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Ruthie Henshall: Making Dreams Reality

Broadway and West End star Ruthie Henshall talks to Coral Drouyn about her fabulous life on stage and her upcoming Australian tour.

It’s 7.30 on a Tuesday morning and the mellow voiced woman who answers the phone is trying to get her teenage daughters ready for school, just like millions of mums all over the world. The difference is that the multi-tasking woman on the phone is Ruthie Henshall – triple threat musical theatre Diva, television actress, author, recording and concert artist, multiple award winner and, of course, mum of two.

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.

Boy Swallows Universe On Stage

Queensland Theatre has secured the rights for the world premiere of the stage version of Brisbane-born Australian author Trent Dalton’sbreakout novel, Boy Swallows Universe.

Josh Piterman in Intimate Concert Tour

The last twelve months have seen Josh Piterman wrap up the national tour of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical in the role of Gerry Goffin; the release of his debut self-titled pop-opera album (Fanfare & Sony Music) which reached number one on both the ARIA and iTunes Charts (Classical/Crossover); and most recently his performance of Nessun Dorma at this years’ Australia Day Live Concert at the Sydney Opera House. Now in June 2019, Josh is taking his music to stages across the country.

Dame Edna Emerges From Retirement

Dame Edna Everage has been forced out of retirement by the demands of her adoring “Precious Possums”, announcing a surprise tour of Australia in September and October 2019.

In a letter to her fans, Dame Edna apologised for upsetting them when she announced her retirement from public life, blaming her manager, “failed actor and attention seeker” Barry Humphries.

When Creative Worlds Collide: Interview with Jane Sheldon

Soprano Jane Sheldon is a fearless performer who believes in pushing the boundaries of vocal performance. She lives parallel lives, balancing her work between Australia and the US, and has a passion for bringing her two worlds together in creative collaborations. Before the end of 2019, Ms Sheldon is performing three world premieres, starting with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra in English Baroque with Circa from 2 May 2019. She spoke to Beth Keehn during rehearsals just before the national tour.

STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: MAY / JUNE 2019 EDITION OUT NOW!!!

IN THIS EDITION

All The World’s A Circus

Barnum, Russian Circus ZIRK! and Cirque Du Soleil’s KURIOS

Muriel’s Wedding The Musical

Behind the scenes at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne

Eddie Perfect on Broadway

Aussie composer represented on Broadway by Beetlejuice and King Kong

 

Festival City Performance Venues

Paradise Lost

Award winning writer Sue Smith spoke with Peter Pinne over coffee about her new play Hydra, which explores the love affair between Australian literary icons George Johnston and Charmian Clift.

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