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Mamma Mia! - Thank You For The Music

The hit musical is back in Australia for a national tour, just months before a movie sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again reaches our cinemas. During rehearsals, Peter Gotting spoke with cast members who never get tired of singing Abba songs and can’t wait to see the movie.

STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018 EDITION OUT NOW!!!

In This Edition

 

What A Drag!

With hit Aussie musical Priscilla returning, we look at drag on our stages

American Idiot’s Whatshername

Phoebe Panaretos on Green Day’s American Idiot, now touring

Our ‘New’ Jersey Boys

Australia’s Four Seasons prepare for the new national tour

Impossible Play Becomes A Hit

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time arrives down under

Musicals in 2018

Australians will enjoy a mix of replica Broadway blockbusters, fresh interpretations of classics and a sprinkle of locally written musicals in 2018. Independent theatre companies are serving up a some of the tastier productions.

2017 Sydney Theatre Awards Nominations

Nominations were announced today (December 19) for the Sydney Theatre Awards for 2017, which will be presented at a gala ceremony on Monday 22 January 2018 at 6pm at the Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre.

Making Muriel a Musical.

As the curtain rose on the musical adaptation of Muriel’s Wedding, David Spicer spoke to PJ Hogan, whose real life story inspired the movie, and the young actress - Maggie McKenna - playing a lead role for the first time.

It might be hard to believe, but many of the most cringeworthy scenes from the 1994 hit movie Muriel’s Wedding were based on real life.

PJ Hogan, the director and writer, can still vividly remember going to a family dinner in a restaurant when his father’s mistress turned up.

In The Heights: Hayes Theatre Cast

Blue Saint Productions has announced the full cast of their upcoming production of the Tony Award winning musical In The Heights at the Hayes Theatre Co. Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the composer behind the Hamilton phenomenon, this brand new, authentic production will run from 16 March 2018.

Trevor is All Diamonds and Steel

Coral Drouyn talks to Trevor Ashley about the perils of NOT wearing heels.

The Other Side of Craig McLachlan

Stage Whispers applauds the bravery of Christie Whelan Browne and other cast members of the 2014 season of The Rocky Horror Show for raising their voices about the alleged behaviour of Craig McLachlan. Their sincerity, maturity and compassion for others speak for themselves.

Christie Whelan Brown has blasted those who accuse her of speaking out for money, pointing out that there is no money in it for her - only the risk of jeapoardising her career.