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We chat to Lucas Newland about American Idiot and the upcoming Focus Talent Management Auditions

We chat to Lucas Newland about American Idiot and the upcoming Focus Talent Management Auditions

Lucas Newland is a choreographer, creative director and owner of Sydney performing arts centre, Brent Street and Focus Talent Management. He most recently choreographed the global 5-star hit disco show, Velvet, featuring Marcia Hines, which played sold out seasons in Edinburgh, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney and was most recently announced as the choreographer on the Australian… Read more.


The Book of Mormon Australian cast announced

The Book of Mormon Australian cast announced

It’s been a long 19 months since Daniel Andrews MP, Premier of Victoria, announced that Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s blockbuster musical The Book Of Mormon was heading to Melbourne, and today we can finally reveal the cast for the Australian premiere production.  Winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, the Grammy for Best Musical Theatre album… Read more.


Hayes Theatre Co announce first four productions of 2017

Hayes Theatre Co announce first four productions of 2017

Last night in Potts Point, the darling of the Sydney independent theatre scene – Hayes Theatre Co – announced their first four productions for the 2017 season at a special ‘coming soon’ preview.  Hosted by David Campbell, the event included performances by Stephen Madsen, Tyran Parke and irrepressible Virginia Gay. The announcement included Calamity Jane, the first Neglected Musicals musical to be extended… Read more.



New Musical: Ned Kelly My Love will premiere in Melbourne this week

New Musical: Ned Kelly My Love will premiere in Melbourne this week

Australian music theatre writer Xavier Brouwer (Grey’s Lobotomy, DIVE, MACKILLOP) will premiere his new musical Ned Kelly My Love at the Brunswick Mechanics Theatre in Melbourne from November 9. Revolving around an untold love story of notorious bushranger Ned Kelly the musical is based on historical evidence recently uncovered by Paul O’Keefe. O’Keefe’s research suggest Kelly was betrothed to… Read more.


Loverly Return: Encore My Fair Lady season confirmed for 2017, Sydney

Anna O'Byrne as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. Image by Lightbox Photography

Julie Andrews’ 60th anniversary production of My Fair Lady – the most successful show ever to play at the Sydney Opera House – has confirmed it will be returning to Sydney in 2017. The major musical, starring Anna O’Byrne, Robyn Nevin and Reg Livermore, played its final performance at the Joan Sutherland Theatre yesterday (5 November) and producers… Read more.


Pacific Opera facing shock closure

Pacific Opera.

Pacific Opera, an influential program for young, exceptional performers has announced this week that it is under threat. A provider of talent to Opera Australia and other international companies, Pacific Opera is at risk of closure after losing its primary source of funding – private donations. Established in 2003 by former Opera Australia principal Christine… Read more.


Cast announced for New Theatre’s upcoming musical, Nick Enright’s Summer Rain

L-R Summer Rain cast members Tom Handley, Jacqui Rae Moloney,
Andrew Sharp and Catty Hamilton (with guest appearance by 'Mouse' the New Theatre cat) Photo © David Hooley

Nick Enright and Terence Clarke wrote Summer Rain, a charming and quintessentially Australian musical, in the 1980s. It’s wistful, light, and lively, and features Enright’s trademark of deceptively simple lyrics that can conjure up whole worlds.  lf you’re in Sydney, and you’ve never seen Summer Rain, or you saw it a while ago and you’d love to see… Read more.


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