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War Horse Cast Announced as Rehearsals Commence

The National Theatre of Great Britain and Global Creatures have announced the cast of the Australian production of the multiple Tony and Olivier Award-winning show War Horse. Rehearsals commenced today (October 2) in Sydney, with the cast and creative team coming together to start work on this unique stage production.

Circque du Soleil Invites Sydney to join in Bug Dance Flash Mob

Cirque du Soleil is currently presenting OVO in Sydney, a spectacular show which invites audiences into the colourful and energetic world of insects. On Wednesday 3 October at 1pm, a swarm of Cirque du Soleil performers, representing fleas, beetles, spiders and crickets, will take over the forecourt at Customs House, Circular Quay and they are inviting Sydney-siders of all ages to join them in the Bug Dance.

To interval or not to interval …

That is the question posed by the Queensland Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Wesley Enoch in his blog. While the QTC is out to trim as many intervals as possible our Facebook followers disapproved, due mainly to a ‘wee’ problem.

State Theatre Company of S.A. Season 2013.

Two world premieres, including one State Theatre Company commission, two commissioned adaptations of classics and two co-productions with other major Australian theatre companies are amongst the shows on offer in the first program from new State Theatre Company of South Australia Artistic Director Geordie Brookman, and CEO/Producer Rob Brookman.

Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award 2012: Entries Close Oct 3.

Applications for the Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award 2012 for the development of a play or other approved performing arts project close on October 3.  The winner will receive a cash prize of $20,000 making the Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award one of the richest in Australia.

Dr. Seaborn came to prominence in the performing arts community when in 1986 he purchased the Stables Theatre, Kings Cross which in turn led to the establishment of the Seaborn, Broughton and Walford Foundation dedicated to supporting the art form which was so dear to his heart.

2012 Helpmann Award Winners Announced

The 2012 Helpmann Awards®, celebrating excellence and achievement in 41 categories of live performance in Australia, were announced at a Black Tie ceremony at the Opera Theatre, Sydney Opera House, on September 24.

2012 Helpmann Awards® Presented Tonight

The 2012 Helpmann Awards® Ceremony will be held tonight, Monday 24 September at 8pm at Opera Theatre, Sydney Opera House, whilst the After Party will be held at Marquee at The Star. Simon Burke will host the Awards Ceremony.

Elle’s Legally Blonde Sorority Sisters

After a brief media peek at some of the songs from Legally Blonde The Musical, just prior to the first preview performance on Friday September 21, Stage Whispers’ Neil Litchfield had the chance to chat with Renee Burleigh, Ashlea Pyke and Chloe Zuel, who play Elle’s sorority sisters Margot, Serena and Pila.

Forum Fever

It has officially started - Forum Fever. Three of its smiling victims, Mitchell Butel, Shane Bourne and Bob Hornery, diagnose their symptoms, and for Coral Drouyn the laughs prove infectious.

Summer Season 2012 / 3 at Arts Centre Melbourne

Arts Centre Melbourne will present a comprehensive Summer Season from December 2012 through February 2013, its first for many years. Summer at Arts Centre Melbourne will feature a program of local and international theatre, dance and live music performances and activities.

The theatrical highlight, the much anticipated Australian premiere of War Horse, is set to inspire other artistic and exhibition spin-offs, amidst a variety of theatrical and musical events.

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