Articles on ‘musical theatre’

Video: Stephen Mahy & Sarah Morrison from Mamma Mia!

Video: Stephen Mahy & Sarah Morrison from Mamma Mia!

The brand new, reimagined production of Mamma Mia! is just weeks away from it’s Canberra opening night and the beginning of a national tour. To celebrate we caught up with Sarah Morrison (Sophie) and Stephen Mahy (Sky) in the rehearsal room to talk about the process has been like creating a new production of such a well… Read more.


The pros of Professional Development

Daniel Assetta. Image By Kurt Sneddon

Continued professional development is vital to maintaining the longevity of your career in this ever-changing landscape of Music Theatre, writes Rob Guest Endowment winner and current The Book of Mormon cast member, Daniel Assetta.


The Last Five Years in one night

The Last Five Years. Image supplied.

Meet Jamie and Cathy. Jamie is a budding writer, Cathy is an aspiring actress. In love and in their early 20s, their future together sparkles with potential. Jamie begins telling their story from their first date until they break-up five years later. Cathy, on the other hand, begins the story in the midst of the… Read more.


Jersey Boys Australia announce the Four Seasons

Jersey Boys Australia announce the Four Seasons

Today producers announced the four men set to play the lead roles in Australia’s revival tour of Jersey Boys, due to premiere at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre in September 2018. After auditioning more than 450 potential performers Australia-wide, the announced cast will be made up of previous Jersey Boys alumni and new blood.


Assassins at The Hayes

Assassins at The Hayes

Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins stirred up controversy at the time of its inception in 1991. With a book by John Weidman, it centres around the assassins who killed presidents of the United States – no doubt a contentious subject. But through a chorus of voices, it marks a questioning of the disillusionment associated with patriotic idealism;… Read more.



Green Day’s American Idiot musical set for Australian Tour

Phoebe Panaretos | Photo: Dylan Evans

After a highly successful Brisbane season last February, it was announced today that Green Day’s American Idiot will embark on a whirlwind Australian tour in early 2018. Returning to the production will be Phil Jamieson, of Grinspoon fame, as St. Jimmy and Phoebe Panaretos, in the role that earned her a 2017 Helpmann nomination for best… Read more.


The Rocky Horror Show (and Craig McLachlan) are back!

Craig McLachlan, Christie Wheelan Browne and Tim Maddren in the 2014 production of The Rocky Horror Show | Photo by Jeff Busby

Producers Howard Panter, John Frost and Torben Brookman announced this morning that The Rocky Horror Show will return to Australia late this year with seasons in Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth. Craig McLachlan will return the role of Frank N Furter after receiving both popular and critical acclaim in the most recent 2014/2015 Australian Tour. “To say we… Read more.


Tony Sheldon returns home for Priscilla revival

Tony Sheldon as Bernadette in Priscilla on Broadway

Bernadette is coming home, and she’s getting back on the bus! The principal cast for Australia’s most successful stage musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert has been confirmed ahead of a Melbourne opening on Sunday January 21, 2018. Tony Award and Olivier Award nominated actor (and Australian national treasure) Tony Sheldon will be returning home… Read more.


WAAPA’s Chicago heads back to vaudeville roots

'CHICAGO' 3rd Year Music Theatre Production - WAAPA Production 2017 / Photography © Jon Green 2017 - All Rights Reserved

How do you direct one of the most iconic and best know musicals of all time and present it as something completely reinvented? You do as director Crispin Taylor has done with WAAPA’s final third year musical theatre student’s production of Chicago –  take it back to its vaudeville roots and turn it on its head…. Read more.


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