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Opera Australia and John Frost to Present Two Classic Musicals in 2020

Following their successful collaboration with EvitaMy Fair LadyThe King and ISouth Pacific and Anything Goes, Opera Australiaand John Frost will be presenting two musicals in 2020.

Jekyll & Hyde Cast Announced

A star-studded cast including some of Australia’s most celebrated Opera, Television, Film and Music Theatre performers will join Anthony Warlow and Jemma Rix in Jekyll & Hyde, to be staged in October in Melbourne and November in Sydney 2019, Concertworks announced today.

Opera Queensland Season 2020.

A new Australian opera cabaret, an Australian musical, a story of profound love and a visually dazzling classic are the centrepiece of Opera Queensland’s Season 2020.

The program is anchored by four main stage productions – LoreleiBran Nue DaeTristan und Isolde and Aida – complimented by a new Concert Series, a regional tour of 2019’s hit production of Tosca and an expanded education and community engagement.

Queensland Theatre Season 2020

Queensland Theatre has launched its Season 2020, the Company’s 50th season of stage stories and the final under the artistic directorship of Sam Strong. 

“Season 2020 confirms Queensland Theatre as the national home of new stories, with 50 percent of the season being world premieres,” said Strong.

Ningali Lawford-Wolf Passes Away in Edinburgh

Statement on behalf of Ningali Lawford-Wolf’s family and Sydney Theatre Company

OzAsia Festival 2019

Thirty-five Adelaide exclusives including five world-first performances and 22 Australian premieres are among 60 events being held as part of Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival 2019 – Australia’s leading contemporary arts festival engaging with Asia.

Held from October 17 to November 3, the 13th annual OzAsia Festival will feature 850 artists from more than 20 countries in a line-up of boundary-pushing works across music, theatre and dance to film, literature and visual art.   

Ensemble Theatre Season 2020

11 Plays / 8 New Works / 7 Comedies / 7 Female Writers 

Mark Kilmurry, Artistic Director, Ensemble Theatre has announced the theatre’s 2020 Season which, says Kilmurry, “will be a season of forty of Australia’s most talented actors in eleven plays of firsts and lasts, classics and comedies including eight new works, seven brilliant comedies, three much-loved classics plus a collaboration for the first time with Sydney Festival.  

Three Weeks in Spring

The Anzac legend of Simpson and his Donkey is being staged theatrically at Sydney’s State Theatre this month in the World Premiere of a new musical Three Weeks in Spring.  David Spicer spoke to one of the creators Ian Gerrard.

What inspired you to write the musical?

Since Ali Died

Rapper, poet and award-winning author Omar Musa brings his show Since Ali Died to Melbourne in August 2019 at the Arts Centre.

Stage Whispers: What was it about Muhammad Ali which inspired you?

Moulin Rouge! The Musical for Melbourne

Gerry Ryan and Carmen Pavlovic on behalf of Global Creatures together with the Victorian Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula, have announces that the lavish Australian production Moulin Rouge! The Musical, will open in Melbourne at The Regent Theatre in 2021.

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