Busily preparing for their Victorian season of Violet, Blue Saint Productions yesterday announced that the next move for the company will be to mount a Melbourne season of Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World. Presented at Chapel off Chapel in early June 2016, the show is billed as a musical but is structured… Read more.
Grab a coffee (or a summer cocktail!) and join Matilda Moran and Joel Granger as they ponder how to respond to the obligatory “what do you do?” question… We’ve all been in the situation: You’re at a bar celebrating your friend’s birthday. You’ve known them since high school; you’ve grown up together in your small country… Read more.
Tuesday 16 February 2016 marks the celebration of Victoria’s annual Theatre Day, but here at AussieTheatre.com we are lowkey pulling for the event to be celebrated nationwide. (#theatreday2016) Coinciding each year with the announcement of the Green Room Awards and originally negotiated between the Melbourne City Council and Blair Edgar (the founder of the Green Room Awards)… Read more.
It’s the third Tuesday in February, folks! (And we all know what THAT means) It’s THEATRE DAY! (#TheatreDay16) and the official announcement day for The Green Room Award Nominations in Victoria. The 2015 Green Room Award noms were released this morning in the categories of Cabaret, Musical Theatre, Independent Theatre, Dance, Opera, Design, Experimental Performance,… Read more.
“There’s a saying that when you become a mother, you become a mother to all children.” Prominent performers, who all happen to be mothers, have come together with the group Mums 4 Refugees to release a cover of John Farnham’s ‘Age of Reason’, and the response has been overwhelming. The women join millions of Australians who… Read more.
During my training at WAAPA, I was very fortunate to take part in the workshop stage of new Australian musicals. I never realised exactly what goes into building a musical, until our class were introduced to Matthew Lee Robinson’s Draft 6 of Atlantis. For 2 weeks, we submerged ourselves into the world of our characters… Read more.
It’s summer time, so grab a cocktail (or mocktail) and come along for the ride as Matilda Moran take us through a day in the life of a cruise ship performer. This week, I decided it was time to do a big clean-up and get rid of all the childhood clutter in my room. I spent… Read more.
Today we are very excited to unveil our latest project: The Australian Music Theatre Database, an ongoing record of the work and people in the professional music theatre industry of Australia. Our aim is to create a useful resource for the Australian Music Theatre industry with a similar functionality to the well known Internet Movie… Read more.
Ever wondered what it’s like to be a fly on the wall in the rehearsal room for a major musical in Australia? Or better still, inside the mind of an actor in a rehearsal room for a major musical in Australia? Performer David James is currently rehearsing the role of Max Detweiler for the upcoming… Read more.
This week Sophie Wright delves into some common scenarios in auditions that are quite cringe worthy. Enjoy! Are you auditioning for drama school soon or know someone who is? Sophie is a wellness and confidence coach for young performers needing help to banish nerves, build resilience and become ready for their upcoming auditions. She is… Read more.