CLOC Musical Theatre was the big winner at the Music Theatre Guild of Victoria’s 2016 Bruce Awards, presented at Frankston Arts Centre on Saturday December 10, 2016.
CLOC’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar took out nine awards including Production of the Year, with OCPAC’s Catch Me If You Can receiving five awards. Windmill’s The Little Mermaid took out three awards, while Footlight Productions Mary Poppins scored 2 awards.
Castle Hill Players wraps up the 2016 season with Jeffery Archer’s The Accused. The audience will take on the role of Jury as Dr. Patrick Sherwood stands trial, accused of poisoning his wife in this enthralling courtroom drama set in the Old Bailey. The evidence is presented to the Jury by two of Britain’s best barristers, highly experienced, highly competitive and loathsome of each other. At each performance the audience will decide Guilty or Not Guilty and the play will close according to the decision.
Rockdale Opera Company is celebrating the 150thanniversary of Bedřich Smetana's classic Czech comic opera with four performances this November as part of their 2016 season. We sat down with the Opera Australia resident director Luise Napier to talk about her new adaptation of the Smetana classic.
Luise joined the Australian Opera Chorus in 1973, performing a number of principal roles before accepting the position of Resident Director in 1989. She is also the Associate Director for Rusalka (Opera North, UK).
THE indomitable spirit of Londoners at the height of the Blitz comes to the fore in a stirring musical at Limelight Theatre during November and December 2016.
Written by Lionel Bart – best known as composer of Oliver! – and directed by Alan Brock, Blitz! is a musical full of family feuds, fun and forbidden love, sprinkled with nostalgic wartime melodies and rich characters.
The story focuses on the intense mutual dislike of Cockney stallholder Alfred Locke and his neighbouring Jewish trader Mrs Blitztein.
Playlovers (WA) is presenting A Little Princess, a musical based on the classic Victorian-era novel: a young girl’s resilience and the power of her imagination change the world, at Stirling Theatre, Innaloo, from October 27 to November 4, 2016.
Written by Tony-nominated composer and lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family, The Wild Party) and award-winning book-writer and lyricist Brian Crawley (Violet), A Little Princess is the story of a little girl with a great big imagination.