This interview is the final chat in our series exploring How We Do What We Do. It feels perfectly appropriate that we conclude my interview collection of incredible artists with the actor who is behind this series being commissioned in the first place – AussieTheatre’s Editor-In-Chief Erin James, who is currently enjoying a wave of… Read more.
Looking for the latest Musicals Update? Check out our Major Musicals: 2015 and beyond update here Music Theatre is thriving in Australia at the moment. From the major commercial productions to independent and boutique seasons, it’s an exciting time to be involved in the music theatre industry. We take a look at what is in… Read more.
Where to begin with Opera Australia’s The King and I? After stints in Brisbane and Melbourne it has landed in Sydney, all glorious sets and crushing disappointment. The thought that comes swiftly to mind is that The King and I is a show that has been utterly failed by its creative team. Starting with Christopher Renshaw, director. A… Read more.
Opera Australia and John Frost’s production of The King and I won the coveted Best Musical gong at the 2014 Helpmann Awards, and AussieTheatre are thrilled to be giving away a DOUBLE PASS to see the show when it opens at the Sydney Opera House! Starring Lisa McCune, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Marty Rhone and Shu-Cheen… Read more.
Opera Australia and John Frost’s production of The King and I is currently playing in Melbourne at the stunning Princess Theatre and this national tour marks the professional music theatre debut of many up-and-coming performers. AussieTheatre is thrilled to be featuring an interview series entitled Getting To Know You to introduce these new artists to… Read more.
On Saturday July 5, the cast and crew of Les Miserables, The King and I, Wicked and The Rocky Horror Show celebrated Melbourne’s East End Theatre District’s ‘full house’ with an historic photo shoot on the steps of Parliament House. It’s been over 5 years since all four heritage theatres in Melbourne were simultaneously housing a… Read more.
Les Miserables opened last night with a large fanfare (and an even larger opening night party at the Forum on Flinders Street) marking a very special moment in the world of major musicals in Melbourne – four blockbuster productions are currently playing at the four major theatres in town. The recently named East End Theatre District (the… Read more.
BREAKING NEWS Opera Australia’s Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini and John Frost from GFO have announced that international star Jason Scott Lee has withdrawn from the Melbourne season of The King and I after tearing a calf muscle during a performance. Lee, who had performed the role of the King of Siam at the London Palladium… Read more.
The King and I opened at in Melbourne this week starring Jason Scott Lee and Lisa McCune. Belinda Strodder was at the Princess Theatre for AussieTheatre on Thursday to capture these images. The King and I is currently on sale in Melbourne until August 17. Visit thekingandimusical.com.au for tickets and details.
Opera Australia and John Frost’s lavish, multi-million dollar production of The King and I premieres in Melbourne tonight and we took some time to chat with star Jason Scott Lee about performing this incredible Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. Lee, who shot to fame following his portrayal of Bruce Lee in the film Dragon the Bruce Lee… Read more.