Articles on ‘Music Theatre’

Priscilla Queen of the Desert – Audition Preparation

Priscilla Queen of the Desert – Audition Preparation

With Priscilla Queen of the Desert auditions kicking off in Melbourne next week, we thought we would pull together a little information to help all those preparing to strut their stuff. General Information Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical is based on the the hit 1994 film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, which starred… Read more.

Full cast announced: Assassins at Hayes Theatre Co

David Campbell as John Wiles Booth | Artwork by Jeff van de Zandt

Assassins is the first musical by Stephen Sondheim to be presented at Hayes Theatre Co in its nearly 4 years of operation Today, the full cast has been confirmed for the production at Sydney’s favourite independent musical theatre venue, which is set to open next month. David Campbell (Dreamlover, Today Extra) and his Dreamlover co-star Hannah… Read more.

Samantha Leigh Dodemaide to play Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz

Samantha Leigh Dodemaide as Dorothy | Photo by Brian Geach

Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones announced Yesterday that Samantha Leigh Dodemaide would take coveted lead role of Dorothy in the upcoming Australian tour of The Wizard of Oz. Beating out of 400 actresses for the role, Dodemaide took to Facebook to share her excitement. “I am so honoured and incredibly excited to be playing this… Read more.

The Bodyguard

Paulini Curuenavuli and Kip Gamblin in The Bodyguard. Image supplied.

A glitzy, kitschy musical version of the 1992 box-office smash hit The Bodyguard opened to high-spirited Brisbane theatre goers over the weekend and proved, much to the surprise of some punters, to be a thoroughly entertaining evening. Let’s get one thing out of the way right off the mark, this is a shallow puddle of… Read more.

Video: The performances from the 2017 Helpmann Awards

Video: The performances from the 2017 Helpmann Awards

The Helpmann Awards are not just pomp and ceremony. They also include performances from a number of nominated and upcoming productions from around Australia. The years awards included performances by cast members of Aladdin, My Fair Lady, Kinky Boots, American Idiot, Construct, Book of Mormon, Velvet and the upcoming Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. We’ve pulled together all… Read more.

Full cast announced for Melba at the Hayes

Emma Matthews is Melba | Photo by Carolyn Mackay Clark

Rehearsals for Melba A New Australian Musical developed through New Musicals Australia, commence Monday 17th of July Starring Emma Matthews, Melba will play Hayes Theatre Co from August 11 with the season extended to September 9. Joining Emma Matthews is a stellar cast; Annie Aitken, Michael Beckley, Caitlin Berry, Andrew Cutcliffe, Blake Erickson, Genevieve Lemon, Adam… Read more.

Ned cast reunites for a one night only concert

Ned cast reunites for a one night only concert

The cast of the original production of Australian musical Ned will reunite for a one-night-only concert at the National Theatre in St Kilda (Melbourne) on July 17, 2017. Ned, which enjoyed a sold out premiere season at the Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo in 2015, explores Ned Kelly’s journey from local hero and outlaw to Australian cultural icon and legend…. Read more.

Paulini to sing anthem at tonight’s State of Origin 3

Paulini. Photo by Daniel Boud.

Paulini, currently starring as Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard the Musial, will sing the national anthem at tonight’s Rugby League State of Origin decider, at Queensland’s Suncorp Stadium. Paulini joins a growing list of music theatre stars – including Josh Piterman and Lucy Durack – who have performed the anthem at Origin events over the years. You… Read more.