Articles on ‘The Production Company’
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.
The Production Company have confirmed the full cast of their upcoming musical Dusty and – in a first for the Melbourne based musical theatre company – have announced the show will tour to Adelaide for a New Year’s Eve opening at the Festival Theatre. Expanding their reach to South Australia is an exciting development for The… Read more.
The Australian premiere of the Broadway musical-whodunnit Curtains adds another feather to The Production Company’s cap with this polished, brisk and sophisticated laugh-a-plenty production. Peter Stone’s original book and the concept completed by Rupert Holmes is well-crafted and wittily transformed by Fred Ebb’s lyrics and John Kander’s fizzy blend of bright unmistakable Broadway-style tunes, mellow ballads and light jazz. In this Bostonian backstage-murder-mystery, Jessica Cranshaw… Read more.
The cast for The Production Company’s new staging of the Broadway whodunnit, Curtains was announced earlier today, with Colin Lane, John Wood and Nicki Wendt joining Simon Gleeson, Alex Rathgeber, Lucy Maunder, Melissa Langton and Alinta Chidzey in the Kander & Ebb murder mystery musical comedy. According to Ken Mackenzie-Forbes, Artistic Director of the Production Company, the casting of Curtains “reflects… Read more.
The full cast of Funny Girl has been confirmed, with 28 talented Australians joining Caroline O’Connor to tell the much loved story of Fanny Brice this July. Musical theatre veterans David Hobson, Nancye Hayes, Judith Roberts and Susan-ann Walker feature as part of the leading cast in a production directed by Gale Edwards and choreographed by Kelley… Read more.
The Production Company have announced the three musicals featuring in their 2016 season this morning. Music Theatre darling Amy Lehpamer, Australia’s favourite leading man Simon Gleeson and veteran of the stage Caroline O’Connor are the top billed performers in Jeanne Pratt’s eclectic season. For more details, visit theproductioncompany.com.au
If there’s been one trend in the last decade or so of musical theatre, it’s metatheatrical references. That’s where a show is very consciously a show. It can be seen in the self-referential “Song That Goes Like This” from Spamalot, the copious in-jokes and fourth-wall-breaking of Shrek and last year’s Best Musical Tony-winner, Something Rotten,… Read more.
Eleven leading ladies of Australian musical theatre (and one leading man!) will take to the stage together in The Production Company’s third and final offering for 2015 – Jerry’s Girls. Showcasing the music of Broadway legend Jerry Herman, directed and choreographed by Helpmann Award winning duo Dean Bryant and Andrew Hallsworth and musically directed by… Read more.
When a show is cobbled together from songs by a particular band or composer (such as We Will Rock You and Tomfoolery, which feature the songs of Queen and Tom Lehrer respectively), the audience can never be sure what they’re going to get in terms of the story. Will it be a weak plot that… Read more.
The Production Company was formed in Melbourne in 1999 by Jeanne Pratt AC. Still supported by individual and business sponsors, they present three short-run musicals a year with the ongoing goal to “provide professional opportunities for local artists and to entertain Melbourne audiences with the best shows from Broadway and beyond”. They usually sell out… Read more.