Articles on ‘Kurt Phelan’

John Frost brings Dirty Dancing to Adelaide

Prominent Australian theatre producer John Frost has announced that his new production of the iconic musical Dirty Dancing will be heading to his own hometown of Adelaide in September for a strictly limited season. Following its world premiere in Sydney ten years ago, the worldwide hit show returned to Australia in 2014 with a season… Read more.


Dirty Dancing – Lyric Theatre, The Star

Kirby Burgess and Kurt Phelan. Image by Jeff Busby.

There’s something oddly mesmerising about the fan experience, especially when it occurs in the collective, in a public space. At a Buffy the Vampire Slayer convention, people will bond with strangers by speaking in quotes and in-jokes. At a Sound of Music singalong, everyone holds their breath for a certain notorious line-reading, and explodes in… Read more.



Win a double pass to see Dirty Dancing, Sydney

Dirty Dancing. Image by Kurt Sneddon

It’s 10 years since Dirty Dancing opened its world premiere production in Sydney, and AussieTheatre are celebrating the show’s return by giving away a DOUBLE PASS to see the November 30 performance at the Lyric Theatre, Sydney! It’s the summer of 1963, and 17 year old Frances “Baby” Houseman is about to learn some major… Read more.


Cast announced for Dirty Dancing – we talk to the leads!

Kirby Burgess and Kurt Phelan are Baby and Johnny Castle in Dirty Dancing. Photo by Kurt Sneddon.

Casting was announced this morning for the new tour the home-grown musical hit Dirty Dancing, and the leads are two emerging musical theatre stars in their first major leading roles: Kirby Burgess and Kurt Phelan. Burgess (Sweet Charity, LOVEBiTES) as Baby and Phelan (Saturday Night Fever, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as Johnny Castle join the… Read more.


NEON: The Myth Project, Twin

NEON’s Twin is the first of Arthur’s The Myth Project series that’s about exploring the Australian psyche and the myths it creates. Exploding in a shiny-streamer world that moves from a cabaret-noir-cum-disco underworld to a bleak country pub that hides a secret, it’s the second show opening this week where an established company is working with high school students…. Read more.


Tender Napalm – Brisbane Festival

If contemporary dance could give a running commentary, it would look and sound a lot like the genre defying piece Tender Napalm, presented by La Boite Theatre and the Brisbane Festival. The un-named Man and Woman are already in the playing area warming up like athletes before the play begins. The set is sparse bar… Read more.


The Bitter End: Kurt puts spotlight on break ups

A break-up can often result in a few common scenarios: crying into one’s pillow, living off Rocky Road ice cream, downing that bottle of Bourbon or all of the above. Yet actor-writer Kurt Phelan chose a different route: he wrote a play. Currently playing as part of Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival, Kurt’s debut play, The Bitter… Read more.


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