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She Loves Me at Hayes - Cast Announced

The Hayes Theatre Co have announced the cast members for the upcoming romantic musical comedy She Loves Me. Chosen for the inaugural Artist-Led Production Initiative, this heart-warming musical will play at Hayes Theatre Co from 24 August with tickets on sale now at hayestheatre.com.au

Assassins Star Leaves Stage in Agony

The Hayes Theatre production of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins  had its share of opening night drama when star Bobby Fox suffered a serious ankle injury and left the theatre in agony.

Bobby Fox, portraying Charles Guiteau, the assassin of President James Garfield, was in the middle of a furious skipping sequence when he severely twisted his ankle.

Modernised Musical Jane Austen for Adelaide

Ryan Cunningham and Joshua Salzman met while students in New York University’s Graduate program in musical theatre writing. There, they began the process of creating songs that would eventually be at the heart of a modern musical, I Love You Because, based on a classic story that was written two centuries earlier. Now, Adelaide’s Emma Knights is bringing that musical to the Adelaide stage. Lesley Reed reports.

Tall Tales and True

New works by next-generation Brisbane playwrights showcased in the 2018/19 Queensland Premier’s Drama Award. Beth Keehn reports.

New creative voices in Queensland are currently in the throes of an unprecedented development opportunity. Shortlisted candidates in this year’s Queensland Premier’s Drama Award (QPDA) are working with dramaturges, actors and other stage experts from Queensland Theatre (QT) to develop their play scripts to professional performa nce standard.

They’re in the School of Rock Band!

The coveted role of Dewey and a cast of 36 children have been announced for the Australian premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway and West End rock musical, School of Rock – playing at Her Majesty’s, Melbourne from 31 October 2018

4Seasons in One Dance

Expressions Dance Company and Hong Kong’s City Contemporary Dance Company unite to create compelling choreography. Kiesten McCauley interviews EDC’s Artistic Director Natalie Weir.

What A Drag!

Coral Drouyn explores why drag has become such an integral part of our theatre.  

There’s no doubt that theatre needs to keep evolving in order to survive in a world of hi-tech personalised entertainment. But it’s also true that (as Peter Allen said) “Everything old is new again.”

STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: MAY / JUNE 2018 EDITION OUT NOW!!!

IN THIS EDITION

Inside The Mind Of A Genius

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time touring Australia

Aussie Kong Takes Over Broadway

Australian producers Global Creatures going global

A Christmas Panto In July

Traditional Pantomime making an Aussie comeback

Lola Montez – With A Twist Of Lemon

A legendary Australian musical, and the legend who inspired it

Assassins Returns

Dancing With Our Stars

Coral Drouyn talks to two of Australian Musical Theatre’s greatest stars, Nancye Hayes and Todd McKenney, about their new show together.

The Wizards of Dogs

In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy’s resilience is tested when a tornado strands her far away with her faithful dog Toto at her side.  In an unlikely but true story, SA Correspondent Lesley Reed relates how her own father’s experience of being stranded far from home during World War II helped pioneer dog training in Australia, with a special connection to the current national tour.

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