Here’s a topic that is sure to send some people into conniptions … what are the songs that you should never choose to audition with? Of course, any list like this is completely subjective – and open to ridicule and derision. But, in my defence, I’ve played for and been behind the desk of enough… Read more.
Drew Lane shares his notes from a session with Broadway star Liz Callaway. Last year, during the Festival of Broadway, the amazing Liz Callaway (voice of Anya in Anastasia, Broadway star and recording artist) gave a singing masterclass for a group of singers, which myself and other guests were allowed to sit in on. It was an amazing… Read more.
One of Australia’s leading Musical Theatre stars, Rob Guest OBE (pictured), passed away suddenly in October 2008 at the age of 58. In recognition of his achievements in the musical theatre industry, a memorial fund was established in his honour to help emerging young performers in musical theatre: The Rob Guest Endowment. The Rob Guest… Read more.
With some of the biggest musicals ever currently taking the Australian stage by storm, demand for exceptionally talented performers is high. Queenie van de Zandt, one of Australia’s leading musical theatre stars, is joining with the industry’s biggest names to give upcoming performers the training they need to succeed in the business. For the past… Read more.
Talented local singers and dancers are being given a unique paid opportunity to perform in a new musical that will be presented in June. The musical is the first big gig by Personal Touch Promotional Products and Events, a new business based in Cranebook. At the head of the company are Leanne Caton and Anthony… Read more.
More than 300 children aged between 10 and 13 will audition in Melbourne over the next two weeks for the Principal roles of the Banks children, Jane and Michael, in Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular musical, Mary Poppins. The auditions come as speculation gathers momentum regarding the casting of Mary. Contrary to reports in Melbourne newspapers… Read more.