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Shakespeare in Love

As the eagerly anticipated Australian Premiere of Shakespeare in Love began rehearsals in Melbourne, Simon Parris ventured behind the scenes for a look at the army of arts professionals bringing the new production to life.

Come From Away – the musical that began with 16,000 true stories

With the hit Broadway musical Come From Away opening in Melbourne, Michael Brindley speaks to some of the real people who provided the inspiration for the show, set in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, and explores the adaptation of their stories to the stage.

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IN THIS EDITION

Come From Away – A 9/12 Musical

Our conversation with the creators, David Hein and Irene Sankoff

Blind Casting Drama

International controversy over local Community Theatre casting

Broadway’s Starry Spring Season

Peter Pinne’s look at some of Broadway’s current hits

Is Musical Theatre Art?

Great Debate at the Australian Musical Theatre Festival

Shakespeare in Love

Cabaret De Paris Can Cans into QPAC

Brisbane audiences will be treated to a taste of a Parisian style revue this July when Cabaret De Paris plays at Brisbane’s QPAC for three shows only. This spectacular event combines old-fashioned showgirl glamour with variety style entertainment. Audiences can expect to see skilful adagio dancers, aerial pole performers and of course the world-famous French cancan. The show dials up the mystery with illusionists and quick-change artists and is sure to give you a laugh with renowned comedy circus performers also in the mix.

Shrek The Musical in 2020.

Theatre producer John Frost has announced that the Broadway hit SHREK THE MUSICAL is coming to Australia. This lavish multi-million dollar musical will open at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star in early January 2020, followed by seasons at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne and the Lyric Theatre, Brisbane.

All The World’s A Circus

With Barnum currently playing its limited season, Coral Drouyn looks at how Circus affects our lives and theatre - from Big Tops to stages here in Australia, and around the world.

“And away went the lions and the tigers so wild And away went my beautiful clown; And away went my very last day as a child The day that the circus left town.”

Written by Harold Spina and Carlyn Leigh.

Shall We Dance?

Five of our best choreographers talk to Coral Drouyn about what makes them who they are.

As a kid I saw the inimitable Danny Kaye in the movie “White Christmas”, where he sang a song that went:

Chaps,

Who did Taps

Aren’t tapping anymore - they’re doing Choreography!

It helped inspire my lifelong fascination with Choreography.

Mamma Mia! and Daughter

Put your ‘Dancing Queen’ shoes on because Packemin Productions’ Mamma Mia! is almost here and we sat down Louise Symes and Courtney Bell who play Mother and Daughter duo Donna and Sophie to see what they’re ABBA-solutely excited for in the lead up to the show.  

Mamma Mia! is packed full of ABBA songs, tell us what your favourite is…

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