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Vamp Till Ready

Elise Brennan talks to Coral Drouyn about her new one woman show, Vamp, featuring the songs of Kander and Ebb.

VAMP. Def 1. An introductory piece of music which is repeated till ready

              Def 2.  The Front part of a shoe.

              Def 3.  A Femme Fatale of Disarming Allure

WE WILL ROCK YOU RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA IN 2016

The legendary rock group Queen has announced that the hit musical WE WILL ROCK YOU will return to Australia for a national tour in 2016.

Nice Work is a Fair Cop

Gold Logie Winner John Wood talks to Coral Drouyn about his role in a brand new Gershwin Musical opening at The State Theatre on Saturday 15th August, 2015.

It’s fair to say that for 20 years or so John Wood was a household name all around the country; first for his role as the irascible magistrate Rafferty in Rafferty’s Rules and then as Mt Thomas’ sergeant Tom Croydon in Blue Heelers. No actor has made a bigger impact in TV drama than John. But it’s also fair to say that theatre was his first love.

Opera Australia Season 2016

Over the last 60 years Opera Australia has grown to become Australia's largest and busiest arts company.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary year, and in tribute to one of the world’s great buildings, Opera Australia will present Sydney Opera House - The Opera (The Eighth Wonder), outside on the Opera House forecourt with Utzon’s renowned white sails as the background.

ENSEMBLE THEATRE 2016 SEASON

2016 is the first season of plays chosen solely by Ensemble Theatre’s Artistic Director, Mark Kilmurry as Sandra Bates prepares for her retirement in January 2016.

“I am enormously pleased and proud to present the Ensemble’s new season. As ever, we bring you the best of new Australian plays, international plays and cherished classics, plus an exciting new co-production with ATYP,” says Mark Kilmurry. 

A Dedicated Man

Coral Drouyn talks to the eclectic John O’Hara about his cabaret show Dedications, opening in Melbourne this week at Chapel off Chapel.

Twisted Broadway 2015

Gender-bending musical theatre blockbuster Twisted Broadway returns to Melbourne for one-night-only at Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre on Monday 17 August, 2015.

The annual charity concert features internationally-acclaimed music theatre talent singing songs originally penned for the opposite gender in a one-off night of show-stopping, gender-bending entertainment.

Having raised over $80,000 for those living with and touched by HIV/AIDS, in 2015 the evening’s hosts Kate Ceberano and Eddie Perfect will lead the gauntlet towards $100,000 mark.

Dame Julie Andrews to Direct 60th Anniversary My Fair Lady in Sydney

Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini AM and leading theatre producer John Frost AM will present a brand new production of Lerner and Loewe’s masterpiece My Fair Lady at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House in 2016, celebrating the iconic musical’s 60th anniversary. My Fair Lady will be directed by world-renowned actor and director Dame Julie Andrews with choreography by Tony Award-winning Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, The King and I, South Pacific).

Singin’ in the Rain Cast Announced

The full Australian cast of the splash-hit West End stage production Singin’ in the Rain has been announced. The production will open May 2016 at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre, followed by a season from July at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre before touring to Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

Play Us The Music

As lovers of Musical Theatre, we all have our ideas of the most important person in any production. Coral Drouyn talks to four super talented people, without whom the show couldn’t go on.

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