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Underdogs

Fresh from the success of his one-man show Candy Man and Sydney Festival’s acclaimed Smoke & Mirrors, one of Australia’s true triple threats Wayne Scott Kermond returns to the stage in Underdogs.

Four talented, young, lovable ‘Aussie blokes’ rehearse for and perform a show at impossibly short notice – bringing a special kind of chaos as they endeavor to sort out their ideas, frustrations and personal hang-ups.  

Griffin Theatre Company Announces Season 2012

Griffin Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Sam Strong today (September 5) announced the Company’s 2012 Season with a line-up of plays bigger and better than ever before, including a partnership with the Sydney Festival and the presentation of Griffin work in cities around Australia. In 2012 Griffin will be the place to come for up close and personal encounters with the hottest acting talent in the country.

Dream Lover Musical in Wokshop

A workshop of the new musical Dream Lover, written by Frank Howson and John-Michael Howson, will be held this week in Melbourne. John Frost, Managing Director of The Gordon Frost Organization, acquired the rights for this new un-produced musical in 2010 and is producing the workshop with John and Barbara Gilbert of Gilbert Theatrical

Clybourne Park

There is nothing like mordant humour to drive home a serious point and Bruce Norris’s latest production, Clybourne Park does just that. After Barak Obama’s election almost three years ago some declared a post-racial America, but

Play Explores Child Refugee Experience

On Thursday 8th and Friday 9th of September (2011), 18 teenagers from South Western Sydney will come together to share their experiences as refugee children. Tree of Life by Treehouse Theatre is a montage of true stories, and a sharing of the joys, sorrows, terrors, relief, and humour of the refugee experience.

The Tree of Life explores the human experience of refugee children, as trauma survivors, asylum seekers, resettled refugees and Australians.

Strange Bedfellows Musicals Postponed Until 2012

Instinct Entertainment in association with McLaren House officially announced today that the new, all Australian musical, Strange Bedfellows, scheduled to open at The Princess Theatre, Melbourne in October this year will now open early next year. 

David Redman from Instinct Entertainment has also confirmed that Strange Bedfellows has been postponed.

Threepenny Opera Crims Move from Melbourne to Sydney.

When the Malthouse Theatre and Victorian State Opera staged The Threepenny Opera, the Director Michael Kantor was able to update the setting by dipping into Melbourne’s rich tapestry of crookedness. He’s found just as much seediness in Sydney to update the classic by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill once more. David Spicer reports.

Michael Kantor is passionate about Bertolt Brecht, describing him as the consummate political theatre satirist of our time.

Grease 2: Live in Concert Returns

Get out the hair gel and dust off your leather jackets. Grease 2: Live in Concert brings Rydell High’s Class of ’61 to Melbourne’s Chapel off Chapel after a successful Midsumma season earlier this year.

Following a sellout premiere season, this concert style musical returns to the Melbourne stage bursting with back-to-back songs from the original soundtrack – ‘Back to School Again’, ‘Reproduction’, ‘Cool Rider’ and a string of 1960′s chart toppers. Hand-jiving is out and rock music is in!

Mátalor: A Hard Rock Dance Opera

Mátalora conceptual hard rock dance opera based on an avant-garde imagining of Romeo and Juliet, will have its World Premiere at Melbourne’s Chapel off Chapel in October. Mátalor promises to shock, entertain and inspire.

Choreographed by Stephan Agisilaou (Creative Director of Vertical Shadows, Choreographer on 'So You Think You Can Dance') and Adam Blakey (Multi Australian Dancesport Championships Winner).

Mátalor combines contemporary, jazz, Latin and ballroom dance.

S. A. Premiere for That Face

Polly Stenham's debut play receives it's South Australian premiere, when five.point.one presents That Face at the Bakehouse Theatre from September 22.

That Face won the 2007 ‘Evening Standard Award for Best New Play’

Martha has an addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol.

Henry has dropped out of school to care for her.

Mia is on the verge of expulsion from school.

Martha controls their lives. Martha is their Mother.

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