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Sport For Jove: 2016 Season

Sydney-based Sport For Jove Theatre Company has announced its its 2016 theatre season.

In December and January, Sport For Jove’s Outdoor Summer Season returns for its 7th year with a double bill of moonlit romance, of men behaving badly and women winning the day, with a swift kick up the backside for a culture that is still discussing the rights and rules of marriage equality centuries after our greatest poets shot Cupid’s arrows right back at him.

STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2015 EDITION OUT NOW!!!

In This Edition

• Why We Still Love The Sound of Music

• Quiet Please, There Are Leading Ladies On Stage

• Making Australian Musicals Great

Postcard from London, Berlin and Vienna

New Australian Musical Ladies in Black

Pippa Grandison on playing The Seekers’ Judith Durham.

Seasons 2016

Musicals in 2016

Fit New Cats On The Prowl

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new West End version of Cats is now set to prowl stages across Australia. Two of the new cats in the alley, Josh Piterman (Bustopher Jones, Gus and Growltiger) and Holly Meegan (Jennyanydots) spoke to Neil Litchfield during rehearsals.

Cats marks Josh Piterman’s return to the commercial musical theatre stage, after establishing his Melbourne fitness business, PITFIT, in St Kilda.

What came first for Josh, I asked, fitness or performing?

The Sound of Bugles

Opening next week at Chapel off Chapel, the “Bugle Boys” take time out from rehearsals to talk to Coral Drouyn.

Ghost The Musical: Australian Cast Announced

The Producers of GHOST THE MUSICAL have announced that after an exhaustive casting process by Tony Award-winning director Matthew Warchus, a superb cast has been assembled.

Opera Q: Season 2016

Opera Queensland has announced a 2016 season packed with new Australian work, international collaborations, and more opportunities for audiences to get up close to the action.

The company is set to post its first surplus in eight years, thanks to the strong audience response to La traviata, the success of its $25 ticket initiative, which saw thousands of people see an OperaQ show for the first time1, the sell-out Cloud Song, where cocktails mixed with immersive opera in a nightclub, and record numbers signing up for workshops.

Fiddler on the Roof: More Casting Announced

An impressive line-up of Australian talent has been assembled for the new production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, opening at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre from December 29, 2015, followed by a Sydney season at the Capitol Theatre from March 24th 2016.

As previously announced Anthony Warlow returns from Broadway to play the role of Tevye. Anthony has spent the last three years treading the boards on Broadway playing Daddy Warbucks in Annie and most recently replacing Kelsey Grammar as Captain Hook in Finding Neverland.

Sold Out Rent Returns to The Hayes in 2016

Highway Run Productions’ RENT, currently playing at Hayes Theatre Co, sold out before it had opened and desperate fans have been calling the box office daily and lurking around the foyer before each performance in the hopes that a ticket might materialise. Producers Toby Francis and Lauren Peters have today announced that those who missed out this season (and those that are itching to see it again) will get another chance in 2016 when the production returns to Hayes Theatre Co for a strictly limited three-week season in March/April.

Lord Of The Dance Hangs Up His Boots.

At the age of 57, international Irish dance superstar Michael Flatley has retired from active duty. This comes more than 20 years after his unique form of large-scale dance extravaganzas started touring the world. He told David Spicer that he is nursing a long list of injuries from his time on the stage.  This is why he is leaving it to dancers mostly aged in their twenties to star in his new production Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games. Also helping out arevirtual dancers and robots.

Little Shop of Horrors Tour - Sydney Return Season Announced

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Beware earthlings – due to overwhelming demand the cult musical comedy Little Shop of Horrorswill return to Sydney for a reprise season in July. Starring Brent Hill andEsther Hannaford, the return season will be staged at the Roslyn Packer Theatre in Sydney from 20 to 31 July, 2016.

The production is currently playing at Hayes Theatre Co where it premiered last week.

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