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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.

Sydney Dance Company in 2014

Sydney Dance Company celebrates its 45th year in 2014 with three World Premiere seasons and an extensive touring program, visiting five of the country’s capitals, in addition to regional centres across Queensland and Western Australia.

The Company will commission eight new works, including two works from Sydney Dance Company Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela, alongside works from Greek choreographer Andonis Foniadakis and Melbourne choreographer Gideon Obarzanek.

Malthouse Theatre Season 2014

It started with a treasure hunt, in keeping with Malthouse Theatre’s reputation for cutting edge innovation. Handed a card with a map upon entering for 2014 Season Launch, we were encouraged to follow a route which revealed to us blood stained clothes, Chinese lanterns, a car, and other clues to the productions being offered next year. It was a novel and amusing way to break the ice for an eclectic crowd made up of students, elderly subscribers, actors and the press.

Belvoir Season 2014

Artistic Director Ralph Myers announced Belvoir’s 2014 season to a gathering of sponsors, subscribers and members of the theatre community in the Belvoir rehearsal room in Surry Hills on election eve.

The season features two versions of Oedipus, makeovers for two of Ibsen’s great heroines, two of the most famous brothers in history and twenty questions.

First up, Oedipus Schmoedipus promises a ridiculous romp through all the great death scenes of the western theatrical canon from post, as part of Sydney Festival.

CARRIE THE MUSICAL

Arguably the most infamous Broadway musical of all-time, Carrie The Musical, will play a strictly limited Australian Premiere Season at Sydney’s Seymour Centre from November 13 – 30, presented by Squabbalogic Independent Music Theatre.

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