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Principal Casting for English National Ballet's Nutcracker

Posted on: 21/11/2019 10:00PM

As part of its 70th Anniversary Season English National Ballet is continuing its Christmas tradition of presenting a Nutcracker production each year since 1950. English National Ballet's Nutcracker returns this festive season with performances at the Liverpool Empire Theatre (27-30 November) and the London Coliseum (11 December-5 January).


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Perth Festival 2020 welcomes everyone to a glorious summer celebration of people and place

Posted on: 21/11/2019 6:00PM

On a bedrock of Indigenous culture, Perth Festival 2020 welcomes everyone to a glorious summer celebration of people and place. More than 250 events across theatre, music, dance, opera, film, visual arts and literature and ideas – many of them free – will dazzle audiences from near and far from 7 February to 1 March.


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Teacher Professional Development by the Australian Ballet's Education Program

Posted on: 20/11/2019 6:00PM

The Australian Ballet’s Education Team deliver Teacher Professional Development across Australia. Training is available for specialist and generalist school teachers and is delivered in partnership with schools or local venues as part of The Australian Ballet's Education Program.


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Lead cast announced for Dolly Parton's Smash-hit West End Musical!

Posted on: 19/11/2019 6:00PM

Caroline O’Connor, Marina Prior, Samantha Dodemaide and Erin Clare have been entrusted with the much-loved lead roles in Dolly Parton’s 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL. Direct from London’s West End, the hilarious smash-hit musical will have its Australian Premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in April 2020.


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New Musical Theatre Residency

Posted on: 18/11/2019 6:00PM

The Australian Musical Theatre Festival have announced a New Musical Theatre Residency, a week-long residency for the purpose of developing and supporting new Australian musical theatre. It is open to Australian residents engaged in writing or creating new musical theatre work for Australian audiences, and applications close 31 January 2020.


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EbbFlow Theatre Co.
Present DREAM$ONG

Posted on: 17/11/2019 6:00PM

Those looking for a fun Pre-Christmas celebration this is the place to be! This side splitting all Australian comedy will leave your cheeks sore from laughter, and you’ll never want to leave the DreamSong Church! DreamSong, dubbed the “Australian Book of Mormon” is coming to The Alex Theatre - St Kilda Melbourne this November!


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New Zealand School of Dance Delivers a Thrilling Dance Programme for their 2019 Graduation Season

Posted on: 14/11/2019 6:00PM

The New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) 2019 Graduation Season promises outstanding performances of both classical and contemporary dance. Expect a showcase of powerful, timeless classics and striking new works from NZSD, 20-30 November at Te Whaea: National Dance & Drama Centre.


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Todd McKenney joins Shrek the musical and full cast now released!

Posted on: 13/11/2019 6:00PM

Television and stage star Todd McKenney will take on the hilarious role of Lord Farquaad, the short-in-stature, ruthless ruler of Duloc in the upcoming lavish and fun multi-million dollar musical comedy SHREK THE MUSICAL which will play at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star from 1 January 2020, followed by seasons at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne from 16 February and at the Lyric Theatre, Brisbane from 9 May. The full cast is now also released!


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Sydney Eisteddfod Donation Drive 2019

Posted on: 12/11/2019 6:00PM

The mission of Sydney Eisteddfod is to make a difference in the lives of young people, providing them with performance opportunities across dance, drama, music and song so that they can pursue their passions. Sydney Eisteddfod are hoping to achieve this by asking for tax deductible donations to support the Eisteddfod and those who donate will go into the running to win a Grand Holiday Hamper! 


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Dance Rites returns to the Sydney Opera House Forecourt

Posted on: 11/11/2019 6:00PM

Taking place over the weekend of 23-24 November, Australia’s fifth annual national First Nations dance competition Dance Rites returns to the Sydney Opera House Forecourt over two days for a free, cross-generational celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance, language and culture for the whole family.


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FORM Dance Projects’ annual dance festival Sharp Short Dance returns to Riverside Theatres

Posted on: 10/11/2019 6:00PM

FORM Dance Projects’ annual dance festival Sharp Short Dance returns to Riverside Theatres from 12th to 16th November, giving young dancers and choreographers the opportunity to present their own works in front of industry professionals.


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English National Ballet’s Christmas at the Coliseum


Posted on: 7/11/2019 6:00PM

This Winter at the London Coliseum, English National Ballet presents Nutcracker (11 December – 05 January) and Le Corsaire (8-14 January) alongside three special gala performances celebrating English National Ballet’s 70th Anniversary (17-18 January).


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Young Princess Fionas announced for Shrek The Musical in Sydney

Posted on: 6/11/2019 6:00PM

Theatre producer John Frost has announced the five young actresses who will join the rest of the fairy-tale cast and share the role of Young Princess Fiona during the Sydney season of the lavish and fun multi-million dollar musical comedy SHREK THE MUSICAL, which premieres at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star from 1 January 2020.


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Royal NZ Ballet 2020 Season Reveal

Posted on: 5/11/2019 6:00PM

See ballet with fresh eyes - clear, sharp and focused on the future of dance. The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s 2020 season will bring you dance that delights you, moves you, starts conversations and brings people together.


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Circa is casting and hiring

Posted on: 3/11/2019 6:00PM

There’s no better time to join Circa. They are growing – making new shows, reaching new audiences and continuing to push boundaries as they ask “what is possible in circus?” and they are seeking three extraordinary ensemble members to join them as well as various new production positions. Apply by November 4th 2019.


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Frozen musical tickets now on sale!

Posted on: 31/10/2019 6:00PM

Experience the magic of Disney’s Frozen, with tickets for the much-anticipated Australian premiere season of the hit Broadway musical on sale now. The incredible new production from the producers of Aladdin, The Lion King and Mary Poppins begins performances at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre from July 2020.


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Audition to join Origins Dance Company

Posted on: 31/10/2019 6:00PM

Origin's Dance Company is at the forefront of Youth Dance Eduction in Australia offering industry leading extension programs in Classical Ballet, Performing Arts and Contemporary Dance. Auditions will be held on November 10, 2019.


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Cruise Auditions in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne

Posted on: 31/10/2019 5:00AM

Cruise Auditions AustraliaOfficials from Norwegian Creative Studios will be back in Australia from November 8 to hold auditions in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Dancers, actors and singers will be welcome to audition for all shows produced on Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, with special attention being given to performers in Sydney and Melbourne for the musical production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert.


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Applications are now open for two exciting opportunites with Lucy Guerin!

Posted on: 30/10/2019 6:00PM

Applications are now open for two exciting opportunites with Lucy Guerin! The first is for a choreographer to become the company’s Resident Director and the second is for the 2020 Residency program.


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Bonnie Curtis Projects seek Dancers for their 2020 Season

Posted on: 29/10/2019 6:00PM

Bonnie Curtis Projects are seeking Dancers for their 2020 Season. Auditions will be held late November/early December in Sydney. The contract will commence in January for a March/April season in Sydney. The deadline to apply is November 17th 2019.


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Dancehouse is looking for a new Artistic Director

Posted on: 28/10/2019 6:00PM

Dancehouse is looking for a new Artistic Director. They are looking for a visionary leader to lead them through the next phase of their development as Australia's premiere centre of independent dance based in Melbourne. Apply before Nov 6.


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'RADAR' a new contemporary dance work by Brooke Leeder & Dancers

Posted on: 27/10/2019 4:00PM

'RADAR' is a new contemporary dance work by Brooke Leeder & Dancers, in collaboration with Louis Frere-Harvey and Nemo Gandossini-Poirier. The new work will be performing between Thursday 21 November 2019 and Saturday 23 November 2019 at B Shed in Fremantle, Perth WA.


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Circa and Opera Queensland join forces for Orpheus & Eurydice

Posted on: 24/10/2019 6:00PM

This month Circa and Opera Queensland are deep in rehearsals for Orpheus & Eurydice which is part of their 2020 seasonAt its core, Orpheus & Eurydice is a profoundly timeless story of the human condition exploring love, loss and the innate, often overwhelming desire to return our loved ones to life.


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New Zealand School of Dance 2019 Graduation Season

Posted on: 23/10/2019 6:00PM

The New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) 2019 Graduation Season promises outstanding performances of both classical and contemporary dance. Expect a showcase of powerful, timeless classics and striking new works from NZSD, 20-30 November at Te Whaea: National Dance & Drama Centre.


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Legally Blonde Melbourne

Posted on: 22/10/2019 6:00PM

Omigod You Guys! Legally Blonde has announced their full cast for the Melbourne based Musical. Joining Samm Hagen (as Elle Woods) they welcome Evan Lever (RENT, Muriels' Wedding) Tod Strike (Evita, Sweeney Todd), Willow Sizer (RENT, Ghost Quartet) Joshua Firman (Into The Woods) and others. The show runs from 23 November 2019 – 8 December 2019 at Melbourne's Chapel Off Chapel Theatre.


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World Ballet Day Fed Square Melbourne

Posted on: 21/10/2019 5:00PM

On Wednesday 23 October, join The Australian Ballet at Fed Square to celebrate World Ballet Day 2019! Watch World Ballet Day LIVE, plus participate in classes and watch special workshops run by The Australian Ballet Education team. The event runs from 8am until 11.59pm.


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Noise by DanceNorth presented in QLD

Posted on: 20/10/2019 6:00PM

NOISE is a brand new work of epic proportions created by Dancenorth’s Kyle Page and Amber Haines. NOISE was recently presented  in Queensland as part of the Northern Australia Festival of Arts (NAFA) program in collaboration with Townsville’s percussion community. 


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CUNNINGHAM documentary released this December

Posted on: 17/10/2019 4:00PM

360 is excited to announce the release of the documentary CUNNINGHAM in December. View the essence of Merce Cunningham's genius brought to life in this exciting new documentary!


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Frozen the Musical pre-sale begins 21 October

Posted on: 16/10/2019 6:00PM

Frozen arrives at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre 7 July 2020 and tickets go on sale this month. Pre-sale to access tickets before the general public, will commence at 9am Monday, 21 October 2019.


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Audition for The National Theatre Ballet School

Posted on: 15/10/2019 6:00PM

Are you wondering what the next step is to become a professional dancer is? Appy now for The National Theatre Ballet School to commence training in the 2020 school year. Auditions are now open for registration and will be held on Saturday October 19th at The National Theatre Ballet School in Melbourne.


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