Welcome readers to another exciting and ambitious year of theatre! After a holiday season that consisted of Christmas feasting and regretting my choices as I squeezed into yet another spangled showgirl outfit for a corporate gig, I am delighted to start 2018 with an exciting new company working on an intelligent and heartfelt Sondheim classic…. Read more.
Ever seen a show and said “that’s the best thing I’ve ever seen”? If you’re as indecisive as me, you probably agree that there are far too many ridiculously amazing productions out there and every show is far too different for comparison. My criteria to separate the best began to include number of goose-bumps, millilitres of… Read more.
This week I shared a coffee in the apartment of the talented performer, musician and teacher, Andrew Broadbent. A graduate of WAAPA, Andrew is currently appearing in My Fair Lady at the Sydney Opera House (Opera Australia/GFO) and has performed in major Australian productions of South Pacific (OA/GFO), Love Never Dies (Really Useful Group), The… Read more.
This week’s coffee comes to you from sunny Sydney after returning from a fulfilling season of ‘Titanic: the Musical’ in Melbourne. Although life has changed gears with work and study replacing sleeping- in and matinees, I’m still on a high from being stage each night doing what I love. In fact, this high has now… Read more.
This week I shared a coffee over skype with prominent Sydney-based producer, director and actor, Jay James- Moody (and his cat, who contributed to the conversation from his lap). If I told you his performance credits involved a huge line-up of shows including A Year With Frog and Toad (Ensemble Theatre), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling… Read more.
You walk into a room. People who have never met you instantly analyse and judge your every move. You’re instructed to stand on a mark and sing with a pianist you’ve never rehearsed with, all the while projecting a sense that you’re alone on stage in a packed theatre instead of exposed in the middle… Read more.
The last 5 weeks have involved a lot of coffee to make it through rehearsals and doing my Masters by day, to playing a perky cheerleader each night at ‘The Original Grease’. We recently had our first day of senior year for the very last time and I realised that I’ve gone from one learning institution… Read more.
Two weeks ago, the Greasers and I opened our show. After a crazy week of tech/ previews, the full audience brought us ridiculous energy that kept us on a high from start to finish. The night went by in a whirlwind and before I knew it, we were munching on hot dogs and fairy floss… Read more.
AussieTheatre has two double passes to giveaway to We Will Rock You at the Sydney’s Lyric Theatre on Wednesday 4 May. We Will Rock You reflects the scale and spectacle that marked Queen’s live performances and earned the band its pinnacle position in rock history. With Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor as music supervisors and “a band… Read more.
Grab a coffee and sit down with Matilda Moran this week to find out about her first week of rehearsals for Squabbalogic’s The Original Grease and see how you score in her quiz! So somehow we’ve managed to teleport from the first week of rehearsal to the last in a blink. On Friday we ran our show… Read more.