Interview: Phil Jamieson on stepping from rock n roll into musical theatre with American Idiot

Having led one of the country’s most beloved rock bands for over 20 years now, Grinspoon‘s Phil Jamieson is well used to stepping out on to stage with thousands of faces looking back at him. Which is why it might seem like a natural fit for a performer such as he to join the cast of American Idiot, the wildly successful rock musical that has recently been brought to life in Australia.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: BRIEFS head out of this world with Close Encounters at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Seated at a table at the end of a catwalk thrust out into the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent, two girls in their mid to late-20’s take up seats around the same table, wide-eyed and chattering excitedly. A well-dressed bearded man dances his way over to the table holding a silver bucket, singing to the disco music playing over the PA. He asks them if they would like to buy a raffle ticket, to which the girls happily produce gold coins in exchange for the tickets.... Read More | Share it now!

Ali McGregor & Eddie Perfect’s sophomore Adelaide Cabaret Festival kicks off at Her Majesty’s Theatre

The Adelaide Cabaret Festival is officially off and running for another year – with hundreds of Cabaret lovers streaming out into the cold Friday city night for the annual festival Variety Gala to mark the Opening Night. For Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect‘s second year as Artistic Directors, the program demonstrates an emphasis on the cultivation on homegrown productions and Adelaide Cabaret Festival-commissioned shows, with some international names thrown into the mix.... Read More | Share it now!

Stephen Nicolazzo talks The Moors and bringing the Victorian era to life on stage

Melbourne native Stephen Nicolazzo is no stranger to the works of the Victorian era. His previous adaptations of Dracula and The Happy Prince were staged to much acclaim. Now, Stephen is returning to the era with his latest project, the Australian premiere of the Jen Silverman play The Moors. We caught up with him ahead of the opening this weekend, to find out what interests him about the Victorians, and to get the low-down on his process on bringing the text from page to stage.... Read More | Share it now!