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Exciting New Ventures

Ensemble cast of Harvest Rain's Oklahoma! Image by Trent Rouillon

Les Solomon finds a new theatre and a new theatre company worth exploring This last week with the cancellation of The Addams Family without a tour and an early closure of the Sydney season could easily make both agents and performers throw their hands up in horror and wonder why we…

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Waiting Waiting Waiting

Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad in The Book Of Mormon. Image by Joan Marcus

Some twenty five years ago I wrote for a number of theatre publications in those glory days before the internet. For a good two years I complained in many articles and columns about how slow it took for new  hit shows to come to Australia. Now in 2013 I sit…

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A musical theatre January

This film image released by Universal Pictures shows Anne Hathaway as Fantine in a scene from "Les Miserables." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)

So Christmas is over, you have a bit of free time before the world amps up again, time to look at some music theatre entertainments on film, DVD and CD that you might get a chance to enjoy during the annual silly season… Film Les Miserables First and  foremost, the…

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The Opportunity of a Lifetime

Winner of the 2011 Cabaret Showcase, Angela Harding

The Australian Cabaret Showcase is celebrating its 10th year in 2012, and Les Solomon discusses why this competition is the most exciting of its kind. Ten years ago the Sydney Cabaret Convention had fallen over in a spectacularly unimpressive way. After only a few years of very high profile activity,…

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Many are called but few are chosen

Many are called but few are chosen

The anxious interest and enthusiasm I am feeling from just about every person I know about the forthcoming film version of Les Miserables the musical, (turned into a movie 27 years after it opened) is very exciting. Like everyone I am very impressed by the short trailer (made while the film was…

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A Musical Theatre History Lost

A Musical Theatre History Lost

Recently I bought quite a remarkable little piece of equipment. For under two hundred dollars I found a record player that records vinyl LPs to CD and also records audio tapes to CD. I haven’t tried transferring audio tapes to the digital age as yet, but have had a great…

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