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New musical Happy People set for Melbourne

In rehearsal for Matthew Lee Robinson's Happy People. Image by Chris Parker.

The Australian premiere concert production of Matthew Lee Robinson’s Happy People is currently in an intensive rehearsal period in Melbourne ahead of a limited four show season at Chapel Off Chapel. Helpmann-nominated and Churchill Fellowship winner Matthew Lee Robinson is the composer/lyricist of the piece, which was originally commissioned by the…

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You can’t smoke here: WA Opera’s production Carmen cancelled - The West Australian

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The West Australian reported today that WA Opera’s production of Bizet’s Opera Carmen will be dropped from the 2015 season lineup due to concerns that the production does not align with sponsor Healthway’s stance on smoking. Healthway, a State Government health promotion agency, is said to have signed a two…

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Melbourne Fringe: Attic Erratic Presents: Tripped

Attic Erratic present "Tripped" at Melbourne Fringe 2014

The Fringe Hub has a new, informative feature this year: laminated signs marked to indicate that a performance contains certain types of scenes, such as those showing drug use, or strobe effects, or representations of death. Having seen Attic Erratic’s Tripped, an important advisory is missing: “Viewing this show may totally…

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Final Les Miserables Melbourne tickets now on sale

Trevor Ashley and Lara Mulcahy in Les Miserables. Image by Matt Murphy

The acclaimed new Australian production of Les Miserables will play at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne until December 20 before storming barricades in Perth and Sydney early next year. Final tickets have just been released for the show’s last weeks in Melbourne and it is anticipated that the season will…

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