Stage Briefs

Come From Away Returns to Melbourne and Sydney

Producers Rodney Rigby and Junkyard Dog Productions have announced that Tony and Olivier award-winning musical COME FROM AWAY will play at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre from 27 August, with a season at Theatre Royal Sydney from 5 November.

WAYTCo’s 24Hour Play Generator is back!

Get ready for utter madness, excitement and intoxicating creative fun: WAYTCo’s 24Hour Play Generator is back!

Featuring WA’s freshest new talent, this hi-octane short works incubator takes stories from concept to page to stage in just 24 hours! The results are yours to see for one night only.

Moulin Rouge! to Return to Melbourne in 2023.

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

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.

Stage Whispers TV

Music Spice : David Spicer on his new toy Stage Whispers TV Live.

Since the last edition of this magazine, Stage Whispers has acquired a new toy that I have enjoyed playing with. It is software called Streamyard, which is a bit like Zoom but is tailored to broadcast interviews.

When I worked at the ABC in the good old days there would be a room full of people – camera operators, mixers, switchers, etc for a live broadcast to go to air. Now I can do the lot from my laptop, with talent in another state beamed live onto Facebook and YouTube.

Seasons 2022

Melbourne Theatre Company Season 2022 - Click here

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