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Monday, October 21, 2019

Come From Away becomes the most successful musical staged at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre by Gabi Bergman

Global hit Come From Away has been named the most successful musical in the Comedy Theatre’s 91-year history, this week surpassing the box office records of all other musicals staged at th…

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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Jemma Rix talks Jekyll and Hyde by Gabi Bergman

In just a few short days, the 25th Anniversary Concert production of Jekyll and Hyde will open at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall. With a star studded cast including Anthony Warlow in the title rol…

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Full cast of Bran Nue Day announced by Gabi Bergman

Legendary Australian actor and TV presenter Ernie Dingo will reprise the role of Uncle Tadpole he first performed 30 years ago when the hit musical Bran Nue Dae, written by Jimmy Chi in coll…

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Shrek The Musical cast announced! by Gabi Bergman

Australia’s leading theatre producer John Frost today announced the full adult cast of the lavish and fun multi-million dollar musical comedy SHREK THE MUSICAL, which opens in Australia ne…

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Monday, October 14, 2019

A chat with My Brilliant Career’s leading lady Luisa Scrofani by Gabi Bergman

My Brilliant Career follows a young Sybylla as she navigates growing up in rural Australia, and her struggles with being a woman in the 19th century. A new musical adaptation based on the ac…

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Talking My Brilliant Career with Dean Bryant and Mathew Frank by Gabi Bergman

Australia in the 1890s – a time where a woman’s role was that of a housewife. But young Sybylla wants to break the mould and pursue her dreams of a ‘brilliant career.’ Miles Franklin…

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Todd McKenney joins the cast of Shrek The Musical by Gabi Bergman

Television and stage star Todd McKenney will take on the hilarious role of Lord Farquaad, the short-in-stature, ruthless ruler of Duloc in the upcoming lavish and fun multi-million dollar mu…

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Anthony Warlow on Jekyll and Hyde by Gabi Bergman

This is the moment. Anthony Warlow is finally playing Jekyll (and Hyde). Arguably one of Australia’s finest theatrical exports, Anthony has had a career spanning over 30 years, both in A…

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Keziah Warner on Control by Gabi Bergman

A pregnant ex-ballerina, a bitter puppeteer, a child detective, and a feminist pop star are all hurtling towards Mars… But there’s no punchline. Instead, there’s Control. Red Stitch p…

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

A chat with Paul Slade Smith and Elijah Slavinskis of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory by Gabi Bergman

Wonka-mania has taken over Australia! Having already delighted audiences in Sydney, the factory is currently open in Melbourne, and will be travelling to Brisbane early next year. I snuck in…

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Hayes Theatre Co announces 2020 Season by Gabi Bergman

Last night, the iconic Hayes Theatre Co announced their season for next year. Named after the iconic Nancye Hayes AM, Hayes Theatre is dedicated to honouring the history of Australian Musica…

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Win the ultimate Golden Ticket experience! by Gabi Bergman

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, in partnership with The Coffee Club, are giving one lucky winner a chance to fly to Melbourne or Brisbane for an Ultimate Golden Ticket experience! Valued …

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Talking Boylesque with Thomas Worrell by Gabi Bergman

The boys are back! The Briefs team are returning to Melbourne for a return season of Briefs: Close Encounters. Their sold-out shows left Melbournites begging for more of their wonderful mash…

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Director Stewart Laing on The End of Eddy by Gabi Bergman

Édouard Louis’ coming of age story shares his experiences living with a turbulent family while facing bullying, homophobia, and misogyny at school. His only option? To get out. Since its …

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Cora Bissett on her upcoming play What Girls Are Made Of by Gabi Bergman

Scottish-Born Cora is a writer, director, actor and singer/songwriter. She is passionate about creating collaborative cross-form work, and loves to seek out the ‘real life’ stories that …

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 is coming to Australia! by Gabi Bergman

Look out Australia – 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL is coming next year! Dolly Parton today announced that the smash-hit musical will have its Australian Premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in April …

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Talking climate change and experimental theatre with Sarah Aiken and Rebecca Jensen by Gabi Bergman

The world is falling apart. Do we care? We are currently in the midst of a huge environmental crisis. But where do we start? What are we, as individuals supposed to do? This is the question …

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Deon Nuku on the upcoming Victorian State School Spectacular by Gabi Bergman

The Victorian State School Spectacular is an annual celebration of government school students from Prep to Year 12. Since 1995, the Victorian State Schools Spectacular has allowed students t…

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Antoinette Halloran’s Runaway Soprano is racing to Arts Centre Melbourne by Gabi Bergman

Antoinette is downing the apron and wooden spoon, and heading up to the Hamer Hall stage. Having just completed a season of Sweeney Todd with WA Opera, Antoinette is back in Melbourne and i…

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Songs For Nobodies to tour Australia by Gabi Bergman

Following her acclaimed sold-out season in London’s West End, Bernadette Robinson returns to Australia for a limited engagement in the hit play Songs For Nobodies. First performed 10 years…

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Sunday, September 1, 2019

Talking War Horse with Puppetry Director Matthew Forbes by Gabi Bergman

The story of a young horse’s service in World War I France has been warming the hearts of audiences since 1982. Michael Morpurgo’s sentimental novel War Horse has been so well loved, it …

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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Nathan Maynard on A Not So Traditional Story by Gabi Bergman

When Wurangkili and Timita meet a mysterious alien, they are forced to embark on an epic quest for answers. A Not So Traditional Story is the brainchild of Nathan Maynard and acclaimed prod…

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Have High Tea with theatre star Michael Cormick! by Gabi Bergman

What better way to spend an afternoon than with showtunes and champagne? Arts Centre Melbourne’s High Tea Live (previously known as Jazz High Tea) offers an outstanding program of well kno…

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Malthouse Theatre launches its 2020 season by Gabi Bergman

From the backstreets of Melbourne’s northern suburbs to the depths of Antarctica, a Scottish Shakespearean spectacle to Oscar Wilde’s most famous comedy of lies, Malthouse Theatre brings…

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Tim Minchin comes “BACK” to Australia in 2020 by Gabi Bergman

After selling out his national tour in record breaking time and receiving rave audience reviews across the country earlier this year, internationally renowned, award-winning musician, comedi…

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Jekyll and Hyde cast announced by Gabi Bergman

A star-studded cast including some of Australia’s most celebrated Opera, TV, Film and Music Theatre performers will join Anthony Warlow and Jemma Rix in Jekyll & Hyde, to be staged in …

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Theatre after #MeToo – David Whiteley on Ulster American by Gabi Bergman

A female writer, an A-List actor and an ambitious West End director are sitting in a room. What could possibly go wrong? David Ireland’s Ulster American is a satirical commentary on show…

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory arrives in Melbourne by Gabi Bergman

Roald Dahl’s iconic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has delighted for over 50 years. The 1964 novel has been the subject of many an adaptation, including two feature films and, more rec…

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Nick and Diane Marson on Come From Away by Gabi Bergman

Come From Away opened in Melbourne last month to roaring applause, plenty of tears, and a well earned standing ovation. The show is based on the real experiences of those involved in Operati…

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Melbourne International Arts Festival season announced by Gabi Bergman

The Melbourne International Arts Festival is a cornerstone of Melbourne’s arts scene. Happening annually every October, the MIAF showcases a plethora of dance, theatre, music, circus, visu…

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Kimberley Bartosik on choreographing and her upcoming works by Gabi Bergman

Kimberly Bartosik has been a prolific choreographer and artistic developer for over 20 years. Her organisation daela facilitates the development of artistic work, and is under fiscal sponso…

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