CLOC is saluting the modern musical comedy as it proudly presents the return to Melbourne of the effervescent, effusive and very pink Legally Blonde: The Musical. Based on the hit movie of the same name, Legally Blonde follows blonde and bubbly Elle Woods who, having been dumped by her boyfriend for not being ‘serious’ enough, enrols in Harvard Law School in an attempt to win him back, taking her lovable chihuahua Bruiser with her.
This year, the University of Sydney Musical Theatre Ensemble embarks on an ambitious season of firsts. Playing for two weeks at the King Street Theatre, the society will present Sondheim’s Anyone Can Whistle and the Australian debut of Schmidt and Jones’ 110 in the Shade from 15th-25th October, 2014.
In planning for the future of theatre on the Gold Coast, the Theatre Alliance will precede their 2015 Season Launch with a Talent Search at the Helensvale Community Centre on the 1st and 2nd November 2014.
The adjudicators are Industry Professionals Deborah Leigh-Russell, Claudine and James Anderson and Stage Whispers is pleased to be sponsoring one of the sections.
For those who know it, Sondheim & Laurent’s Anyone Can Whistle is a rare treat for the Australian, let alone, mainstream stage. The musical which originally ran 9 performances on Broadway with Angela Lansbury in the leading role of Cora Hoover Hooper has been seen rarely over the years, especially in Australia. Apart from a one night concert engagement at the Melbourne recital hall, and a recent Bankstown production, it is rarely that theatre-goers get to see this obscure show.
Disney's High School Musical will dance its way onto the stage at Rockdale Town Hall with performances starting September 26. The stage adaptation of the movie starring Zac Zefron and Vanessa Hudgens will be presented by Rockdale Musical Society for a limited season featuring a cast of some of the St George region’s upcoming talent.
Tom, Dick and Harry promises good old-fashioned farce at Limelight Theatre (WA) in October 2014.
Written by veteran playwright Ray Cooney and his son Michael, Tom, Dick and Harry is the story of Tom Kerwood and his wife trying to adopt a baby – but their attempts to impress a busybody social worker are jeopardised by Tom’s useless brothers Dick and Harry.
Their antics involve illegal immigrants, the Russian mafia and local police, as well as a dead body they plan on selling to a medical school.
Miranda Musical Society (NSW) promises family friendly entertainment with its production of evergreen Broadway classic Annie at the Sutherland Entertainment Centre, with performances commencing on September 10.
The production will be directed by Bob Peet with assistance from Tim Wotherspoon, while musical direction featuring the new Broadway orchestrations will be Anthony Cutrupi. Choreography will be by Katie Kermond, who will be creating new steps for iconic dance numbers such as “Easy Street”, “Little Girls” and “Hard Knock Life”.