Interviews

Check out our latest Interviews below

Lisa Hanley

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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.

Read more here

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.

Read more here

David Harris

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The Fame Reporter interviewed incredible Australian actor, David Harris, he 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.

Read more here

Stephie Da Silva

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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.

Read more here

Jacqui McLaren

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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.

Read more here

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!

Read more here

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!

Read more here

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.

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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.

We talked to Jessica and Jon about their careers thus far including their current roles in ‘The Merry Widow’, what it’s like working with family and more.

Read more here

Hiba Elchikhe

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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.

We talked to Hiba about her career thus far in the theatre industry including her reaction when being cast in the Disney Broadway hit musical, her dream roles,
what her character has taught her and more. See our interview below!

Read more here

Kristian Lavercombe

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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.

We talked to Kristian about his career thus far in the theatre industry including his reaction when being cast in the cult classic musical, The Rocky Horror Show, his dream roles, secret talents and more, check out the interview below!

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Sarah Morrison

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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. However, she initially underestimated the character she is currently portraying in her hometown.

We talked to Sarah about her career thus far in the musical theatre industry including her reaction when being cast in the joyful musical, Mamma Mia, what being in Ladies in Black taught her, her favourite dressing room essential and more.

Read more here 

Samantha Dodemaide

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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.

We talked to Sam about her career thus far in the musical theatre industry including her reaction when being cast in the iconic musical, Wizard of Oz, what it was like rehearsing with her canine friends and more check out the interview and check out her Wordplay video before opening night last week!

Read more here 

Mark Stefanoff

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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!

Get tickets to Mark’s current show Kinky Boots, in which he plays the Referee Angel. The show is currently playing at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC until October 22 2017 in it’s last leg of the tour. Book your seats here – http://bit.ly/2wHjBgd

Paulini

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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.

Elisa Colla 

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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

Spencer Bignell & Jarrad Lindsay

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Spencer Bignell and Jarrad Lindsay are brilliant musical theatre performers and have recently started the successful first Brisbane Musical Theatre Open Mic night, Underground Broadway held every two months to sold out shows.

We talked to Spencer and Jarrad about their performing career and how their love of theatre has created this wonderful industry night and encouraged young performers to share their talents alongside industry professionals, check out the interview here

Elise McCann

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Elise McCann is an incredibly smart, gifted Australian actress, singer, dancer and all-round incredible artist within her craft.

We talked to Elise about her performing career in the theatre and entertainment world including what she loved about attending NIDA and why playing Miss Honey in Matilda taught her so many lessons and her adventure to where she is now, check out the interview here.

Gretel Scarlett

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Gretel Scarlett is a extraordinarily diverse Australian musical theatre performer.

Gretel is best known for her roles as Sandy in the Gordon Frost Associations Grease the Musical and her current role as Kathy Selden in Singin’ in the Rain. Gretel’s current show Singin’ in the Rain in which she plays Kathy Selden, is a smash hit with 12,000 litres of live rain every show! Buy tickets to Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth shows here.

We talked to Gretel about her performing career in the theatre and entertainment world including how her interest in acting began and what the biggest challenges she faces playing Kathy in Singin’ in the Rain, check out the interview here.

Stephen Mahy

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Stephen Mahy is a very talented Australian actor and singer.

Stephen is best known for his role as Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys the musical and other notable roles include Kenickie in Grease the musical (GFO), Brad in The Rocky Horror Show (GFO), Spank: 50 Shades Parody, Miss Saigon and his current show Fag Boy and the Married Guy is playing as part of the 2016 Sydney Fringe Festival at the New Theatre in Sydney from 20-24 September 2016 – buy tickets here.

We talked to Stephen about his career thus far in the entertainment industry including how his interest in acting began, check out the interview here

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