Ever been slapped with the realisation that your life might not turn out like the adults you looked up to in your youth had promised? Ever felt the pang of uncertainty that comes with the onset of adulthood? Avenue Q , the family-not-friendly puppet show of shows, takes on the anxieties inherent in the transition… Read more.
Musical theatre favourites Ross Hannaford (CATS, Sweeney Todd), Sophie Wright (Wicked, Follies in Concert), Sun Park (Hi-5, Mamma Mia!) and Vincent Hooper (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Heathers) are among the leading cast announced this week for a new production of Avenue Q, set to open at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne in August 2016. The adult puppet show won… Read more.
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.
Another Video Blog by Sophie Wright and her Wicked Wellness! Follow up from her earlier video 5 things you shouldn’t do in a theatre, Sophie gives some more classic tips on what you REALLY shouldn’t do in a theatre. Check out her website Create A Wellness for more advice and video blogs and see her other blogs… Read more.
What is schmoozing? My trusty urban dictionary defines it as… Making ingratiating small talk – talk that is business oriented, designed to both provide and solicit personal information but avoids overt pitching. Most often an artifact of “networking.” It is more art than science but can be learned. But how do we do it in… Read more.
What does it mean to be Performing Fit? As part of her video series, Sophie Wright takes us through some essential tips to staying “Performing Fit”! Sophie writes a wellness blog for performers and creative types and also contributes to AussieTheatre. Her AussieTheatre blog is titled Sophie Wright’s Wicked Wellness and her personal website name recently chanced to Create a Wellness. Find… Read more.
As part of her new video series, Sophie Wright takes us through 5 things audiences members should avoid when attending a theatrical performance. Sophie writes a wellness blog for performers and creative types and also contributes to AussieTheatre. Her AussieTheatre blog is titled Sophie Wright’s Wicked Wellness and her personal website name recently chanced to Create a Wellness. Find it at… Read more.
Performer Sophie Wright gives graduating arts students some tips on surviving the first year out of drama school. The buzz of showcase is upon us! Countless arts training institutions around the country are letting loose their newest graduates this month, with many ‘showcasing’ the new and raw talent of Australian actors and music theatre students with special performances… Read more.
You know when you flick on the TV during a commercial break to see sad, poor looking little kids and (more often than not) a well-known celebrity urging people to donate or sponsor a child from Africa or India? Would it be fair to say that the good majority of TV viewers adopt one of… Read more.
Performers are crazy. Our job is to create this riveting, glittery and fiery event onstage live with hundreds of people watching and to lead them through a fantasy world for the next 2-3 hours. Sounds wacky huh? If a performer was asked what their main motivation for performing would be, most would express similar… Read more.