“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.
Linden Furnell is a lover of dense lyricism and lush orchestrations in the vein of Jason Robert Brown and Adam Guettel, but also believes that American Idiot has allowed him the emotional freedom and rawness as a performer to break free of the theatre conventions that often restrict him. Ahead of American Idiot‘s national tour,… Read more.
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 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.
Once upon a time, there was a lovely princess who was locked in a castle guarded by a terrible, fire-breathing dragon. Many brave knights had attempted to free her from this dreadful prison, but the only one who was able to successfully rescue her was… an ogre? Shrek’s story is no stranger to most –… Read more.
“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.
I sat down with Shaun Rennie, the director of The View UpStairs, to find out a little bit more about our intrepid leader and his ideas on the subject matter that we are all tackling together. Shaun, you started your career as an actor; what inspired you to become a director? “It was when I… Read more.
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.
So I’m doing a show! Its loud, its fun and it’s as gay as Christmas… at Aunty Jeff’s… who’s dressed as Mrs Claus… and Ru Paul is popping over for an egg nog at 8. The View UpStairs is loosely based on the arson attack of the UpStairs Lounge in New Orleans in 1973… which… Read more.
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.