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Flying with the Birds.

Coral Drouyn talks to Director Robert Coates about the 30 year anniversary of The Victorian Youth Theatre and their special commemorative production of Conference of the Birds.

 

State Theatre Company of SA Season 2015

Lesley Reed reports on the launch of the State Theatre Company of SA’s 2015 season, which promises ‘Many Worlds in One’.

 

Small Musicals Take Centre Stage

The Hayes Theatre Co’s three Helpmann Awards have shone a spotlight on independent musical theatre companies. One of its gurus is Producer/ Writer and Director Neil Gooding. As well as producing The Hatpin, LoveBites and Thank You For Being A Friend, he is known as the writer of Back to the 80’s, the producer of big Pro-am productions in the suburbs and as an investor in more ‘arty’works. *David Spicer reports.

Walking in the Wake of Giants

At the halfway mark of Elia Kazan: A Theatre Investigation at The Sandpit, St Kilda, director Peta Hanrahan shares her passion for ‘making it new’, Elia Kazan, and the theatrical masterworks of the 20th Century.

 

“Make it NEW!” they have been screaming at me since I started in this game 30 years ago – “Make It New!”

BROADWAY’S CINEMATIC TREATS

Has Hollywood become the out-of-town try-out for stage musicals? Screen to stage adaptations certainly dominated the Great White Way when Stage Whispers’ reviewer Peter Pinne spent a week in New York in May catching up on some of Broadway’s newest musicals.

Screws, Nuts & Blokes

Stress. Difficult to define yet it affects us all. Equally. Without question. An inevitable reality. So how do we cope?

A Stellar Parade

Australia’s first professional production of Parade opens tonight in Melbourne – and Coral Drouyn looks at this highly acclaimed but seldom seen musical that The Collective, a new Melbourne theatre company, has chosen for its debut.

Sport For Jove Season 2015

Sydney based Sport For Jove Theatre Company has announced its theatrical line-up for 2015.

Outdoor Sport

SFJ’s outdoor theatre season returns for its 6th year in December 2014 and January 2015 with two works - A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare and The Crucible by Arthur Miller.

Here Lies Love Premiere for Vivid Sydney in 2015

The Australian premiere of the stage musical Here Lies Love, the award-winning New York production, will open in Sydney in May 2015 as the theatrical centrepiece of the Vivid Festival.

Penned by Talking Heads founding member David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, and directed by Alex Timbers, Here Lies Love retraces the journey of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos from her meteoric rise to power to her descent into infamy after the People Power Revolution.

STC Waiting for Godot London Bound

Sydney Theatre Company's production of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot featuring Luke Mullins, Philip Quast, Richard Roxburgh and Hugo Weaving, directed by STC Artistic Director Andrew Upton, will tour to London’s Barbican as part of the International Beckett Season in 2015.

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