Global Creatures CEO Carmen Pavlovic and Director Nigel Jamieson today hosted a sneak peek at the new Dreamworks arena spectacular How to Train your Dragon on stage at Hisense Arena, Melbourne. First […]
I have appeared in about 40 productions over the past forty years. Favourite roles include Eugene Fodor and Junior in (separate productions of) Crazy for You, Mr Fox in Mack and Mabel, Max in The Sound of Music, Freddy in My Fair Lady, Julio in Paint Your Wagon, Marcellus in The Music Man and Grantaire in Les Miserables.
I have directed several school productions. I choreographed Urinetown and Little Shop of Horrors, then went on to direct Hot Mikado and the Australian premiere of 13. I have since gone on to direct/choreograph The Music Man Jr and Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.
At my next school, I was Head of Productions, overseeing up to a dozen productions each year and directing another seven musicals, including The Music Man, Brigadoon and How To Succeed in Business Without really Trying.
I reviewed music theatre and opera for Theatre People and the Sunday Herald Sun (Melbourne). I served on the Music Theatre Guild of Victoria Committee for five years as Treasurer and was on the Board of The Opera Studio Melbourne.
I am a keen audience member, having seen 58 shows in six weeks in a 2012 trip to New York, as well as 57 shows during 6 weeks in London/Europe earlier the same year.
I hope you enjoy reading the news and reviews at Man in Chair. I would love to hear your thoughts on the shows covered here so please feel free to leave your comments.
Carrie, one of the most notorious flops of all time is back on stage. Will she have better luck this time around? Imagine a musical with a higher body count than Les […]
Melbourne Opera begins its tenth anniversary year with a stellar performance of the immortal classic La Boheme. Foremost in the success of the staging is the wonderful cast, clearly chosen with great […]
Royal Opera have advertised their Mozart-da Ponte cycle as having some connection to the Olympics year. That connection is not in any way apparent when seeing the operas, but why let that […]
Two current West End musicals hark back to Man in Chair’s heyday as a ‘dancer’. Such happy memories of performing these shows in wonderful productions at CLOC Musical Theatre. Both shows owe […]
Back from Europe, Man in Chair has time for a few more operas before heading back to Australia. ENO has opened a new production of Offenbach’s melodious creation The Tales of Hoffmann. […]
Milan’s La Scala – the jewel in the crown of European opera houses. But does it live up to the legend? The answer is a resounding yes, if for no other reason […]
Grand and austere on the outside, the auditorium of Munich Opera House glitters like a musk and gold jewelry box. Dress standards are uniformly high but the friendly warmth seen in the […]
Volksoper provides opera for the people. And operetta. And musicals. And ballet. How wonderful for the people of Vienna to have such a charming, prolific and affordable opera house in their midst. […]
A bit of a holy grail of opera houses, the history surrounding Vienna Opera House is like a subtext that permeates the operatic artistry on display. The thought of being in a […]