Articles on ‘Music Theatre’

A Chorus Line – Audition Preparation

As announced earlier on auditions for A Chorus Line are due to take place around the country in early September. Here is some useful information for those lucky enough to be auditioning for this seminal musical.   Production Team: Producer: Tim Lawson Director/Choreographer: Baayork Lee Musical Supervisor: Peter Casey Dates: Opening: Adelaide – Late… Read more.

You Won’t Succeed on Broadway (if you don’t have any Jews!)

JYM is Australia’s only Jewish musical theatre company, and it is based in Melbourne, VIC. Established in 2002, JYM has developed a reputation for presenting excellent musical theatre productions, gaining high praise for their 2010 production of The Witches Of Eastwick. Describing themselves as an ‘inclusive Jewish musical theatre company’, JYM are a not for profit… Read more.

Talented Fellow: Matthew Robinson is New York Bound

Yesterday, 107 Australians were announced as the 2011 Churchill Fellows. Among the winners was Music Theatre performer, composer and lyricist Matthew Robinson, who took the time to speak with about his incredible triumph. Hailing originally from Rockhampton, Queensland, Robinson is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, and has an impressive… Read more.

Jersey Boys Ticket Giveaway Winners Announced is celebrating Jersey Boys’ 2nd Birthday in Australia by giving away two double passes to the show on July 7, 2011. Our competition to win the double passes was held over the past week and two lucky winners were drawn last night. Congratulations to: Mara Davis and Suzanne Pereira  We hope you enjoy the show! Jersey… Read more.

2011 Helpmann Award Nominations Announced

The 2011 Helpmann Award nominations were announced in Sydney and Melbourne this evening during simultaneous ceremonies hosted by Jonathan Biggins (Sydney) and Todd McKenney (Melbourne). Nominations in each of the 41 categories for the Helpmann Awards were announced concurrently at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney and Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne. Presenters at the Nominations Announcement Event… Read more.

Rob Mills to star in The Last Five Years

When I first heard the music to The Last 5 Years, I did three things: 1. I cried (nay, sobbed) 2. Bought the CD and ordered the vocal selections from Colony Music in New York online (and waited an excruciating 2 months for postage) 3. Told everyone I knew about the discovery I had made. This…. Read more.

Win tickets to Milk and Honey at the Melbourne Recital Centre

Following the hugely successful A Sondheim Triptych in 2010, Melbourne Recital Centre and Magnormos present A Jerry Herman Triptych: three Jerry Herman musicals on three consecutive Mondays in July. The three works will be presented as ‘concert staged’ presentations, bringing both Herman’s scores and the play scripts to life in the captivating performance space of Melbourne Recital Centre.… Read more.

Jersey Boys: Interview with Emily Cascarino

Winner of’s Rising Star Competition, Emily Cascarino, chats with Benjamin Neutze. Emily Cascarino has always reminded me of the ‘good old days’ of theatre. I’ve known her since I was about 13, and her performance style and work ethic has always seemed like a product of a time when your success as a performer… Read more.

Tick Tick… Boom! explodes into Sydney

An autobiographical musical composed by Jonathan Larson – creator of the hit musical RENT – will be coming to Sydney from 12 – 16 July. TICK TICK…BOOM!, starring Tyran Parke, Melle Stewart and Justin Smith (all pictured, right) will play at the Parade Playhouse, Parade Theatre, NIDA. The show is a musical look at the… Read more.