Thank god it’s Esther! She gave us Ann Darrow in King Kong, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Bonnie-Mae in Miracle City, Penny Pingleton in Hairspray and now, multi-award winning actor, singer and musical theatre star Esther Hannaford has been confirmed as the leading lady in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical! Hannaford has collected a Helpmann… Read more.
At an upbeat and star-studded ceremony tonight at Sydney’s Seymour Centre, the winners of the 2016 Sydney Theatre Awards were announced – and we’ve got the full list rounded up and ready to go! 35 awards were presented this year and over 450 members of the Sydney theatre community were there to cheer on friends,… Read more.
Quintessential nice guy Seymour works in a failing florist on skid row. He is hapless, invisible and helplessly in love with his beautiful co-worker, Audrey, until one day he discovers a mysterious plant on the sidewalk. As the plant, named Audrey II, grows and attracts throngs of interested people to the florist, suddenly Seymour’s dreams… Read more.
Tinderbox Productions and Luckiest Productions’ Little Shop of Horrors is currently touring the country after a highly acclaimed premiere at the Hayes Theatre in February. This cult classic musical with score by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken has received new life in director Dean Bryant’s vision. Leading lady Esther Hannaford has frequented the Australian stage… Read more.
The only down side of the Little Shop of Horrors Melbourne season is that it’s only three weeks. The sci-fi schlock musical by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (who went onto Disney fame) about a blood-loving plant changing the fate of miserable florist shop workers Seymour and Audrey was inspired by a 1960 film, opened off-Broadway in… Read more.
Little Shop of Horrors, starring Brent Hill and Esther Hannaford, opens in Melbourne tonight for a limited three week run at the Comedy Theatre. Produced by Luckiest Productions and Tinderbox Productions and directed by Dean Bryant and Andrew Hallsworth (the team behind the Helpmann Award winning revival of Sweet Charity), this gleefully gruesome musical combines an upbeat,… Read more.
The Hayes Theatre Co has made a name for itself as the hub of musical theatre in Sydney; changing the landscape by bringing high quality, authentic stories with heart and relevance to local audiences. Dean Bryant and his creative team (who previously worked together on the Hayes’ critically acclaimed Sweet Charity) have come together to… Read more.
Luckiest Productions and Tinderbox Productions, the producers of the 2014 multi award winning Sweet Charity, announced today a national tour of the cult musical hit Little Shop of Horrors. The production will premiere at Hayes Theatre Co in Sydney in February 2016 followed by seasons in Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane. Directed and Choreographed by award winning duo Dean Bryant… Read more.
When a show is cobbled together from songs by a particular band or composer (such as We Will Rock You and Tomfoolery, which feature the songs of Queen and Tom Lehrer respectively), the audience can never be sure what they’re going to get in terms of the story. Will it be a weak plot that… Read more.
The weekend is drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still some magic to be found. We’ve even cued up a slice of it for you right here, with one of our best singers bringing exceptional beauty and technique to one of our best composers. The singer is Esther Hannaford. The composer… Read more.