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2012 Season at Belvoir

Artistic Director Ralph Myers announced the 2012 Belvoir season on Friday September 9.

“I’m enormously pleased that audiences have responded so enthusiastically to the 2011 season,” said Myers. “So in 2012 we have kept the recipe intact: a mix of exciting plays by local playwrights and classic plays re-imagined by the best and most original directors we could find.”

The Butterfly Club Spreads Its Cabaret Wings

The Butterfly Club is spreading its wings for a special cabaret season at Trades Hall from Tuesday 20 September until Saturday 8 October 2011.

Butterfly @ Trades willpresent some of the best local cabaret artists with new shows and many returning from sold out seasons across Australia.  More than 40 performers in 45 shows across the three weeks.

Earth Angel: Combining Circus and Dance

Earth Angel, a mystical physical theatre production combining dance, aerial circus and live song, will be presented as part of the 2011 Sydney Fringe.

It depicts an epic battle of Light versus Dark, following the journey of an Angel (Tara played by Natasha Marconi) who is sent to Earth in a quest to save the planet against the Dark Lights. In her journey she falls in love with a human, Christopher (played by Chris Tsattalios).

Opera Broadcast Partnership Bewteen ABC TV and Opera Australia

ABC TV and Opera Australia have forged a new partnership to benefit all lovers of opera. Over the next three years, 15 of the most recent and popular operas will be broadcast on ABC1 and ABC2.

“This great partnership deepens ABC TV’s ongoing commitment to the delivery of the very finest in Arts programming,” said Kim Dalton ABC Director of Television. “Opera Australia and ABC TV have worked very hard to make sure that all Australians have the opportunity to enjoy the work of one of the premier performing arts organisations in Australia.”

John and Jen for Sydney Fringe

As part of the Sydney Fringe Festival recent WAAPA graduates Edward Grey and Naomi Livingston will appear in John and Jen, a two-hander musical composed by Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family) and Tom Greenwald, playing just six showsat Sidetrack Theatre, Marrickville from 20 – 24 September.

John and Jen follows the story of a woman torn between the two Johns in her life – the brother that died in the Vietnam War, and the son she is struggling to bring up.

ALEX & EVE: Sydney Indie Phenomenon

When Alex and Eve: The Baby opened at The Factory in Sydney in August, it was the third instalment in what has become an amazing Sydney Independent theatre phenomenon. Stephen Carnell interviews writer/producer/actor Alex Lycos and director Michael Block.

How did the idea for the Alex & Eve story originate?

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for Australia.

The Herald Sun has reported that Tim Lawson will produce an all-Australian version of the stage musical adaptation of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, based on the 1968 film, to premiere late next year before touring. No city has yet been announced for the premiere.

Lawson is in Melbourne holding auditions for a new production of A Chorus Line, which will open early next year, to be directed and choreographed by original Broadway cast member Baayork Lee.

LadyNerd: a cabaret

Indulge your inner (or not-so-inner) nerd at the Seymour Sound Lounge during the Sydney Fringe with LadyNerd – Keira Daley's cabaret tribute to some of history's greatest minds, from Marie Curie to Ada Lovelace… via that woman who invented Liquid Paper.

Amazing true stories and intriguing real-life characters are interwoven with quirky rants and inventive arrangements of songs – some old, some new, all in the key of nerd.

Grey Gardens Full Australian Premiere Cast Announced

The complete cast for the Australian premiere of Grey Gardens, to be produced by The Production Company at the Arts Centre’s Playhouse for 12 perfrmances from November 25 has been announced.

Pamela Rabe returns to the production Company in the virtuoso roles of Edith Bouvier Beale and ‘Little’ Edie, while Nancye Hayes plays the role of the aged Edith.

Official Opening of The Concourse on September 17

A wonderful line-up of entertainment is planned to celebrate the Official Opening of Willoughby City Council’s state-of-the-art entertainment and events complex The Concourse on Saturday 17 September 2011.

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