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MELANIE - THE PEOPLE IN THE FRONT ROW

Legendary singer-songwriter Melanie will kick off her National Tour at the 2014 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Lesley Reed reports.

Children of the Flower Power generation are sure to be out in force when iconic singer- songwriter Melanie Safka’s new show, The People in the Front Row, has its World Premiere at this year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival, from 7-9 June, at the start of an Australia-wide tour.

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 MUSICAL from 19 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Just What the Doctor Ordered

Seussical The Musical is about to bring some of the ‘best medicine’ for families to Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre, and Coral Drouyn is treating her inner child to some feel-good fun.

Something on Saturday to Delight Adelaide Kids

Many of us had our first taste of live performance when we were children. For most, the experience was thrilling and delightful. It fired our imaginations and in some cases, inspired us to become performers ourselves. Almost without exception that uniquely personal first-time live event found a special place in our childhood memories.

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