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Merrigong 2014 Season

Merrigong Theatre Company (Wollongong) has launched its diverse 2014 Season, with highlights include a brand new social comedy from David Williamson, one of New Zealand’s most successful musicals of all time, a circus festival, a new collaboration between Sydney Theatre Company and the Australian Defence Force, and a show where audience members are transformed into restaurant guests.

STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: November / December 2013 EDITION – OUT NOW!!!

In This Edition

• Roar Of The Lion

• In Conversation With Stephen Schwartz

• Tony Sheldon: Musicals Globe Trotter

• From Here To Eternity: Exciting new home for Sydney Independent Theatre

• ‘Wagner Roos’ Welcome ‘Ring Nuts’ To Victoria

• West End Review On Location

• Julia Gillard’s Wharf Revue Sing-Along Swansong

WICKED CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY ON BROADWAY

Today (October 30, 2013) WICKED celebrates its 10thbirthday on Broadway. The award-winning musical theatre blockbuster is currently playing in nine productions around the world:  New York, London, Japan (Tokyo), South Korea (Seoul), Latin America (Mexico City), a UK tour, two concurrent North American national tours, and the Australian production playing at the Civic Theatre, Auckland.

2014 Adelaide Festival: Theatre and Dance Program

The 2014 Adelaide Festival program features music, theatre, dance, a literary festival and visual arts exhibitions. The 29th Festival line-up features 50 events with 29 Australian premieres and 29 festival exclusives over 17 days, from Friday 28 February to Sunday 16 March.

Rob Guest Endowment Gala Concert 2013: Host and Guest Artists Announced

Featuring some of Australia’s biggest names in live entertainment and musical theatre, the Rob Guest Endowment Gala Concert, presented by ANZ Private is at the Sydney Lyric Theatre for one night only on Monday 25 November. Tickets are now on sale and selling fast to this special and unique event featuring established stars of the Australian musical theatre and entertainment industry.

Gretel Scarlett: Our New Sandy

“Single and ready to mingle.”

From understudy to leading lady, Gretel Scarlett steps into the biggest role of her life, as Sandy in the touring production of Grease. Just like the character, made famous by Olivia Newton-John, Gretel has brains to match her good looks, having once studied Nuclear Medicine at Sydney University. David Spicer reports.

Black Swan State Theatre Company: 2014 Season

Black Swan State Theatre Company launched its 2014 season in the State Theatre Centre’s Heath Ledger Theatre on Monday October 14, 2013.

The mainstage season of six plays contains a mix of classics and new work, and Black Swan will be returning to the Studio Underground with two plays in 2014 as part of the Black Swan Lab program.

Highlights include:

 

Six plays presented in the Heath Ledger Theatre, two in the Studio Underground.

LES MISÉRABLES: CAST OF NEW AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTION ANNOUNCED

The new production of Boublil & Schönberg's LES MISÉRABLES, with new staging and re-imagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, will premiere in Melbourne in 2014. The blockbuster musical returns to Australia after 17 years. Previews commence in June and opening night will be held on July 3rd 2014.

Following an extensive search Cameron Mackintosh revealed the cast on October 14, 2013.

Queensland Theatre Company Season 2014

Queensland Theatre Company (QTC) has unveiled its Season 2014. Artistic Director Wesley Enoch announced seven mainstage productions including a world premiere and two Australian premieres and a cast lineup including an internationally acclaimed Director, a world famous writer and a season of stories starring Australia’s greatest actors.

The seven productions in the season are Australia Day, The Mountaintop, Macbeth, The Effect, Gloria, Black Diggers, Gasp!, A Tribute of Sorts andThe Magic Hour

King and I Cast Announced

Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini and theatre producer John Frost have announced the principal cast for the 2014 revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I, co-produced by the Gordon Frost Organisation and Opera Australia

Following their success playing opposite each other in South Pacific, Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes will co-star in the Sydney and Brisbane seasons of the Tony Award-winning Australian production,

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