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MELBOURNE TO HOST WORLD PREMIERE OF KING KONG LIVE ON STAGE

In a major events coup for Victoria, the Minister for Tourism and Major Events Louise Asher today joined Global Creatures at auditions for King Kong, to announce that the world premiere and only Australian season will take place at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre in early 2013.

“This confirms Melbourne’s position as Australia’s favourite destination for great theatre and major events and underscores its international status as a hub of cultural excellence,”Minister Asher said.

Debra Byrne Gives Sydney Concert

Debra Byrne, an Australian icon with more than thirty years in the spotlight, is a true example of survival. Debra Byrne is now RIPE and ready to take to the Sydney concert stage after an absence of over twenty years.

RIPE will showcase the most memorable moments from Debra’s career in the theatre, whilst embracing songs from all over the globe.

Melbourne Festival Closing Concert: Win Tickets.

notes from the hard road and beyond A Musical Journey from Revolution to Redemption

Following on from last year’s Seven Songs to Leave Behind, Melbourne Festival again closes in grand style with an uplifting evening of incredible music. Mavis Staples, Joss Stone, Emmanuel Jal, Paul Dempsey and Rickie Lee Jones join with The Black Arm Band to reprise the soundtrack to freedom.

KEVIN SPACEY FOUNDATION LAUNCHES RICHARD’S RAMPAGE

Richard’s Rampage is a bespoke creative learning project that will follow Kevin Spacey around the world as he takes on the title role of Richard III. It is a project that has the exchange of ideas, talent and creativity at the heart of the process. It will enable over 1,000 students and 200 emerging actors from nine countries and across three continents to connect with one another, experience extraordinary workshops, see a world-class theatre production.

Queensland Theatre Company Season 2012

Queensland Theatre Company’s new Artistic Director Wesley Enoch today October 9, 2011) unveiled a line-up of plays dominated by classics and comedies, saying his first mainstage season is about providing uplifting experiences for audiences and attracting more people to theatre for the first time.

Sydney Opera House and Glasshouse Port Macquarie Announce New Partnership

Last night (October 6, 2011) in Port Macquarie, Sydney Opera House and the Glasshouse Port Macquarie launched a significant three year cultural partnership - The Open House Project. The occasion was marked with an exclusive performance by a trio from one of the world’s most highly regarded orchestras, the Vienna Philharmonic.

Bangarra in 2012

In 2012 Bangarra Dance Theatre continues its rich history of combining the traditional cultures and contemporary theatre to create dynamic and inspiring Australian theatrical experiences telling the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Bell Shakespeare 2012

It’s all about obsession…

Bell Shakespeare’s 2012 season features two neglected classics and one of Shakespeare’s great tragedies.

Scarlett Strallen Flies In As Mary Poppins

West End star, Scarlett Strallen, who has played Mary Poppins in the musical’s London and New York productions, has flown into Sydney to join the Mary Poppins company.

She will take over the role of Mary Poppins from Verity Hunt-Ballard for eight weeks – from Wednesday, October 5 to Sunday November 27 – allowing Verity to take a break before she begins the Brisbane season of Mary Poppins.

Glen Street Theatre Season 2012

Glen Street Theatre at Belrose on Sydney’s North Shore has announced its 2012 season of drama, music, comedy and contemporary dance.

To mark the occasion of Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday, the 2012 season begins with the return of Miriam Margolyes in Dickens’ Women. Also returning is Bangarra Dance Theatre with of earth & sky plus the satirical comedy of The Wharf Revue.

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