Defying Gravity - The Songs of Stephen Schwartz

Enda Markey, producer Helpmann nominated production of Blood Brothers and the international tour of Boublil & Schonberg’s Do You Hear The People Sing? has announce the world premiere of DEFYING GRAVITY a concert celebrating the work of composer Stephen Schwartz.

Guest Artists for 2015 Rob Guest Endowment Concert

The 2015 Rob Guest Endowment Grand Final Concert will be held on Monday 9 November at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. Hosted by Lucy Durack and David Campbell, guest artists performing at the concert will include musical theatre performers Rob Mills and Jemma Rix, Dirty Dancing star Mark Vincent, 2014 Rob Guest Endowment winner Joshua Robson, and cast members from Matilda and Cats.

Matilda The Musical for Melbourne in March 2016

The Royal Shakespeare Company, Louise Withers, Michael Coppel & Michael Watt have announced that Matilda The Musical will commence performances at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre from 13 March 2016 for a strictly limited season.

The winner of over 50 international awards, including 12 for Best Musical, the RSC’s production of Matilda The Musical is currently enjoying a successful season in Sydney, with tickets currently on sale for performances through to 31 January.

Popular SA Newsreader A Playwright

What happens when a news reader’s way with words extends beyond the news desk into playwriting?

Answer: a library tour of his latest plays, of course. Lesley Reed reports.

Former ABC TV and BBC World Service newsreader and presenter, John Ovenden is well-known in South Australia, having been a past face of ABC news in the state. John now works as a theatre reviewer, but perhaps less known to locals is the fact that he is also a playwright.

Timeless Beauty

As The Australian Ballet prepares to open its season of Sleeping Beauty in Perth tonight, Coral Drouyn talks to Lynette (Lindy) Wills, former principal artist who is playing the evil Carabosse in this stunning new production.

Sydney Dance Company 2016

Sydney Dance Company has announced their 2016 Artistic Program, comprising two new works from Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela alongside acclaimed choreographies from Sweden’s Alexander Ekman and Adelaide based Australian choreographer Gabrielle Nankivell, in addition to newly commissioned dance works from four up and coming Australian choreographers, yet to be revealed.

Black Swan Celebrates 25 Years With Season 2016

Black Swan State Theatre Company has announced its 25th anniversary season, revealing the hidden places and secret spaces of where they make their work, celebrate theirr past and look to the future. The 2016 Season will deliver three world premieres, five new Australian plays, three WA premieres, two co-productions, a French classic, a modern German classic, a multi-award winning American play and three Malcolm Robertson award-winning plays.

Theatre at the 2016 Adelaide Festival

Highlights of Artistic Director David Sefton’s fourth and final Adelaide Festival of Arts in 2016 include an epic theatrical spectacle among its 32 theatre, music, dance and visual arts events. The line-up includes 8 world premieres, 20 Australian premieres and 18 events exclusive to Adelaide over 18 days from 26 February to 14 March 2016.

Stars, Who Needs Them!

The latest round of cast announcements for big musicals have been long on natural talent and short on celebrity. Has the tide turned away from casting stars from outside the established theatre world? David Spicer reports.

The “Family” Man

Coral Drouyn talks to actor Michael Dalton just one week out from the opening of the Australian Premiere of Jimmie Chinn’s play A Different Way Home.

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