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Sam Strong and Australian Plays in the Making.

Sam Strong has only held the artistic reins at Sydney’s Griffin Theatre Company since mid 2010, but after his first season commenced with impressive productions of contemporary Australian classic Speaking in Tongues, and the premiere of new Australian work Silent Disco, Stage Whispers Editor Neil Litchfield sought him out.

Take a Bow, Reg Livermore

Opening November 5, Reg Livermore – Take a Bow is a free exhibition which pays tribute to the career of iconic performer and theatre legend Reg Livermore, applauding his unique contribution to Australian performing arts as an actor and writer.

PUBLIC WARNING OVER ONLINE TICKET SCALPERS

Peak industry body, Live Performance Australia (LPA), today issued a public warning to all Australian consumers to make sure that they only purchased tickets from authorised ticket sellers appointed by the venue or the producer.

2012 Adelaide Festival Theatre Program.

The program for the 2012 Adelaide Festival, from March 2 – 18, has been announced, including an extensive range of international and local theatre. 2012 marks the move for the Adelaide Festival from bi-annual to annual event. The Odéon – Théâtre De L’Europe production of A Streetcar, starring Isabelle Huppert and the Liverpool Everyman production of Pinter’s The Caretaker, starring Jonathan Pryce, are among the exclusive international theatrical highlights.

MELBOURNE TO HOST WORLD PREMIERE OF KING KONG LIVE ON STAGE

In a major events coup for Victoria, the Minister for Tourism and Major Events Louise Asher today joined Global Creatures at auditions for King Kong, to announce that the world premiere and only Australian season will take place at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre in early 2013.

“This confirms Melbourne’s position as Australia’s favourite destination for great theatre and major events and underscores its international status as a hub of cultural excellence,”Minister Asher said.

Debra Byrne Gives Sydney Concert

Debra Byrne, an Australian icon with more than thirty years in the spotlight, is a true example of survival. Debra Byrne is now RIPE and ready to take to the Sydney concert stage after an absence of over twenty years.

RIPE will showcase the most memorable moments from Debra’s career in the theatre, whilst embracing songs from all over the globe.

Melbourne Festival Closing Concert: Win Tickets.

notes from the hard road and beyond A Musical Journey from Revolution to Redemption

Following on from last year’s Seven Songs to Leave Behind, Melbourne Festival again closes in grand style with an uplifting evening of incredible music. Mavis Staples, Joss Stone, Emmanuel Jal, Paul Dempsey and Rickie Lee Jones join with The Black Arm Band to reprise the soundtrack to freedom.

KEVIN SPACEY FOUNDATION LAUNCHES RICHARD’S RAMPAGE

Richard’s Rampage is a bespoke creative learning project that will follow Kevin Spacey around the world as he takes on the title role of Richard III. It is a project that has the exchange of ideas, talent and creativity at the heart of the process. It will enable over 1,000 students and 200 emerging actors from nine countries and across three continents to connect with one another, experience extraordinary workshops, see a world-class theatre production.

Queensland Theatre Company Season 2012

Queensland Theatre Company’s new Artistic Director Wesley Enoch today October 9, 2011) unveiled a line-up of plays dominated by classics and comedies, saying his first mainstage season is about providing uplifting experiences for audiences and attracting more people to theatre for the first time.

Sydney Opera House and Glasshouse Port Macquarie Announce New Partnership

Last night (October 6, 2011) in Port Macquarie, Sydney Opera House and the Glasshouse Port Macquarie launched a significant three year cultural partnership - The Open House Project. The occasion was marked with an exclusive performance by a trio from one of the world’s most highly regarded orchestras, the Vienna Philharmonic.

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