TWINS – Double The Talent

Two great stars, Rhonda Burchmore and Trevor Ashley, talk to Coral Drouyn on the eve of their new show’s opening.

It’s a little disconcerting to interview two Divas at once, especially if you are a fan-girl of both. Lets face it, they are both Legends in EVERYBODY’s lunchtime. So why, given that they both have such huge followings in Music Theatre and Cabaret circles, choose to link their new production Twins, to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival?

Song Contest: The Almost Eurovision Experience

Producer/Director Glynn Nicholas is launching a brand new musical comedy paying homage to Eurovision at the Melbourne Comedy Festival from April 1 to May 1, 2016. Song Contest - The Almost Eurovision Experience has been devised from day one as an interactive theatrical experience like no other. After the Melbourne World Premiere in April, Song Contest will be available for schools, community and amateur theatres to perform. Glynn spoke to *David Spicer.

David Campbell to Play Bobby Darin in Dream Lover

David Campbell is set to return to the musical theatre stage for the lead role in the World Premiere production of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical.

A story that goes far beyond the song, Dream Lover reveals the amazing life of the legendary American singer, songwriter and actor. An intimate and epic story of an all-round entertainer adored by his fans, Bobby Darin, together with his movie star wife Sandra Dee, provided the iconic soundtrack to a generation.

Megan Hilty: Australian Tour

Broadway and television star Megan Hilty will make her debut Australian tour in June 2016, performing in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide.

Accompaniedby her four-piece band, including her musical director and pianist Matt Cusson and husband Brian Gallagher on guitar, Megan will take audiences on a trip through the American Songbook.

The 2016 Adelaide Cabaret Festival

The 2016 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, which kicks off on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend with the popular Variety Gala, will feature more than 425 Artists in 150 performances over 16 days and nights.

A Prescription for Living

Last night David Spencer opened in the terrific Vic Theatre Production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, turning in a stellar performance as Vice Principal Panch. David is a highly successful Music Theatre performer who has toured the UK, and has appeared in many main stage productions as well as being Resident Director for such shows as Anything Goes. But that’s not where his talents begin and end. In a Jekyll and Hyde existence, David has another life.

Mark Mitchell: A Bewdiful Life

Mark Mitchell plays Lazar Wolf in the new production of Fiddler on The Roof. But he is best known to Australian audiences for his television characters. He took time out to talk to Coral Drouyn

Pinter’s Old Times for Adelaide

Busy completing his PhD on Shakespeare's actor Richard Burbage, Cate Blanchett’s former acting teacher Tony Knight is moving his focus for the moment; from Shakespeare to a very different acting style. He is to co-produce and direct an April production of Nobel Prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter’s tense drama, Old Times. Lesley Reed reports.

Don’t Make Me Laugh

With over 200 shows on offer, Coral Drouyn looks at some of the highlights of the 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, which runs from March 24th to April 17th.

It’s the 30th Anniversary of the MICF, and if you haven’t found much to laugh about lately, that’s all about to change. And if you really can’t afford to see everything….or you’re not up to doing three or four shows in one night, this might help you decide.

33rd Annual Green Room Awards

The 2016 Green Room Awards were presented on Monday March 21 at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre. Melbourne’s premier peer-presented performing arts industry awards recognise excellence and innovation across a range of professional productions presented on the Melbourne stage.The 2016 awards recognise outstanding achievement for work presented in 2015 across Cabaret, Contemporary & Experimental Performance, Dance, Independent Theatre, Music Theatre, Opera and Theatre Companies.







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