Maria Brings a Ten to Nine

Maria Mercedes talks to Coral Drouyn about the special one off charity concert performance of the musical NINE.

It’s very rarely that an actress gets to reprise the same role in a musical, years apart. It’s even rarer when it is almost 30 years apart; and yet that’s precisely what the amazing Maria Mercedes is doing in a special concert version mounted for the Think Pink Foundation.

Paulini to Star in The Bodyguard Musical

Producers John Frost, Michael Harrison and David Ian have announced that Australian vocalist and performer Paulini will play the leading role of Rachel Marron in the Australian Premiere of the international award-winning hit musical THE BODYGUARD. The 2017 Australian tour of THE BODYGUARD will commence at the Sydney Lyric Theatre on 22 April 2017, before playing at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Brisbane from July and the Regent Theatre, Melbourne from August.

A Light in Chelsea

Coral Drouyn talks to the amazing Chelsea Plumley during rehearsals for The Light in the Piazza.

These Kinky Boots Are Made For Dancing

With the Australian Premiere of Tony Award winning Kinky Boots in Melbourne approaching, Coral Drouyn muses on shoes, pop divas and men in women’s roles as she talks to the young star of the show, Toby Francis.

Smash hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots is the latest in the theatrical tradition of men in female clothes.

Since the days of Greek theatre, through to Shakespeare’s Globe, then English pantomimes, there have always been men in frocks playing female roles.

Mack and Mabel Cast Announced

Working Management in association with Hayes Theatre Co has announced the cast of Jerry Herman’s MACK AND MABEL, which will play a strictly limited season at Hayes Theatre Co from November 18. MACK AND MABELis based on the real-life tumultuous romantic relationship between early 1900s legendary filmmaker Mack Sennett and accidental starlet Mabel Normand.

Old Fitz Theatre Season 2017

After two successful years of operation at the intimate 63-seat Old Fitz Theatre, welcoming more than 32,000 people to 65 different shows, Red Line Productions have planned an even bigger season for 2017. Becoming known as a space which sees actors and creatives making brave and exciting choices and creating high-quality theatre, Red Line Productions has programmed ten main stage plays that will require more fearlessness and honesty from artists and audiences.

Glen Street Theatre Season 2017

Glen Street Theatre has announced a diverse 2017 season at their 400-seat theatre located in Belrose on Sydney’s north shore. The theatre will present dramas, comedies, music events, satire and children’s theatre from a variety of arts companies and producers from around the country.

Out From Under 2016

On Monday 21 November, stars of the Australian entertainment industry will come together at the York Theatre, Seymour Centre in response to the issue of mental health within the profession. Tickets are on sale now from Ticketmaster or the Seymour Centre.

Out From Under began in 2015 in Melbourne, and is an evening aimed at removing the stigma surrounding mental health within the entertainment industry by bringing it out of the shadows.

Black Swan Season 2017

After celebrating the company’s 25th birthday in 2016, Black Swan State Theatre Compay (WA) looks to the future, while at the same time as acknowledging those who have made a significant impact on the company, farewelling Artistic Director of nine years Kate Cherry, who has programmed the majority of the 2017 season.

Full Dusty Cast Announced for Melbourne and Adelaide

The Production Company has announced full details of the cast for their new production of DUSTY the musical. DUSTY opens at Arts Centre Melbourne on 12 November to be followed by an Adelaide season opening on 31 December at the Adelaide Festival Centre.

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