Happy New Year, AussieTheatre readers! I hope you have had a spectacularly good festive season and are refreshed and ready for the year that awaits you in 2015. Many people make resolutions around the turn of the new year and look for inspiration in the words of others. As luck would have it, there are countless… Read more.
Marika Aubrey’s exciting 2013 feature series How We Do What We Do made AussieTheatre history as the most popular regular column to appear on the website! With over 12,000 individual readers over the last year, Marika’s in depth and insightful interview series has captured the minds of the Australian and international theatre going public. At… Read more.
Truth is, I wasn’t going to chat to well known Aussie actor Gyton Grantley for this series. I completely missed the first Underbelly series… And most of his feature film roles too. I usually forget to watch The Logies and maybe I figured someone as recognisable as Gyton wouldn’t be that interesting…right? Wrong. I met… Read more.
Last month, AussieTheatre attended an exclusive lunch with Lisa McCune, Christine Anu and Gyton Grantley, hosted by Opera Australia to celebrate the return of South Pacific to the Sydney Opera House. We got their thoughts on the show and the upcoming season. When Opera Australia announced in late 2011 they were to co-produce South Pacific… Read more.
Opera Australia’s critically acclaimed production of South Pacific is heading to Perth this November, with Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Lisa McCune leading company in the roles of Emile De Becque and Nellie Forbush. Set to open on November 10 at the Crown Theatre and play a limited four week season, Bartlett Sher’s Tony Award winning… Read more.
It was announced today that Eddie Perfect, award winning actor, singer and writer, will re-join the cast of South Pacific as the wheeling and dealing Luther Billis in Brisbane for the final four shows, replacing Gyton Grantley. Perfect originated the role of Seabee Luther Billis when Opera Australia’s award winning production opened at the Sydney Opera House… Read more.
Opera Australia’s Australian tour of South Pacific begins previews tonight at Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre QPAC with two new cast members in leading roles. Australian songstress Christine Anu and actor Gyton Grantley will perform for the first time this evening as Bloody Mary and Luther Billis in director Bartlett Sher’s acclaimed production, which was originally staged… Read more.
It was announced today that Gyton Grantley will step into the the role of Luther Billis for Opera Australia's Brisbane season of South Pacific. Grantley will be replacing Eddie Perfect, who will return to the set of TV series Offspring after performing the role in Sydney and Melbourne this year. A Brisbane local known for his portrayal… Read more.