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Frozen casting announced

Posted on: 24/2/2020 6:00PM

Two exceptional Australian performers have been cast in the lead roles of Elsa and Anna for the much-anticipated Australian premiere season of the hit Broadway musical Frozen the musical. The show will be storming into Sydney from July 2020.


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Audition for Moulin Rouge! The musical

Posted on: 22/2/2020 6:00PM

Announcing Moulin Rouge The musical auditions in Melbourne, Brisbane & Sydney for the Australian tour of the hit Broadway show! You can submit online now!


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Todd McKenney will play Lord Farquaad in SHREK The Musical, Brisbane

Posted on: 20/2/2020 6:00PM

Leading Australian theatre producer John Frost announced today that Todd McKenney will play Lord Farquaad in the lavish and fun multi-million dollar musical comedy SHREK THE MUSICAL in the Brisbane season up until 24 May. The Broadway smash hit will play at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC from 9 May, following the Sydney season which closes today and the Melbourne season at Her Majesty’s Theatre from 16 February.


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New UnWrapped season: Short, smart, surprising contemporary performance works

Posted on: 19/2/2020 6:00PM

The Sydney Opera House has announced a new season of UnWrapped, a bi-annual celebration of diverse, boundary-pushing works from some of Australia’s most admired independent contemporary performance-makers, selected from critically acclaimed debut seasons. Originally launched in 2018 as part of the Sydney Opera House’s Artist and Sector Development initiative, the first UnWrapped season for 2020 features a series of exhilarating and daring performances from 11 February  – 29 March 2020 with tickets from only $39.


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SHREK The Musical opens in Melbourne Australia

Posted on: 19/2/2020 6:00PM

SHREK The musical has opened in Melbourne Australia. Dance Informa was a part of the official green carpet opening on February 19th as stars from the entertainment world walked the very green (red) carpet to celebrate the occasion at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre. The lavish and fun multi-million dollar musical comedy SHREK THE MUSICAL has bewitched Australia. After a popular season at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star, it is now playing at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne until 26 April before moving to the Lyric Theatre, Brisbane from 9 May.


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Amalgamate presents Dance in Italy

Posted on: 18/2/2020 9:00PM

Established in 2015, BREAK OUT: a dance program in Italy offers pre-professional and professional dancers a once-in-a-lifetime experience to train and perform in Italy this August, 2020. This two-week dance intensive provides daily technique classes and enriching cultural experiences from cooking and language classes to local excursions to inspire and further develop the dance artist. 


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Cast announced for Merrily We Roll Along

Posted on: 18/2/2020 6:00PM

The award-winning producer of Sweet Charity and Little Shop of Horrors, Luckiest Productions, in association with Hayes Theatre Co, is thrilled to announce the brilliant cast for the Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical Merrily We Roll Along. A thrilling and compelling Broadway fable about friendship, compromise and the high price of success, Merrily We Roll Along is running from 16 April 2020 at the Hayes Theatre Co.


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Applications are now open for both DirtyFeet's 2020 Out of the Studio and Choreographic Lab Programs

Posted on: 17/2/2020 6:00PM

Applications are now open for both DirtyFeet's 2020 Out of the Studio and Choreographic Lab Programs. With a total of five opportunities available, apply for one or both!


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Four world premiere ballets mark launch of new UK ballet company

Posted on: 16/2/2020 6:00PM

From Life marks the launch of McNicol Ballet Collective, a new ballet company founded by rising star of the choreographic world, Andrew McNicol. Featuring four world premieres for the stage as well as a showing of Andrew’s award-winning short film Of Silence, this exciting new programme will be performed by a host of star dancers from world renowned international companies including The Royal Ballet, Ballet Flanders and Semperoper Ballet Dresden.


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The Australian Performing Arts Grammar School open mornings announced

Posted on: 12/2/2020 6:00PM

The Australian Performing Arts Grammar School (APGS) in Sydney NSW, is not like any other school you may have visited. APGS is a secondary school focussing on academic, creative and performing arts for Years 7 to 12 and they are hosting open mornings throughout the year.


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Screen star Ian Stenlake joins the cast of the Australian premiere of The Bridges of Madison County

Posted on: 12/2/2020 6:00PM

With rehearsals commencing this week, producers Matthew Henderson and Neil Gooding are thrilled to announce that stage and screen star Ian Stenlake is joining the cast of the Australian premiere of The Bridges of Madison County to play the leading role of Robert KincaidBased on the best-selling novel and developed by the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last  Five YearsParadeSongs for a New World) and Marsha Norman (The Secret Garden, The Colour Purple), the Tony Award winning musical The Bridges of Madison County will have its Australian Premiere next month at Hayes Theatre Co.


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Co:3 Australia Announces new programming cycle and digital initiatives in 2020

Posted on: 11/2/2020 6:00PM

Perth based Co:3 (Koh three) is an ambitious Australian arts company taking the next stage in its development as a legacy organisation. In 2020 Co:3 Australia enters a new two-year cycle of programming and introduces a range of digital initiatives. The first year of the new programming cycle is devoted to partnership presentations, and the second is focused on staging new works by Co:3’s Artistic Director, Raewyn Hill.


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The Australian Musical Theatre Festival is thrilled to announce the special guest star of the 2020

Posted on: 10/2/2020 6:00PM

The Australian Musical Theatre Festival is thrilled to announce the special guest star of the 2020 festival, Lucy Maunder. Lucy is an Australian cabaret and theatre performer, currently touring Australia as Mrs Bucket in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for which she was nominated for a Helpmann Award as Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical. Lucy’s credits include leading roles in the Australian Premiere of Doctor Zhivago, the Australian productions of Matilda, Beautiful: the Carole King Story and many more.


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Shanghai Ballet has postponed its tour of Brisbane following the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus

Posted on: 9/2/2020 6:00PM

Shanghai Ballet has now postponed its tour of Brisbane following the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus. Queensland Ballet was due to present Shanghai Ballet’s The Lady of the Camellias for an exclusive Australian season in Brisbane opening on Thursday March 12 but has postponed. Shanghai Ballet’s highly accomplished dancers will bring at a later date bring the tragic story of love and sacrifice to life. Based on the book of the same name written by French author Alexandre Dumas in 1852, the novel has inspired Verdi’s La Traviata and the romantic drama Moulin Rouge!


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Sydney Dance Company will be holding auditions on the 29th and 30th March 2020

Posted on: 9/2/2020 6:00PM

Sydney Dance Company will be holding auditions on the 29th and 30th March 2020. Applications are open to male and female dancers who are eligible to work in Australia and wish to be considered for a position as part of the Sydney Dance Company ensemble. Successful applicants will be invited to attend via email in mid-February. Applications for the audition close on the 14th February 2020.


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One Body One Career Intensive 2020

Posted on: 6/2/2020 4:00PM

The annual One Body One Career Countertechnique Intensive (OBOC) will take place from 22 June - 4 July, 2020 in Montréal (Canada) and from 25 July - 4 August, 2020 in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) - registration is open!


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In 2020, Sydney Dance Company will explode into the sublime

Posted on: 5/2/2020 6:00PM

In 2020, Sydney Dance Company will explode the everyday and take you into the sublime. This season presents dance at its most radiant, fearless and transformative: dance that will make your heart beat fast and your blood run hot. Sydney Location is the Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay from 21 March — 4 April. The Melbourne Location is at Arts Centre Melbourne 12 — 16 May.


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The Australian Ballet presents The Happy Prince

Posted on: 4/2/2020 6:00PM

Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney can soon enjoy The Australian Ballet's The Happy Prince. BRISBANE 25 – 29 FEB | MELBOURNE 28 AUG – 5 SEP | SYDNEY 27 NOV – 16 DEC. In 2020 Graeme Murphy, who created The Australian Ballet’s acclaimed modern interpretations of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, turns his flair for transformative storytelling to Wilde’s moving tale.


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Parramasala returns in 2020

Posted on: 3/2/2020 6:00PM

Celebrating ten years of diversity, Parramasala returns in 2020 from 13 – 15 March with a jam-packed program of multicultural merriment in Sydney. The largest celebration of cultural diversity in NSW, the three-day extravaganza will transform Parramatta into a vibrant cultural wonderland, brimming with intoxicating sights and sounds.


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English National Ballet and English National Ballet School present My First Ballet: Cinderella‚Ä®

Posted on: 2/2/2020 6:00PM

English National Ballet and English National Ballet School present a new version of the much-loved fairy-tale ballet, Cinderella, as part of its My First Ballet series created especially for children as young as three. Adapted to an hour in length and with a narrator to help young audiences follow the story, My First Ballet: Cinderella is the perfect introduction to the magic of ballet. My First Ballet: Cinderella opens at The Peacock, London on 9 April 2020 before embarking on a tour. This is a new production of the well-loved story of Cinderella, featuring choreography by Ruth Brill.


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Come From Away will open in Sydney this August

Posted on: 2/2/2020 1:00AM

 

Producers Rodney Rigby and Junkyard Dog Productions are thrilled to announce that the worldwide smash hit and Tony and Olivier award-winning musical COME FROM AWAY will open at Sydney’s State Theatre on Saturday 8 August 2020. With productions playing to sell-out audiences around the globe, Sydney audiences will now discover this remarkable true story of a small town that welcomed the world. 

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CPAC kicks off 2020 with fabulous dance

Posted on: 30/1/2020 6:00PM

From vibrant Chinese mythologies, to defiant dance and the freshest kicks, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in NSW (CPAC) injects a shot of culture to kick-start 2020, with an exciting new suite of exhibitions launching in February and it’s FREE!


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Adelaide dancers put on a benefit concert after the devastating bushfires across South Australia

Posted on: 29/1/2020 6:00PM

Australian Dance Theatre, in conjunction with the Adelaide dance community, are delighted to invite you to a special event to support those who have been affected by recent devastating bushfires across South Australia. 100% of proceeds from ticket sales, and all profits from the bar, will go to support the KI Mayoral Relief and Recovery Bushfire Fund and Adelaide Koala Rescue.  The event will be held at The Odeon - 57a Queen Street, Norwood SA 5067.


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Choreographers converge in Perth

Posted on: 28/1/2020 6:00PM

As West Australian Ballet enter their 27th year performing at City Beach’s Quarry Amphitheatre, three internationally acclaimed choreographers each present works in Light and Shadow: Ballet at the Quarry as a part of Perth Festival for 16 performances from 7 – 29 February.


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Audition for Kamea Dance Company, Israel

Posted on: 27/1/2020 4:00PM

Kamea Dance Company is a major company in the Israeli dance scene, holding around 90 performances a year in Israel and abroad. They will present Contemporary- modern repertoire by resident choreographer and Artistic Director Tamir Ginz and other renowned guest choreographers. Audition for professional Male and Female Dancers for the 2020-22 seasons. Contracts from August 2020.


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The winners of the 2019 Sydney Theatre Awards have been announced

Posted on: 26/1/2020 6:00PM

The winners of the 2019 Sydney Theatre Awards have been announced at a star-studded ceremony, with 35 Awards presented, shared between 18 productions which played in Sydney during the calendar year of 2019. More than 400 members of the Sydney theatre community packed the York Theatre at the Seymour Centre to celebrate.


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2020 Chinese Lunar New Year Gala Night

Posted on: 23/1/2020 6:00PM

Celebrate the Year of Rat with pop stars and classic culture artists from China and Australia, at the 2020 Chinese Lunar New Year Gala at Sydney Town Hall, taking place at 7.30PM on Tuesday January 28, be entertained with a fun filled colourful night of acrobaticsmartial arts, opera and pop, folk song, erhu and Tang dance.


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Ballet at the Quarry returns

Posted on: 22/1/2020 4:00PM

Within the magnificent setting of the City Beach Quarry Amphitheatre, experience the unique combination of ballet and contemporary dance while dining amongst a canopy of stars from February 7-29. Part of Perth Festival, Ballet at the Quarry is a summer favourite. 


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Project Dance is Celebrating 100 events since 2002!

Posted on: 21/1/2020 6:00PM

Project Dance have announced 6 amazing cities in 2020 and is Celebrating 100 events since 2002! Events will take place in HOUSTON, NEW YORK CITY, PARIS, CHICAGO, PITTSBURGH and OKLAHOMA CITY.


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Abbotsford Convent and Victoria Chiu present What Happened in Shanghai?

Posted on: 20/1/2020 6:00PM

Abbotsford Convent and Victoria Chiu present What Happened in Shanghai? in the Magdalen Laundry from 21 – 24 February, as part of Asia TOPA 2020. Drawing on her family roots in Shanghai, choreographer Victoria Chiu interrogates how the contemporary body can illuminate different attitudes towards family – and why families make the often difficult decision to move their home across borders.


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