Hi all, Im currently doing a survey for an assignment I'm doing on people in the Australian Entertainment industry, this includes all crew, actors, musicians, technicians etc in all genres of the industry, i would love if you could take the time to fill out this short survey for me. Spread the word to your friends in the industry, I need to have my assignment in by the 16th may. thanks for your help
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To outerspace and down memory lane
Buckle your seat beats for a wild ride on a musical spaceship with the cast of Return to the Forbidden Planet
With a spaceship full of zany characters (and very good musicians) Return to the Forbidden Planet will take the audience on a wild journey through the hits of the 60s with songs such as Young Girl, Teenager in Love, Good Vibrations and Gloria amongst a stellar song-list. A Jukebox rock musical by Bob Carlton, the show is based on Shakespeare's The Tempest and the 1950s science fiction film Forbidden Planet. This musical beat Miss Saigon for Best Musical in the UK where it won 2 Olivier awards. It is full of familiar rock tunes and corny humour, with dialogue that parodies Shakespeare.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The fundraiser “Behind The Wire” (at Subiaco Community Centre on April 23rd) marks the beginning of the 2011 theatrical season for new voice in West Australian Arts, Ellandar Productions.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The fundraiser “Behind The Wire” (at Subiaco Community Centre on April 23rd) marks the beginning of the 2011 theatrical season for new voice in West Australian Arts, Ellandar Productions.
1. Old West Carnie - Bongo the Clown:
'Once a star of the carnival circuit in the great old american dustbowl, Bongo the Clown has become a defeated, filthy has-been, incapable of walking straight, juggling his chickens and staying out of the bottom of every bottle.'
‘Rent’ is a Rock Musical, with music and lyrics by 29-years-old Jonathan Larson, from the original idea of playwright Billy Aronson. Larson, a Marfan syndrome sufferer (very lanky c.f. Abraham Lincoln), died suddenly of an aortic aneurysm the night before the 1996 off-Broadway premiere.
Loosely based on Puccini's La Bohème, which was about the lives of poor young artists with Tuberculosis, ‘Rent’ has replaced TB with AIDS. ‘Rent’ closed on Broadway in 2008, after a 12-year run; however, during this time it won a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award for Best Musical.
This Koorliny Arts Centre and London Street Theatre Group production is now showing at the Koorliny Arts Centre, Sulphur Road, Kwinana Town Centre with the three-hour evening performances starting at 8.00 pm, shows until 26th March. There is a matinee on the 26th at 2.00 pm.
It is December 1999; an impecunious group of adolescent artists and musicians have been living in a dilapidated flat in New York's Lower East Side. One of the group, Benny (Brad Tudor), decides to buy the building, thus giving security to his flat mates. However, when his red-hot girlfriend, Mimi (Melissa Gall) leaves him for guitar playing Roger (Laurence Williams), he decides to evict the whole gang. It is Christmas week, the weather is freezing and they have nowhere else to stay. Even Bolex camera wielding Mark (Jesse Angus), who spends most of his day capturing student life on film, cannot help their plight.
The other flat mates are street performer Tom (Darren Bilston) and his long-time transvestite partner, Angel (Will Groucutt) along with the insanely jealous Joanne (Jaymie Erin Boaden – alternate Shelley Whiteaker) who is anxious about her girlfriend, the abused, bisexual Maureen (Corrie Jacob) all find themselves about to join the street’s homeless community.
The group gather in Life Café, along with other lost souls like Gordon (Allen Blachford) and dancer April (Zoë Jay). Their plight is totally ignored by the local clergy (Scott Sulak). Even the pathetic bag lady (Kharlee Hamel) and junkies (Kirsty Blachford, Nathan Taylor and Garry Swindell) are ignored by the authorities. As the new Millennium approaches, a seasonal call to Mark from his mother (Ellie Whiteaker) doesn’t seem to offer any consolation.
With the horrors of AIDS starting to bite, what hope can there be for this sad group?
When you buy the 16-page, A4 full colour programme (Nathan Taylor), you know that an immense amount of work will probably have gone into the whole production. Young director, Brad Tudor, his assistant director Kim Angus and his dramaturg, Lynn Thomson, have produced a masterpiece. They have captured and developed all of the subtleties and hidden meanings of the script, before having this lively cast depict them with passion. There was even a brief Nativity scene and a hint at the Last Supper as the rich symbolism came to the fore.
NRMA Motoring & Services has partnered with the Sydney Theatre Company (STC) to produce a unique and compelling theatre production about road safety. The play, Road Train written and directed by STC’s Resident Director, Community, Stefo Nantsou, targets young drivers with road safety messages with a quality theatre production featuring professional actors.