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Book of Mormon star on his very modern family and taking centre stage

Book of Mormon star on his very modern family and taking centre stage

From the birth of his twin sons at 24 weeks to a debut album and the lead role in Australia's hottest musical, Blake Bowden has had a busy two months.

  • by Nathanael Cooper

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Margaret Fulton gets the musical treatment

Margaret Fulton gets the musical treatment

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  • by Nicole Elphick
Where's Muriel? PJ Hogan on the agony of casting Australia's daggiest bride, again

Where's Muriel? PJ Hogan on the agony of casting Australia's daggiest bride, again

Finding Toni Collette was a fluke, he thought. Then he turned Muriel's Wedding into a stage show, and had to do it all over again - and again.

  • by Karl Quinn
Forget Tina Arena, Evita is a dream come true for teenager Alexis van Maanen

Forget Tina Arena, Evita is a dream come true for teenager Alexis van Maanen

On her second last day of high school in Melbourne Alexis van Maanen was standing next to her locker when she received a phone call from her agent.

  • by Louise Rugendyke
Five seasons (and two Frankies) in one day for Jersey Boys
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Five seasons (and two Frankies) in one day for Jersey Boys

One actor was announced as the Frankie Valli for the Australian production of Jersey Boys but audiences are seeing a different one.

  • by Nathanael Cooper
Oh! What a night: Jersey Boys still a joy for original Four Season
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Oh! What a night: Jersey Boys still a joy for original Four Season

Given he was the driving force behind a musical that canvasses his career, it is somewhat surprising to find Bob Gaudio doesn’t much like looking back.

  • by Nathanael Cooper
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How Jersey Boys changed star Cameron MacDonald's life in more ways than one

How Jersey Boys changed star Cameron MacDonald's life in more ways than one

"These boys had no right to succeed, but they did. There's an element of that to me and my career."

  • by Nicole Elphick
'You'll kill yourself': Virginia Gay on the risks and rewards of Calamity Jane

'You'll kill yourself': Virginia Gay on the risks and rewards of Calamity Jane

Virginia Gay was performing in Calamity Jane in Canberra last week, when a woman in the audience implored her to stop.

  • by Louise Rugendyke
Robyn Archer review: A dangerous dance on volcano's lip

Robyn Archer review: A dangerous dance on volcano's lip

Robyn Archer revisits the Weimar Republic's anti-fascist anthems by way of a timely warning of history repeating itself.

  • by John Shand