Articles on ‘Music Theatre’

Music to our ears: New Musical Theatre Syllabus for AMEB

Lisa McCune as Anna Leonowens in The King and I. Image by Belinda Strodder

The Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) has been Australia’s leading provider of examinations for music, speech and drama for over 100 years. With 40 syllabus options already available for graded examinations ranging from musicianship and piano to tuba, band, and singing for leisure, AMEB will launch an entirely new syllabus, with the help of Australian stage and… Read more.

Win a double pass to CATS at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney

Win a double pass to CATS at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney

AussieTheatre has two double passes to giveaway to CATS at the Capitol Theatre on 30 October, 8pm. Staring Delta Goodrem as Grizabella, the 2015 Olivier Award-nominated CATS introduces a rapping ‘street cat’ in the famous Rum Tum Tugger role, who performs some serious breakdancing moves. “I’ve come to the conclusion that having read Eliot again, maybe Eliot was… Read more.

Brent Hill & Esther Hannaford to star in Little Shop of Horrors national tour

Brent Hill (Seymour) and Esther Hannaford (Audrey) | Photo by Jefff Busby

Luckiest Productions and Tinderbox Productions, the producers of  the 2014 multi award winning Sweet Charity, announced today a national tour of the cult musical hit Little Shop of Horrors. The production will premiere at Hayes Theatre Co in Sydney in February 2016 followed by seasons in Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane. Directed and Choreographed by award winning duo Dean Bryant… Read more.

AussieTheatre releases a dedicated Major Musicals Update page

AussieTheatre releases a dedicated Major Musicals Update page

Have you all but given up trying to remember the (ever growing) list of wonderful Musicals heading to Australia in the next few years? We’ve been trying to list them in order here at the AussieTheatre office and it’s proving much harder than we thought! So, we’ve built a special Major Musicals Update page, dedicated to… Read more.

Les Miserables raises over $90,000 for Beyond Blue

Beyond Miserables. Image by Emma Nicolls

On Sunday August 23, on the set of their blockbuster musical at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney, the Aussie cast of Les Miserables presented a one-off charity concert in support of beyondblue, with an aim to bring more attention and funds to the issues of depression, anxiety and suicide in today’s society – particularly within the entertainment industry…. Read more.

A Quick Chat with Scott Morris

Scott Morris

Scott began his professional performing arts career as ‘Young Cosmo’ in David Atkins’ 2001 production of Singin’ in the Rain, followed this as the co-host of K Zone TV for the Seven Network, and most notably appeared as Mark in A Chorus Line and Ernst in Spring Awakening. Scott has been so prolific in the… Read more.

The Mythical Fairytale Land of 6.5%

Photo by Joe Penniston

Did you know that for this year there were only 340 onstage performance jobs for Professional Musical Theatre in Australia? Did you know also that in 2014, Actor’s Equity reported a membership of 5179? This number referring to the fee-paying, card-carrying demographic of Stage Performers, Stunt Workers and Circus Performers across Australia. If in fact… Read more.

How to leave an agent – with Rachel Cole

How to leave an agent – with Rachel Cole

Performers complain about their agents as often as they complain about feeling fat. #thestruggleisreal. When you hear your friends talking about castings or auditions that you haven’t heard about or you haven’t had an email in months, it’s easy to question your representation. It’s in these moments you need to trust that your agent has… Read more.