Articles on ‘Professional Musical Theatre’

Exclusive Audition Video: Lara Mulcahy & Sheridan Harbridge audition for Daisy & Violet in SIDE SHOW!

Lara Mulcahy and Sheridan Harbridge. Twins.

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  on Sunday 7 August! But before that, don’t you want to see who’s been submitting audition tapes? We’ve had Krizak and Vilar, Hayes and Cole, and now…. Mulcahy and Harbridge??… Read more.

More cast announced for Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical

Hannah Fredericksen and David Campbell. Photo by Brian Geach.

Today, producer John Frost announced more leading cast members for Dream Lover, the David Campbell-starring new musical about the life of Bobby Darin set for Sydney’s Lyric Theatre in September 2016. Dream Lover, directed by Simon Phillips and written by Frank Howson and John-Michael Howson, takes us through the epic life of Bobby Darin who, along with Sandra… Read more.

Matilda the Musical is heading to Adelaide!

When I Grow Up: Australian cast of Matilda The Musical. Image by James Morgan

Adelaide, you’re in luck. Following the announcement of the 2016 Helpmann Award nominations, which the production dominated with a record of thirteen, it has been announced that Matilda the Musical will play Adelaide from May 20, 2017, following its seasons in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth. This will be a strictly limited eight week season.   This… Read more.

Our Oz Simba heads to the West End’s Lion King!

Nick Afoa as Simba – He Lives In You. The Lion King Sydney. Image by Deen van Meer

  Nicholas Afoa, who stole hearts as Simba in the recent Australian tour of The Lion King, has just taken over the role of lion who just can’t wait to be King on London’s West End! The Lion King has been running on the West End in London’s Lyceum Theatre since 1999. It is currently the sixth longest-running musical… Read more.

A Quick Chat With Francine Cain

Francine Cain

Francine Cain is impossible to miss. She exudes charisma onstage. The winner of the Rob Guest Endowment 2010, and nominated for a Helpmann award for her performance in Rock of Ages, you might have also seen Francine in the national tour of Grease, playing Frenchy. Right now she’s playing Calliope in the Hayes Theatre Co season of everyone’s favourite rollerskating musical Xanadu. … Read more.

KINKY BOOTS Australian premiere cast announced

Callum Francis as Lola in Kinky Boots. Photo Credit Darren Bell.

  Kinky Boots has been a real success of a new musical on Broadway and the West End, and now the cast has been announced for its premiere season in Australia, which opens in Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre from 12 October 2016. Leading the cast is Toby Francis (Dogfight), a writer, producer, and performer from… Read more.

Ghost the Musical – Sydney season

Rob in Ghost the musical. Photo by Jeff Busby

Ghost, a romantic fantasy thriller of a film, found its way into audience’s hearts in 1990 with its passion, mystery and unique story. Ghost the Musical however, now in Sydney, loses sight of the searing passion and heart that drove the film to huge success. The story of the musical, much like the film, opens in the middle… Read more.