New Musicals Australia announces cast for workshops

New Musicals Australia today announced its casting for the inaugural workshop season, rehearsals for which started on Saturday.

New Musicals Australia today announced its casting for the inaugural workshop season, rehearsals for which started on Saturday.

“New Musicals Australia today announced the cast for the inaugural season of workshops. We are so excited to add to our very talented teams of people and move one step closer to seeing the development of the new and promising selected work,” said Director of New Musicals Australia, Kris Stewart.

a.void by David Peake is receiving the two week workshop prior to its presentation on March 17 and 19. Cast includes Sam Anderson, Nigel Turner, Carroll, Lauren Cook, Emma Cooperthwaite, Brendan Hay, Avigail Herman, Rob Mills, Kate Parry, Christina Paterno, Jennifer Reed, Adam Rennie, Monique Salle and Matt Zeremes. a.void is being directed by Kris Stewart, choreographed by Tia Jordan and Musical Director is Amanda Hodder.

A Little Touch of Chaos, awarded the Developmental Workshop which involves a week of rehearsal and a staged reading of the piece, is on March 25 and 27.  This is the third musical from talented duo James Millar and Peter Rutherford. Cast includes Marika Aubrey, David Berry, Andrew Bevis, James Bryers, Tamsin Carroll, Amelia Cormack, Michelle Doake, Josie Lane and TJ Power. A Little Touch of Chaos is to be directed by Neil Gooding and Musical Director is Isaac Hayward.  

In addition to these exciting presentations is an Opening Night Concert on Friday, March 18 to launch the inaugural season of the New Musicals Australia presentations. The Opening Night concert will showcase a collection of songs from Australian musicals as well as highlights from the 2011 New Musicals Australia Workshop Season. Under the musical direction of Anne-Maree Macdonald, the concert will include performances from the talented Hollie Andrew, Amelia Cormack, Toby Francis, James Millar, Rob Mills, Tyran Parke and Christie Sullivan.

New Musicals Australia is an initiative dedicated to the production of original music theatre in Australia. The program focuses on providing writers and composers with the opportunity to have their scripts and songs workshopped by professionals and presented to high level industry peers, creative industry leaders and general audience members. New Musicals Australia also supports a variety of other initiatives targeted at developing new works, establishing networks and providing support for independent writers. 

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