Sydney’s Hayes Theatre, arguably the most important thing to happen to Australian musical theatre in decades, is set to announce the cast of the Australian premiere of Side Show in a couple of weeks. But that’s forever away, and we have a source on the inside who’s helping us bring the audition tapes to the world! And… Read more.
On May 24 and 25, some of Australia’s most well-loved Musical Theatre performers will gather for a production of Follies In Concert, at the Melbourne Recital Centre. Directed by Tyran Parke and produced by Adrian Storey for Storeyboard Entertainment, the Melbourne-only event will inject Melbourne with a star-studded surge of Sondheim. For 3 performances only, the cast list… Read more.
AussieTheatre.com Exclusive AussieTheatre.com can confirm that a special production of Sondheim’s musical Follies will be staged at the Melbourne Recital Centre in May, starring a host of Australia’s most popular musical theatre talent. Produced by Storeyboard Entertainment, Follies in Concert will play three shows only Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 May, featuring a cast of 29 and an… Read more.
If there’s been one trend in the last decade or so of musical theatre, it’s metatheatrical references. That’s where a show is very consciously a show. It can be seen in the self-referential “Song That Goes Like This” from Spamalot, the copious in-jokes and fourth-wall-breaking of Shrek and last year’s Best Musical Tony-winner, Something Rotten,… Read more.
Eleven leading ladies of Australian musical theatre (and one leading man!) will take to the stage together in The Production Company’s third and final offering for 2015 – Jerry’s Girls. Showcasing the music of Broadway legend Jerry Herman, directed and choreographed by Helpmann Award winning duo Dean Bryant and Andrew Hallsworth and musically directed by… Read more.
It’s a throwback Sunday here at AussieTheatre, as we showcase one of our great leading ladies of the Australian musical theatre: Nancye Hayes. Having appeared in countless shows – most recently in Beyond Desire – Hayes is a director, performer, and source of inspiration from an industry that is still learning how to curate its own… Read more.
In 1985, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre opened with a blockbuster production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, which starred Jon English, Marina Prior and Simon Gallaher. It returned to QPAC in 1994 (with Helen Donaldson replacing Marina Prior), with video and audio recordings ensuring its iconic status in Australian musical theatre. To celebrate… Read more.
We waited in anticipation for Squabbalogic’s first “Mystery Musical” and now the cat’s out of the bag, we wanted to share as much about it as we could!
You walk into the theatre and take your seat. The curtain comes up. The overture starts. It sounds like an ordinary night at a musical, but here’s the catch: at Squabbalogic’s new Mystery Musicals, you won’t have any idea which show you are about to see. Intrigued? So are we! Squabbalogic, the darlings of Sydney indie… Read more.
Ahoy, avast ye land lubbers and arrrrrrrr! The Pirates are back! In 1985, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre was opened with an incredibly successful season of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, starring Simon Gallaher, Marina Prior and Jon English. In March 2015, Harvest Rain Theatre Company are joining QPAC’s 30th birthday celebrations with… Read more.