Articles on ‘Peter Cousens’

A different kind of opera: Matt McFarlane on ABC and Opera Australia’s The Divorce

Matt McFarlane

A landmark artistic event is taking place over four nights this week on ABC1 and it’s pretty darn exciting. Our national opera company (Opera Australia) and our national broadcaster (ABC TV) have come together to bring The Divorce, a unique, multi-platform project that will reinvent opera for television, film and online audiences all across the… Read more.

Chrissy Amphlett – Our Most Infamous Leading Lady

In January of 1999 I didn’t know who Chrissy Amphlett was. Like almost everyone else I had heard ‘I Touch Myself’ and ‘Pleasure and Pain’ on the radio but I didn’t associate them with anyone. They were just songs from early childhood that I’d sing along to without really knowing what they were about. As for… Read more.

Side by Side by Sondheim: a star-studded event

Last Friday, some of the brightest stars in musical theatre (internationally, and I’m not just talking about special guest Ruthie Henshall here) took to the stage in a stunning array of voices, Side by Side by Sondheim style. Soon to be a touring spectacular with dates in New South Wales, ACT and Victoria, Sydney’s offering at… Read more.

Slow fade on Strange Bedfellows?

Slow fade on Strange Bedfellows?

For fans of Australian-made musicals, the last six months haven’t been particularly positive. Only a few weeks ago the sports-and-suburbia musical Every Single Saturday cancelled its large-scale Theatre Royal run in Sydney to focus on extending its smaller season at a smaller theatre. It reminded us at AussieTheatre of another distinctly Australian show that seems… Read more.

Ginger Meggs – A new Australian musical set to debut in 2012

One of the most iconic and enduring characters in Australian pop culture, the cheeky redhead Ginger Meggs, will be transformed into the subject of a new Australian musical set to debut later this year. In a recent conversation, celebrated performer and former CEO of Kookaburra National Music Theatre Company Peter Cousens revealed that he… Read more.

Choice role for Cousens in The Paris Letter

Every now again an opportunity comes around that makes acclaimed actors jump. For popular Australian actor Peter Cousens, one such opportunity was working with director Stephen Colyer on Darlinghurtst Theatre’s production of The Paris Letter, which opens later this month. The Paris Letter, written by acclaimed US writer Jon Robin Baitz (possibly best known in… Read more.

Cousens to star in The Paris Letter for Mardi Gras 2012

Darlinhurst Theatre Company will host the Australian Premiere of The Paris Letter, a gripping play penned by Jon Robin Baitz, creator and producer of hit TV show Brothers and Sisters, for the 2012 Mardi Gras Festival. Starring Peter Cousens, Susie Lindeman and Nicholas Papademetriou alongside two rising stars, Caleb Alloway and Damian Sommerlad, The Paris Letter will take audiences… Read more.

Durack, Cousens and Wood will star in Strange Bedfellows

They’re close mates, but not that close! is excited to report that Instinct Entertainment in association with McLaren House has officially announced that the new, all Australian musical, Strange Bedfellows will open at The Princess Theatre, Melbourne on 19 October 2011. Tickets will go on sale from July 11 through Ticketmaster. John Foreman’s new… Read more.

Floyd Collins arrives, and leaves

Little-known musical Floyd Collins tonight played a one-off performance in Sydney at the City Recital Hall. Originally scheduled to be produced by Kookaburra in its inaugural season three years ago, the Adam Guettel musical finally reached the Sydney stage – with its original cast. Whilst the City Recital Hall was far from full, those in attendance experienced… Read more.