Tag: The Art Hunter TV
Twilight Salon LIVE | Featuring Tash York, Moira Finucane, Warren Wills, Gerard O’Connor & Stephen A. Russell | The Art Hunter TV | Ep 2
Earlier this year, The Art Hunter’s Twilight Salon staged a couple of live specials, with a studio audience. This is the second of two. This episode was such a fabulous night with performances by cabaret sensation Tash York, burlesque star Moira Finucane, Warren Wills with choir, international visual artist Gerard O’Connor & arts journalist Stephen A Russell. it was a showcase of incredible talent!Read More
Twilight Salon LIVE | Featuring John O’Hara, Maree Coote, Ali McGregor & Richard Watts | The Art Hunter TV | Ep 1
This episode features the massive talent of John O’Hara, performing 4 songs including a show-stopping performance of “Sweet Transvestite” from Rocky Horror Show, Visual Artist Maree Coote chatting & showing off her fabulous art, Opera/Cabaret performer Ali McGregor telling great stories including visiting the Playboy Mansion & award-winning Arts Journalist Richard Watts who’s a huge supporter of the arts!Read More
In this episode of The Art Hunter, David Hunt talks to director, composer and musical director Warren Wills talks about his international career in theatre and where his music has taken him.Read More
In this, The Art Hunter TV episode, David Hunt talks to acclaimed writer/director Ana Kokkinos whose career spans film and TV. She that she began as an industrial lawyer in a big law firm and then threw it all in to become a filmmaker gaining world recognition.Read More
In this episode of The Art Hunter, David Hunt talks to creator and songwriter Ruth Picker about her success with music after leaving it for thirty years.Read More
In this episode of The Art Hunter, Wilbur Wilde tells David Hunt about his early musical career and of the many bands and stars he played with and of course his time with Hey Hey It’s Saturday.Read More
In this episode of The Art Hunter, David Hunt talks to William Griffith who is a world renowned jeweller whose unique work mirrors some of the world’s historical landmarks.Read More
In this show, David talks to John Von Ahlen who is a very talented musician who produced the Art Hunter’s title track. John von Ahlen is the founder member of Parralox, an Australian electronic music band based in Melbourne. Parralox was formed in 2008 and within that same year released their debut album “Electricity”, which took the internet and pop blogosphere by storm.Read More
In this episode of the Art Hunter, David Hunt talks to DJ, producer and label owner Gavin Campbell who reveals how he secretly took a music master from a record company, remixed it and turned it into a dance sensation. An originator, DJ, producer and label owner, Gavin Campbell is one of the most important influencers in Australia’s club and dance music scene.Read More
In this episode of The Art Hunter David Hunt talks with Australian Journalist and Author Julietta Jameson about her career as a journalist and then becoming an author.Read More
Recent Sunday Arts Magazine Podcasts
Many of Australia’s favourite musical theatre stars including Lucy Durack (Wicked, Legally Blonde, Shrek), Verity Hunt-Ballard (Mary Poppins, Sweet Charity), Thomas McGuane (Frozen, Jersey Boys), Matt Lee (Mary Poppins, Frozen) and Kristie Nguy will lead the new musical production of MIDNIGHT,which is premiering in Melbourne in June 2023 at the Comedy Theatre.
With music/lyrics by John Foreman (Aussie Pops Orchestra,Carols By Candlelight) and Anthony Costanzo (Life’s A Circus, Cross Roads) and featuring an additional song by Kate Miller-Heidke (Muriel’s Wedding), MIDNIGHT is a magical romantic comedy that will delight audiences young and old.
Debuting just in time for the holiday season and loosely inspired by the Cinderella story, this enchanting new tale features Ella, a feisty, funny and passionate young heroine who doesn’t want or need a so-called Prince Charming. The Prince, enchanted by this alluring stranger, suddenly finds himself in uncharted territory and quickly learns that Ella is like no other. Can he prove his worth? Can she ignite his desire for change? Can all be achieved before the magical stroke of MIDNIGHT?The creative team for this reimagined enchanting tale includes Direction/Book by Dean Murphy (Charlie & Boots, The Divorce) and Pip Mushin(Resident: Book of Mormon, Fiddler on the Roof) with Choreography by Kelly Aykers (So You Think You Can Dance, The Wizard of Oz, Barnum) rounding out this magical offering.
“This is a major new large-scale musical and we are thrilled to be launching this production at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne. After six years of development, we can’t wait to see what audiences make of this feisty and original take on the classic tale and to bring the story to a whole new generation in a fresh and exciting way,” said Producer Spencer McLaren.
“Whilst we still have some of the beloved fairytale characters there are many new surprises that we know will delight audiences. MIDNIGHT has many Broadway-style showstoppers that people will be singing for years to come and a world-class cast including Lucy Durack as Ms Madrina, Verity Hunt-Ballard as Madame Bellington, Thomas McGuane as the Prince and Matt Lee as his trusted aide Andre. The coveted role of Ella is still being cast with a nation-wide search underway,” he added.
“The inspiration for MIDNIGHT is borne of the desire to create a fully formed, funny, complex heroine for a new generation and to create the definitive musical version of this magical, evergreen tale,” explained Co-Director Dean Murphy.
“The Cinderella story has been retold for hundreds of years with the most widely known version being written in 1950 and reflecting the sensibilities of that era. So, a number of our team with young children
felt it was time the world of Cinderella was freshly revisited to explore how this intriguing girl became an icon, but told through a new, empowering story that sees this force-of-nature fight for great change whilst still embracing the love, support and magic from those around her,” he added.
MIDNIGHT is produced by Spencer McLaren (Dive Club, Puffs the Play, Mother & Son), Dean Murphy (Charlie & Boots,The Divorce, Strange Bedfellows) and Craig Donnell (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,Grease – The Musical, The Sound of Music).
Recent The Art Hunter TV Episodes
- Rus Kitchin | From Street Art To A National Gallery | The Art Hunter | Ep 49 | Now LIVE
- Tash York | A Ballsy Voice | The Art Hunter | Episode 48 | Now LIVE
- Mariella Del Conte and Adrian Spurr | Big Sculpture At Vegout St Kilda | The Art Hunter | Ep 47 | Now LIVE
- William Eicholtz | Art For The Legals | The Art Hunter | Ep 46 | Now LIVE
- Paul Yore | Secret History of Everything That Exists | The Art Hunter | Ep 45 | Now LIVE