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Vale Peter Stannard

Australian composer Peter Stannard has died at the age of 86, just months before the musical he penned sixty years ago -  Lola Montez - is due for a professional concert revival.

Peter Stannard was born in Sydney in 1931. He began piano studies at the age of 12, but lessons were curtailed six months later due to evacuation from Sydney during World War II.

STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: MARCH / APRIL 2018 EDITION OUT NOW!!!

IN THIS EDITION

Dancing With Our Stars

Todd McKenney and Nancye Hayes team up to tour in Bosom Buddies

The Wizards of Dogs

Training Toto and other four-legged theatrical stars

The Playwright Born To Shock

Our interview with Louis Nowra, playwright of Cosi and Radiance

More Than Sun and Surf

How The Arts are competing in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

Big Ideas From Little Company

Todd McKenney and Shane Jacobson for Rocky Horror in Melbourne

Todd McKenney and Shane Jacobson will join the cast of the Rocky Horror Show for the forthcoming Melbourne season at Her Majesty’s Theatre from July 13.

Todd McKenney will star as Frank N’ Furter, a role he has wanted to perform since commencing his career. 

The Production Company Season 2018

Jeanne Pratt AC, Chairman of The Production Company, has announced her Company’s 20th Birthday Season.

Ramin Karimloo To Tour

Ramin Karimloo, Broadway & West End music theatre star, will tour Australia for the first time in June 2018 for a strictly limited season, with special guest Anna O’Byrne, star of Australia’s My Fair Lady.  

Taking Country Back to Country

Bangarra’s Artistic Director talks to Coral Drouyn about the company’s current regional tour.

When Stephen Page was a kid in the suburbs of Brisbane attending the local primary school with his eleven siblings, the idea of an indigenous dance company that could take its work all over the world was not even on the radar, let alone less than two decades away.

Trevor is All Diamonds and Steel

Coral Drouyn talks to Trevor Ashley about the perils of NOT wearing heels.

School of Rock for Melbourne

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway and West End rock musical School of Rock is coming to Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne from October 2018, and the waitlist for tickets is now open at schoolofrockmusical.com.au

Since opening on Broadway in 2015, School of Rock has also played across the US and in London’s West End.

MELBOURNE AUDITIONS ANNOUNCED

Are you a boy who plays guitar, piano, and/or drums?

2017 Rob Guest Endowment Award Winners Announced

The winner of the 2017 Rob Guest Endowment Award was announced om Monday January 22, 2018, during the Grand Final Event held at the Capitol Theatre Rehearsal Room. Competing against five other outstanding Semi-Finalists with her performance of Glitter and be Gay andWhen Did I Fall in LoveGeorgina Hopson took out the prestigious award after being chosen by an expert panel of judges, which included Roger Hodgman, Kellie Dickerson, Sharon Millerchip, Michael Tyack, Guy Simpson and Suzanne Jones.

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