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Rocky Horror Cast Announced

Casting has been announced for the 2014 Australian tour of Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show which opens in January 2014 at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Brisbane followed by seasons at the Crown Theatre, Perth in February, the Festival Theatre, Adelaide in March, and the Comedy Theatre, Melbourne in April.

Laughing at Lawyers

Sydney lawyer Tony Laumberg has written and produced 13 successful seasons of his unique brand of comic plays. The do-it-yourself theatre maker writes the plays, promotes the shows and even sells the tickets front of house. On the eve of his latest play The Good, The Bad and the Lawyer in Sydney he shared a coffee with David Spicer. 

Tell me your favourite lawyer joke I asked.

“What’s the difference between a lawyer and a laboratory rat? When the laboratory rat dies at least someone cares.”

State Theatre Company of SA Season 2014

Geordie Brookman, artistic director of State Theatre Company Of South Australia, announced their program for 2014 at Adelaide Festival Centre’s Dunstan Playhouse on the morning of Friday September 27, 2013. And it’s going to be another diverse one as it mixes classics such as Chekhov’s The Seagull, Shakespeare’s Othello and Oscar Wilde’s The Importance Of Being Earnest alongside new works from up and coming Australian playwrights.

Candy Man Returns to Sydney

Wayne Scott Kermond’s all dancing and all singing celebration of the life and music of Sammy Davis Jr.,Candy Man, returns to Sydney in October 2013, playing at the Riverside Theatre, Parramatta from October 10 – 13 for six shows only.

At The Last Gasp

On the eve of the world premiere of their debut independent show ‘At The Last Gasp’ for this year’s Melbourne Fringe Festival, National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) students Angelique Ross, Dylan Rodriguez and Luke Hubbard found time between gravity-defying rehearsals to speak with Geoffrey Williams.

Stephen Schwartz: Exclusive Interview

Stephen Schwartz and The Mantle of Awesome.

Coral Drouyn talks to composer / lyricist Stephen Schwartz.

I am an unabashed fanatic where Stephen Schwartz is concerned, so much so that I (tongue in cheek) call Sondheim “The Other Stephen”. Ever since Godspell hit our stages back in the early seventies, and changed our view on the form of the musical forever, Mr Schwartz has given us the gift of fabulous musicals – each one different in its structure and production style. Quite simply, he is an awesome composer and lyricist.

ONCE AUDITIONS ANNOUNCED

ONCE, the Tony Award-winning stage musical about friendship, love and music will make its Australian premiere in Melbourne next year, opening at the Princess Theatre on 4 October 2014.

Producers John Frost and Phil Bathols are looking for talented performers ‘out of the musical theatre box’ who will need to sing, move, act and play a musical instrument.

From Flagship to Entire Fleet: MTC Season 2014

Coral Drouyn attended the 2014 MTC launch on and gives her thoughts on the year to come.

Rob Guest Endowment 2013 Finalists Announced

Latest News: Samantha Leigh Dodemaide is the winner of the 2013 Rob Guest Endowment, announced on November 25.

Sydney Theatre Company 2014 Season

The Sydney Theatre will be turned back-to-front for a production of Shakespeare’s ‘Scottish Play’ starring Hugo Weaving as part of the Sydney Theatre Company's 2014 season of 16 productions, announced by Artistic Director Andrew Upton today (September 12, 2013).

Appropriately, we media were gathered on the Sydney Theatre stage as Upton introduced his first solo season as STC’s Artistic Directorfrom the auditorium.

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