Since its initial release in 1939, The Wizard of Oz has left its mark on society. There’s just something about the story of Dorothy Gale and her journey that audiences just adore, and it is constantly revisited in television, artwork, and even several stage adaptations. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 2011 London Palladium production is no exception… Read more.
Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones announced Yesterday that Samantha Leigh Dodemaide would take coveted lead role of Dorothy in the upcoming Australian tour of The Wizard of Oz. Beating out of 400 actresses for the role, Dodemaide took to Facebook to share her excitement. “I am so honoured and incredibly excited to be playing this… Read more.
Violet tells the story of a girl searching for something to make her feel complete, yet ultimately along the way she learns to love herself. It’s a story we can all connect with in some way or another, and its powerful message is driven home with a meaningful emotional impact. Hayes Theatre Co has a… Read more.
You’re in for a real treat this afternoon with the gorgeous vocals of Barry Conrad on display as he performs the powerful yet subtle number ‘Let It Sing’ from Jeanine Tesori’s Violet. Conrad made his musical theatre debut this week in Blue Saint Productions’ Violet at the Hayes Theatre Co and it’s a perfect fit for the multitalented… Read more.
The Australian premiere of Violet officially opens tonight at Hayes Theatre Co, and we are thrilled to be bringing you a special photo feature with production shots from the show. Starring Samantha Leigh Dodemaide in the titular role, Violet is a musical with book/ lyrics by Brian Crawley and music by Jeanine Tesori and will be playing… Read more.
Samantha Leigh Dodemaide has been announced as the winner of the 2013 Rob Guest Endowment. Last night (and for the first time in Sydney), the Rob Guest Endowment Gala took place at the Lyric Theatre, The Star hosted by theatre veteran Bert Newtwon. Featuring six finalists (Samantha Leigh Dodemaide, Elisa Colla, Angelique Cassimatis, Rob Mallet,… Read more.
The much lauded Rob Guest Endowment annual concert will take place on Monday 25 November 25, where six finalists — emerging stars of Australian musical theatre — will take the stage to show their skills and compete for a prize package that, this year, is worth around $25,000. AussieTheatre’s Cassie Tongue asked ten questions of each… Read more.