Articles on ‘Melbourne’

Blood Brothers – hear the tale of the Johnson Twins

Blood Brothers

With Willy Russell’s iconic West End musical Blood Brothers in full swing at Melbourne’s Chapel-Off-Chapel until April 6, AussieTheatre took time out to hear from the Johnson Twins – Gareth Keegan and Matthew Bradford. The actors playing the twins (as alike born as two new pins) the tough questions about writer Willy Russell, leading lady… Read more.

Oh, White a Night!: White Night Melbourne 2014

Rest up, people. White Night Melbourne is only a matter of sleeps away! If you missed the magical mayhem last year, your second chance is here. For one night only on Saturday 22 February from 7pm until 7am, Melbourne will once again become the city that never sleeps; with every nook and cranny of the… Read more.

Welcoming WICKED into 2014… and beyond

Jemma Rix as Elphaba in Wicked

Fellow Ozians – after an enormously notable absence (how have you possibly coped without my emerald ramblings), I am overjoyed to announce (cue brass section) the triumphant return of my Life Upon The WICKED Stage column for 2014… and beyond! For any newcomers, it’s good to see me isn’t it? Please consider this column to… Read more.

Exit the King: King Kong in its final months in Oz

Come February 16, one of the biggest theatrical ventures ever staged in Oz will ring down the curtain for the final time. After nine spectacular months in the Regent Theatre, King Kong will depart Melbourne, and its set to go out with a roar! With nearly three quarters of a million tickets sold, nine Helpmann… Read more.

A New King for McCune in Melbourne

Jason Scott Lee will play the King in Melbourne.
Image by Trevor Moore

Last night it was announced by Producer John Frost and Opera Australia’s artistic director Lyndon Terracini that their co-production of The King and I will have a new King in Melbourne. Lisa McCune will be joined on stage by international stage and screen star Jason Scott Lee in the role of King Mongkut of Siam…. Read more.

Les Miserables Full Cast Announced for Melbourne 2014

Les Miserables Full Cast Announced for Melbourne 2014

Related Articles View latest News, Interviews, Photo Features & Videos from the Australia Tour of Les Miserables.No longer one more dawn or one more day of waiting, the cast of Boublil and Schonberg’s Les Miserables for Melbourne in 2014 has finally been announced at a glittering publicity event at in Melbourne today, with composer Claude-Michel… Read more.

Esther Hannaford – a Star fit for a King

King Kong Melbourne. Image by Belinda Strodder

My first confession about Esther Hannaford is that I had no idea just how talented she was! I first saw her play Penny Pingleton in the 2010 production of Hairspray. She was funny, vocally perfect and completely original. That last part should have tipped me off. Penny is a good role, but, for a featured… Read more.