Articles on ‘Lucy Maunder’

Your Sunday Afternoon Zen: Lucy Maunder sings ‘Pack Up Your Sins’

Your Sunday Afternoon Zen: Lucy Maunder sings ‘Pack Up Your Sins’

Lucy Maunder is one of musical theatre’s brightest stars. Recently she’s played Rizzo in the national tour of Grease and Cinderella in the Victorian Opera’s production of Into the Woods.  Now her Irving Berlin cabaret, Songs in the Key of Black is returning to Sydney, playing at the Hayes Theatre. Written by Nicholas Christo, directed by Neil Gooding… Read more.

World-class cabaret acts coming up at the Hayes Theatre

World-class cabaret acts coming up at the Hayes Theatre

2015 has started with a bang in the theatre world, as the houses fill and the lights dim and rise again after the holiday break. It’s no exception over at Sydney’s Hayes Theatre, which has been steadily announcing a slate of cabaret acts to come over the beginning months of the new year.  Check out… Read more.

Go on, let the girls of Grease serenade you

Go on, let the girls of Grease serenade you

Lucy Maunder, Laura Murphy and Gretel Scarlett, three of the leading ladies of GREASE sat down in the dressing rooms of the Regent Theatre in Melbourne recently to record this impressive three part a capella vocal arrangement of ‘New York, New York’. Not only are these Pink Ladies smashing in Frosty’s touring musical, they are… Read more.

Victorian Opera: Into the Woods

Into the Woods. Photo by Jeff Busby

After the success of their Sunday in the Park with George (1984), Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine created Into the Woods (1986), which beat Phantom of the Opera at the Tonys and firmly sits on the top of many favourite-musical lists. Following the success of their 2013 production of Sunday in the Park with George, Victorian Opera have followed with an Into the Woods that’s… Read more.

Grease in Melbourne

When I was 10, Grease was my word. I knew the film soundtrack album inside out before I saw the film (at the cinema), my school-friend group called ourselves the Pink Ladies and I still have a crush on John Travolta. Sitting with other 40-something woman with similar memories, the enthusiasm of nostalgia did a lot to… Read more.

Grease Giveaway – Melbourne

Rob Mills as Danny in GREASE. Image by Jeff Bubsy

It’s set to be the hottest ticket in Melbourne this summer, and AussieTheatre have two to give away!  That’s right – we have a DOUBLE PASS to give away to the party musical GREASE starring Rob Mills, Gretel Scarlett, Todd McKenney, Lucy Maunder and Bert Newton! This is a fabulous Christmas gift for theatre lovers… Read more.

Grease – Sydney Season

Grease is a frothy, popular musical that has achieved legendary status through an iconic movie release. It is beloved, and it makes it audiences happy. Staging it, however, can be notoriously difficult. It’s easy to miss the mark, and unfortunately, that is the case with the current Australian touring production. A nostalgia machine that seems… Read more.

Grease is the Word

It’s been thirty-five years since the film was released and the last main stage production in Australia was twenty-two years ago (arena spectaculars aside) but GREASE is still the word. The new Australian production has premièred in Brisbane at the Lyric Theatre in the Queensland Performing Arts Centre to an overwhelming standing ovation. From the… Read more.