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Green Room Awards 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award to Uncle Jack Charles

On Monday 28th April 2014, at its 31st Annual Ceremony, the Green Room Awards will induct actor Uncle Jack Charles into its prestigious alumni of recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

This awardis made to a person who is distinguished by the quality, profile and longevity of their achievements and by the extent to which their contribution has been of value to a younger generation of practitioners.  The person need not have a direct affiliation with Melbourne, but their work will have had a significant impact here.

Ruthless! Sydney Premiere

New independent theatre company The Theatre Division will stage the Sydney Premiere season of RUTHLESS! THE MUSICALfrom 20 June to 5 July 2014 as part of The 2014 Reginald Season at The Seymour Centre.

HAVE YOU SEEN THE MAN CUB?

Jungle Book - The Musical takes to the stage in Newtown for the April 2014 school holidays.

WARNING – this is not the Disney version.

Based on the beloved stories by Rudyard Kipling, Artistic Director/Intendant of King Street TheatreMarkus Weber has adapted and will direct, the classic tale of Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera and their arch nemesis Shere Khan, to a rocking soundtrack by Michael Summ from Acoustic Media from Germany.

LUCY DURACK: MRS POPULAR

Musical Theatre favourite Lucy Durack has recently slipped into two new white dresses. One for her wedding last weekend in Perth ( * pictured here ) and the second, a streamlined bubble dress for her role as Glinda in the return season of Wicked. David Spicer discovered just how ‘popular’ the 31-year-old singer and actress has become when he caught up with her and fiancé, accomplished dancer/choreographer Christopher Horsey.

Shakespeare, Aussie Style

Celebrating Shakespeare's 450th Birthday.

Celebrations are planned around the world to mark 450 years since the birth of William Shakespeare in 1564, and Australian theatres are joining the party. But how distinctive has our style of Shakespeare become? FRANK HATHERLEY recounts his own experiences dodging flying cabbages on stage and compares notes with Australia’s most lauded Shakespearean JOHN BELL

Exhibition Celebrates the Sequinned Splendour of Strictly Ballroom

It's thirty years since Strictly Ballroom began its incredible journey, and the Powerhouse Museum is celebrating the milestone with The Strictly Ballroom Story, a new exhibition opening on Saturday 5 April 2014.

Reddy or Not, Helen’s Coming Home.

On the eve of her return to Australia, Helen Reddy talks to our Coral Drouyn.

It isn’t easy being born into a “Showbiz” family. There’s always the assumption that you will follow suit, even while your parents say things like “be a doctor”… “study hard”… “don’t go in the business”. They say it….but they can’t remove it from your genes.

Finding Fran and Scott

After months of anticipation, Strictly Ballroom The Musical finally had its leads. After an exhaustive audition process, by late 2013 Baz Luhrmann had chosen Phoebe Panaretos and Thomas Lacey for the pivotal roles of Fran and Scott in the stage adaptation of his hit movie. Both spoke to Neil Litchfield about the grueling audition process on the day of the casting announcement.

2014 ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL

Adelaide Cabaret Festival Artistic Director Kate Ceberano has unveiled a line up of ‘not your usual suspects’ for her third and final year as Adelaide Cabaret Festival Director.

Barbie The Musical: Get Your Sparkle On

Barbie The Musical opens its limited Australian tour with a Pink Carpet Premiere in Melbourne on April 5, 2014. Coral Drouyn is going to be there.