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Strictly Ballroom rehearsals commence, Sydney

Thomas Lacey and Phoebe Panaretos

The 43 strong cast of Baz Luhrmann’s new musical spectacular Strictly Ballroom came together for the first time today as rehearsals commenced in Sydney. An intensive eight week rehearsal period will take place at Carriageworks in Redfern before the production bumps into the Lyric Theatre, The Star in March. The first…

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Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Alice got off to an uncertain start to her time in Wonderland, and The Australian Shakespeare Company’s outdoor musical production of Alice In Wonderland at Rippon Lea Estate had similar initial trials. However, all’s well that ends well in Glenn Elston’s adaptation, and younger children will especially find plenty to enjoy…

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Happy New Year! The new Hayes Theatre is open

Collecting the keys to the Hayes Theatre Co this morning

It is a Happy New Year for lovers of musicals and cabaret! The newly formed Hayes Theatre Co have moved in to their premises on Greenknowe Avenue in Potts Point this morning and Sydney’s music theatre ecosystem just got a whole lot more exciting.  The company –  a collaborative partnership…

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The Illusionists 2.0 – Adelaide

The Illusionists 2.0

It would be easy for The Illusionists 2.0 to simply ride upon the success of last year’s original, The Illusionists. The show does prove itself as a worthy sequel, and it is clear that the creative team have been working hard with a brand new cast and concept. But in…

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London’s Apollo Theatre collapses mid performance

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The roof of London’s Apollo Theatre in Shaftsbury Avenue partially collapsed mid performance just hours ago, leaving patrons covered in dust and blood with dozens injured. As published in the BBC news website, the four storey, 775 seat venue was packed for a performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in…

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