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Melbourne Festival Chat: Kate Fryer

Melbourne Festival Chat: Kate Fryer

Kate Fryer is a co-founder of independent acrobatic aerial theatre company Dislocate. Their Melbourne Festival show, If These Walls Could Talk, is another world premiere for the festival. Fusing theatre and circus, it’s a story about life, death and everything in between in an apartment overs five generations of tenants. What do you love most…

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The Adelaide Festival of Arts 2015 programme

Blow the Bloody Doors Off!!. Photo by Bleddyn Butcher, Adelaide Festival of Arts

To a capacity crowd in the William Magarey room of the re-developed Adelaide Oval David Sefton revealed his programme for the 2015 Adelaide Festival of Arts, his third as Artistic Director. In keeping with Sefton’s agreeably idiosyncratic style; a predictably unpredictable collection of art forms are set to dominate the…

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Melbourne Festival Chat: Roslyn Oades

Roslyn Oades

Roslyn Oades new work, Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday is already a must-see see of this festival. Developed by Malthouse and the Melbourne Festival, it’s based on interviews with people facing eighteen and eighty – ages that bookend adult life – and features Oades’s “headphone verbatim” technique. What do you love most about your Melbourne Festival show?…

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Wayne Scott Kermond: Keeping vaudeville alive

Kermond Comedy Capers

Wayne Scott Kermond’s favourite party trick is a run-up-the-wall. What’s yours? Wayne Scott Kermond is one of Australia’s best-loved comedic musical theatre performers. His biography reads like an annual catalogue of all the mainstage musicals in Australia – Gypsy, West Side Story, A Chorus Line, Guys and Dolls, Chicago, The…

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A quick chat with Monique Sallé

Monique Salle.

Monique is one busy artist. An actor/choreographer, she’s been in hits like A Chorus Line and The Drowsy Chaperone, and she’s always a pleasure to watch on stage. We invited Monique, currently working on Squabbalogic’s Sondheim on Sondheim, to answer a few questions for us and give us an idea…

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The cast of Sondheim on Sondheim, on Sondheim

The cast of Sondheim on Sondheim, on Sondheim

They’re back! Independent musical theatre darlings Squabbalogic have announced their 2014/2015 season, and it all kicks off next week at the Reginald theatre in the Seymour Centre, where they will debut Sondheim on Sondheim. With a book by James Lapine, this is a musical revue that goes interactive, featuring notes…

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Ben Bennett: Rob Guest Endowment Finalist 2014

Ben Bennett.

The Rob Guest Endowment annual concert will take place on Monday October 13, where six finalists — emerging stars of Australian musical theatre — will take the stage to show their skills and compete for a prize package that includes a cash prize of $20,000 for the winner’s personal development,…

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Karla Tonkich: Rob Guest Endowment Finalist 2014

Karla Tonkich.

The Rob Guest Endowment annual concert will take place on Monday October 13, where six finalists — emerging stars of Australian musical theatre — will take the stage to show their skills and compete for a prize package that includes a cash prize of $20,000 for the winner’s personal development,…

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