I like to remember the moment when a star is born. I had seen Lucy Maunder a few times before this occurred. Through Rocky Horror Show, A Little Night Music and Doctor Zhivago, I saw a capable actress and a gifted singer. But it took Sydney Theatre Company’s ill-fated 2011 revival of Threepenny Opera to… Read more.
Elegies for Angels Punks and Raging Queens previews tomorrow night at the Seymour Centre, Sydney for Mardi Gras 2012. Starring 31 members of the Australian theatre community, this collection of songs and poems (inspired by the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt) is directed by Brett Russell and musically directed by Chris King. If you haven’t already heard… Read more.
AussieTheatre.com’s David Allen catches up with leading lady of music theatre, Lucy Maunder to talk about her life as a performer and her latest project – Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, a collection of free verse poems and songs inspired by stories from the Project AIDS Memorial Quilt… Sitting in a trendy café in… Read more.
Judy Garland only toured Australia once – and the experience damn near killed her! Infamously, her prescription medications were confiscated at Customs when she first arrived.
Backstage at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre, Zack Anthony Curran caught up with the six finalists of tonight’s Rob Guest Endowment – Jamie Ward, Gretel Scarlett, Kirby Lunn, Blake Bowden, Ashlea Pyke and Luigi Lucente. With only hours to go before the concert begins, we bring you another exclusive backstage video featuring interviews with the finalists… Read more.
The Threepenny Opera can on its surface seem inaccessible. Bertolt Brecht wrote to challenge his audience and political satire can be difficult to parse, but if you know the standard Mack The Knife (think Bobby Darin, Ella Fitzgerald, Blake Lewis from American Idol Season Six… is that one just me?) you have already in your head… Read more.
AussieTheatre.com Exclusive Over the past 12 months, Australia has become recognised around the world as the number one place to workshop and ‘try out’ new musicals. Love Never Dies, An Officer and A Gentleman, King Kong, Dream Lover, Strictly Ballroom, How To Train Your Dragon and Dr Zhivago have all been either workshopped, commercially produced or are… Read more.
Dr Zhivago is currently AussieTheatre.com’s featured show. We spoke with Anthony Warlow about his experiences in the world premiere of this exciting new musical. Anthony Warlow, Australia’s quintessential leading man is one of our country’s greatest assets in the Arts world. Not only has he become a household name for his portrayal of leading roles… Read more.
These are the first stunning images from inside the Lyric Theatre ahead of the opening night of the new musical Doctor Zhivago on Saturday night. Shot by Australian theatre’s biggest up and coming photographer, Kurt Sneddon, they show a tremendous set and signs of a true classic musical that is likely to be a major… Read more.
The legendary Hats Off! returns for its 12th year with a retrospective concert on February 22, 2010 at the Seymour Centre, Sydney. Featuring a star studded line up of Australian musical theatre, comedy, dance and cabaret performers, Hats Off! promises to be highlight of the Mardi Gras Festival and this year will feature classic showstoppers from your favourite… Read more.