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Anything Goes Cast Announced

Caroline O’Connor is set to head an excellent cast as evangelist turned nightclub singer Reno Sweeney in the new Australian production of Cole Porter’s musical comedy Anything Goes, which will tour Australia in 2015.

Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini AM and producer John Frost AM announced the cast today (September 1, 2014), for the production which will visit Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Malthouse Theatre Season 2015

For Season 2015, Malthouse Theatre will utilise all spaces in its iconic building with performances in the courtyard as well as its three theatres; present a new approach to the season with thematic chapters; premiere new work from Chunky Move, Ash Flanders, Nicola Gunn and David Woods, Declan Greene and Lally Katz; reimagine Sophocles’ Antigone; celebrate the large dancing body; hold a banquet for 39 people; and introduce audiences to Caryl Churchill’s new play.

The Suit: Exclusive Adelaide Season

Adelaide has been treated to exclusive theatrical events many times in the past, often as part of the city’s fine Adelaide Festival. While there’s not a festival in sight in October, the city will again be blessed with an Adelaide-only theatre experience when iconic British Director Peter Brook brings his moving production The Suit to Australia as part of its world tour.

GRIFFIN THEATRE COMPANY 2015 SEASON

Artistic Director Lee Lewis today (September 1, 2014) announced her second season for Griffin Theatre Company, reflecting her passion for the diversity of voices writing for the Australian stage. In its Main and Independent seasons, comprised entirely of Australian work, Griffin will present or co-present six world premieres of new Australian plays.

On The Town is Fancy Free

When the American Ballet Theatre present Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free in their exclusive Brisbane season it will be the first time Australian audiences will have had the chance to see this iconic American work. Peter Pinne reports.

Beautiful Brains

Angie Milliken and Sigrid Thornton are each playing the lead role in two different productions of a sharply intelligent play that requires actors with brains. FRANK HATHERLEY interviews the two stars and discovers that both productions are in luck.

ALMOST FACE TO FACE

Almost Face to Face by Awgie Award winning playwright / actor Stephen House has its World Premiere at La Mama from September 17 to 28 as part of 2014 Melbourne Fringe.

Stephen spoke to Stage Whispers about his new play.

Stage Whispers: So, what is your new play about Stephen?

HAPPY PEOPLE: New Matthew Lee Robinson Musical in Concert

The smiles and trials of children’s television…

HAPPY PEOPLE are so sweet they’re acidic.

Helpmann-nominated composer/lyricist Matthew Lee Robinson has announced the Australian premiere concert performances of his musical HAPPY PEOPLE, starring Bobby Fox (Jersey Boys), Gretel Scarlett (Grease), Tom Sharah (That ‘90s Show), Sun Park (Mamma Mia!), Bert LaBonté (The Mountaintop) and Robyn Arthur (Mother & Son), with direction by Chris Parker (Atlantis).

ENSEMBLE THEATRE 2015 SEASON

Sandra Bates and Mark Kilmurry have announced the 2015 season for Sydney’s Ensemble Theatre, which will be Sandra Bates’ last season as Artistic Director. Sandra announced she will retire from her position of Governing and Artistic Director in Jan 2016, celebrating 30 years at the helm of the theatre.