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Applications open for scholarship

Applications are now open for the Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award 2009 for the development of a play, or other approved performing arts project. This year the prize has been increased to $20,000 and the honour of winning the Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award. Dr Seaborn came to prominence in the performing arts community when in 1986… Read more.


Hot cast lined up for new Aussie work

Hot cast lined up for new Aussie work

In the year 2032, petrol is the currency of the world. The government has crumbled and a petrol corporation runs a post apocalyptic Australia. In a rural town in NSW a group of rebels are fighting a bitter battle with the local militia. But when resistance member Skylar meets soldier Tanner, both begin to question… Read more.


Broadway comes to Oz via talented duo

Broadway comes to Oz via talented duo

In an Australian coup, composer Stephen Flaherty and lyricist Lynn Ahrens, who co-created scores forSeussical, the animated feature Anastasia, and many other well-known shows, will be in Australia due to a unique partnership between the University of Tasmania (UTAS) Conservatorium of Music and the American Society of Composers and Performers (ASCAP). Stephen Schwartz, of Wicked fame, will be here… Read more.


Duets to hit Ensemble

Duets to hit Ensemble

Noeline Brown and Barry Creyton are set to light up the stage at Sydney’s Ensemble Theatre from later this month in Duets. Four sets of characters, four crucial moments;  Jonathon and Wendy are on a blind date and hope their bad taste is only in their clothing and not in a prospective partner; Gary is gay… Read more.



Save the VCA

The most outrageous, colourful, over-the-top and driven protest has begun in Melbourne. A week-long protest is underway to save the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), in response to the enforcement of new academic based degrees under “The Melbourne Model”. The new education model is said to include staff cuts and the elimination of some… Read more.


Comedy For Newtown

Comedy For Newtown

There’s ‘under-belly-laughs’ aplenty when a new Aussie comedy premieres in Sydney this week. Get Gary, by award-winning Sydney playwright Rachel Musgrove and directed by Henry Jennings, is a hilarious dig at the more hapless end of the criminal underworld. It comes to Newtown Theatre for a three-week season from August 19. Set in 1980s London,… Read more.


Crash claimed another theatre victim

The Papua New Guinea plane crash that claimed the life of nine Australians has another tragic theatre link, with community theatre worker Euan Comrie amongst the dead. Euan Comrie was en route to walk the Kokoda Track as part of a tribute to his World War II-serving grandfather. WAAPA graduate and musical theatre actor Matthew… Read more.


Standing ovation greets Avenue Q

Standing ovation greets Avenue Q

The 2003 Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q has landed in Sydney, earning a standing ovation at its Opening Night performance at the Theatre Royal on Wednesday. In front of a packed house, the cast was extremely well received at the Sydney opening and partied with guests into the night at the nearby Ivy Lounge in the Sydney… Read more.


Showqueen Turns One

Trevor Ashley

After a glorious start on August 10, 2008, the weekly Sunday night cabaret showcase Showqueen Sundays has just celebrated its first anniversary. With more than 45 performances and a Melbourne season at Chapel Off Chapel, Showqueen Sundays has showcased the talents of over 150 cabaret artists, created a new CD (with a second on the way) and drawn thousands… Read more.


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