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Balcony Is Perfect Fit For Adelaide’s Star-Crossed Lovers

The University of Adelaide Theatre Guild’s critically acclaimed and award-winning 2013 production of Richard lll demonstrated Megan Dansie’s innovative approach to directing Shakespeare.

However, Dansie’s love of the Bard’s works meant she wasn’t going to rest on her laurels. What’s more, there was something about Adelaide University’s Little Theatre that made Romeo and Juliet yet another Shakespeare must-do for this Director: the theatre’s above-stage mezzanine was perfect for the balcony scene.

XANADU SKATES INTO BEENLEIGH

Beenleigh Theatre Company’s second production for the year, the stage musical version of XANADU, which rolls into the Crete Street Theatre from 2 May 2014, is the Tony and Drama Desk Award nominated musical’s Queensland premiere. 

So Much To Tell You: On Stage

A well-known Australian young adult novel, inspired by a true story, takes to the Garrick Theatre stage in W.A. during May 2014.

Written by John Marsden and directed by Gail Lusted, So Much To Tell You focuses on the 14-year-old Marina who withdrew into silence after she received a facial disfigurement in an accident.

The play explores how family breakdowns can be emotionally destructive, as well as physical, and how emotional effects can be observed in many different ways. 

Three WA Companies Combine to Celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday.

WILLIAM Shakespeare, ‘The Bard’, almost without debate the greatest playwright in the English language, was born in April, 1564, which makes April 2014 the 450th anniversary of his birth.

When Kidz Act Up: The Little Mermaid

It sounds like a cliché to say that if you want your children to do something creative and imaginative that will get them away from the gameboxes and television, enrol them in theatre classes, most specifically Musical Theatre classes. They might shy away pursuing a life of Shakespeare, but one hit of The Lion King and they’ll be hooked for life. That’s how Kidz Act was born, and its Managing Director, Callum Hosking, was barely out of his teens when he started the children’s theatre company.

PLOS Welcomes Fintan as Oliver!

Fintan McCrave, 11 years of age is rehearsing for the title role in PLOS Musical Productions June season of Oliver!

Last year Fintan played the lead role in his school production of Aladdin at Blackburn Lakes and caught the performing bug. He is thrilled to have been successful in being offered the chance to take on another role; this time on a much bigger stage.

Little Voice, Big Stars

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Return season at New Theatre - May 15 - 24, 2014

Little Voice has a knack for impersonating famous divas, and Debbie Nielsen, who takes on the title role in Lane Cove Theatre Company’s production of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, comes to the part with the advantage of already having played a Monroe-esque starlet and Judy Garland’s signature role.

Sydney Premiere for Next to Normal

This April Rockdale Musical Society is staging the Sydney Premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal, which chronicles one woman’s struggles with mental illness and the impact of this journey on those around her as she tries desperately to hold her family and her sanity together.

Little Women Sing at Bankstown

Diane Wilson, the Director of Little Women, is passionate about Bankstown Theatre Company’s upcoming production of Little Women – The Musical.

“In her 1868 novel, Little Women, Louisa May Alcott told the story of the March family. It became a classic and has remained a favourite for generations,” she said.

The Dresser: Backstage Drama for Limelight

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INSPIRED by memories of his years working as a dresser for actor-manager Sir Donald Wolfit, Ronald Harwood's evocative, perceptive portrait of backstage life comes to Limelight Theatre (WA) in April and May 2014.

Directed by Sue Mainwaring, The Dresser is set in England against the backdrop of World War II as a group of Shakespearean actors tour a seaside town and perform in a shabby provincial theatre.

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