After their successful season at the Hayes Theatre last year, Assassins has moved into The Playhouse at the Sydney Opera House. Just a day before their first preview, Aussietheatre attended a media call where the cast performed two songs from this wonderful Sondheim musical. Assassins features an all-star cast including Helpmann award winner David Campbell (Today… Read more.
Ramin Karimloo is a name which speaks for itself. Unless, that is, you have been living under a tremendously giant, theatre-less rock. The Broadway and West End legend has definitely made his mark on the Musical Theatre world as of late, having already played some of the most iconic roles in theatre history as well… Read more.
We are absolutely thrilled to present the first Australian Musical Theatre Playlist! This collaboration between Trevor Jones, AussieTheatre.com and Home Grown is designed to promote some of the amazing work by Australian composers and lyricists and help it to become more accessible for performers all over the world. Over 50 submissions were received and these… Read more.
I am lucky enough to have a phone interview with director Sue Rider, about her latest show – Understudy Productions’ (Boys of Sondheim, A Very Naughty Christmas, [title of show]) musical Bare. “Essentially, it’s the story of two boys, young men, at school who fall in love”, Sue begins.Th “One wants to declare that love,… Read more.
The Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical is finally coming to Australia. Premiering in London’s West End at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in June 2013, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ran for 1,293 days until January 2017. Broadway picked it up soon after, with the musical opening at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in April 2017. It… Read more.
Every generation, our youths start to face a plethora of issues which may not have existed for their predecessors. But in the 21st century, these are coming to a point of climax, and the voices of these youths are finally starting to be heard. 2017 saw the long-awaited legalisation of Marriage Equality in Australia. It cost the… Read more.
One of my most feared questions is “What’s your favourite musical?”. I never have a clear answer, so I often default to answering “Can I give you my top 5?” and even then, the answer is never the same… or it ends up as a top 10.** I’ve been writing about Australian musicals so much… Read more.
On the day of their first preview, AussieTheatre joined the cast of In The Heights at the Hayes Theatre Co to bring you a first glimpse of this exciting musical. The cast performed three songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway show to a group of selected media just hours before their very first performance. Check… Read more.
In collaboration with Home Grown and AussieTheatre.com, Trevor Jones, a leading academic in Australian Musical Theatre based at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, is compiling a regular YouTube playlist to promote the work of Australian Musical Theatre Writers. New Playlists will be published regularly on AussieTheatre.com and the sheet music for each song in each playlist… Read more.
“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.