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Victorian Opera: Into the Woods

Photo by Jeff Busby

After the success of their Sunday in the Park with George (1984), Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine created Into the Woods (1986), which beat Phantom of the Opera at the Tonys and firmly sits on the top of many favourite-musical lists. Following the success of their 2013 production of Sunday in the Park with George, Victorian Opera have…

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King of the Air the musical debuts in Sydney

King of the Air

On Saturday, Sydney’s beautiful Angel Place recital centre played host to a fantastic, charity event. The Royal Flying Doctors Service in the presence of the Governor of NSW Dr Marie Bashir and special guests presented a new Australian musical. The life story of Australian aviation pioneer Sir Charles Kingsford Smith…

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Sunday in the Park with George

Sunday in the Park with George. Photo by Jeff Busby

Victorian Opera’s Sunday in the Park with George is exquisite, and it’s heartbreaking that it can only run for a week as so many people will miss this emotionally-perfect production of Stephen Sondheim’s most personal work. Sondheim wrote Sunday in the Park with George after his Merrily We Roll Along (1981) was booed by critics and closed…

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Sunday in the Park with Victorian Opera

Seurat

Bookings are now open for Victorian Opera’s production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapins’s Sunday in the Park with George. First produced in 1984, Sunday in the Park with George is an imagined account of the characters in George Seurat’s famous impressionist painting A Sunday on the Island of La Grande…

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What Makes a Neglected Musical?

Belinda Wollaston - Neglected Musicals

Recently Aussie Theatre’s David Allen caught up with producer Michelle Guthrie about her Sydney based company Neglected Musicals. Talking to Michelle Guthrie I know right off the bat I’m conversing with a producer. She’s direct, no-nonsense – knows her industry, the people who populate it and how it all works.…

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Dirty Blonde – Darlinghurst Theatre

Dirty Blonde – Darlinghurst Theatre

Mae West is a lingering icon of a very different time who was well ahead of her time. Remembered for her sex appeal, her early, no-holds-barred feminism, and her bawdy double-entendres, West is a figure that inspires admiring and obsessive fans. Dirty Blonde is about those fans. Two fans, in…

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Murphy, Maunder and Harris given Queen’s Birthday honours

Stuart Maunder

Over the long weekend, over 500 Australians were awarded special honours in the Queen’s Birthday Celebrations. Internationally renowned performer Rolf Harris, Opera singer and acclaimed director Stuart Maunder and director/choreographer Graeme Murphy were among the Australians acknowledged for their work in the Arts. The Order of Australia has four levels…

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Falzon, Retallick and Diedrich set to bring another Neglected Musical to life: On The Twentieth Century

Falzon, Retallick and Diedrich set to bring another Neglected Musical to life: On The Twentieth Century

It has been officially announced that the new theatre initiative Neglected Musicals will present Comden, Green and Coleman’s On The Twentieth Century in March this year. Starring music theatre veteran John Diedrich as Oscar Jaffee, Rock of Ages and Ordinary Days star Michael Falzon as matinee idol Bruce Granit and music theatre’s darling chanteuse…

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