The 17th Annual Helpmann Awards, presented by Live Performance Australia, were held this evening at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre, celebrating Australia’s vibrant live performance industry. 42 awards were handed out this evening in a star studded event, with My Fair Lady, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon and Kinky Boots each winning two awards from their nominated categories…. Read more.
Over 10 nights and 90 performances, Bondi Feast offers a promising line-up of artists to shake off Sydney’s winter blues – and in 2017, it’s bigger and better than ever with 158 artists performing at the iconic Bondi Pavilion. Ranging from comedy, theatre, music, visual arts and food, there’s something for the young, old and… Read more.
A small public school in the inner north of Melbourne, Fitzroy High School is known for it’s eclectic and diverse student body, as well as providing this body with a range of different arts opportunities. From student led live radio programs to the creation of a nationally accredited subject on gender equality, the Feminist Collective,… Read more.
Question: Who had the most popular album in the UK last Christmas? Adele? Ed Sheeran? Lorde? Nope!! It was Michael Ball and Alfie Boe with their album of musical theatre and classic standards; Together. Live Nation have recently announced that these two living legends will bring their tour, Together, to Australia this October. The program will include vocal and… Read more.
The cast of the original production of Australian musical Ned will reunite for a one-night-only concert at the National Theatre in St Kilda (Melbourne) on July 17, 2017. Ned, which enjoyed a sold out premiere season at the Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo in 2015, explores Ned Kelly’s journey from local hero and outlaw to Australian cultural icon and legend…. Read more.
Paulini, currently starring as Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard the Musial, will sing the national anthem at tonight’s Rugby League State of Origin decider, at Queensland’s Suncorp Stadium. Paulini joins a growing list of music theatre stars – including Josh Piterman and Lucy Durack – who have performed the anthem at Origin events over the years. You… Read more.
Elisa Colla and Pamela Rabe have joined the principal cast of My Fair Lady for the remainder of the Melbourne season. Colla, who previously appeared in Les Miserables, West Side Story and as Nessarose in WICKED, has taken over as leading lady, Eliza Doolittle, after previously understudying the role. Replacing Robyn Nevin as Mrs Higgins is one of Australia’s… Read more.
A musical based on the hit 1960’s television series about seven shipwrecked castaways, Gilligan’s Island, will be heading to Chapel off Chapel. Producers Humdrum Comedy and Left Bauer Productions announced today that the production would be opening in Melbourne in February 2018. Originally debuting in North Carolina in 1992 the musical features a book written by the… Read more.
10 years after Priscilla Queen of the Desert had its world premiere at the Sydney Lyric theatre, producer Michael Cassel announced today that the musical will return to Australia in 2018 to celebrate the 10th anniversary and its international success. After its original award winning Australian tour, Priscilla has gone on to successful seasons in the West… Read more.
Lucy Durack, soon to be starring as Glinda in The Wizard of Oz, will sing the national anthem at tonight’s Rugby League State of Origin game 2, held at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Coverage of the game can be seen on channel 9 from 7:30pm AEST with the national anthem set to be performed at 8:08pm. Full broadcast… Read more.