Eddie Perfect to score bound-for-Broadway Beetlejuice musical

Eddie Perfect. Image by billiejeanisnotmylover

It’s showtime! Our own Eddie Perfect (Shane Warne: The Musical) will write the score of Warner Brothers’ new musical adaptation of cult faovurite movie Beetlejuice. This new version of the show (a previous developmental reading was held last year) will, according to Playbill, be staged as a reading in New York in May. Perfect joins a… Read more.

2016 Green Room Award winners announced

Australian cast of Matilda The Musical. Image by James Morgan

The Green Room Awards, Melbourne’s only peer-assesssed performing arts industry awards, were presented at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre this evening. Hosted by Patron Julia Zemiro, it featured performances by Otto and Astrid of Die Roten Punkte, the Victorian Opera Youth Chorus Ensemble and Yumi Umiumare. Celebrating the outstanding work presented in Melbourne during 2016, the 34th Annual Green Room Awards… Read more.

Kinky Boots and Aladdin on the move

Kinky Boots. Australia. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

Major musicals Kinky Boots and Aladdin both completed their Australian premiere engagements last night and the hit shows are set to switcheroo next month. Aladdin, which has been playing at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre since August 2016, is set to transfer to Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre in April while Kinky Boots will strut out of Her Majesty’s and… Read more.

Carmen on Sydney Harbour creatives release damning statement ahead of opening night

Carmen Set. Image courtesy of Opera Australia

Yesterday afternoon lauded creatives (between them they’ve won Helpmanns, an Emmy, and a Tony) Brian Thomson AM, Julie Lynch, and Gale Edwards released a statement regarding Opera Australia’s revival of Carmen on Sydney Harbour. Following an exposé in Daily Review revealing, among other situations of discord within the company, that Opera Australia did not invite the team… Read more.

Honey Handover: Maunder takes over from McCann in Matilda

Lucy Maunder, Miss Honey. Photo by Jim Lee

Just weeks ago, Lucy Maunder began work on her most challenging role yet: balancing life as a new mother to her 8 week old daughter and commencing her contract for Matilda the Musical. Last night, Maunder stepped onto the Matilda stage for the first time in the principal role of Miss Honey, marking the start of the ‘Honey Handover’… Read more.

James Rowland on the startling Every Brilliant Thing

James Rowland in Every Brilliant Thing. Photo supplied.

Actor James Rowland has come from the UK to Brisbane – it’s his first time in this city, but not the country. Following a week of previews in London, he’s here to perform in Duncan Macmillan and Johnny Donohoe’s one-man play Every Brilliant Thing. This play is the story of a seven-year-old boy whose mother… Read more.

Cameron Daddo to star in Charles Dickens’ The Haunting

Cameron Daddo to star in Charles Dickens’ The Haunting

Producers confirmed today the Cameron Daddo will return to the Australian stage in The Haunting, a two hander play adapted from the Ghost Stories of Charles Dickens by Hugh Janes. Daddo most recently appeared on Australian stages in the role of Captain Von Trapp in the 2016 GFO production of The Sound of Music. The Haunting is set in an… Read more.

The Production Company 2017 season announced

The Production Company 2017 season announced

Melbourne musical theatre company The Production Company announced the three musicals to make up their 2017 season today. Australia’s favourite leading lady Marina Prior will open the season in Hello Dolly alongside her offstage partner Grant Piro. Rob Mills, Alinta Chidzy and Zoy Frangos will star in Jesus Christ Superstar and Genevieve Kingsford, Rohan Browne, Nancye Hayes and Elise… Read more.