Articles on ‘Hilary Cole’

Linden Furnell wins 2016 Rob Guest Endowment

Linden Furnell winner of the Rob Guest Endowmen 2016. Image by Robert Catto

Linden Furnell has won the major prize at the 2016 Rob Guest Endowment grand final concert, taking home $20,000 for professional development in musical theatre. Furnell (currently appearing in Kinky Boots) and five other grand finalists – Stefanie Jones (Sound of Music), Genevieve Kingsford (Light in the Piazza), Hilary Cole (Kinky Boots), Matthew Predny (Kinky Boots)… Read more.

2016 Rob Guest Endowment Finalists announced

2016 Rob Guest Endowment Finalists announced

The six finalists for the 2016 Rob Guest Endowment have been announced! Now in its eighth year, the Rob Guest Endowment is a highlight of the Australian musical theatre scene, providing a platform for young performers to hone their skills, work with industry stalwarts and be in the running for a chance to take home a grand… Read more.

2016 Rob Guest Endowment semi-finalists announced

Rob Guest Endowment

Thirty semi-finalists for the 2016 Rob Guest Endowment have been announced on the competitions’ official Facebook Page. Announcing the Top 30 Rob Guest Endowment Award Semi Finalists for 2016! Annie Aitken, Kirrah Amosa, Jordan Barr,… Posted by Rob Guest Endowment on Monday, September 5, 2016   Annie Aitken, Kirrah Amosa, Jordan Barr, Nicola Bowman, Du Toit… Read more.

Hilary Cole and Natalie O’Donnell join Songs for a New World, Sydney

Hilary Cole and Natalie O'Donnell

The show must go on! Blue Saint Productions have announced today that due to illness Natalie O’Donnell will replace Sophie Carter and Hilary Cole will replace Teagan Wouters in tonight’s performance of Songs for a New World at the Hayes Theatre Co. O’Donnell, who appeared in the Melbourne season of the same production, joined the cast for rehearsal… Read more.

Neglected Musicals announce Calamity Jane cast

Virginia Gay

Neglected Musicals presents musical theatre that has never or rarely been seen in Australia and their next offering will be Calamity Jane at Hayes Theatre Co in August with star of stage and screen Virginia Gay in the titular role. The full cast has now been confirmed with Hilary Cole as Katie Brown, Sheridan Harbridge as Adelaide… Read more.

Heathers the Musical – Sydney return season

Heathers the Musical – Sydney return season

Heathers, under the direction of performer/drag artist/director Trevor Ashley, premiered at the Hayes Theatre in 2015 and has since toured the country to the rightful adoration of Australian musical theatre fans. This dark show is wonderfully loud and energetic with a stellar cast and a great sense of style. Based on the cult-classic 80s movie… Read more.

Heathers – Melbourne season

Rebecca Hetherington, Lucy Maunder and Libby Asciak as The Heathers. Image by John McRae

Watching a musical based on your all-time favourite film could be a recipe for disaster. In the case of Heathers the Musical, the show, while incredibly entertaining and fun, struggles to use its original source material to create an engaging and innovative show. While a lot of the fantastic quotable lines from the movie are… Read more.

KINKY BOOTS Australian premiere cast announced

Callum Francis as Lola in Kinky Boots. Photo Credit Darren Bell.

  Kinky Boots has been a real success of a new musical on Broadway and the West End, and now the cast has been announced for its premiere season in Australia, which opens in Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre from 12 October 2016. Leading the cast is Toby Francis (Dogfight), a writer, producer, and performer from… Read more.