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Will State of the Art Sydney Theatre Precinct be Saved

Hugh Jackman has joined Dean Carey in raising the final dollars needed to save the Forum performance precinct in Leichhardt from being converted into a child care facility.

Premiere for Stage Version of Cult Film

Adelaide based Growling Grin Productions stage the Australian premiere of the stage adaptation of Radha Bharadwaj’s 1991 cult-classic film Closet Land during November 2013. Lesley Reed reports.

Set in an unspecified place and time and based on Radha Bharadwaj’s 1991 cult-classic film of the same title, Growling Grin Productions’ staging of Closet Land uses multimedia alongside live performance to generate what promises to be a gripping psychological thriller that will appeal to modern audiences.

Harvest Rain Season 2014

Queensland musical theatre company Harvest Rain Theatre’s 2014 season, their first full season as a fully professional company, was launched at an all singing and all dancing season launch on November 18, 2013.

The Stars Come Out To Play.

Mandy Patinkin and Nathan Gunn talk to Coral Drouyn on the eve of their Australian Concert Tour.

Sweet Charity to Launch Hayes Theatre Co

The first show at the Hayes Theatre Co (formerly Darlnghurst Theatre) is an up-close and personal production of the classic musicalSweet Charity, starring Verity Hunt-Ballard produced by Luckiest Productions and Neil Gooding Productions. Sweet Charity will play at the Hayes Theatre Co from7 February - 9 March 2014

From Here to Eternity

Whitney Fitzsimmons checks out the new jewel in the crown for Sydney Independent Theatre, Eternity Playhouse, and gives the thriving scene a once over.

5 Pounds of Pure Gold

Jason Cavanagh is a fine young actor, one of Melbourne’s best, but he’s also a creative realist. He knows only too well that in a city like Melbourne, where there is so much theatre – Main Stage, independent, and high quality community – you have to be entrepreneurial to survive. So he created his own theatre company; 5 pound theatre. The company, and its innovative productions, have gained great critical acclaim, but critics don’t ensure commercial success, or bums on seats.

THE WORLD’S GREATEST ORCHESTRA IN AUSTRALIA

The excitement level could not be higher for serious music lovers around the country at the imminent arrival of Amsterdam’s prestigious Royal Concertgebrouw Orchestra. Peter Pinne reports.

Acclaimed in 2008 as “The World’s Greatest Orchestra” by Gramophone Magazine, this renowned company of classical musicians are making their first ever visit to Australia.

Under the baton of Chief Conductor Mariss Jansons the orchestra will play two concerts in Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne and three in Sydney.

Strictly Ballroom: Casting of Scott Hastings Announced.

Latest News - Full Cast Announced

Director Baz Luhrmann has announced that the search for the ideal ‘triple threat’ to play the pivotal lead role of Scott Hastings in STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL is over.

The ‘role of a lifetime’ has been given to 20-year-old Thomas Lacey, best known as Ben Tickle in the ABC TV hit dance show Dance Academy

Orphans

In staging Denis Kelly’s confronting psychological thriller, Orphans, Bluefruit Theatre (SA) has delved deep into real-life stories. To ensure the complex issues at the heart of the story are fully understood, the company has collaborated with Time for Kids (a local Adelaide charity for disadvantaged youth) and with young offenders who come from similar backgrounds to the brother and sister in the play.

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