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.
BuSTCo, the Deakin University student theatre group (Vic), will present “13” by Jason Robert Brown as their major musical production for 2011, at the Kel Watson Theatre from September 28 to October 2.
“13” opens in the not so distant future, where Evan Goldman, a Jewish-American man transports us back to the year preceding his Bar Mitzvah (Bar Mitzvah: the Jewish rite of passage from boyhood into manhood at the age of 13)