“There is no better feeling than singing in harmonies and hearing it all magically fall into place on opening night.”

Returning G&S WA alum Mary Vidovich chats about what she enjoys about singing and her winning episode on Millionaire Hotseat. You’ve performed in many opera, musical and cabaret productions both interstate and overseas. What do you enjoy about singing? I enjoy the feeling, it’s uplifting, especially when you are singing in an ensemble. It’s a Read More

“He said he missed live work, and here I was hoping I’d be written into the next episode.”

Versatile performer Cynthia Pickering reveals some of the highs and hilarity of her career so far. You have had extensive experience not only in performing but also producing theatre and cabaret. Tell us what draws you to certain projects. Artists are in the communications business and curiosity is our fuel. My solo show Fremantle Waiting Read More

Lyric Soprano Sadé Stella-Joy – “I love to make the audience feel things.”

Recent WAAPA Graduate Sadé Stella-Joy chats to us about her favourite singers, what she loves about performing, and the challenge of taking on the intriguing role of Dame Hannah in G&S WA’s next big mainstage show, Ruddigore. What do you love the most about performing opera and musical theatre? I love the preparation and rehearsal Read More

Musical Director Michael Brett – Ruddigore satisfies “in terms of the charm, beauty and dramatic intensity so typical of the theatrical music of the period.”

Michael Brett trained at the School of Music at The University of Auckland, has worked extensively in Germany particularly with the Stuttgart Ballet and toured in America, Egypt and Switzerland. He returned to Australia to take up the position of Staff Pianist and Music Administrator for the Royal Academy of Dance in Australia in Sydney. Read More

“A good old man’s oath is paramount” – Stephen Hastings on his role as Old Adam Goodheart in Ruddigore

Stephen Hastings made his Gilbert & Sullivan debut in 1968 performing as Sir Richard Cholmondeley in Yeoman of the Guard, and has gone on to perform a succession of leads including Sir Roderick (Ruddigore), Pooh-Bah (The Mikado), Lord Mountararat (Iolanthe), Don Alhambra (The Gondoliers) as well as the Sergeant of Police (The Pirates of Penzance). Read More

Behind the Stage Door

This July Savoy Opera Chorale proudly presents Behind the Stage Door, featuring some of the best-loved songs from musical theatre, with concept and direction by SOC Choir Master and G&S WA Director Michael Brett. A talented chorus girl… A chance for stardom… Can her dreams really come true…? Starring Magda Lisek and Catherine Archer with Read More

& Josephine – Heather Mackay chats about her leading role as HMS Pinafore’s conflicted heroine

Making her debut lead with Gilbert & Sullivan WA’s upcoming production of HMS Pinafore, Heather Mackay discusses her cheeky character, and her personal and career passion for music education.  Heather Mackay in HMS Pinafore Has Josephine been a fun role to prepare? What do you think of your character? Josephine has been very fun to Read More