Articles on ‘musical theatre’

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.



Full cast and additional cities announced for The Wizard of Oz

Eli Cooper to play the Scarecrow, Alex Rathgeber the Tin Man and John Xintavelonis the Lion in The Wizard of Oz

This morning, The Wizard of Oz producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones announced the full cast for their upcoming production as well as additional tour stops. The cast members revealed today will join the previously announced principal cast Samantha Leigh Dodemaide as Dorothy, Anthony Warlow as The Wizard/Professor Marvel, Lucy Durack as Glinda the Good Witch and Jemma… Read more.


Australian production of Evita the musical announced

Australian production of Evita the musical announced

Opera Australia and John Frost announced today that Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical Evita will return to Australia to open at the Sydney Opera House in September 2018. Evita will mark the fifth co-production between GFO and Opera Australia to perform at the House (South Pacific 2012-2013, The King and I 2014, Anything… Read more.


The heat is on! A quick chat with Vivien Emsworth and Marcus Rivera from Miss Saigon!

Vivien Emsworth

With a cast of over 50, Packemin Productions’ Miss Saigon is currently playing at Riverside Theatres in Parramatta. We caught up with stars Vivien Emsworth (Kim) and Marcus Rivera (The Engineer) to talk about the staggering story, the emotional rollercoaster and the joy of revisiting such complex characters in Boublil and Schönberg’s epic musical. A quick chat… Read more.


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