Every day we make choices. Often they are minor moral choices: should we buy something made in Australia by a highly paid, well protected worker, or something made in a poor country overseas where we don’t know what conditions the worker endures? Should we water the lawn in a drought?
On Sunday November 9th 2014, Villanova Players had a launch party to celebrate their forthcoming Australian premiere of the Broadway musical James Joyce’s The Dead, which is set around an annual Irish Christmas party. It was a festive affair with the audience treated to three songs and scenes from the musical with the large cast dressed in their turn-of-the-century Sunday best.
Manly Musical Society celebrates its fifth anniversary year the Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Tony Award winning musical Company from November 21, 2014.
Companyis a musical about life, love and all in between. It follows the life of a bachelor, Robert, who is surrounded by his married friends. In between his escapades, Robert must deal with the question of settling down with one of his three girlfriends, or to continue a single life.
Mosman Musical Society (MMS) will be performing Cinderella in pantomime, in Mosman, for the 2014 Christmas season. The traditional story of poor Cinderella defying her evil step mother and ugly sisters through the fairy godmother’s magic, attending the ball, the clock striking at midnight, and the glass slipper that leads the prince to his love, all feature in this modern stage production. And true to the traditions of British pantomime, the ‘dames’ are played by male actors, the prince by a female and there is plenty of comic stereotype and slapstick humour.
Nominations have been announced for Victoria's 2014 Music Theatre Guild Awards, the Annual Bruce Awards, which will be presented on December 13, 2014, at an awards night at the George Woods Performing Arts Centre, Yarra Valley Grammar.
The Music Theatre Guild of Victoria Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation for the ongoing support, encouragement and development of non-professional music theatre in the state of Victoria.
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Double, double toil and trouble … Andy, Danny and Lisa are rehearsing the witches’ scene from Macbeth for English. They find themselves transported from their suburban kitchen onto the opening battle scene in Macbeth after daring each other to drink a disgusting potion they had concocted. Andy, Danny and Lisa take on all the characters of Macbeth surprising each other as they slip from their 21st century way of talking into Shakespearian dialogue.
Javeenbah Theatre on the Gold Coast is set to close its 2014 playbill with irreverent comedy Five Women Wearing the Same Dress written by the creator of television’s ‘Six Feet Under’ and ‘True Blood’.
The play by Alan Ball is set during an ostentatious reception at an old-money estate where five reluctant bridesmaids hide out in the upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below.
The show runs from November 21stto December 6thand is directed by Dawn China.
ELABORATE disguises, tap-dancing sailors and good old-fashioned blackmail are proof that anything goes when it comes to stage musicals.
The Cole Porter favourite Anything Goes sails into Limelight Theatre (WA) during November and December 2014, directed and choreographed by Terry Pirlo, with its all-singing, all-dancing tale aboard the ocean liner SS American.
Billy Crocker, played by Pirlo, is a stowaway in love with heiress Hope Harcourt – but she is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh.