Articles on ‘Mitchell Butel’
The rules of polite dinner conversation etiquette in a post-9/11 society: never discuss politics, religion, race, or terrorism. Obviously the memo wasn’t sent out to the four guests who attended the most explosive dinner party in an upper-class Manhattan apartment in New York. Did he just say that… out loud? That is what you will… Read more.
Musical theatre is so often about spectacle, it’s always a pleasure to see a small musical that focuses on people and their troubles. Based on a short story, The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts, Violet is the story of the title character – a young woman scarred by a childhood accident. She is travelling across 1960s… Read more.
It’s the splash of an opening that brings out all the bling in Adelaide. The Variety Gala Performance is the tasting plate of what is to come, a variety show that pits opera against stand-up and all the kooky and crazy in between. Despite running 45 minutes over time and being packed with almost every… Read more.
Much loved and respected Australian actor Bob Hornery has passed away yesterday with his daughter Jane Goodman and friend Richard Piper at his side. Working in both the UK and Australia, Bob’s distinguished career spanned stage, TV and film. Among his many stage credits are A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Merry… Read more.
It’s the end of the weekend already? It goes by far too quickly. But don’t worry, Sunday afternoon means one last moment of pleasure by way of a gorgeous local voice taking us to a place that isn’t, you know, Sunday afternoon with the promise of another difficult week looming ahead. Today, let’s turn our… Read more.
Violet, with book and lyrics by Brian Crawley (A Little Princess) and music by Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline or Change), will find a home at Sydney’s Hayes Theatre Co in November 2015. Based on the short story “The Ugliest Pilgrim” by Doris Betts, Violet tells the story of a young disfigured woman… Read more.
Marika Aubrey’s exciting 2013 feature series How We Do What We Do made AussieTheatre history as the most popular regular column to appear on the website! With over 12,000 individual readers over the last year, Marika’s in depth and insightful interview series has captured the minds of the Australian and international theatre going public. At… Read more.
In their first collaborative rendezvous, Opera Australia and John Frost have produced a highly successful production of South Pacific. Despite this, the show itself has mellowed from its fiercely political origins, and its relevance in a contemporary age is questionable. It’s no surprise that Lisa McCune is a perfectly charming Nellie Forbush and, in many… Read more.
Opera Australia and John Frost’s smash hit production of South Pacific opens tonight in Perth, playing a limited four week run at Crown Theatre (formerly Burswood). Lauded leading lady Lisa McCune and opera star Teddy Tahu Rhodes will reprise the roles of Nellie Forbush and Emile de Becque in this fifth leg of South Pacific’s… Read more.
While his stint in Sydney Theatre Company’s Romeo and Juliet will soon draw to a close, it’s full steam ahead for Mitchell Butel. The celebrated stage actor is about to launch straight into intensive rehearsals for the encore season of South Pacific. AussieTheatre’s Ben Nielsen managed to catch up with him to chat about this… Read more.