Back in 2007, a young 12-year-old blew us away with her powerhouse vocals on the reality TV show Australia’s Got Talent. Bonnie Anderson took out the title and has since carved a very successful recording career for herself. Ever challenging herself and growing in her artistry, Anderson is now venturing into the world of musical theatre as she makes her debut in Godspell Reimagined alongside Mark Dickinson, Chris Southall and special guest star Colleen Hewett. We got to chat to the lovely songstress about this new phase of her career, and what’s coming up after the show.... Read More | Share it now!
11 years ago, Kinky Boots burst onto the big screen starring Hollywood A-listers Chiwetel Ejiofor (Love Actually, 12 Years A Slave) as Lola, and our very own Joel Edgerton (Felony, Animal Kingdom) as Charlie. Inspired by a true story, this heartwarming family film was nominated for various awards and rightfully so, caught the attention of one of music’s biggest icons, Cyndi Lauper. Well, the rest is history making its Broadway debut in 2013.... Read More | Share it now!
This man needs no introduction, but alas, we’ll give him one anyway! Matthew Bourne is a pioneer in the arts industry, taking dance to wider audiences. Next year, his latest venture Lord of the Flies will find a home exclusively in Melbourne. Based on the novel by William Golding comes an inventive show unlike any other. We were lucky enough to sit down with the man himself and have a chat about its origins and what it means for young aspiring male dancers.... Read More | Share it now!
And just like that, the biggest show to open in Australia this year has blown the socks off audiences. Ever since it was announced to make its Australian debut, the hype surrounding Disney’s classic Aladdin has been immense, with industry professionals and theatre lovers alike counting down the days until opening night.... Read More | Share it now!
Here is a dance show that is so much more than just a dance show. What Jump First, Think Later brings to audiences is a poignant and raw tale of six young parkour and urban dancers who represent Australia’s wonderful multiculturalism. The narrative of this 50-minute show is really heartwarming as Joe Carbone, Johnny Do, Justin Kilic, Jimmy James AKA Jackie Chan, Natalie Siri, and Patrick Uy share with us their personal experiences of how this art form enriches their lives.... Read More | Share it now!
It’s not often you attend a show and leave feeling completely enamoured. Dance is such an expressive form of the human body and to see the physical and emotional commitment from every single dancer on the stage was spellbinding. We had a chat with Artistic Director Paul Lightfoot in the lead up to the Nederlands Dans Theater‘s (NDT) arrival in Melbourne, a perfect way to understand the mechanics of such an internationally renowned company.... Read More | Share it now!
If you could have any famous person play you in a film, who would you choose? For most it would be the Blake Lively type, or Megan Fox. Oh no. Not for young actress Alexandra Keddie. The love affair – more like obsession – Keddie has with Ms Streep is so endearing. It actually says a lot about her moral compass and the values she believes in. When you aim as high as Meryl Streep, “the best actress of our generation”, you can never imagine what it’d be like walking in her shoes, but Keddie’s insider knowledge to her countless achievements, relationships to other actors and directors on set, and her vocal differences give you a glimpse as to who the real Meryl Streep is.... Read More | Share it now!
This interview was so much more than your standard interview, and Barry Conrad is so much more than meets the eye. Here is a guy who has worked on fulfilling every part of his being and genuinely wants to leave his mark on the world. Not only is he undeniably talented, but he has a good head on his shoulders that would make any mother proud. So much has been going on for Conrad, but he still makes time to work out, enjoy food and give back. We’re going to hold you to that joint work out next time you’re in Melbourne, Barry.... Read More | Share it now!
He is a man of many words, but Artistic Director of the Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) Paul Lightfoot is filled with incredible wisdom. Lightfoot kindly started his day with a Skype chat about the philosophies behind NDT, his journey with the company and the show he is bringing to our shores.... Read More | Share it now!