Stage Briefs

2017 CONDA Awards

THE ever-increasing strength of theatre in Newcastle and the Lower Hunter was evident at the City of Newcastle Drama Awards (CONDAs) 2017 presentation night on December 2, with 15 productions staged by 13 companies and schools winning trophies in 22 categories.

Funny Girl the Musical in Concert

Nine of Australia’s brightest stars will perform one of musical theatre’s biggest roles in Funny Girl the Musical in Concert with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for three shows only in July 2018 at the Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House.

The bright lights of Broadway will shine on the Sydney Opera House in July 2018 as the Sydney Symphony Orchestra presents the hit Broadway musical Funny Girl in Concert.

Geoffrey Rush Sues Daily Telegraph

Actor Geoffrey Rush says he is lodging defamation action against the Daily Telegraph after it printed allegations of inappropriate behaviour arising out of a complaint lodged with the Sydney Theatre Company.

"Today I have filed defamation proceedings against the Daily Telegraph in the Federal Court of Australia.  It is an action I am taking in order to redress the slurs and innuendo and hyperbole that they have created around my standing in the entertainment industry and in the greater community," Mr Rush said at a Melbourne media conference. 

Watch This Present A Little Night Music

Melbourne-based Sondheim repertory company Watch This will bring in 2018 with A Little Night Music, in association with Geelong Performing Arts Centre, National Theatre Melbourne & Whitehorse Centre.

Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Original Score, Sondheim’s operatic farce premiered in 1973, based on Ingmar Bergman's film Smiles of a Summer Night.

StageArt Announces Falsettos Cast

StageArt has announced the cast for the Victorian professional premiere of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Falsettos, which will play at Prahran’s Chapel off Chapelfrom 1 February, 2018.

StageArt Announces 2018 Season

Melbourne musical theatre company StageArt has announced the shows that will be included in the upcoming 2018 season. All three shows will play at Prahran’s Chapel off Chapel.

John Bucchino for 2018 Adelaide Fringe

Davine Interventionz Productions has confirmed that composer and pianist John Bucchino will be playing for the South Australian Premiere season of IT'S ONLY LIFE during the 2018 Adelaide Fringe festival.

This production focuses on the choices made by artists between their art and their lives on and off the stage. It is a show that moves from distraction and despair to hope.  

Gypsy for Hayes in 2018

Luckiest Productions (Sweet Charityand Little Shop of Horrors), is combining forces with One Eyed Man Productions (Calamity Jane), in association with Hayes Theatre Co, to present the celebrated musical Gypsyfrom 18 May 2018 at the Hayes Theatre Co.

In The Heights at Hayes Theatre

Award winning production company Blue Saint Productions is bringing the Tony Award winning musical, In The Heights to the Hayes Theatre Co for its much-anticipated professional NSW debut. Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the composer behind the Hamilton phenomenon, this brand new, authentic production will run from 16 March 2018.