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2014 Helpmann Awards Winners – Full List

Lisa McCune as Anna Leonowens in Opera Australia's The King and I. Image by Oliver Toth

The 14th Annual Helpmann Award have wrapped up at the Capitol Theatre Sydney. The incredible Cassie Tongue was on site at the Helpmann Awards, live tweeting and instagramming the ENTIRE night and we have a special storify blog of Cassie’s work here. Check out the full list of Helpmann Award…

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Rocky Horror will play Sydney, 2015

Rocky Horror will play Sydney, 2015

Craig McLachlan will return to the role of Frank N Furter in Rocky Horror for a limited season in Sydney in 2015. Despite only being scheduled to play Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne, the recent Australian revival of Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show is now confirmed to play a short…

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Grease – Adelaide

Grease – Adelaide

If the yardstick for measuring the quality of a musical is the length of time you keep humming away at the music afterwards, then Grease is one of the best musicals I have seen. Toe tapping, singing along and even dancing is encouraged, and the party atmosphere permeates through every…

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Rob Guest Endowment announces 2014 semi finalists

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After auditioning over 200 applicants in the initial round, 30 young performers have been selected to progress as semi-finalists for the 2014 Rob Guest Endowment Award. Now in its 6th year, the prize is awarded annually to an emerging musical theatre performer selected by a panel of industry experts. It seeks out Australia’s brightest and most talented young…

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EP Recording of Strictly Ballroom is Planned, according to Playbill.com - Playbill.com

EP Recording of Strictly Ballroom is Planned, according to Playbill.com

According to Playbill.com, Strictly Ballroom The Musical is set to produce a limited EP recording of songs from the show. Global Creatures have reportedly told Playbill.com that a “release date has not been set for the recording” at this stage: Producers of the Australian stage premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom, which…

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Dirty Dancing set to return to Australia, 2014

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BREAKING NEWS It’s been 10 years since the world premiere of Dirty Dancing opened in Sydney at the Theatre Royal and today producer John Frost has confirmed that the show will return to Australia to celebrate an incredible decade. Based on the 1987 film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Gray,…

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Jason Scott Lee on stage in The King and I

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Opera Australia and John Frost’s lavish, multi-million dollar production of The King and I premieres in Melbourne tonight and we took some time to chat with star Jason Scott Lee about performing this incredible Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. Lee, who shot to fame following his portrayal of Bruce Lee in the…

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