Welcome to Musicals Australia.
I hope you enjoy this exciting new website and will visit it often.
Musicals Australia is more than just a website. It is the home of
Australian Musical Theatre. It is an organisation established to
tell Australia and the world about the first class musical theatre
performers and performances that take place in this fabulous country.
Australia has a history of sending some of the best performers in
the world onto the international arena. Cyril Ritchard, Keith Michell,
June Bronhill, Barry Humphries, Toni Collette, Philip Quast, John
Diedrich, David Campbell and Hugh Jackman are just some of the names
that many of you will be familiar with.
Musicals Australia would like to invite you to come to Melbourne,
Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth to experience the talent of
the many Australian performers you dont know about. The Whos
Who page of this website lists many of these performers. (Keep
watching the many pages of the Musicals Australia website as more
and more detailed information appears.)
In addition to our world class performers, our productions large
and small rank amongst the best in the world. Australian productions
tour the Australasian region of the globe and are conceived, written,
designed and directed by the best in the business: Gale Edwards,
Michael Blakemore, David Atkins, Simon Philips, Roger Hodgman and
Use Musicals Australia as your point of reference when you want
to know: Whats New in Musical Theatre: On Stage, CD and DVD.
When in Melbourne listen to Henry Sachwalds Theatretrack
every Thursday night from 10:00pmmidnight to hear selections
from Cast Recording new releases on 3MBS-FM 103.5 or via the Internet
Wanna sing a show tune, Theres just no tune
as exciting, as show tune
are the opening lyrics to
songs by Ray Jessel and Jerry Herman respectively. Show tunes are
warm and fuzzy. They have heart. They have soul. A good show tune
is not self-indulgent. It is poetic. A good show tune lets you use
your imagination rather than spell it all out for you. Some show
tunes can stand alone, others need a context in which to make sense.
Either way show tunes come from musicals. Musicals are stage presentations
intended for performance in front of a live audience. Some musicals
are better than others. Dont be afraid to try. Be there. Share
the experience with those around you. Take a friend. Go see a musical.
See you at the theatre