Just weeks ago, Lucy Maunder began work on her most challenging role yet: balancing life as a new mother to her 8 week old daughter and commencing her contract for Matilda the Musical. Last night, Maunder stepped onto the Matilda stage for the first time in the principal role of Miss Honey, marking the start of the ‘Honey Handover’… Read more.
Stage Door Shrink returns to AussieTheatre this month with a very special guest. Rachel Cole chats with Tim Minchin about Matilda, art and taking risks. A note from Rachi… If you’re like me: an above average height, white, brunette with a reasonably good vocal range, a sub standard double turn, good teeth and gammy joints,… Read more.
Our ‘This week in Musical Theatre‘ column is back after a short hiatus and there is a lot going on this week. THIS WEEK: Anything Goes has their final show at the Sydney Opera house tonight, concluding the national tour. The production was received well both publicly and critically, taking home 3 Helpmanns this year. AussieTheatre would… Read more.
The cast and crew of Matilda The Musical celebrated a special milestone this week as they performed their 100th show in Australia. Matilda The Musical is the brain child of Aussie singer, composer and performer Tim Minchin and is already enjoying successful seasons in London and New York. The Australian production opened on Thursday 20 August at Sydney’s Lyric… Read more.
Music Theatre in Australia is thriving! From the major commercial productions to independent and boutique seasons, it’s an exciting time to be involved in the music theatre industry. Keeping track of all that’s happening can be hard, so we’ve put it all down in one place for you! Take a look at what is in… Read more.
Looking for the latest Musicals Update? Check out our Major Musicals: 2015 and beyond update here Music Theatre is thriving in Australia at the moment. From the major commercial productions to independent and boutique seasons, it’s an exciting time to be involved in the music theatre industry. We take a look at what is in… Read more.
After two weeks in New York, I sit in a friend’s home in Vancouver for four days recovering from what I now call the New York Flu. Last time it hit me mid way through my stay in the Big Apple and took out a lot of my time in the city. But this time… Read more.
The nominations for the Olivier Awards (the West End’s premiere theatre awards), were announced yesterday in the UK with Matilda the Musical the clear stand out. Matilda, with music and lyrics by WAAPA graduate and Australian comedian Tim Minchin, achieved a perfect 10 nominations, one for each category in which it was eligible. Based on the much loved children’s book by… Read more.
Australian comedian, singer and composer, Tim Minchin, took out the Best Newcomer gong at London’s Whatsonstage awards this week. Nominated for 9 awards, Minchin’s new musical Matilda also took home the awards for Best New Musical, Best Choreography and Best Set Design categories – more than than any other production at this year’s ceremony. The musical,… Read more.