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Casting for Hot Shoe Shuffle Anniversary Tour Announced.

Casting has been announced by David Atkins Enterprises for the 2013 national Anniversary tour of tap dance musical comedy Hot Shoe Shuffle, one of the most successful Australian Musicals of all time.

Opera Star David Hobson Turns Key to Musicals

Better known as an opera star, lyric tenor David Hobson is making the crossover to music theatre with the Australian production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre.

“It’s a big departure,” Hobson told Stage Whispers, “but musicals have been looming large in the background for the last few years now. This is the one that came along at the right time, and the right situation.”

2013 PERTH INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL

More than 500 artists from Australia and around the world join hundreds more from WA for the 2013 Perth International Arts Festival, from February 8 to March 2, 2013

Celebrated artists and companies creating work for the Festival include The Berliner Ensemble (directed by Robert Wilson), Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet, Margaret Atwood, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Maceo Parker, Jim Campbell, Frédéric Flamand and Ai Weiwei.

Pirates: Boys will be boys (and girls).

Exclusive Video and interview with director Sasha Regan.

Memories of a school Gilbert and Sullivan production inspired director Sasha Regan’s hit all-male production of The Pirates of Penzance, currently touring Australia. It originated at London’s intimate Union Theatre, formerly a derelict paper warehouse. Sasha spoke to Neil Litchfield.

Stagecraft: The Art of Comedy

Actor and writer Jonathan Biggins shares his secrets of writing and performing comedy, drawing upon his latest play Australia Day and twelve seasons of the Wharf Revue. This article was compiled from a question and answer seminar at the 2012 Association of Community Theatre conference at NIDA.

The Art of Seeming Craftless

As “The Laramie Project” – the most critically acclaimed production of 2012 in Melbourne – goes into its final week, the cast took some time out to chat with Coral Drouyn about the process of ensemble acting.

STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2012 – OUT NOW!!!

In this Edition.

• Sondheim and Rush on their way to the Forum.

• Hot Tickets in 2013: Musicals, Plays and Operas.

• David Hobson: Tenor turns key to musicals.

• Theatre Programs - Who needs them? Who wants them?

• Boys Will Be Boys (and Girls) - All-male Pirates of Penzance.

• Brett Sheehy: MTC’s new Artistic Director.

• Dad builds theatre in memory of daughter.

• Making sets on a budget.

Adelaide Festival 2013: Theatre and Dance

The 2013 Adelaide Festival runs from March 1 to 17. The program, announced on October 30, 2012, includes a wide range of international and Australian theatre and dance productions.

Theatre

Adelaide Festival returns to international theatre commissioning with Nosferatu, a psychological vampire thriller from Polish director Grzegorz Jarzyna and his Warsaw based theatre company TR Warszawa.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Preview

Melbourne’s Forum To Premiere Sondheim’s Unsung Lyrics

Lucy Graham was at the media preview of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne today (October 25), where she spoke with cast members including Geoffrey Rush.

According to Geoffrey Roy Rush, Melbourne audiences will be treated to Sondheim’s ‘as yet unperformed lyrics’ when the show opens at Her Majesty’s Theatre this Saturday.

Auditions for 2013 Hot Shoe Shuffle National Tour

Auditions to find the new Tap Brothers commence in 2 weeks.

Update link - key cast members announced.

One of the most successful Australian Musicals of all time is coming back to the Australian Stage. The hot and fast paced Tap Dance musical comedy featuring the big band hits of the 1940s, Hot Shoe Shuffle is touring Australia in 2013.

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