Arteriovenous malformation is a condition that not many are familiar with. But for writer and composer William Finn, this condition was more than just a plot point. His musical A New Brain is a semi-autobiographical piece, showing the true healing effects of art on the body and soul at a time of great trauma, with… Read more.
The brand new, reimagined production of Mamma Mia! is just weeks away from it’s Canberra opening night and the beginning of a national tour. To celebrate we caught up with Sarah Morrison (Sophie) and Stephen Mahy (Sky) in the rehearsal room to talk about the process has been like creating a new production of such a well… Read more.
Continued professional development is vital to maintaining the longevity of your career in this ever-changing landscape of Music Theatre, writes Rob Guest Endowment winner and current The Book of Mormon cast member, Daniel Assetta.
AussieTheatre went behind the scenes of The Production Company’s Brigadoon for a chat with stars Elise McCann & Stefanie Jones. Brigadoon is the story of New Yorkers Tommy Albright and Jeff Douglas who get lost on their vacation to the Scottish Highlands, and stumble upon Brigadoon, a mythical village that appears for one day every hundred years…. Read more.
Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are both legends of the musical theatre and opera stage, known to us all for the roles they have originated or played to critical and audience acclaim. Separately, the two men are born entertainers with long and accomplished (often intersecting) careers in the U.K. – together, they are an unstoppable musical… Read more.
Dame Nellie Melba, born Helen Porter Mitchell, is regarded as one of the world’s most famous operatic sopranos, and for a very good reason. Melba’s influence and legacy on the Arts world is indescribable, and her story is not common knowledge to most, even though she has well and truly made her mark in Australian… Read more.
In a time where conformity is expected and otherness is denied the right to thrive, Mama Alto is a figure that stands firmly against a strong tide of ignorance. The power of her performance is unique and seemingly never-ending – not only does she have the vocal ability to transport her audiences to an ethereal plane,… Read more.
The Bodyguard continued it’s Australia tour, arriving in Melbourne this week. Our video reporter Darcy Oliver was there to capture all the glitz and glamour of the red carpet and the power of Paulini’s amazing voice. The Bodyguard is currently playing at the Regent Theatre, Melbourne with tickets currently on sale to October 29. For… Read more.
To those interested in the backstage and creative machinations of Broadway musical theatre, Stephen Oremus is a name that continues to pop up throughout some of the most critically and fan-acclaimed work of the last fifteen years. Working on original productions of Wicked, The Book of Mormon, 9 to 5, Avenue Q and Kinky Boots in various musical roles… Read more.
In the days leading up to Aladdin’s opening night in Melbourne, a small group of Australian arts journalists were invited to interview the legendary composer, Alan Menken. In the time available to us, we were treated to a medley of Menken’s theatre compositions (including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Little Shop of… Read more.