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Steve Barton Remembered

STEVE BARTON - IN MEMORY (1954 - 2001)

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of Steve Barton's passing on July 21st, 2011, Stage Door Records have collaborated with his wife Denny Berry-Barton to develop an online memorial tribute to Barton and his contribution to musical theatre.

Motherhood The Musical

Motherhood The Musical: The good, the bad and the laundry plays a Sydney season at the Seymour Centre from July 26 to August 13, following its Melbourne season earlier this year.

Waltzing Our Matilda Across Queensland

Queensland Tour – 31 July to 13 August, 2011.

Following its success in Brisbane and on tour throughout Queensland in 2009, Opera Queensland remounts Waltzing Our Matilda by Jason and Leisa Barry-Smith and Narelle French for its 2011 Season, with one Brisbane show followed by a regional tour including performances in Redlands, Roma, Chinchilla, Stanthorpe, Warwick, Gympie, Ipswich, the Gold Coast and Logan.

VALE GOOGIE WITHERS

The family of Googie Withers has announced that she died peacefully in her sleep yesterday afternoon, aged 94.

Melbourne Cabaret Festival 2011

100 performers – 78 performances – six nights

Melbourne’s second annual Cabaret Festival next week promises - 100 performers – 78 performances– six nights - all within South Melbourne’s historic Emerald Hill arts and cultural precinct,.

From Tuesday 19 to Sunday 24 July, a feast of local, interstate and international cabaret artists will appear across seven venues, with new cabaret shows starting every 15 minutes from 6.15pm till late.

Melinda Schneider Brings Doris Day to Melbourne.

Melinda Schneider steps into the shoes of a great musical and cinema icon, American chanteuse Doris Day in Doris – So Much More Than the Girl Next Door, playing its Melbourne premiere season at Her Majesty’s Theatre for a 2-week season from Tuesday 23rd August 2011.  

Melinda traces her love at first sight of Doris Day in the 1953 movie musical Calamity Jane.

Weimar Cabaret for Sydney

It is 1933, in divinely decadent Berlin. Feisty, sassy and always provocative, Erika Stern’s show embodies the excess and daring of her time. But as the Nazis rise to power, tonight’s performance will be her last. The lights go down and the audience holds their breath.

Emily Eyefinger Adapted for Stage

Monkey Baa Theatre for Young People have taken another much-loved Australian children’s story and turned it into a new stage production, opening at the Seymour Centre as school holiday entertainment from July 9 to 16 before touring. This time it’s the classic Australian series, Emily Eyefinger, by the multi-award winning children’s author, Duncan Ball, that has been adapted for the stage.

Sharon Millerchip: Love Never Dies and So Much More

Triple Threat Musical Theatre performer Sharon Millerchip’s career came almost full circle this year. She is playing the role of Meg Giry in the new Australian production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies, a role she first played in the original Australian production of The Phantom of the Opera.

Sharon spoke to Neil Litchfield prior to rehearsals for the show, which opened at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre in May.

Melbourne Juggling Convention 2011

Jugglers all across Australia and the world are poised for the 2011 Melbourne Juggling Convention. 

In its 5th year of juggling innovation and experimentation, the Melbourne Juggling Convention (MJC) is set to involve hundreds of people from all over Australia and the world in this event focusing on the art of juggling and object manipulation!

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