Gillian Cosgriff: Waitressing… and other things I do well

After little more than a year out of WAAPA’s Music Theatre Course, Gillian Cosgriff has already toured her successful cabaret show Waitressing… and other things I do well to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane following its initial successful season at the 2011 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Now she is playing two nights at the 2012 Melbourne Comedy Festival on April 13 & 14.


Stage Masters brings 42 young performers together to present Jason Robert Brown’s 13 – A New Musical at Randall Theatre – St Martins Youth Arts Centre, South Yarra (Victoria) from December 14 – 18.

“I wanna fly, wanna drive, wanna get rich, wanna get out, wanna get my braces off, wanna get my nose pierced, wanna grow my hair long.” -

13 – A New Musicalis about the one thing we never stop doing - growing up.


Children's casting for Brisbane now announced. - Link

Earlier coverage of the call for casting.

Registrations are now open for girls aged between 7 and 14 to audition for the roles  of the ORPHANS and ANNIE in this exciting new production of the ever popular Broadway Musical, opening at Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s, (QPAC’s) Lyric Theatre on April 7 2012.

Final Nick Enright Musical Revisited by New Musicals Australia

Director Rachel Moorhead and original creator, Musical Director David King are directing a presentation of The Good Fight, for the New Musicals Australia’s November/ December Developmental Reading Workshops.

Pippa Grandison: Stepping in as Mrs Banks

Pippa Grandison took over the role of Mrs. Banks in Mary Poppins from Marina Prior in October. Neil Litchfield caught up with Pippa in her dressing room at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney, before a recent performance.

Pippa Grandison is no stranger to taking over roles at the Capitol. She took over the role of Elphaba in Wicked from Amanda Harrison, and shared it for six months last year.

How have you found stepping into the role of Mrs Banks in Mary Poppins?



By Coral Drouyn.

Tracy Harvey isn’t Stephen Sondheim. Nor is she trying to be. For one thing, she could never manage the beard.

Moonshadow: Melbourne World Premiere for Cat Stevens / Yusuf Musical

Moonshadow announces last four weeks.

Moonshadow, which opened in May will end its Melbourne World Premiere season early on Sunday 5 August, with no indication of any intention to tour other capitals. According to the producers, to prepare to tour the musical overseas.

Producer / composer Yusuf/Cat Stevens is now overseas and is looking forward to launching the musical in other countries including London’s West End.

Theatresports Cranston Cup Grand Final 2011

The superpower of love was the winner when "dysle-X-ia men" pipped the "Bear Pack" in the Theatresports Cranston Cup Grand Final on Saturday December 3, 2011 in front of a sell-out crowd at the Enmore Theatre.

Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards 2011

Theatre excellence in Wellington was celebrated in the 20th annual Chapman Tripp Theatre Award’s 2011 ceremony, which was held at the Opera House on Sunday 4th December.

I, George Nepia was the major winner on the night, taking two directing awards for newcomer Jason Te Kare, The Pro Actors and Gail Cowan Management Award for Actor of the Year for Jarrod Rawiri and The Chapman Tripp Award for Production of the Year.


The 33rd Annual presentation of the City of Newcastle Drama Awards took place at The Civic Theatre on December 2, 2011.

Seventeen professional and non-professional productions staged in the 12 months to October 31 won awards, with 13 companies represented, across 24 categories.

Biggest winner of the night was Pantseat Productions’ Avenue Q, which won the best non-professional musical production CONDA, plus two other awards.

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