Articles on ‘Music Theatre’

First look at MAMMA MIA! rehearsals – Photo Feature

The Cast of MAMMA MIA!  | Photo by David Hooley Photography

The brand new Australian production of MAMMA MIA! is currently rehearsing in Sydney ahead of their official opening later this month. Starring Nat O’Donnell and Sarah Morrison, the production is set to tour Australia for the next 12 months, playing seasons in Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide. Photographer David Hooley snuck into the rehearsal room… Read more.


Michael Ball and Alfie Boe Together in Brisbane

Alfie Boe and Michael Ball. Photo by Christie Goodwin.

One of London’s most successful musical directors Callum McLeod orchestrates yet another Michael Ball winner with Together. An aptly titled musical collaboration between Michael Ball and Alfie Boe emulating in true bromance style the camaraderie and unlikely combination of two men whose reputations precede them, whilst their harmonies and humour unite them. There is an… Read more.


Kinky Boots is six inches of sassiness!

Toby Francis and Callum Francis in Kinky Boots. Image by Matthew Murphy.

The shoes are glittery red, but we are definitely not in Kansas. Kinky Boots is a fabulous, campy musical with the universal theme of following your heart and being true to yourself. Its timing in Australia couldn’t be more perfect with the upcoming same sex marriage vote, the show is a a great vehicle to… Read more.


The Book of Mormon to head to Sydney in 2018

Ryan Bondy, Nyk Bielak and the Elders from THE BOOK OF MORMON. Image by Jeff Busby

Hello Sydney! The Mormons are coming. Producers announced today that The Book of Mormon will head to Sydney to open at the Sydney Lyric Theatre on February 28, 2018. The show has enjoyed unprecedented success during its Australian premiere season, playing to full houses since it opened in January (250+ performances) at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre and… Read more.


Full cast announced for The Production Company’s Brigadoon

Full cast announced for The Production Company’s Brigadoon

Today The Production Company announced the full cast for their upcoming production of Brgadoon, set to open at the State Theatre in October. With the key cast members of Rohan Browne (Tommy), Genevieve Kingsford (Fiona), Nancye Hayes (Mrs Forsythe) and Elise McCann (Meg) previously announced at the 2017 season launch, producers today added that joining the principal cast… Read more.



Video: The Bodyguard hits Melbourne

Video: The Bodyguard hits Melbourne

The Bodyguard continued it’s Australia tour, arriving in Melbourne this week. Our video reporter Darcy Oliver was there to capture all the glitz and glamour of the red carpet and the power of Paulini’s amazing voice. The Bodyguard is currently playing at the Regent Theatre, Melbourne with tickets currently on sale to October 29. For… Read more.


Kirby Burgess on building a long-term career

Kirby Burgess on building a long-term career

Living in a generation prone to instant gratification, it can sometimes be difficult as an artist to patiently build your career. A career in the Arts is often a long-term investment of sorts, and while your ultimate goal may be the lead in a long-running musical, a resident director of a major arts company, or… Read more.


Stephen Oremus on the empowering message of Kinky Boots

Stephen Oremus on the empowering message of Kinky Boots

To those interested in the backstage and creative machinations of Broadway musical theatre, Stephen Oremus is a name that continues to pop up throughout some of the most critically and fan-acclaimed work of the last fifteen years. Working on original productions of Wicked, The Book of Mormon, 9 to 5, Avenue Q and Kinky Boots in various musical roles… Read more.


Tina Arena confirmed as Eva Peron in Evita

Tina Arena will play Eva Peron in Evita.

Producers confirmed today that iconic Australian singer / songwriter Tina Arena will play the lead role of Eva Peron in the upcoming Opera Australia / GFO co-production of Evita. Arena is no stranger to the strange having previously appeared in Cabaret, Nine, Dynamite, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and a stint on the West End as Roxie Hart… Read more.


Evita audition registrations close today

Evita audition registrations close today

If you are considering auditioning for Evita the Musical, you’d better get in quick. Last week, Opera Australia and John Frost announced that Evita would return to Australia, opening at the Sydney Opera House in September 2018, with rehearsals commencing mid-August 2018 in Sydney. Auditions for the production will be held in Melbourne and Sydney in early… Read more.


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