So glad the weather worked with us on this shoot for Once at @darlinghursttheatreco - I couldn't believe this location in The Rocks when I found it! Too beautiful, and just perfect for the show, too.
The Sydney premiere of ONCE is almost here! Don't miss your chance to see the smash-hit musical that took the world by storm. Playing for a strictly limited 4 week season from 26 June.
“…the best you could do between now and Tuesday is still a kind of best you can do.” — Charles Eames New on my blog today - looking back at the @apocalypsetheatrecompany production of Doubt: A Parable (from 2017!), and how ‘doing my best’ is a constantly moving, evolving target. We’re always working within deadlines, spatial limitations, budget constraints, etc. - how do you let go and move on, and stop thinking about how else you could have done something? (Link in my profile for more!) #theatrephotography#theatre#sydney#photographingthearts#aipp#photography
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...and part two of my very Irish week was last night, with @thedancingfox at the @sydneyoperahouse - he’s quite a seriously talented guy, though! The show’s off to Adelaide and a few other places shortly, check it out if you can!
Having a very Irish week, it seems - and rehearsals have started for Once at @darlinghursttheatreco ! (They sound amazing by the way...) #Repost@darlinghursttheatreco ・・・
Sweet, sweet sounds 🎼 are coming out of the ONCE rehearsal room! Our cast of 11 extraordinary musicians who act, sing and dance with instruments (a.k.a quadruple-threats) will be bringing down the house in just 19 days! 🙌
As one show closes, another starts rehearsing - looking forward to seeing @tobythefrancis and @stefcaccamo in Once, at @darlinghursttheatreco in a few weeks, here’s the poster image we created recently in The Rocks.
They’re doing a special appearance at @thesodafactory on 2 June if you want a sneak preview of the music - it’s free, but book ahead! https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/folk-like-us-x-vivid-xcelerate-tickets-59421292686 #Repost@darlinghursttheatreco ・・・
Guy meets Girl in this smash-hit Broadway musical.
With songs from the critically acclaimed film including the Oscar winning song "Falling Slowly", this spell-binding score will have you holding your breath from beginning to end.
Playing 26 June - 21 July
And the third cast member for @catchmeifyoucanau is @timdraxl - who seriously nailed this photo shoot, honestly. There were dozens of images we could have chosen! Shows start July 19, at the @hayestheatre ... #Repost@catchmeifyoucanau ・・・
CARL HANRATTY is stage and screen star TIM DRAXL, Draxl has an extensive list of television and film credits including series regular Henry Fox in Foxtel’s A Place to Call Home, and was most recently on stage at Hayes Theatre Co in Evie May. Draxl will soon presents his one man cabaret ‘Love is a a Drag’ as part of the inaugural Sydney Cabaret Festival.
The musical @catchmeifyoucanau is coming soon to the @hayestheatre from Cry-Baby and High Fidelity producer @lonnipeters and director @cammitch01 - and here’s the first of the cast...! #repost
FRANK ABAGNALE JNR Jnr is being played by the handsome JAKE SPEER. Jake spent the first three years after graduating from NIDA playing the role of Oscar Macguire in Home and Away. His stage credits include Kinky Boots, Marjorie Prime, Barefoot in the Park and Hand to God.
For a bit of variety this week, instead of writing about photography, I've been talking about it on @cnttpodcast - listen in to answer the eternal question: do I talkreallyquickly then take... long... pauses... between... words, like William Shatner? (Look, it's a Canadian thing, okay!?) I’ve also added a post on my blog with links to essays about some of the topics we discussed, too - so check it out!
Part of a series of portraits of the cast of Small Mouth Sounds, for @darlinghursttheatreco - I kinda love this one, personally! (It’s been the wallpaper on my iPad for a couple of weeks now.) #Repost@darlinghursttheatreco ・・・
"It’s more like a landscape for us to be in and respond to," Amber Mcmahon says of the non-verbal world created by Drama Desk Award-winning playwright Bess Wohl.
Amber McMahon @mcvohvoh and Sharon Millerchip @sharonmillerchip talk to Jo Litson about the silent magic of SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS opening May 3. Read the full interview at: limelightmagazine.com.au
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Chookas to the cast & crew of Alice In Slasherland, opening tonight at the Old Fitz...can’t wait to come back and see this one properly, there was a lot to keep up with at rehearsal...! #Repost@last.one.standing.theatre.co with @get_repost
IT'S OPENING NIGHT!
COME GET WEIRD WITH US AT THE OLD FITZ!
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I don't do nearly enough behind-the-scenes images on my photo shoots, but once in a while there's an entire video of it. Thanks to @75percentoldschool - this looks great! (I know, it's not ACTUALLY about me; but there's lots of me in it...) #Repost@darlinghursttheatreco ・・・
"It's incredibly funny, incredibly moving, and unlike anything you will see on the Australian stage." We sit down with Director Jo Turner to talk about what's in store with SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS.
A recent image for this upcoming show at @darlinghursttheatreco - can’t wait to see where they take this production, a script with so few words is an interesting challenge!
Repost @darlinghursttheatreco - SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS is uniquely profound and asks how we address life’s biggest questions when words fail us. Set in a silent retreat, this quiet gem of a play is a "theatrical experience you will never forget" (The New Yorker). "ENCHANTING"- New York Times
"PROFOUND" - Time Out New York
"JOYFUL" - Vulture "HILARIOUS" - Vanity Fair
"FLAWLESS" - Variety
PLAYING 3 - 26 MAY
For tix head to the #linkinbio 📸 Photo by @robertcatto
I've posted some new images and written a bit about working on Angels In America with the wonderful Dino Dimitriadis, of @apocalypsetheatrecompany - and about what it's like having a longstanding working relationship like ours. (Spoiler alert: it's a good thing.) Check out my blog for more - link in my profile!
Late last week, with the @sydneysymphonyorchestra - how do you make a classical musician into James Bond? Well, start with a room full of Aston Martins, and see how it goes from there...! (The BTS photo shows how it actually looked on the day - the rest is lighting & magic...) Check out the SSO’s Facebook page for more - and don’t miss the live score of Casino Royale in concert at the Sydney Opera House this week, either!
The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice is the first part of my collaboration with the lovely folks at @darlinghursttheatreco this year, and I couldn’t be happier with how it’s going so far.
See more on my blog, at robertcatto.com - and stay tuned for even more here, as the 2019 season continues! Plus, of course, see Little Voice if you can - it’s a scorcher, and it finishes 24 Feb!
From the rehearsal space at @darlinghursttheatreco last week - this one’s going to be a lot of fun, I think...! #Repost@darlinghursttheatreco ・・・
Take a peek inside the rehearsal room before THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE takes centre stage in just two weeks!
Credit where it’s due - @geraldinehakewill made this ‘upside-down from the next floor up’ shoot way easier than that sounds, and gave us a huge array of amazing images to choose from. She’s a total star to work with!
Can’t wait to see the show, Little Voice at @darlinghursttheatreco is going to be spectacular...! #Repost@darlinghursttheatreco ・・・
A contemporary fairy tale awaits you in the RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE and who better to take you there than @geraldinehakewill as our Little Voice. ★★★★ The Guardian | ★★★★ The Times
Described by Marie-Claire as the "triple threat girl of the moment" Geraldine starred alongside Rebecca Gibney in "Wanted" (Seven Network) and will be playing the title role in Seven's upcoming "Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries" airing soon.
Continuing with the Sydney Theatre Awards nominations - I’m SO happy for Dino Dimitriadis and @apocalypsetheatrecompany who’ve received six nominations for this brave and beautiful production. Major congratulations!
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BEST INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION
BEST DIRECTION OF AN INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION - Dino Dimitriadis
BEST STAGE DESIGN and BEST COSTUME DESIGN - @jonathanhindmarsh
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN - @fudgeleonard
BEST SOUND DESIGN - @jefferyedwardstreeshark
The Sydney Theatre Awards nominations were announced today, so I’m going to highlight a few of my favourite productions to work on this year that have been very well represented - starting with Cry-Baby at the @hayestheatre! Brilliant fun, and an amazing production... BEST PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL
BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL - Alexander @berlage
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A MUSICAL - @ashleighrubenach
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MUSICAL - Beth Daly & @laurashannonmurphy
BEST STAGE DESIGN - @isabelhudson50
BEST COSTUME DESIGN - @maisondemason
BEST MUSICAL DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL - @griffolas
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY IN A MUSICAL - @cammitch01
Congrats to everyone!
Some great reviews for Love, at @darlinghursttheatreco this week - it’s on until 9 December. The cast are exceptional, and director @rchant shows a great sensitivity for the characters - definitely worth checking out if you have a chance!
THE MERRY MONTH OF MAY⠀
I'm not sure about you but I am absolutely ready for the month of May and all the promise it brings...⠀
Balmy days, warm bright nights, al fresco opportunity galore!⠀
I love all the festivals this month invites, the arts, the parties and the fun goes to another level bringing cultures and communities together in the most marvellous way.⠀
Bring it on with bells on I say!⠀