Articles on ‘Les Miserables’

Simon Burke: Something About Always – Hayes Cabaret Season

Simon Burke

Simon Burke’s cabaret, Something About Always, was populated on its Saturday matinee mostly by people in the entertainment business and older audience members, it seemed, many of them couples, the kind you suspect have followed his career for its whole forty years. It was a comfortable audience and Burke clearly felt comfortable, moving through his script… Read more.

Sally Bourne talks longevity in the industry

Sally Bourne talks longevity in the industry

So often we can become preoccupied with becoming established in this industry, especially as fresh graduates; it can be hard to think beyond the first few years of your career. Longevity in this business, actually sustaining a career as a performer that lasts for more than 30 years, is often an incredibly difficult thing. But… Read more.

Written in the Broadway Stars: Hayden Tee ascends to the World Stage

Hayden Tee, currently starring as Javert in Les Miserables, is heading to Broadway. Photo by Matt Murphy.

Hayden Tee is starring on Broadway! Fresh from his Green Room and Sydney Theatre Award winning run as the French Inspector (or Inspecteur, if you’d prefer) Javert in the Australian tour of Les Miserables, Hayden Tee – adopted Australian, show-stealing Musical Theatre Star – has been given the opportunity to perform the iconic role on Broadway. And he finished his… Read more.

Les Miserables Australian tour ends after 19 months on the road

Les Mis is back in Sydney. Image by Matt Murphy.

The Australian tour of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, Les Misérables completed its final performance in Brisbane this afternoon after 19 months and 588 performances. Premiering in Melbourne on June 22nd 2014, the production has had seasons in Perth, Sydney and Brisbane and has won numerous awards including a Green Room Award, Sydney’s Sunday Telegraph Party of the Year and is nominated… Read more.

The Mother Flippin’ Life

Parenting is the toughest gig around.

I’m going to ask a big favour of you all. I’m going to ask you to bear with me. And the reason is this: I’m going to talk about babies. Or more specifically, motherhood. You knew I’d eventually get to talking about babies right? Being a first time Mum to a now 2 and a… Read more.

Les Miserables, Brisbane

Photo by Matt Murphy

Les Misérables has been rousing audiences to their feet all around the world for more than 30 years. I remember listening to the 6-album vinyl records over and over because the music was just so powerful, before even watching the show. I believe it was my first taste of music theatre and experience of the power it can… Read more.

Aussie Les Miserables stars set to join international productions: Broadway, West End and South East Asia

Les Miserables  Barricades. Image by Michael Le Poer Trench

Australian audiences in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney have already had the chance to witness our brilliant Aussie cast in action in Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, Les Misérables. Brisbane is getting ready to experience our talented people as the show opens for a season from 10 November – but soon, audiences around the world are going… Read more.

Robert McDougall: Rob Guest Endowment Finalist 2015

Rob McDougall

The Rob Guest Endowment annual gala concert will take place on Monday November 9, where six finalists — emerging stars of Australian musical theatre — will take the stage at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre to compete for a a prize package of $20,000 and a headshot package from Blueprint Studios. AussieTheatre’s Cassie Tongue asked ten questions… Read more.

Your Sunday Afternoon Zen: Elisa Colla sings “Meadowlark”

Elisa Colla

It’s one of those enduring standards, the kind of song an artist can build a complex narrative from just with their phrasing. It’s “Meadowlark,” and this afternoon is a warm, gorgeous rendition by Elisa Colla. Colla is perhaps best known for playing Nessarose in Wicked, and can currently be seen in the acclaimed Australian production of Les… Read more.