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2015 OLD FITZ THEATRE SEASON ANNOUNCED

The new artistic management team for the Old Fitz Theatre today announced the first six months programming in the 2015 season. Red Line Productions, run by Sean Hawkins, Andrew Henry and Vanessa Wright, have announced six mainstage plays and four late shows as part one of the season, entitled REINCARNATION.

An Evening With Audra McDonald in Melbourne.

Broadway phenomenon Audra McDonald will appear in Melbourne for one-night-only, October 31, 2015.

From Porgy and Bess to Grey’s Anatomy, Audra McDonald has one of the world’s most recognisable faces. Her voice, however, must be heard to be believed.

Immersive Theatre, Pop-Up Style

Australia will soon see one of the hottest examples of immersive theatre.

Frank Hatherley updates his recent Stage Whispers feature on the phenomena.

Submissions Open for 2015 Your Theatrics International Cabaret Contest

The Your Theatrics International Cabaret Contest (YTICC), previously the Australian Cabaret Showcase, will once again undertake heats in major cities across Australia and New Zealand in January 2015. The 12th annual contest will offer contestants a number of exciting developments including a number of new sponsors who will contribute to the ever growing prize package.

Stitching up the Drama Scene: Red Stitch 2015.

Coral Drouyn takes a look at the coming season for Melbourne’s Red Stitch.

Sweet Charity Melbourne Dates

Arts Centre Melbourne is delighted to announce that Sweet Charity, the smash-hit production, will play from 25 February – 8 March 2015 as part of a national tour.

After premiering at Hayes Theatre Co in February 2014 Sweet Charity received rave reviews, played to a sold-out audience, and won three Helpmann Awards, including Best Female Actor in a Musical for Verity Hunt-Ballard. Now it’s Melbourne’s time to experience the rough, wrenching, and gorgeous musical theatre experience that left Sydney wanting more!

Merrigong Theatre Company Season 2015

Merrigong Theatre Company has launched its 2015 Season, a year of theatre in Wollongong and surrounds, that celebrates the art of great storytelling.

Highlights include classic Australian stories, two productions from the UK, a musical, family fun, circus, and an interactive show where audience members can choose their own audio adventure.

La Boite Season 2015

For its 90thbirthday year, La Boite Theatre Company has unveiled what it describes as the most culturally diverse 2015 season to grace any stage in the country, ranging from star-studded classics to a story of a Congolese child soldier by one of Australia’s most exciting new playwrights.

Five of the ten writers and directors responsible for its new 2015 Mainhouse productions are women and half of the actors come from non-Anglo backgrounds.

One More Step.

Coral Drouyn talks to the Artistic Director of Next Step Productions, Leigh Barker, whose new project God of Carnage opens at Chapel off Chapel on Nov 19th.

2015 COME OUT CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL

More than two million South Australian children have participated in Come Out since its inception in 1974 and next year hundreds of shows to tickle funny bones, stimulate young minds and engage youngsters in all sorts of wonderful ways will take place over nine days, from May 22 – 30 in the Come Out Children’s Festival 2015. Lesley Reed reports.

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