Interviews, Reviews & More


Interview with Broadway star, Megan Hilty


The Fame Reporter interviewed the one and only Tony Award® Nominee, Broadway sensation, Megan Hilty! Following her sold-out concert Australian tour in 2016, Megan Hilty will return to Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s (QPAC’s) Concert Hall, Brisbane.

The bubbly, talented performer talked to us about her exciting return concert tour in Australia, what audiences can expect from her new show, her new ‘Lifetime’ film ‘Patsy and Loretta’ and more.

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Interview with Josh Piterman: In Concert


The Fame Reporter interviewed the talented Australian stage performer, Josh Piterman who is about to embark on his national concert tour, beginning at the Eternity Playhouse in Sydney on 8 June, heading to the Cremorne Theatre, QPAC in Brisbane on 20 June and concluding his debut tour on 22 June in Melbourne at the Alex Theatre, St Kilda!

We talked to Josh about his brand-new Australian concert tour, his debut album, his musical influences, the incredible theatre career he has carved for himself and more.

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Interview with the English Baroque with Circa’s Jane Sheldon


The Fame Reporter interviewed American-Australian Soprano performer, Jane Sheldon, she is about to star in Circa and Australian Brandenburg Orchestra’s latest collaboration – English Baroque performing at QPAC on 21 May.

We talked to Jane about her career so far, her experience working with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, what we can expect from this new show and more.

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Interview with the Women of ‘School of Rock’ Musical – Amy Lehpamer, Nadia Komazec & Markesha McCoy


The Fame Reporter interviewed the three leading women of ‘School of Rock’ musical Australian Tour, Amy Lehpamer (Principal Rosalie Mullins), Nadia Komazec (Patty Di Marco) and Markesha McCoy (Ms Steinkopf ) ahead of the Brisbane season of the Broadway blockbuster – based on the hit 2003 Jack Black film.

We talked to Amy, Nadia and Markesha about their love of performing, how much fun it is working with the talented kids, what they hope audiences take away from this rockin’ show and more.

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Review of The Book of Mormon Brisbane

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Interview with Parting the Red Curtains Jan van de Stool (Queenie van de Zandt)

The Fame Reporter interviewed Australia’s theatrical comedy queen, Queenie van de Zandt. She is embodying her infamous alter-ego – Jan van de Stool, in her hilarious new show at the Brisbane Comedy Festival, ‘Parting the Red Curtains.’

We talked to Queenie about what Brisbane audiences will love about her new show, the origin of her character Jan, advice Jan imparts on her self-help clients and more.

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Interview with Dear Evan Hansen Broadway’s
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Our final feature in the Broadway Series features an interview with the incredibly talented Michael Lee Brown. He is currently starring as the Alternate Evan Hansen and understudies Connor and Jared in the Tony Award winning musical, Dear Evan Hansen Broadway.

We talked to Michael about his Broadway Debut, his last minute understudy performances, how this genius show has impacted him and more.

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Review of Understudy Productions’ Sweet Charity

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Interview with Jersey Boys’ Ryan Gonzalez


The Fame Reporter interviewed the charismatic and insanely talented Australian actor, Ryan Gonzalez who is currently portraying one of history’s greatest performers, Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys at QPAC.

We talked to Ryan about his reaction when he landed the role in the infamous musical, what Frankie Valli has taught him, his Founding Father dream role and more.

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Interview with Sweet Charity’s Andy Cook


The Fame Reporter interviewed the wonderfully talented Australian actor, Andy Cook who will play famous Italian movie star, Vittorio Vidal in Understudy Production’s Sweet Charity at the Brisbane Powerhouse.

We talked to Andy about his love of musical theatre, his role in Sweet Charity and his advice for aspiring performers.

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Broadway Series: The Unsung Heroes of Theatre

Interview with King Kong Broadway Dance Captains Ashley Andrews and Eliza Ohman


The Fame Reporter interviewed the incomparable Broadway performers who currently star in King Kong Broadway, Eliza Ohman (Assistant Dance Captain and Ensemble member) and Ashley Andrews (Dance Captain and Swing)

We talked to Eliza and Ashley about their love of dancing, juggling their roles as dance captains with their onstage tracks in this beast of a show and more.

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Review of La Boite Theatre Company’s Neon Tiger


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Interview with La Boite Theatre Company Neon Tiger’s Lisa Hanley


The Fame Reporter interviewed brilliant Australian actress Lisa Hanley. Lisa is thrilled to be playing the quirky traveler Andy in the brand-new original Australian musical presented by La Boite Theatre Company in association with Brisbane Powerhouse, Neon Tiger.

We talked to Lisa about her love of performing, her role in Neon Tiger and the rehearsal process, how she enjoys the Australian theatre scene and more.

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Review of Priscilla Queen of the Desert the musical


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Interview with Don Giovanni’s Duncan Rock

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The Fame Reporter interviewed Opera baritone and performer, Duncan Rock, he is about to play the title role of Don Giovanni in Opera Queensland’s new production.

We talked to Duncan about his career so far, playing Don Giovanni for a 21st century audience, how his outlook on the role has changed and more.

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Interview with Priscilla’s David Harris


The Fame Reporter interviewed incredible Australian actor, David Harris.

David is currently starring as Tick in the 10th-anniversary production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert earning his 4th Helpmann Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical.

We talked to David about his career in the musical theatre world, the rewards and challenges about playing Tick, the comparisons between performing in America and Australia and more.

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Interview with Any Moment’s Stephie Da Silva

The Fame Reporter interviewed rising musical theatre performer, Stephie Da Silva.

Stephie is so excited to be involved in Old Fashioned Production Company’s Original Concept Recording of a new musical, ‘Any Moment’ with Music and Lyrics by Bradley McCaw.

We spoke to Stephie about her career in musical theatre thus far, her involvement in the new concept recording ‘Any Moment’, her love for theatre in Brisbane and more.

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Review of Underground Broadway’s Spring Awakening

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Interview with Spring Awakening’s Jacqui McLaren


The Fame Reporter interviewed up and coming Brisbane musical theatre actress, Jacqui Mclaren.

Jacqui is so excited to be playing the young, naive and complicated Wendla in Underground Broadway’s production of Spring Awakening playing at Metro Arts, Brisbane from 23 August.

We talked to Jacqui about her career thus far in the theatre industry including her reaction when being cast in the coming of age musical, Spring Awakening, her dream roles, what inspires her, what she loves about Brisbane theatre and more.

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Review of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

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Interview with Australian Brandenburg Orchestras’s Artistic Director Paul Dyer

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The Fame Reporter interviewed Founder and Artistic Director of The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. His new show will take Brisbane audiences on a mystical adventure in Karakorum: A Medieval Musical Journey.

We talked to Paul about the most challenging and rewarding aspects of rehearsing the concert, how David Wenham became the narrator, what drew him to bring the ensemble La Camera delle Lacrime to Australia and more!

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Brisbane Opening Night Socials


Have you been snapped by The Fame Reporter at the Brisbane opening night of Beautiful?

Click here to check out our social photos to see if you’re featured.

‘Do the locomotion’ and get your tickets now!

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Interview with Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’s Mat Verevis

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The Fame Reporter interviewed Australian singer and actor Mat Verevis. He is currently portraying the iconic Barry Mann in the current Australian touring company of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

We talked to Mat about his reaction when he landed the role of Barry Mann in his professional musical theatre debut, dream roles, experience on ‘The Voice’, inspirations in music and more!

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Interview with the Wizard of Oz’s ASM Joshua Broadbent

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The Fame Reporter interviewed Joshua Broadbent, Assistant Stage Manager of the current Australian touring company of the much loved classic – The Wizard of Oz.

We talked to Joshua about his daily life as an Assistant Stage Manager, his reaction when he booked the job touring with The Wizard of Oz company, the rewards and challenges about stage management and a Fame Reporter exclusive reveal of his new project and more.

See our fun and in-depth look behind the curtain!

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Interview with Opera Queensland’s Jessica Low & Jon Maskell

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The Fame Reporter interviewed talented Opera Queensland performers, Jessica Low and Jon Maskell.

Real life siblings Jessica and Jon, are excited to be starring alongside each other once again, this time in Opera Queensland’s ‘The Merry Widow’ opening 22 June at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre until 30 June. The pair will be playing, Sylviane Bogdanovich and Alexis Kromov respectively.

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Helpmann Awards nominees 2018

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The Helpmann Awards are the premier celebration of Australia’s vibrant live performance industry. The Awards recognise achievement and excellence in Australia’s live performance sectors including musicals, contemporary music, comedy, opera and classical music, theatre, ballet, dance and physical theatre, presentations for children, regional touring and cabaret.

Live Performance Australia (LPA) announced the Nominees in the 42 categories of the Helpmann Awards at simultaneous events in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

The 18th Annual Helpmann Awards Live in Sydney will be held in two parts. Act 1 will take place at on Sunday 15 July at Sydney Town Hall and Act 2 is to be presented at The Capitol Theatre in Sydney on Monday 16 July.

Click here for full list of nominations announced at the official presentations around Australia.

Interview with Disney Aladdin’s Hiba Elchikhe


The Fame Reporter interviewed English musical theatre performer and Disney’s Aladdin Australia’s Princess Jasmine, Hiba Elchikhe.

Hiba is thrilled for the opportunity to be playing the independent and empowered woman that is Princess Jasmine in the Australian tour of the magical and fearless, Aladdin the Musical.

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Review of Disney’s Aladdin the Musical


Review of The Greatest Showman


Interview with Rocky Horror’s Kristian Lavercombe 


The Fame Reporter interviewed theatre actor and Rocky Horror Show sensation, Kristian Lavercombe.

Kristian is loving playing the eccentric Riff Raff in his return Australian tour of Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show musical.

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Interview with Mamma Mia’s Sarah Morrison 


The Fame Reporter interviewed the talented and down – to – earth Brisbane local, Sarah Morrison.

Sarah is absolutely beside herself to be playing the iconic ABBA musical lead role of Sophie Sheridan, in the new Australian production of Mamma Mia.

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Rocky Horror Show Australia 2018 Time Warp

Time Warp performed by the Australian cast of the Rocky Horror Show at the Brisbane Media Call of the world’s favourite Rock ‘n’ Roll musical.

The 2018 company is on it’s big Australian tour and are currently playing in Brisbane at The Queensland Performing Arts Centre until 11 February 2018 and then travel to Perth and Melbourne, get your tickets at

Filmed by Founder of The Fame Reporter, Ellen Goddard.

Review of The Wizard of Oz at QPAC

See the cast perform ‘Merry Old Land of Oz’ below!


Wizard of Oz the musical opened at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane, Australia and was a magical experience for the whole family to enjoy.

The musical is a new stage adaptation of the original film that opened at the London Palladium on the West End in 2011, with music and lyrics taken from the classic MGM 1939 film and new songs added from the wondrous talents of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

Interview with The Wizard of Oz’s Samantha Dodemaide 

See her Wordplay video below!

The Fame Reporter interviewed the new rising star of musical theatre, Samantha Dodemaide.

Sam is thrilled to be playing Dorothy in her first leading role in a commercial musical in The Wizard of Oz. Read more here  and watch her Wordplay video above!

Gallery of The Wizard of Oz musical cast arriving in Brisbane


Dorothy you are most definitely not in Kansas anymore!

On Friday 27 October, the upcoming production of The Wizard of Oz dropped in to Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall to celebrate the musical beginning next week at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. See more photos by clicking here!

Review of Kinky Boots the musical at QPAC


Interview with Kinky Boots Musical Australia’s Mark Stefanoff

The Fame Reporter interviewed the incredible Australian Artist and Actor Mark Stefanoff. Currently he is touring Australia in Kinky Boots, playing one of Lola’s Angels in the ensemble and is the Referee Angel.

We talked to Mark about his career thus far in the musical theatre industry including his reaction when being cast in the Tony award-winning musical Kinky Boots, his dream roles and more check out the interview here!

Interview with The Bodyguard’s Paulini


Paulini’s current show The Bodyguard musical in which she embody’s the talented, caring superstar, Rachel Marron, she lifts up this beautiful show with the incredible performances of Whitney Houston’s greatest hits! Buy tickets to Melbourne shows here.

We talked to the lovely Paulini about her performing and songwriting career and what are her biggest challenges and greatest rewards when playing this iconic role and you might get to discover her favourite Whitney song to perform, check out the interview here.

Review of Sierra Boggess In Concert at QPAC


Interview with My Fair Lady Australia’s Elisa Colla

Elisa Colla is a well-established Australian musical theatre performer. Currently she is touring Australia in Opera Australia’s My Fair Lady directed by Dame Julie Andrews, understudying the impressive lead role of Eliza Doolittle, originally played by Dame Julie herself on Broadway and the West End 60 years ago.

We talked to Elisa about her career thus far in the musical theatre industry, the discipline that is understudying also how it was working with Dame Julie Andrews and more check out the interview here.

Review of My Fair Lady Australia at QPAC



The Fame Reporter was established in 2016 and explores the world behind the stage and screen of the entertainment sphere.

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