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August 2016

WALK TO SCHOOL MAGGOTS!

Marika and Dusty doing their best ‘walking acting’ past The Princess Theatre for Victoria’s WALK TO SCHOOL health initiative! For more info, check out www.walktoschool.vic.gov.au

Photo: David Caird

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July 2016

MATILDA THE MUSICAL wins a record 13 Helpmann Awards!!!

The hit musical, presently playing at the Princess Theatre, received a record 13 nominations and won all 13 awards, including the most coveted award of Best Musical. The Helpmann Awards are Australia’s highest performing arts accolade.

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To read a full list of the winners, read here


May 2016

Marika meets Danis Walter in the 3AW studio

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Dan Frederiksen and Marika Aubrey play Mr and Mrs Wormwood in the stage production of Matilda. They joined Denis Walter in the 3AW studio on May 17th to talk about what it’s like to lead a large cast of children.

Click HERE to watch or listen to them tell their story


April 2016

MATILDA AND ME airs on ABC Australia!

165636-L-LOApril 3rd, this documentary (made by Tim’s sister Nell) went to air on ABC. With exclusive access to the Australian rehearsals of his global theatre hit, MATILDA & ME charts the relationship between Tim Minchin and the musical he has become famous for. From London and Los Angeles to the opening night in Sydney, this is the story of the irreverent comedian whose unlikely partnership with the esteemed Royal Shakespeare Company proved the opportunity of a lifetime.

If you missed it on the telly, pop along and purchase it here


March 2016

MATILDA OPENS IN MELBOURNE!

A tiny revolt occurred at Melbourne’s beautiful Princess Theatre on March 17th as the curtain went up on our miraculous Matilda… Tickets available now through Ticketmaster HERE


February 2016

Thank you Sydney!

You’ve been revolting! Last show in Sydney Feb 28th 2016!

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January 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR MAGGOTS!

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Nominations for some awards which is a bit nice.

Sydney Theatre Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a MusicalMrs Wormwood

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(Miss Honey got nominated too AND Mr Wormwood AND Miss Truchbull AND the show AND all four of the Matildas are receiving a special award!!! #goTeamMatilda!).

You can read all the nominations (Man of La Mancha got some noms too!!) HERE.

The Newcastle Herald wrote an article, mainly because that’s where I am from, and I have popped it for you HERE

GLUG Award for Most Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Musical – Aldonza

GLUG AWARD for Most Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical – Mrs Wormwood

Both Man of La Mancha and Matilda got nominated for GLUGs too, as well as many of the cast.

Just lovely. All the thanks


December 2015

MERRY CHRISTMAS MAGGOTS!

Wishing you all a revoltingly joyful Christmas full of chocolate cake and being a little bit naughty…Thanks for everything in 2015!!! For a cheeky Christmas video from backstage at Matilda The Musical, click here

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November 2015

CAROLS BY CABARET ONSALE NOW!!!

It’s back! It’s the most wonderful time of the year and once again Marika Aubrey and Highway Run Productions deck the Hayes Theatre Co halls for one-night only with Carols by Cabaret in support of local Potts Point institution, The Wayside Chapel.

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Hosted by Mitchell Butel and Marika Aubrey, and featuring Trevor Ashley, Danielle Barnes, Simon Burke, Hilary Cole, Samantha Dodemaide, Tim Draxl, Virginia Gay, Anthony Harkin, Scott Irwin, Lucy Maunder, Elise McCann, Marney McQueen, Rob Mills, Shaun Rennie, Geraldine Turner, The Girls from Heathers, and The Cast of RENT.

This unofficial musical theatre Christmas party is stacked larger than Santa’s sleigh and at least twice as merry!

BOOK HERE


August 2015

MATILDA THE MUSICAL OPENS!

On August 20th, MATILDA THE MUSICAL officially opened at The Lyric Theatre, Sydney, followed by a big ol’ party with everyone who worked so hard to bring this miracle to life.

To book a ticket to the show, click HERE.

To read reviews and stuff, pop along HERE.

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July 2015

MAN OF LA MANCHA ALBUM is released!

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To order your copy now, just get yourself over to Squabb HQ HERE

 

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MATILDA THE MUSICAL…

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Everyone in team Matilda Australia is very excited to share the giddy happenings behind the gates of Crunchem Hall from JULY 28 at The Lyric Theatre, Sydney. With Marika Aubrey as Mrs Wormwood!

Come join us in the playground by buying your tickets HERE


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May 2015

The MIRACLE CITY Live Australian cast album is now available to pre-order on itunes!

Written by Nick Enright & Max Lambert and featuring the Hayes Theatre Company cast of 2014. Click HERE to check it out

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April 2015

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MARIKA AUBREY IS MRS WORMWOOD

MAGGOTS! Huge news! Marika Aubrey will be joining the cast of the highly anticipated musical MATILDA as Mrs Wormwood – Matilda’s ballroom dancing obsessed Mum.

Matilda The Musical is based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox). It is the story of an extraordinary school girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

Written by Australian Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical had proven enormous success in London’s West End and on Broadway, making it’s Australian opening the most-anticipated theatrical event of 2015.

Matilda The Musical will make its Australian Premiere at Sydney Lyric Theatre from July 28.

BOOK through Ticketmaster HERE

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March 2015

Man Of La Mancha opens!

“…Tony Sheldon gives a stellar performance…Marika Aubrey is a spunky Aldonza, the abused barmaid, and touchingly conveys the new hope she briefly glimpses as Quixote’s Lady Dulcinea…Squabbalogic gives us a thrilling, extremely moving piece of theatre. ✮✮✮✮”
-The Daily Telegraph.

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Man Of La Mancha is Squabbalogic’s fastest selling show to date – don’t miss out!
BOOK @ seymourcentre.com or on 02 9351 7940.

UNTIL MARCH 21

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Man Of La Mancha Cast guests of honour at The GLUGs March Luncheon!

Tony Sheldon (Don Quixote), Ross Chisari (Sancho) and Marika Aubrey (Aldonza)

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January 2015

Sydney Theatre Awards

Miracle City was nominated in several categories and won BEST MUSICAL DIRECTION (Max Lambert) and BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL (Blazey Best). An outstanding evening celebrating an overwhelming amount of excellent work in Sydney over the past year! For more info, read here


International Cabaret Contest

…And we’re off! 2015 is on it’s way. Starting with a smart co-host (with the always astonishing Sheridan Harbridge) of the 2015 International Cabaret Contest! CONGRATULATIONS to all the incredibly talented grand finalists, and welcome to the YTICC family winner Michaela Burger and Runner-Up Noni McCallum! For more, read here

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December 2014

Carols By Cabaret

CAROLS BY CABARET

It’s an old cliché but Christmas is a time of giving and Carols by Cabaret at Hayes Theatre Co is an event that sets its sights on doing just that. Featuring performances from cast members of shows at Hayes Theatre Co in 2014 , Carols by Cabaret is a Christmas fundraising event that will see all proceeds donated to iconic Potts Point charity, The Wayside Chapel.

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Each year, thousands of people visit The Wayside for assistance in gaining equitable access to essential health, welfare and related services. 9416 community meals, 6528 changes of clothing and 2131 applications of first aid and health support were administered by the Wayside Chapel staff this year and over 4774 members of the community visited Wayside to learn about their work.

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In 2014 Hilary Cole, Johanna Allen, Elise McCann, Blazey Best, Toby Francis, Blake Erickson, Deborah Krizak, Tom Sharah, Queenie van de Zandt, Lucy Maunder, Shaun Rennie, Lady Sings It Better, Blake Bowden, Kuki Tipoki, David Campbell, Marika Aubrey, “The Drowsy Choir” and the theatre’s namesake Nancye Hayes herself donated their time and talents to spread the Wayside Chapel’s message of “Love Over Hate”

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HOW WE DO WHAT WE DO

 Join Marika each month on www.aussietheatre.com.au  as she meets with a successful Australian artist she deeply admires to informally natter about their process.

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This month’s chat is with 

Erin James!


November 2014

MIRACLE CITY continues it’s miracle run!

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OCTOBER 17 – NOVEMBER 16 2014

STARRING MIKE MCLEISH, BLAZEY BEST, HILARY COLE, JASON KOS, MARIKA AUBREY, JOSIE LANE, CAMERON HOLMES WITH PETER KOWITZ AND ESTHER HANNAFORD

Nick Enright and Max Lambert’s musical Miracle City presented by Luckiest Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co has opened to rave reviews and will play until November 16.

“Miracle City feels fresh, heartbreaking and genuinely surprising… Director Darren Yap has assembled an astonishing cast… to hear their voices swell up in the tiny surrounds of the Hayes Theatre is spine-tingling at times. The overall effect is exhilarating… Miracle City is a towering achievement”

Polly Simons, The Daily Telegraph 

“Glory hallelujah! Marika Aubrey, Hilary Cole, Esther Hannaford and Josie Lane are all in knockout vocal form… And who knew Best could sing like that? She’s a revelation, as is young Cameron Holmes.”

Deborah Jones, The Australian

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“This born-again piece of musical theatre is dazzlingly entertaining.”

John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald

 “It is superb… Hannaford, Lane and Aubrey are a perfectly calibrated trio… Yap’s direction makes a sharp image out of a densely-cluttered landscape…  To bring back a work that we thought lost, that is collectively remembered as one of our best, is a true and magical gift… Miracle City is a triumph of Australian musical theatre and this production at the Hayes, when it swells to its conclusion, touches the sublime.”

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Miracle City stars Mike McLeish (Keating The Musical, Shane Warne: The Musical) as religious patriarch Ricky Truswell, Blazey Best (Nora & Miss Julie, Belvoir) as Lora Lee Truswell, Hilary Cole (Carrie: The Musical and The Drowsy Chaperone) as Loretta Truswell, Cameron Holmes as Ricky Bob (Mary Poppins), as well as recent NIDA graduate Jason Kos as Billy Trengrove, Esther Hannaford (King Kong, Hairspray) as Bonnie Mae, Marika Aubrey(South Pacific & Last of the Red Hot Mamas) as Eulella, Josie Lane (Fame The Musical and Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert) as Charlene and Peter Kowitz as Millard Sizemore (Blackbird and King Lear).

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Directed by Darren Yap
Musical Direction by Max Lambert
Choreographed by Kelley Abbey
Set Design by Michael Hankin
Costume Design by Roger Kirk
Lighting Design by Hugh Hamilton
Book by Nick Enright based on a concept by Max Lambert
Lyrics Nick Enright 
Music Max Lambert

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So Long, Farewell and Thank you

AussieTheatre and Marika Aubrey will be wrapping up the hugely popular feature interview series How We Do What We Do this month after a very successful two years in print.

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Founded by Aubrey and AussieTheatre in January 2013, the interview series has made AussieTheatre history as the most popular regular column to appear on the website.

With over 20,000 readers over the last two years, Aubrey’s in depth and insightful interviews have captured the minds of the Australian and international theatre going public.

To read more, click HERE


October 2014

MIRACLE CITY opens to rave reviews and full houses – HALLELUJAH!

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For full reviews, go here

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HOW WE DO WHAT WE DO

 Join Marika each month on www.aussietheatre.com.au  as she meets with a successful Australian artist she deeply admires to informally natter about their process.

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This month’s chat is with 

Blazey Best, Peter Kowitz & Mike McLeish 

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Watch the cast of Miracle City performing ‘Open Up Today’ on Channel 9’s Mornings. Now that’s a wake up call!

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TO WATCH CLICK HERE


September 2014

HOW WE DO WHAT WE DO

 Join Marika each month on www.aussietheatre.com.au  as she meets with a successful Australian artist she deeply admires to informally natter about their process.

This month’s chat is with Justine Clarke!

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LAST OF THE RED HOT MAMAS has played three sell-out shows as part of the La Soiree Cabaret Festival at His Majesty’s Theatre in Perth!

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“Aubrey has crafted a wonderful piece of music theatre, skilfully, weaving her own Ukrainian family history with the story of the vaudeville legend Sophie Tucker… Aubrey is versatility itself. She can belt out a big number (tunefully), swivel syncopated dance moves and emotionally move the audience with heartfelt and beautifully articulated, regretful blues…The full house was attentive and grew more and more vociferous in their appreciation …Aubrey and Kennedy could take this marvellous concoction anywhere in the worldwide festival/cabaret scene and hold their heads high. A class act!”

 


August 2014

HOW WE DO WHAT WE DO

 Join Marika each month on www.aussietheatre.com.au  as she meets with a successful Australian artist she deeply admires to informally natter about their process.

This month’s chat is with Kate Mulvany!

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BLAST FROM THE PAST!

Just found this old radio interview from 2011 on 2SER, with ROB MILLS & I chatting about The Last Five Years.

A beautiful reminder of what a joy this production was!!!

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July 2014

HOW WE DO WHAT WE DO

 Join Marika each month on www.aussietheatre.com.au  as she meets with a successful Australian artist she deeply admires to informally natter about their process.

This month’s chat is with Anna McGahan!

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Next month LAST OF THE RED HOT MAMAS tours to PERTH!

FEATURING Marika Aubrey & Her Red Hot 3-Piece Jazz Band
MUSICAL DIRECTOR Bev Kennedy

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Thu 25 & Fri 26 Sep @ 7.30pm
Sat 27 Sep @ 6.00pm

BOOKINGS HERE!

 


June 2014

MARIKA AUBREY JOINS THE LINE-UP OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS FOR

THE 2014 CABARET WINTER WORKSHOP

For emerging artists 18 years and over
2nd – 14th June
9am – 5pm
Including a public forum on Wednesday 4th June, and public performances on Saturday 14th June
As part of the Hayes Theatre Co Cabaret Season 2014

“Never before has there been a workshop like this in Australia. Queenie van de Zandt has a knack of bringing together the best in the business to be a part of her courses and she’s done it again with Cabaret Winter Workshop. What an amazing opportunity to work with the leading lights of the cabaret scene to develop your own cabaret show. I wish this had been around when I was starting out!”
David Campbell

Registrations are now open for the inaugural Cabaret Winter Workshop, presented by Hayes Theatre Co in association with Amazon Woman Enterprises and Queenie van de Zandt.

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REGISTER NOW HERE

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HOW WE DO WHAT WE DO

 Join Marika each month on www.aussietheatre.com.au  as she meets with a successful Australian artist she deeply admires to informally natter about their process.

This month’s chat is with Guy Edmonds!

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Marika to join the cast of MIRACLE CITY!!!!

Directed by Darren Yap
Musical Direction by Max Lambert
Choreographed by Kelley Abbey
Set Design by Michael Hankin
Costume Design by Roger Kirk
Lighting Design by Richard Pacholski
Book by Nick Enright based on a concept by Max Lambert

Music Max Lambert
Lyrics Nick Enright

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STARRING MARIKA AUBREY, BLAZEY BEST, HILARY COLE, ESTHER HANNAFORD, JASON KOS, JOSIE LANE AND MIKE MCLEISH

Luckiest Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co will present a brand new production of Nick Enright and Max Lambert’s musical Miracle Cityat Hayes Theatre Co in Sydney from October 17 – November 16 2014, with tickets going on sale to the general public on Wednesday, 16 July.

Miracle City will star Mike McLeish (Keating The Musical, Shane Warne: The Musical) as religious patriarch Ricky Truswell, Blazey Best (Nora & Miss Julie, Belvoir) as Lora Lee Truswell, Hilary Cole (Carrie: The Musical and The Drowsy Chaperone) as Loretta Truswell, as well as recent NIDA graduateJason Kos as Billy Trengrove, Esther Hannaford (King Kong, Hairspray) as Bonnie Mae, Marika Aubrey (South Pacific & Last of the Red Hot Mamas) as Eulella and Josie Lane (Fame The Musical and Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert) as Charlene.

Set in real time during a live-to-air American evangelical television show, Miracle City tells the story of the Truswells, a family with a dream to build a religious theme park, and the extreme lengths the patriarch Ricky Truswell will go to in order to make their dream a reality. Miracle City had its world premiere at the Sydney Theatre Company in 1996 to huge acclaim.

This brand new production will be directed by Darren Yap – The Serpent’s Table, A Murder is Announced, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change – with musical direction by Max Lambert – Hairspray, King Kong, Strictly Ballroom – and choreography by Kelley Abbey – Fame The Musical, Xanadu: The Musical.

The show will be produced by David & Lisa Campbell and Richard Carroll at Luckiest Productions, in association with Hayes Theatre Co

Tickets ON SALE HERE


May 2014

HOW WE DO WHAT WE DO

 Join Marika each month on www.aussietheatre.com.au  as she meets with a successful Australian artist she deeply admires to informally natter about their process.

This month’s chat is with Anne Looby!

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Bryce Halliday in association with Hayes Theatre Co presents

On The Spot Musical

Sunday 18th & Sunday 25th May at 8.00pm
Tickets: $30

Tickets on sale now 

What do you get when you take 4 leading theatre sports improvisers and put them in a cast with 2 musical theatre special guests? ON THE SPOT MUSICAL. A musical comedy that is literally written before your eyes.

Their cast includes Bridie Connell and Lisa Ricketts – both previous Cranston Cup winners and National Theatresports Champions, as well as Rob Johnson (Mantaur, Carrie: The Musical), and Robert Boddington (2014 Sydney Comedy Festival).

Each show they will be joined by Hayes alumni and stars of Sydney’s independent musical theatre scene, including: Marika Aubrey (Last of the Red Hot Mamas, South Pacific, The Last 5 Years), Blake Erickson ([title of show], Hold Me Closer Logies Dancer) and Mark Simpson (Hairspray, Forbidden Broadway, Rocky Horror).

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April 2014

HOW WE DO WHAT WE DO

 Join Marika each month on www.aussietheatre.com.au  as she meets with a successful Australian artist she deeply admires to informally natter about their process.

This month’s chat is with John Batchelor

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Marika is making a special guest appearance this at the cabaret of leading man heart throb DAVID HARRIS.

Join them on April 13 at THE HAYES THEATRE for

Time is a Traveller

 Musical Director – Bev Kennedy

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Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Avenue, Potts Point
Limited season – three shows only
Sunday 13th April, Sunday 27th April & Sunday 4th May at 7.30pm

Tickets on-sale now

“…joined by the talented Marika Aubrey…they’ll have you in stitches…” – Allison Hilbig – TheatrePeople.com.au 


March 2014

HOW WE DO WHAT WE DO

A monthly artist feature series that explores how we actors do what we do.

How do we get started? How do we shape a career? Overcome challenges? Join Marika each month on www.aussietheatre.com.au  as she meets with a successful Australian artist she deeply admires to informally natter about their process.

This month’s chat is with Katrina Retallick!

Katrina Retallick & Marika Aubrey

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LAST OF THE RED HOT MAMAS 

receives excellent reviews from the Sydney press!

Thanks to Marika Aubrey’s ample vocal chops and terrific comic timing, Sophie now sizzles back onto our cabaret stages, backed by smokin’ three-piece jazz combo, Bev Kennedy, Jamie Castrisos and Trent Prees…Marika Aubrey’s cabaret goes way beyond a tribute to the performer with intersecting personal and family journeys based on shared Ukranian heritage … Ultimately, the show-maker is Marika’s energy and her vocal versatility to deliver on a wide range of songs from a gentle, sentimental folk song, to gems from Sophie Tucker’s repertoire, including raunchy comic songs and the blues…”

Neil Litchfield, Stage Whispers Magazine

…Aubrey has a big, clear singing voice, which she uses well…She also has a big personality and commands the small space at the Hayes Theatre Co with ease. Her patter between the numbers is lively and she develops a warm rapport with the audience… it’s an entertaining show by an assured, engaging performer…If you want to catch it, you’ll need to get cracking as there’s just one show left”.

Jo Litson

 “Aubrey commands this intimate room effortlessly…Aubrey makes Broadway Blues smoulder beautifully, backed by Bev Kennedy on piano, Jamie Castrisos (drums) and Trent Prees (double bass). Her comic performance of Nobody Loves a Fat Girl, (but Oh How a Fat Girl Can Love) is a standout…Last of the Red Hot Mamas is a fine showcase for Aubrey and in the vaudeville tradition, it leaves you wanting more”.

 Jason Blake


February 2014

HOW WE DO WHAT WE DO

A monthly artist feature series that explores how we actors do what we do.

How do we get started? How do we shape a career? Overcome challenges? Join Marika each month on www.aussietheatre.com.au  as she meets with a successful Australian artist she deeply admires to informally natter about their process.

This month’s chat is with Bart John!

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January 2014

LAST OF THE RED HOT MAMAS SYDNEY!

After a sell out critically acclaimed premiere at The Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2013, LAST OF THE RED HOT MAMAS is playing Sydney FEB 16, FEB23 & MARCH 2 – The FIRST cabaret to open at the newly formed HAYES THEATRE and produced by Neil Gooding Productions & Marika Aubrey.

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Born dirt poor in 1884 Ukraine, Sophie Tucker overcame humble beginnings to become an oversexed, outspoken, outrageous star of vaudeville in the roaring 20’s.

In the same year, in a neighbouring village Fedko Kryczko is born and eventually flees to Australia. Cabaret star Marika Aubrey – and Fedko’s great grand-daughter – sings the red hot music from Sophie’s brilliant career, and tells tales of her own from a country that got left behind.

The Last of the Red Hot Mamas transports audiences to a 1920s speakeasy complete with red hot three piece jazz band playing Sophie’s vaudeville hits including ‘Nobody Loves A Fat Girl’, ‘Put Your Arms Around Me Honey’ and ‘After You’ve Gone’.

Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Ave Potts Point

Dates: Every Sunday from February 16 – March 2 
Times: 8:30pm
Tickets: All tickets $30*

BOOKINGS HERE


HOW WE DO WHAT WE DO

A monthly artist feature series that explores how we actors do what we do.

How do we get started? How do we shape a career? Overcome challenges? Join Marika each month on www.aussietheatre.com.au  as she meets with a successful Australian artist she deeply admires to informally natter about their process.

Harriet Dyer & Marika Aubrey

 This month’s chat is with Harriet Dyer!

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SOUTH PACIFIC OPENS NEW YEAR’S EVE IN ADELAIDE

South Pacific Opens Adelaide

“Adelaide’s Festival Theatre has a winner with this season’s big-ticket musical South Pacific.” IN DAILY

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No less than FIVE cast members have gotten engaged whilst on this romantic show…


December 2013

END OF YEAR WRAP UP!

“Wishing you ALL a couple of days of deep gratitude, big laughs and full bellies.
Thanks to each and every one of you for your support in 2013 (if you bought an EP or attended a show – super extra thank you! I appreciate it!)
2014 is going to be another huge year of adventure – bring it on!
Take care and have yourself a merry christmas xoxoxoxo

p.s. Check out the end-of-year wrap up on www.aussietheatre.com.au – Stuff I learned from the talented folks who dared to let us into their process. Check it out HERE

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HOW WE DO WHAT WE DO

A monthly artist feature series that explores how we actors do what we do. How do we get started? How do we shape a career? Overcome challenges?  Join Marika each month on www.aussietheatre.com.au  as she meets with a successful Australian artist she deeply admires to informally natter about their process.

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 This month’s chat is with Fiona Press!


November 2013

HOW WE DO WHAT WE DO

A monthly artist feature series that explores how we actors do what we do.

How do we get started? How do we shape a career? Overcome challenges? Join Marika each month on www.aussietheatre.com.au  as she meets with a successful Australian artist she deeply admires to informally natter about their process.

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 This month’s chat is with Gyton Grantley!

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SOUTH PACIFIC HITS PERTH!

SOUTH PACIFIC is heading to Perth to play Crown Theatre from November 10, for a strictly limited season.

Perth favourite Lisa McCune stars as Nellie alongside celebrated baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes as Emile and Christine Anu as Bloody Mary. Most excitingly, Mitchell Butel joins the cast as Luther Billis!

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SOUTH PACIFIC features a glorious score played by the superb Perth Symphony Orchestra, including magnificent numbers Some Enchanted Evening, There is Nothin’ Like a Dame, Bali Ha’I, Younger than Springtime, Happy Talk and I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair.

“South Pacific is a must-see” – The Australian

“Performed brilliantly.as strong a musical as you will see this year.” – Sydney Morning Herald

“Even decades on, it remains an enchanted evening.” – Sydney Morning Herald

Visit www.southpacificmusical.com.au for news, reviews, music, videos and more details about the show.

ON SALE NOW THROUGH TICKETEK.COM.AU


October 2013

HOW WE DO WHAT WE DO

A monthly artist feature series that explores how we actors do what we do. How do we get started? How do we shape a career? Overcome challenges?  Join Marika each month on www.aussietheatre.com.au  as she meets with a successful Australian artist she deeply admires to informally natter about their process.

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 This month’s chat is with Anthony Gooley!

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LAST OF THE RED HOT MAMAS – Promo clip to view!

Fresh from the Adelaide Premiere, LAST OF THE RED HOT MAMAS (a show that takes vaudeville music, borscht, and bawdy behaviour and makes something delicious and unexpected) will tour again in 2014. Dates and cities to be released soon, but in the meantime…HERE she is boys…

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LIGHT THE NIGHT

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The Light the Night Benefit Concert is inspired by Matthew Rennie and his three year battle with leukaemia. Each year talented Australian artists donate their time to help raise money for this much needed cause. This year’s line-up includes GREASE’s femme fatale Lucy Maunder, drag artiste Trevor Ashley, Red Hot Mama Marika Aubrey, talented songstress Vanessa Raspa & the Zombie Cats, I Will Survive contestant Tom Sharah and musical theatre favourites Tyran Parke and Johanna Allen.

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The cast will also include Emma Pask, Tony Sheldon, Gretel Scarlett, Amelia Ryan, Mitchell Butel, Michael Griffiths, Danny Ross, Adam Rennie, iOTA, Queenie van de Zandt, The Idea of North, Phil Stack, Julie Goodwin, Michael Griffiths and members from the cast of The Atomic.

Please support this outstanding line-up of performers as they join to Light The Night MONDAY OCTOBER 28 – BOOK NOW


September 2013

SOUTH PACIFIC

Some enchanted evening – September 12th to be exact – SOUTH PACIFIC made it’s triumphant return to The Sydney Opera House! Here are some opening night snaps, along with Rowan Witt (Professor), and the children in the cast.

 In Sydney until NOV 2! Bookings here

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HOW WE DO WHAT WE DO 

A monthly artist feature series that explores how we actors do what we do. How do we get started? How do we shape a career? Overcome challenges?  Join Marika each month on www.aussietheatre.com.au as she meets with a successful Australian artist she deeply admires to informally natter about their process.

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 This month’s chat is with

Christopher Stollery!


August 2013

HOW WE DO WHAT WE DO 

A new monthly artist feature series that explores how we actors do what we do. How do we get started? How do we shape a career? Overcome challenges?  Join Marika each month on www.aussietheatre.com.au as she meets with a successful Australian artist she deeply admires to informally natter about their process.

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This month’s chat is with Yvonne Strahovski!

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TWISTED BROADWAY

Hosted by NSW Equity vice president Chloe Dallimore, and with a line-up of over 50 performers, Twisted Broadway will again be proudly donating all proceeds to Oz Showbiz Cares Equity Fights AIDS.

Marika joins the ladies of the SOUTH PACIFIC cast in a performance from “Book of Mormon”

Monday August 19 at NIDA all tickets $55.

Tickets available at www.ticketek.com.au

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SOUTH PACIFIC

returns to The Sydney Opera House before setting sail for PERTH and ADELAIDE! Marika begins rehearsals this month for Opera Australia’s return season starring Lisa McCune, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Gyton Grantley and Christine Anu. Tickets onsale now for all cities. Visit  www.southpacificmusical.com.au for more info

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June 2013

June’s HOW WE DO WHAT WE DO is up on Aussie Theatre!

A new monthly artist feature series that explores how we actors do what we do. How do we get started? How do we shape a career? Overcome challenges?  Join Marika each month on www.aussietheatre.com.au as she meets with a successful Australian artist she deeply admires to informally natter about their process.

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This month’s chat is with Rob Mills!


May 2013

LAST OF THE RED HOT MAMAS at

The Melbourne Cabaret Festival!

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Venue: Kew Court House
Dates: Weds 3 & Thurs 4 JULY
Time: 7:00pm
Duration: 60 minutes
Ticket prices: $36 full, $33 concession,
$30 Melbourne Cabaret Festival Members

BOOK HERE

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May’s HOW WE DO WHAT WE DO is up on Aussie Theatre!

A new monthly artist feature series that explores how we actors do what we do. How do we get started? How do we shape a career? Overcome challenges?  Join Marika each month on www.aussietheatre.com.au as she meets with a successful Australian artist she deeply admires to informally natter about their process.

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This month’s chat is with Berndette Robinson!


April 2013

April’s HOW WE DO WHAT WE DO is up on Aussie Theatre!

A new monthly artist feature series that explores how we actors do what we do. How do we get started? How do we shape a career? Overcome challenges?  Join Marika each month on www.aussietheatre.com.au as she meets with a successful Australian artist she deeply admires to informally natter about their process.

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This month’s chat is with Lisa McCune!

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 Marika’s brand new show 

LAST OF THE RED HOT MAMAS

to premiere at the 2013 Adelaide Cabaret Festival!!!

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Celebrating the Queen of American Vaudeville… Sophie Tucker – oversexed, outspoken and outrageous.

But Sophie’s life started on the side of the road in Ukraine, in a village not many miles away from Marika’s own great-grandfather.

Adelaide Cabaret Festival’s resident Red Hot Mama, Marika Aubrey sings the songs from Sophie’s brilliant career, highlighting her own personal connections to the country that got left behind.

You’ll be transported to a 1920s speakeasy complete with Sophie’s band The Five Kings of Syncopation lead by Musical Director Geoffrey Castles featuring the hit songs, You for Me in the Summertime, The Lady is a Tramp and her trademark song Some of These Days.

True tales of darkness and joy meet over a bowl of borscht.

BOOK HERE for June 19 & 20 – The Banquet Room, Adelaide.


March 2013

SOUTH PACIFIC announces a Perth season for late 2013! Check out the news HERE

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This month’s HOW WE DO WHAT WE DO is up on Aussie Theatre!

A new monthly artist feature series that explores how we actors do what we do. How do we get started? How do we shape a career, overcome challenges and be the best at what we do. Join Marika each month on www.aussietheatre.com.au as she meets with a successful Australian artist she deeply admires to  informally chat about their process.

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This month I chat to the amazing VIRGINIA GAY!

 


February 2013

HOW WE DO WHAT WE DO is on Aussie Theatre!

Our new monthly artist feature series that explores how we actors do what we do. How do we get started? How do we shape a career, overcome challenges and be the best at what we do. Join Marika each month on www.aussietheatre.com.au as she meets with a successful Australian artist she deeply admires to  informally chat about their process.

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January’s HWDWWD is with the incredible MITCHELL BUTEL!

 


January 2013

SOUTH PACIFIC goes north to Brisbane! Check out The Queensland Performing Arts Centre website for all info and bookings www.qpac.com.au

“An outstanding achievement. This is ravishing theatre.” Variety

” A show you will remember forever” Star-Ledger

“Rapturous and Revelatory!” The New York Times

“The best revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein in a generation” The Washington Post

“****Simply wonderful! Beguiling theatrical magic!” New York Post

“****Spine-tingling! It soars!” USA Today

 

HOW WE DO WHAT WE DO launches on Aussie Theatre!

A new monthly artist feature series that explores how we actors do what we do. How do we get started? How do we shape a career, overcome challenges and be the best at what we do. Join Marika each month on www.aussietheatre.com.au as she meets with a successful Australian artist she deeply admires to  informally chat about their process.

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This month I chat to the amazing EDDIE PERFECT!


September 2012

After a SELL-OUT season at Sydney’s Opera House, SOUTH PACIFIC moves south to Melbourne’s beautiful Princess Theatre.

Tickets selling fast, book HERE.

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May 2012

South-pacific-titleMarika Aubrey joins the stellar cast of ‘South Pacific’, alongside Lisa McCune, Eddie Perfect, Daniel Koek, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, and Kate Ceberano.

The Australian season of South Pacificmarks the coming together of Australia’s largest performing arts company, Opera Australia, with Australia’s largest commercial theatre producer, John Frost, & will be directed by Bartlett Sher (winner of the 2008 Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award for South Pacific).

The all Australian production will be based on the hugely successful NYC Lincoln Centre production & open at The Sydney Opera House in August, before transferring to Melbourne’s Princess Theatre.

For more info and bookings, visit www.southpacificmusical.com.au

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March 2012

Book now for Marika’s newest show!

12 Songs to Save Your Life

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12 SONGS TO SAVE YOUR LIFE -starring Johanna Allen, Elise McCannand Marika Aubrey examines the problems of life both big and small – and offers a series of succinct solutions, some seriously hot harmonies, and a delicious array of cheeky musical arrangements by Nigel Ubrihien. These three show-business divas completely re-interpret the music made famous by Bon Jovi, Bieber, and Beyonce…  but with a dash of cool jazz, a dollop of soul, and just a little bit of R & B sass.

Be it your sexual appetite, your bad reputation, the idiots you work with or the bigger idiots you see on TV…Join a night of revelry as three divine voices share your problems – guaranteed to save your life!

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th May
THE SUPPER CLUB – 7pm Doors for an 8pm Show.
Ticket bookings on www.moshtix.com.au


January 2012

The First Draft of Something New – Starring Marika Aubrey

The redhead from Redhead is back with a brand new show! So new in fact, that she isn’t quite sure what it is…yet.
Join the star of THE LAST FIVE YEARS & REDHEAD for a night that celebrates the big voice and big talent we have come to love from one of Australia’s most engaging performers.

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Tuesday February 21st, 7pm
Tickets: $25
2-course dinner & show: $70
Book HERE through Ticketek.com
And check out the Slide Cabaret Festival line-up for 2012 HERE


November 2011

Marika will join a star studded line-up that includes Trevor Ashley, Simon Burke, Paul Capsis, Mark Trevorrow, Ricki-Lee Coulter, Tim Draxl, Lucy Maunder, and Margi de Ferranti – and a 40 piece orchestra – for the 2011 World AIDS Day Concert on November 21st – To get in and get your tickets, visit here for a fabulous evening!


October 2011

Marika Aubrey as Titania. Image by Blueprint Studios

Marika Aubrey as Titania. Image by Blueprint Studios

WildRumpuS productions is proud to present the long awaited return of a Sydney spring tradition as one of Shakespeare’s most famous and beloved comedies comes to life in the magical surrounds of Sydney’s Centennial Park.

Starring Tony Cogan (Dr Zhivago), Frank Hansen (Avenue Q), Marika Aubrey (The Last Five Years), Warwick Allsop (The Pacific), & Torquil Nielson (Packed to the Rafters)

Bring a rug, a picnic and join us for live music and mother nature at her best – Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Centennial Park is not to be missed!

Every Fri, Sat & Sun in November. Book now at Moshtix, or check out www.wildrumpus.com.au


September 2011

The line-up for 2011’s Light the Night has just been announced!

Marika Aubrey joins an all-star cast of performers, in a night that raises money and awareness for leukaemia research.

To date, over $200,000 has been donated to The Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation targeting a cure for leukaemia. Other performers include: Trevor Ashley, Paul Capsis, Jack Chambers, David Harris, Verity Hunt-Ballard & The cast of Mary Poppins, Lara Mulcahy, Emma Pask & Queenie van de Zandt.

For details and to book, go to www.lightthenight.com.au

 

 


July 2011

Marika Aubrey and Rob Mills in The Last Five Years. Image by Blueprint Studios

Marika Aubrey and Rob Mills in The Last Five Years. Image by Blueprint Studios

This Thursday 14th July, Marika Aubrey & Rob Mills open the much anticipated production of Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years!

Call The Seymour on (02) 9351 7940 or book online here

 …And catch a sneak preview from Channel 7’s Morning Show (air date 11/07/11) here!


June 2011

RedheadREDHEAD the EP is now available through Middle Eight Music! Click HERE to get you red hot copy now!


May 2011

Marika Aubrey and Rob Mills in The Last Five Years. Image by Blueprint Studios

Marika Aubrey and Rob Mills in The Last Five Years. Image by Blueprint Studios

On May 12th, 2011 it was announced that Marika will star with Rob Mills in a production of Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years.

Due to open July 13th at The Seymour Centre’s Reginald Theatre, The Last Five Years is the story of the rise and fall of a young couple’s relationship told from both sides.

Her story starts at the end of their relationship while his begins on the day they met. Raw, enchanting and bittersweet, this show captures some of the most heartbreaking and uplifting moments of modern romance.

Produced by Stories Like These in association with The Seymour Centre, and directed by Luke Rogers.

For more info & to book, visit www.thereginald.com or www.storieslikethese.com

Wed 13 – Sat 30 July
Preview: Wed 13 July
Times: Wed – Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm & 8pm; Tue 6:30pm .