Interview: Driftwood The Musical is the new high calibre Australian production set for the world stage

April 24, 2023

Having already enjoyed a sold-out world premiere Melbourne season in 2022, Driftwood The Musical is set to return to Melbourne on 3rd May before debuting in Sydney across a run of three venues from 24th May. Ahead of this run of shows, and off the back of the news that the show will be heading to […]

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Interview: Lin-Manuel Miranda on witnessing the Australian production of Hamilton

March 6, 2023

In his first trip to Australia to meet the local company of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda delighted the Brisbane cast and surprised the city’s audience when he made a special appearance during the curtain call of a performance this past weekend. Speaking honestly, openly and humorously about the show, its creation, and the Australian production, Miranda […]

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Interview: Courtney Meagher from Artrage on how The Rocky Horror Picture Show Immersive Spectacular enhances and celebrates the film

November 23, 2022

WA arts and cultural organisation, Artrage, is bringing a new version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show experience to the stage, and it begins from the moment you enter the venue. For the Perth shows, you’re greeted by a brightly decorated, retro-style bar that serves drinks with names like ‘Pretty in Pink’ and features rows […]

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Interview: The Local Lesbians talk us through upcoming MELT Festival cabaret Lesbian Love Stories

May 17, 2021

MELT Festival is returning to Brisbane later this month, bringing with it all the queer arts and culture we could possibly want – and then even more besides! Gearing up for a huge night at Brisbane Powerhouse are Ruby Clarke, Chloe-Rose Taylor, and Natasha Veselinovic – otherwise known as The Local Lesbians. Teaming up with […]

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Why David Byrne’s American Utopia is unlike anything Broadway has ever seen

November 20, 2019

I’ve always loved the theatricality of music; that indescribable feeling it can provided when presented with a bit of bombastic flair. But I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a production bring so much life to its soundtrack, as David Byrne has achieved  with his American Utopia show – which is currently enjoying a 16 […]

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Interview: Bert LaBonte (Australia) on playing Marvin Gaye in “Let’s Get It On”

July 25, 2019

Following a successful run earlier this year, Let’s Get It On: The Life and Music of Marvin Gaye is returning to Melbourne next week for a brief but anticipated encore run. Playing the main man in the production, Lillian Altman caught up with Bert LaBonte to talk about playing the iconic musician. Marvin Gaye lived […]

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Interview: Stephen Lopez talks about dancing up a storm in the salsa musical In The Heights at Sydney Festival

December 16, 2018

Melbournian actor, Stephen Lopez played Usnavi De La Vega in the debut Australian production of In The Heights in Melbourne in 2015. The show, a quadruple Tony award-winning work, written by Hamilton creator and Moana composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, is a modern summer musical boasting hot, Latino rhythms. A return staging of the show will be hitting the Sydney […]

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Interview: Michael Falzon spills the goss on Evita and why he just wants to work with his mates

October 7, 2018

Michael Falzon is one of Australian musical theatre’s favourite leading men. Currently, he is showcasing his considerable talents in Evita, where he shares the stage with the divine Tina Arena. He is also the creator of Swing on This, a collaboration with Ben Mingay, Luke Kennedy, Matt Lee and Rob Mills, with whom he is currently […]

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Arts Interview: Writer Ben Elton talks about the 2016 Australian return of Queen Musical "We Will Rock You"

December 7, 2015

Back in August 2003, We Will Rock You first opened in Australia at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre. Written by Ben Elton (The Young Ones, Blackadder) and featuring no less than 24 songs from classic rock group Queen, the show was a huge success, with over 15 million theatregoers in 17 countries having since experienced the stage […]

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Interview: Scott McArdle (Perth) talks about his latest play “Between Solar Systems” and favourite Sci-Fi

September 11, 2015

Ahead of the launch of his latest play Between Solar Systems, we caught up with writer and director Scott McArdle to find out a little bit more about the new play from his company Second Chance Theatre; and we couldn’t resist asking Scott for his favourite Science Fiction films or shows whilst we were at […]

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Interview: Writer and Performer Finn O’Branagáin talks The Epic and the importance of storytelling

June 10, 2015

Ahead of the tragically limited run of The Epic at The Blue Room Theatre we caught up with writer, storyteller and performer Finn O’Branagáin to find out more about the show, what audiences can expect; and just how important storytelling is! Click through for the full interview. How did the idea for the “The Epic” […]

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Interview: Ryan Fogwell and Tavis Cunningham on the musical Chess

May 21, 2015

It’s hard to describe Chess, the musical composed by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus from ABBA with lyrics by Tim Rice, with its intricate plot, complex characters and multitudinous themes of love, politics and war – one really has to see it to experience it. With such well known songs as “Anthem” and “One Night […]

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Interview: Warwick Doddrell (Perth) talks audience expectations, directing Under This Sun and more

May 20, 2015

Ahead of its Opening Night we caught up with Warwick Doddrell, director and producer of Under This Sun to discover a little bit more about what audiences can expect from the play, the initial inspiration behind the work and just what directing for the first time is like! Under This Sun is the first production […]

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the AU interview: Judi Farr – Miss Marple in A Murder is Announced

September 24, 2013

Larry has a chat to the actress who has been given one of the most iconic roles from the world of murder mysteries and crime fiction, Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple. Judi Farr is the legendary Australian actress who’ll be bringing Miss Marple to life on stage in Sydney and Melbourne in the production A Murder […]

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