Articles on ‘Melbourne’

No hiccups please – Dragons prepare for battle in world premiere

Despite initial technical difficulties and a cancelled first preview performance, the cast and crew of How To Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular are now ready for their official world premiere performance tonight at Hisense Arena, Melbourne. AussieTheatre’s photographer David Wyatt yesterday stood face to face with 24 larger than life dragons and an international cast… Read more.

Get ready for an MICF Brouhaha with The Big Hoo-Haa

Melbourne audiences have 19 chances to see The Big HOO-HAA! in action at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival this year. The improvised comedy shows will be performed from 28 March to 21 April 2012 at The Roxanne Parlour throughout the festival. The Big HOO-HAA! gave rise to the careers of Tim Minchin (So Rock), Claire Hooper (Good News Week) and Xavier Michelides (Rove) and since 2010 has been wowing Melbourne… Read more.

How to Train Your Dragon cancels opening night, Melbourne

The World premiere of How to Train You Dragon Arena Spectacular was cancelled just minutes before the first dragon was due to take flight at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena this evening. The production, which includes 24 computer controlled animatronic dragons, is believed to have been cancelled because of last minute safety concerns. A meesage posted on… Read more.

Celebrating 25 years of Theatre Day

Did you know that the third Tuesday in February is ‘Theatre Day’ in Victoria? Oh, yes. Back in 1987, Winsome McCaughey (the then Lord Mayor of Melbourne) officially proclaimed it so, and today we celebrate the 25th annual Theatre Day in Melbourne with the announcement of the 2011 Green Room Award Nominations. Having absolutely no… Read more.

2011 Green Room Nominations Announced

2011 Green Room Nominations Announced

The Green Room Awards Association announced the nominations today for their 2011 Awards for excellence on the Melbourne stage for the period January 1 – December 2011. Last year, members of the Green Room Award Association panels saw 144 independent theatre productions, 42 professional dance works, 14 musicals, 13 operas, 38 productions by major theatre… Read more.

St Martins Youth Arts Centre Seeking Diverse Emerging Artists

Melbourne’s St Martins Youth Arts Centre is accepting applications for their 2012 Catapult development program for diverse emerging artists. They are seeking eight diverse emerging artists in their first 1 – 2 years of arts practice. With a goal to change the face and future of Australian theatre, artists from all art-forms and backgrounds with… Read more.

A Chorus Line extends in Melbourne

A Chorus Line extends in Melbourne

Tickets are selling fast for the smash hit musical A Chorus Line in Melbourne, and another week has been added to the current season at Her Majesty’s Theatre to accommodate demand. The one-act musical had taken over $3 million in advance ticket sales prior to their opening night last weekend, and now Melbourne audiences will… Read more.

I Love Lilly – Cutting edge cabaret with a twist of muppet

Muppets are in this year. Kermit, Miss Piggy, Animal and Gonzo have had their fair share of limelight in cinemas the world over of late, but what about our furry friends back home? This Valentine’s Day, the sassy, sexy and ultimately salacious Miss Lilly Monster will be gracing the stage at Downstairs At Alma’s for… Read more.

Mulvany steps aside for a new Seed at MTC

Mulvany steps aside for a new Seed at MTC

West Australian born Kate Mulvany’s semi-autobiographical play The Seed is set to open at the MTC next month, but with a new leading lady. A compelling, tightly-woven and thrilling exploration of a family, their hidden secrets and the repercussions of war, The Seed stars Max Gillies, Sara Gleeson and Tony Martin. In previous professional seasons of this play, acclaimed actor… Read more.