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Mike’s “Light On The Hill”

About to open with his brand new show Message to My Girls as part of the Melbourne Cabaret Festival, Mike McLeish talks to Coral Drouyn.

Lunch with Richard O’Brien

Time was fleeting at The Rocky Horror Show media call, so David Spicer asked instead if he could have lunch with the musical’s creator Richard O’Brien. The legendary writer and actor was in Australia (in fine form) for the premiere of the 40th anniversary production.

We sat down in the courtyard of a posh Brisbane hotel and ordered refreshments.

Sitting with the 71 year old was his third wife (German born) Sabrina Graf, who was introduced to The Rocky Horror Show as a girl, when her father showed her the movie.

John Paul Young Joins Grease

John Paul Young joins the cast of GREASE for its Perth, Adelaide, Hobart and return Melbourne seasons, replacing Anthony Callea in the role of Johnny Casino, but the 1970s pop icon is no stranger to musicals, as he explains to Neil Litchfield.

Dirty Dancing Returns

John Frost has announced that the international hit musical Dirty Dancing will return to Australia late in 2014, a decade after its World Premiere in Sydney.

The New Score Closes 2014 Adelaide Cabaret Festival

"And now, the end is near, and so I face the final curtain.....NOT!” said the 2014 Adelaide Cabaret Festival’s Artistic Director, Kate Ceberano just days before the Festival closed. “I have had the most wonderful three years of my creative life.”

5 Years of Gender-Bending Broadway

Twisted Broadway charity concert returns to Melbourne on Monday 4 August, 2014.

Celebrating five fabulous years, the gender-bending music theatre charity blockbuster Twisted Broadway returns to Melbourne for one-night-only at Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse on Monday 4 August, 2014! Having enjoyed sell-out concerts in previous years,Twisted Broadway features internationally-acclaimed music theatre talent singing songs originally penned for the opposite gender in a one-off night of show-stopping entertainment.

Ruthless! The Musical

Season Extended to July 12 due to popular demand.

When satirical all female Off-Broadway musical Ruthless! – a razor sharp send-up of theatrical ambition and the entertainment business – has its Sydney Premiere on June 20, it will be the culmination of a 16 year dream for co-stars and co -producers Meredith O’Reilly and Katrina Retallick. They spoke to Neil Litchfield.

Adelaide Premiere for Ettie’s Boys

Publishing and performance coincide to launch WW1 play

When one thinks about the many pioneering women of the early twentieth century, names such as suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst and aviator Amelia Earhart come to mind. When Ettie’s Boys plays at Adelaide’s Holden Street Theatres in July 2014 theatregoers will learn about another female pioneer, a trailblazer for sex education and sexual health, Ettie Rout.

Strictly Ballroom The Musical for Melbourne

Global Creatures confirmed today (June 17, 2014) that Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical will open in Melbourne at Her Majesty’s Theatre in January 2015.

Tickets for Strictly Ballroom The Musical will go on sale on Monday 21st July from www.ticketek.com.au.

KKK Storms Australia with Killa Musical.

David Spicer speaks to Ana Polataivao, the director and co-writer of The Factory, described as New Zealand’s very own ‘Pacific Les Misérables’, currently on tour around Australia.

Tell us about the journey of the Factory?

It was inspired by our parents and their journey to New Zealand. It is basically a migrant story. It started in 2010. Then in 2011 we put on a four week production. It was mental. It was like four weeks.

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