Chase Me, Comrade! is the November production for Wyong Drama Group, on the NSW Central Coast. The Ray Cooney farce, inspired by the true story of Rudolph Nureyev’s defection to the West in the 1960s, was first performed at The Theatre Royal, Windsor, in 1964 with Cooney playing the lead role of Gerry Buss. During its three-year London run it is alleged that Nureyev himself saw the play several times and laughed as much as the rest of the audience.
The great traditional British Pantomime is coming to Masterton, New Zealand and the Masterton Amateur Theatrical Society (MATS) has chosen Cinderella by UK writer Ben Crocker, for this year’s traditional end of year show for its upbeat and funny script.
Cinderella is the rag to riches story of downtrodden Cinderella and her horrible step sisters. It is described as an hilarious romp through the fairy tale with whacky characters and upbeat music and songs.
When RENT opened in 1996, AIDS was very much in the public eye. Fifteen years later, RENT’s legacy includes 5,124 performances at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre (1996-2008); four Tony awards; a Pulitzer Prize for composer Jonathan Larson; and even a dedicated fan base known as Rent-heads.
But can the phenomenon continue? Can RENT mean something in 2011, when issues like gay marriage have taken over the headlines and AIDS, though still not cured, no longer dominates public conversation?
Tony Award winning rock musical Spring Awakening will be presented from September 30 to October 8 as part of the 2011 Melbourne Fringe Festival in a co-production by Monash Uni Student Theatre (MSA) and Monash University Academy of Performing Arts.
An electrifying fusion of morality, rebellion, sexual awakening and rock & roll that is thrilling audiences across the world like no other musical in years.
When Paul Keating became Prime Minister of Australia Cameron Baker was aged just two.
Now the 23 year old computer programmer by day and talented singer / actor by night has the political role of his life as the PM himself in WOFTAM Productions’ NSW amateur premiere of the Casey Bennetto’s smash hit Keating the Musical.
The musical is on stage from Friday 30th of September until the 8th of October at the Town Hall Theatre in Campbelltown.