written… Read more.
Nominations were announced today for the 2017 Sydney Theatre Awards, which will be presented at a gala ceremony on Monday 22 January 2018 at 6pm at the Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre. 51 productions were nominated across 35 categories with some notable standouts. The Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures new musical adaptatation of Muriel’s Wedding received… Read more.
Blue Saint Productions has confirmed the full cast of their upcoming production the Tony Award winning musical In The Heights. Set to open at Hayes Theatre Co from 16 March 2018, the production will be the Sydney premiere of this musical, created by the genius behind the Hamilton phenomenon, Lin-Manuel Miranda. Playing the role of… Read more.
Reading the promo material from Understudy Productions, I quickly get the impression that A Very Naughty Christmas is a raunchy Christmas cabaret. Chatting to actor and comedian Emily Vascotto confirms this is indeed a part of the picture. “It’s a really funny, random mix of very flawed characters. We all have reindeer names and work… Read more.
Producer Michael Cassel has this morning confirmed the full cast for the 10th anniversary Australian tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, which is set to open at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre on 21 January 2018. Joining previously announced principal cast David Harris, Euan Doidge and Tony Sheldon on their desert adventure are Robert Grubb as outback mechanic… Read more.
It’s almost summer. It’s warm and the daylight is stretching well into the evening. Are you smiling? You should be, because independent Melbourne company Watch This has just announced their 2018 season and it’s bigger and better than ever.
The brand new Australian production of MAMMA MIA! is currently rehearsing in Sydney ahead of their official opening later this month. Starring Nat O’Donnell and Sarah Morrison, the production is set to tour Australia for the next 12 months, playing seasons in Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide. Photographer David Hooley snuck into the rehearsal room… Read more.
American Song Cycle: A Double Bill is the latest creative project from industry veterans Lisa-Marie Parker, John O’Hara and Geoffrey Castles and it is set to play at Chapel Off Chapel on November 19. An intimate evening of song, the event will feature two American song cycles – December Songs by Maury Yeston, performed by… Read more.