Articles on ‘Hayes Theatre Co’

Xanadu the Musical – Hayes Theatre Co

Jaime Hadwen and Ainsley Pelham, Image: Frank Farrugia.

The 1980 romantic-fantasy film Xanadu was a box-office disaster that went on to garner a cult following (perhaps due to the soundtrack, featuring songs by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar). Xanadu the Musical, with songs by Lynne and Farrar and book by Douglas Carter Beane (Sister Act the Musical), trades on that cinematic disaster past: on… Read more.

Little Shop of Horrors: Photo Feature

Brent Hill with Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors, Melbourne 2016. Image by Belinda Strodder

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.

Review: The Detective’s Handbook

The Detective's Handbook at Hayes Theatre Co. Image by Clare Hawley

It’s always exciting when Australia gets a new homebred musical like The Detective’s Handbook. It’s a rare and special treat in a landscape of mass-produced shows imported from overseas to witness something new and fresh, particularly when young Australian talent like Ian Ferrington and Olga Solar write it. The Hayes Theatre Co has previously given… Read more.

The Detective’s Handbook – Exclusive Photo Feature

The Detective's Handbook at Hayes Theatre Co. Image by Clare Hawley

Brand new Australian musical The Detective’s Handbook is now officially open at Hayes Theatre Co and we have the first (fabulous) images to share with you. Starring Justin Smith, Sheridan Harbridge, Rob Johnson, Lara Mulcahy, Tony Cogin and Christopher Horsey, this production is a witty, quirky show with a distinctive and unexpected voice. Check out the great images… Read more.

2016 Hayes Theatre Co cabaret season announced

2016 Hayes Theatre Co cabaret season announced

Cabaret season is fast approaching as the line up for the third annual Hayes Theatre Co Cabaret Season was announced this morning. It features 14 exciting cabaret acts, master classes and special events over four weeks! The season’s headliner is Philip Quast, alongside a number of Australian musical theatre stars, newbies and in an exciting… Read more.

Cast Announced for Xanadu the Musical at Hayes Theatre

Jaime Hadwen and Ashley Melham will star in XANADU. Photo by Frank Farrugia.

Today, Matthew Management in association with Hayes Theatre Co announced the the cast of XANADU, the musical based on the beloved cult movie from the 1980s, which will play in Sydney from Thursday 12 May. Jaime Hadwen (Bring it On) stars as Kira, and Ainsley Melham (Hi-5) will play Sonny. The supporting cast includes Dion Bilios (Wicked),… Read more.

Win a double pass to The Fantasticks at the Hayes Theatre Co

Win a double pass to The Fantasticks at the Hayes Theatre Co

AussieTheatre has three double passes to giveaway to The Fantasticks at the Hayes Theatre Co on Monday January 11 at 7:30pm. What is the world’s longest-running musical theatre production? Cats? The Phantom of the Opera? Chicago? The Lion King? No, it’s a boutique musical with a poetic book and a breezy, inventive score which has been performed all… Read more.

Favourite moments in 2015: Sydney theatre

The Bleeding Tree. Photo by Brett Boardman

Theatre critic and AussieTheatre Deputy Editor Cassie Tongue sees hundreds of shows a year. In this piece, she writes about the moments that give theatre its magic: the ephemeral, tantalising seconds and minutes that create a uniquely theatrical sublime. These are not best or worst performances or productions. These are favourites: warm memories of moments, people,… Read more.