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STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: MAY / JUNE 2018 EDITION OUT NOW!!!

IN THIS EDITION

Inside The Mind Of A Genius

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time touring Australia

Aussie Kong Takes Over Broadway

Australian producers Global Creatures going global

A Christmas Panto In July

Traditional Pantomime making an Aussie comeback

Lola Montez – With A Twist Of Lemon

A legendary Australian musical, and the legend who inspired it

Assassins Returns

Dancing With Our Stars

Coral Drouyn talks to two of Australian Musical Theatre’s greatest stars, Nancye Hayes and Todd McKenney, about their new show together.

The Wizards of Dogs

In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy’s resilience is tested when a tornado strands her far away with her faithful dog Toto at her side.  In an unlikely but true story, SA Correspondent Lesley Reed relates how her own father’s experience of being stranded far from home during World War II helped pioneer dog training in Australia, with a special connection to the current national tour.

Carrie: The Musical - Cast Announced

The cast for Louis Ellis Productions’ new Sydney staging of the musical version of the Stephen King classic, CARRIE: The Musical, has been announced. Hayden Tonazzi, Director, said ‘alongside Sydney theatre veteran Michele Lansdown, we have found some of Sydney’s most promising young talent from NIDA, Brent Street, ED5 International, AIM and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Flounder and Ariel - Underwater Pals

Birdie Productions invites audiences to journey under the sea as they bring to life The Little Mermaid from 13th - 22nd April 2018 at the Bryan Brown Theatre in Bankstown (NSW).

35th Annual Green Room Awards - Winners

Hosted by MCs Anni Davey and Maude Davey and featuring an array of performances from YUMMY, the Victorian Opera Youth Chorus Ensemble, and the Chasing Smoke ensemble from BLAKflip (the First Nations program at Circus Oz) this years' Green Room Awards once again offered the Melbourne arts loving community a forum to celebrate their peers, and applaud the outstanding work being created.

The awards ceremony took place at the Comedy Theatre on Monday April 9, 2018.

Billy Elliot Musical Returns In 2019

Producers Universal Theatrical Group, Working Title Films, Greene Light Stage, Michael Coppel Entertainment and Louise Withers Presents have announced that Billy Elliot the Musical will return to Australia in 2019 for its 10th Anniversary Tour.

The Dangers of Creativity

One of Australia’s most innovative companies is performing at Bleach* Festival in Queensland and Coral Drouyn talks to its founder.

More Than Sun and Surf

As the Commonwealth Games approach, Coral Drouyn discovers the lid is off on a spectacular season of Arts on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

We all remember the Gold Coast. Whether it’s from childhood memories of the beaches, sun, and surf, or schoolies week, or the theme parks; or having your picture taken with rainbow lorikeets perched on your arms and head. What we don’t remember it for is The Arts; those honours belong to our state capital cities, but all that is about to change.

Australian National Theatre Live

Live theatre is being seen by more people than ever in the cinema. Actor/Producer Grant Dodwell is leading the way through his company Australian National Theatre Live. Remote country towns and big city art house cinemas are introducing new audiences to the stage. David Spicer reports.

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