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.
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.
When it was first published in 1897 Bram Stoker’s vampire novel, Dracula, took a while to gain popularity, even though it received high praise from critics. Victorian readers enjoyed it as a wonderful adventure story, but it didn’t reach its current legendary status until the 20th century, when it was adapted for film.
Halfway through the Sitzprobe of Anything Goes, the Sydney University Musical Theatre Ensemble (MUSE) takes a break after a long and productive afternoon of singing, dancing and channelling the 1930s. Whether it be MUSE Stalwart Natasha Stanton mastering the songs of the evangelical gospel singer Reno Sweeney, or the lively chorus numbers such as Blow Gabriel Blow, the show is piecing itself together, in what promises to be an energetic and enjoyable production.
Following the success of their 2013 season, The University of Sydney Musical Theatre Ensemble (MUSE) is excited to announce their 2014 major production, Cole Porter’s lively nautical classic Anything Goes at the Seymour Centre.
Directed by Gavin Brown, musically directed by Josh Davies with assistance from Conrad Hamill, choreographed by Georgina Spong and produced by Sophia Edmonds, the production will run from March 26 to 29 at the Everest Theatre.
Adelaide’s Therry Dramatic Society begins its 2014 season with a perennial favourite, Deathtrap by Ira Levin.
The play had its Broadway premiere at New York’s Music Box Theatre in February 1978, going on to secure the record for the longest running comedy thriller on Broadway.
The original Broadway cast consisted of John Wood, Marian Seldes, Victor Garber, Marian Winters and Richard Woods. Seldes, as Myra Bruhl, appeared in every one of the production’s nearly 1,800 Broadway performances, earning her a mention in the Guinness Book of Records.