Articles on ‘Theatre’

Good omens for Squabbalogic and the future of Aussie music theatre

Good omens for Squabbalogic and the future of Aussie music theatre

Jay James-Moody and his independent musical theatre company Squabbalogic (The Drowsy Chaperone, Man of La Mancha, Carrie The Musical) are gearing up to present a one-night only reading of a brand new Australian musical! Nancye Hayes, Amy Lehpamer, Paul Capsis, Debora Krizak and 14 other Aussie musical theatre performers will feature in a developmental reading of Good… Read more.


Full cast and additional cities announced for The Wizard of Oz

Eli Cooper to play the Scarecrow, Alex Rathgeber the Tin Man and John Xintavelonis the Lion in The Wizard of Oz

This morning, The Wizard of Oz producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones announced the full cast for their upcoming production as well as additional tour stops. The cast members revealed today will join the previously announced principal cast Samantha Leigh Dodemaide as Dorothy, Anthony Warlow as The Wizard/Professor Marvel, Lucy Durack as Glinda the Good Witch and Jemma… Read more.


17th annual Helpmann Award Nominations announced

Reg Livermore as Alfred P. Doolittle in My Fair Lady. Image by Lightbox Photography

Live Performance Australia tonight announced the nominees in 42 categories for the 17th annual Helpmann Awards at simultaneous events in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane. In the Musical Theatre realm, My Fair Lady earned 9 nominations, while The Book of Mormon earned 8 and Aladdin and Kinky Boots each received 7 nominations in various categories, including Best Musical. The winners… Read more.


The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong. Image by Jeff Busby.

Fresh from seasons of Cat and Two Sisters (there were casting issues, don’t ask), the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society presents a season of the murder mystery, The Murder at Haversham Manor. The poor cast was plagued by disaster after disaster- slow lighting cues, misplaced props, forgotten lines and many injuries, yet they displayed impressive perseverance… Read more.



Blue Bones

Merlynn Tong in Blue Bones. Image supplied.

Some people in our lives leave us with marks, both seen and unseen. Merlynn Tong’s play Blue Bones is a poignant exploration of the psychology of domestic violence, relationships and survival. When Merlynn goes to the doctor, x-rays reveal scars on her bones left by a violent ex-boyfriend she had in her mid-teens. This unearths… Read more.


Art and Theatre combine in England

England. Image supplied.

England, by Tim Crouch, is the story of a woman in a relationship with an art collector who travels the world sourcing paintings, leaving her largely alone as she gets sick and finds out she needs a heart transplant. The two-hander featuring Barbara Lowing and Steven Tandy begins with the audience being undertaking a tour of… Read more.


2016 Green Room Award winners announced

Australian cast of Matilda The Musical. Image by James Morgan

The Green Room Awards, Melbourne’s only peer-assesssed performing arts industry awards, were presented at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre this evening. Hosted by Patron Julia Zemiro, it featured performances by Otto and Astrid of Die Roten Punkte, the Victorian Opera Youth Chorus Ensemble and Yumi Umiumare. Celebrating the outstanding work presented in Melbourne during 2016, the 34th Annual Green Room Awards… Read more.


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