Melbourne musical theatre company The Production Company announced the three musicals to make up their 2017 season today. Australia’s favourite leading lady Marina Prior will open the season in Hello Dolly alongside her offstage partner Grant Piro. Rob Mills, Alinta Chidzy and Zoy Frangos will star in Jesus Christ Superstar and Genevieve Kingsford, Rohan Browne, Nancye Hayes and Elise… Read more.
Melbourne based independent outfit, Watch This, is rolling along quite nicely. With their 2016 regional tour of Company done and dusted, they’ve racked up a total of 5 first-class productions, 12 Green Room Award nominations and a gong for Best Supporting Actor (Adrian Li Donni, Pacific Overtures). If that sounds a bit like a Christmas… Read more.
In Bell Shakespare’s 2014 season, there will be four mainstage shows, new exclusive behind-the-scenes access and online dialogue for students, continued work with refugee students and juvenile justice programmes, and celebrations aplenty for Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. Bell Shakespeare’s Co-Artistic Director John Bell will start the year with re-discovering The Winter’s Tale. A rarely performed play… Read more.
David Allen gives his top picks for the highlights of Sydney Theatre Company’s upcoming 2014 season… Last week at a casual chic affair at the Bar at the End of the Wharf – a very welcome STC addition that has been embraced as an institution by its theatregoers – Andrew Upton announced his first solo… Read more.
In 2009, Adian Fennessy – MTC’s Associate Director – was given the honour of programming the inaugural MTC Lawler Studio Season. The Lawler Studio, named for renowned Australian playwright Ray Lawler, whose play Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll was a turning point in the history of the MTC, represents the consolidation of MTC’s long-held ambitions to… Read more.