News

Greening Jemma

Jemma Rix has been playing Elphaba in Wicked since 2008. That’s six years of defying gravity, covered in green make-up. When Jemma spoke to Neil Litchfield, he began by asking how she keeps her performance fresh after so long, and how she copes with the make up.

Maintaining The Passion

With Sondheim’s Passion opening in Melbourne next week, Coral Drouyn talks to the very special John O’May.

Some memories of moments in the theatre stay indelibly printed on the walls of our minds forever. For me, one such memory goes back forty years. A stunningly handsome young man immaculately dressed in a 1920s dinner suit and patent dress shoes, his blonde hair slicked down in twenties style, sat cross legged in a tall wicker peacock chair, lit by a spot, and sang in beautiful lyrical tones

Gone is the romance that was so divine

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie - Boy, Boy, Boy

Stage Whispers Coral Drouyn finds out about a new group with a twist of Musical Theatre currently appearing in Melbourne.

Felicity Kendal is Bliss as Bliss

Following on the back of a successful UK tour, Noël Coward’s HAY FEVER is playing a short Australian tour before the West End. Peter Pinne spoke with star Felicity Kendal about Coward, amplification in straight theatre and her career.

This is the first time you have appeared on the stage in Australia, but I believe it’s not your first visit. “No, I was here twenty years ago for a commercial in Sydney and I had ten marvellous days exploring that wonderful city.”

Beer Theatre: A Frothy New Concept for Adelaide

Laughter is sure to blow the froth off the beer when Butterfly Theatre presents Mummy at the Wheatsheaf Hotel this November. Lesley Reed reports.

Mummy marks the debut of Beer Theatre in Adelaide. Described by Butterfly Theatre as a new form of accessible theatre, the company also intends to take Beer Theatre to other venues in 2015.

Sweet Charity Tour Details Announced

Luckiest Productions, Neil Gooding Productions and Tinderbox Productions have announced the return of the hit triple Helpmann Award winning hit production of Sweet Charity, playing Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Wollongong from January to March 2015.

ADELAIDE FESTIVAL OF ARTS 2015 PROGRAM

Lesley Reed reports on the launch of the 2015 Adelaide Festival program.

Twenty-two Australian premieres and twenty-six events that are exclusive to Adelaide will feature in the 2015 Adelaide Festival program in which forty-two music, theatre, dance and visual arts events will be staged side by side with Adelaide Writers’ Week, from February 27 through to March 15.

OTELLO

State Opera of South Australia. Festival Theatre, Adelaide.

Otello, State Opera of South Australia’s (SOSA) final production for this year, promises much for opera enthusiasts, including the stunning visual impact of its contemporary aircraft carrier setting.

PASSION: Rarely Performed Pivotal Scene for Melbourne Production

A rarely performed scene from Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Tony Award winning PASSION will be added to Life Like Company’s new production, playing four nights only at Arts Centre Melbourne from 5-8 November, 2014.

2014 Rob Guest Endowment Award Winners

The sixth annual Rob Guest Endowment Award Gala Concert was held at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney last night, October 14. David Spicer reports.

We’re used to seeing our sporting heroes leap for joy and weep when they win the Premiership but rarely is there that sort of euphoria seen in the theatre world.

That type of passion was on display at 2014 Rob Guest Endowment Award Final Gala Concert at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney when Joshua Robson took out first prize.