Stage Briefs

Dark Daniel Keene Love Story LOW for Victorian Theatre Company

Following their debut season (The Darkening Sky) in March, Victorian Theatre Company return to Theatre Works with brutal Daniel Keene love story - LOW - a dark Bonnie and Clyde tale set in the streets of Melbourne.

Emma and Jay are lovers, isolated and outcast from society. Money is scarce and Melbourne’s streets are dark and unforgiving. Desperate to prove themselves and change their fortunes, they take the law into their own hands, LOW travels through time and promises to grab audiences by the heart.

Moulin Rouge! to Return to Melbourne in 2023.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical has announced a return Melbourne season, with performances commencing from August 2023.

Peter Pan Postponed.

We have received the following Media Release 

MELBOURNE, MONDAY 11 APRIL — Craig Donnell from Impresario Productions, the producers of Peter Pan – The 360º Adventuretoday reluctantly announced the decision to postpone the current planned Australian tour of Peter Pan – The 360º Adventure, which was set to open in Melbourne in June.

Friends! Parody Cast for National Tour

Rehearsals are underway for Friends! The Musical Parody, which starts a national Australian tour next month. Friends! The Musical Parody national tour will open in Adelaide on 4 May, followed by seasons in Hobart, Wollongong, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne.

Bonnie & Clyde Cast Announced

Joshua Robson Productions today (April 6, 2022) announced the cast members who will be joining the Australian professional premiere of Bonnie & Clyde at the Hayes Theatre Co from 17 June. 

9 to 5 The Musical Announces Adelaide Season

It was announced today (April 3, 2022) that Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical will play at the Festival Theatre, Adelaide from October as part of its Australian tour, produced by John Frost for Crossroads Live Australia, Suzanne Jones and Ambassador Theatre Group Productions.

Happy Feraren Awarded 2021 Incubator Fellowship

Happy Feraren has been selected as the successful recipient of the 2021 Incubator – NSW Theatre (Emerging) Fellowship and will use the opportunity to undertake creative development of new work with support from Create NSW and Griffin Theatre Company.

Feraren will receive $30,000 through the Fellowship and use the funding to further explore the practice of improvisation in theatre making, and to create new opportunities for culturally and linguistically diverse artists.

Sheridan Harbridge Awarded Musical Theatre Fellowship

Sheridan Harbridge has been awarded the 2022 Hayes - NSW Musical Theatre (Established) Fellowship, a career accelerating musical theatre initiative delivered in partnership with Create NSW and Hayes Theatre Co.

The Hayes - NSW Musical Theatre (Established) Fellowship, valued at $30,000, consisting of $25,000 in financial support from Create NSW, and in-kind support of up to $5,000 from Hayes Theatre Co, will support Ms Harbridge to write and produce new musical theatre piece The Flash Mob.

Moulin Rouge Heading for Sydney

 

The cast and creatives of Moulin Rouge! The Musical have been guests of honour at a glamorous soire in Sydney, ahead of the production's transfer to the Capitol Theatre in late May.

The champagne corks were popping and exotic canapes were quaffed at Cafe Sydney on a day off for the cast.

After a nightmare start due to Covid, the company is enjoying full houses for their season in Melbourne.

Shen Yun Presents China Before Communism

J.C. Cook reports

The art form at the heart of Shen Yun is classical Chinese dance, developed over thousands of years to become one of the most comprehensive dance systems in the world.

In the years to come, the story of Shen Yun, a New York-based performing arts company, will become a legend about how a group of elite dancers, musicians, and artists used their talents to save their rich and artistic traditional culture from the perils found in modern times.