Articles on ‘Debra Byrne’

For one night only, stars unite in Sydney for Entertainment Assist

For one night only, stars unite in Sydney for Entertainment Assist

On Monday 21 November, a dazzling array of Australian entertainment industry stars will come together in response to the shocking new figures detailing the widespread mental health issues currently faced by industry workers at all levels. Out From Under, which began in Melbourne in 2015, will aim to removing the stigma surrounding mental health within the entertainment… Read more.

Cause for celebration: musical theatre stars come together for one night charity event, Melbourne

AussieTheatre’s Emily Paddon-Brown, currently performing in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, writes about an upcoming charity event for the Victorian Actor’s Benevolent Trust and Australian Children’s Music Foundation in Melbourne. Recently I have had the joy of sharing a dressing room with the striking Jen Vuletic. If you’ve never met or seen her, she’s the tall one with… Read more.

Debra Byrne shines bright in Ripe

When Debra Byrne walked on stage (barefoot) to the Adelaide premiere of Ripe holding hands with her pianist, it looked for all the world like a nice nephew gently guiding his dear old aunty into place at a family funeral. But when Byrne begins to sing she comes to life and any doubts about her… Read more.

Kate Ceberano launches 2012 Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Filling the shoes of the very successful duo of David and Lisa Campbell of recent years, newly appointed Artistic Director, Kate Ceberano revealed the re-branded, re-jigged and re-designed Adelaide Cabaret Festival to a packed house at the Adelaide Festival Theatre on Saturday night. This year’s festival is a very welcome return to a seemingly less commercial and… Read more.

Top Form: Debra Byrne is back in business

David Allen attended Debra Byrne’s triumphant return to cabaret in her new show RIPE… It’s about 10:30 in the evening and the Factory Theatre is just beginning to empty. The electricity that accompanies any standing ovation is just about reaching its half-life and I am sitting on a lounge in the foyer watching as a… Read more.

Still No Mary

The principal cast has been announced for the forthcoming Australian production of Mary Poppins, but there’s just one problem – producers haven’t found someone to play Mary. Despite the incredible depth of talent in Australian theatre, producers haven’t found the perfect girl for the difficult role, and will continue their search. Whoever plays Mary will be… Read more.