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The Sound of Falling Stars

Cameron Goodall in The Sound of Falling Stars

“What amazing songs, what incredible singers. What a shame that they died so young”. Writer and director Robyn Archer has plenty to say about The Sound of Falling Stars, a cabaret-style musical and theatrical event she created for actor/singer/musician Cameron Goodall. The fabulous set list, the parallels with her own almost-40-year-old-show A Star Is Torn, the incredible… Read more.


Chad Beguelin on the magic of adapting Aladdin for the stage

Chad Beguelin on the magic of adapting Aladdin for the stage

Chad Beguelin, book writer of Aladdin the Musical, has had a rather magical Disney journey. Originally beginning work on the project with a much simpler brief, Beguelin eventually became a key member of the talented team who adapted Aladdin for the professional stage, restructuring and restoring the narrative elements to more closely reflect the original plan for… Read more.


StageArt’s Falsettos, the Victorian AIDS Council and the legacy of AIDS advocacy in theatre

StageArt’s Falsettos, the Victorian AIDS Council and the legacy of AIDS advocacy in theatre

StageArt’s Falsettos is currently playing as part of the Midsumma Festival in Melbourne to strong reviews from critics and audiences, but a behind the scenes element makes it more than just another successful artistic notch in the belt of the company. Continuing their run of producing high quality shows that represent marginalised identities and diverse… Read more.



A woman roars

Marika Aubrey. Photo by Kurt Sneddon.

“Woman”. That’s how the characters I almost always audition for are described. Woman. Nothing more specific. Just…Woman. I suppose it’s accurate enough. I was biologically born a female. I present myself to the world as a long haired, make up wearing, boobs ‘n’ all kinda gal. So it is reasonable to assume that any brief… Read more.


Australian Musicals Take Centre Stage in 2018

Production Image: Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Last week was a momentous week in Australian Musical Theatre. Three Australian-written shows were concurrently playing to full houses in major theatres. Muriel’s Wedding, with music by Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall concluded its sold-out Sydney season on January 27, with another Sydney season announced from June 2019 at the Lyric Theatre. Priscilla Queen of… Read more.


Craig McLachlan and Richard O’Brien talk Rocky Horror

Craig McLachlan and Richard O'Brien. Image by Shane O'Connor

What do you get when you put two newlyweds, a mad scientist, some crazy cronies and the epitome of perfection in a room together? No need to wait for “survey says” – It’s Rocky Horror. Since its 1973 West End premiere, The Rocky Horror Show has been thrilling audiences globally, being performed in over 30… Read more.


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