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ADT Youth Ensemble Audition

Posted on: 15/1/2021 6:00PM

ADT's Youth Ensemble is a fantastic opportunity for the next generation of contemporary dancers to be a part of the Company. Across three terms, members of the Youth Ensemble will be trained by some of the best dancers in Adelaide, learn ADT techniques and repertoire, and have the opportunity to perform at events. Audition Thursday January 21st 2021!


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Call for Submissions from Musical Theatre Writers 18-26

Posted on: 11/1/2021 6:00PM

If you’re under the age of 26, and you’re writing for musical theatre, New Musicals Inc. would love to hear from you. New Musicals Inc. in Los Angeles is sponsoring its eighth annual New Voices Project, in which young playwrights, composers and lyricists receive workshops and concerts of their work, with support from the Helen & Jose Colton Foundation, and feedback sessions from executives from Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment and New Musicals Inc.


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Friends! The Musical Parody have announced the stellar cast

Posted on: 10/1/2021 6:00PM

Producers of the hilarious New York and Las Vegas hit Friends! The Musical Parody have announced the stellar cast who will be playing these much-loved and iconic roles. The Australian Premiere of Friends! The Musical Parody will take place at The Star Gold Coast on 11 February 2021, with seasons in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth following.


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Sydney Dance Company x The Festival of Place

Posted on: 8/1/2021 6:00PM

After months inside and in celebration of the great outdoors, Sydney Dance Company wants to get you moving this summer. Whether you’re busting moves in a local park or strutting your stuff on a sheep station, gather your tribe - it’s time to dance in this virtual community dance party.You can take part in up to five online classes in January; learn and practice the short and snappy dance routine with your friends and family across the globe.


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Australian premiere of Half Time starring Nancye Hayes to debut at the Hayes Theatre Co in 2021

Posted on: 7/1/2021 6:00PM

Nineteen 98 Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co presents the Australian premiere of Half Time a new musical directed by Helen Dallimore and starring some of Australia’s most treasured performers including Nancye Hayes AM, Stefanie Jones, Donna Lee, Wendy-Lee Purdy and more from 1 April to 2 May 2021.


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Circa’s un-baaa-lievable acrobats in a high-flying family adventure

Posted on: 5/1/2021 6:00PM

Two worlds gleefully collide when the internationally-acclaimed Australian circus ensemble Circa and Academy Award®-winning studio Aardman, bring Shaun the Sheep to the stage from March 2021.The thrilling world premiere season of Shaun The Sheep’s Circus Show combines the extreme physicality and awe-inspiring feats of Circa and the playful charm of the multi-award-winning TV series Shaun the Sheep.


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Six ground-breaking works from eight First Peoples storytellers as part of the 5th biennial Yellamundie Festival.

Posted on: 3/1/2021 6:00PM

Moogahlin Performing Arts together with Sydney Festival and Carriageworks will present six ground-breaking works from eight First Peoples storytellers as part of the 5th biennial Yellamundie Festival.


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PIPPIN re-opens musical theatre to audiences then out of caution cancels some performances

Posted on: 28/12/2020 6:00PM

Sydney-siders and critics have embraced the return to theatres with Sydney’s unforgettable summer hit musical, the high-flying, death-defying hit Broadway musical PIPPIN receiving huge acclaim by critics and audiences alike. The first large scale musical theatre production to open in Australia since COVID-19 led to theatres closing down in March, PIPPIN plays exclusively at the Sydney Lyric at The Star for a limited season. Sadly, out of caution, the show has had some performances canceled due to Sydney’s second COVID-19 wave.


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Tickets on sale now for the World Premiere of ESTELLA SCROOGE online

Posted on: 27/12/2020 6:00PM

Producers Michael Jackowitz of Witzend Productions, David Bryant and Michael Alden, in partnership with Streaming Musicals, are pleased to herald the arrival of a new holiday musical tradition with the World Premiere of Estella Scrooge: A Christmas Carol with a TwistEstella Scrooge premiered on 27 November 2020 at EstellaScrooge.com, and distribution in Australia is assisted by John Frost and the Gordon Frost Organisation.


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Bangarra Dance Theatre to Tour Regional NSW in February 2021

Posted on: 24/12/2020 6:00PM

In February 2021, Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performing arts company, Bangarra Dance Theatre, will tour Spirit: a retrospective 2021 to regional locations across New South Wales. The Company, on the back of their recent Australian Dance Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Company and Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer, will perform in Griffith, Orange, Tamworth and Wyong, following a run at Sydney Festival.


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Dancer Promotions at West Australian Ballet

Posted on: 23/12/2020 6:00PM

Christmas has come early at West Australian Ballet, with four dancers earning promotions after the Company’s dual end of year seasons of The Nutcracker and GALA, including one dancer to the esteemed rank of Soloist. Nikki Blain, Jesse Homes and Mayume Noguromi have each been promoted to the rank of Demi-Soloist while Julio Blanes has been promoted to Soloist.


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Hidden dances inspired by the landscape at Sydney Festival

Posted on: 21/12/2020 6:00PM

Take a walk in Parramatta Park, the heartland of the Barramatta people, and discover a collection of hidden dances inspired by the landscape with In Situ; a new work by Dance Makers Collective and Future Makers for the Sydney Festival, 21 – 24 January 2021.


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Limon Dance Company live stream from Kaatsbaan in New York

Posted on: 17/12/2020 6:00PM

The Limón Dance Company is presenting a free live stream performance from Kaatsbaan Cultural Park on December 19 at 7 PM. The program showcases two masterpieces by José Limón: "The Moor's Pavane" (1949) and "There is a Time" (1956), along with the lighthearted charmer "Suite Donuts," a new dance created by Chafin Seymour for the Limón Dance Company and co-commissioned by the American Dance Festival.


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Prix de Lausanne 2021 Video Edition International ballet competition

Posted on: 15/12/2020 6:00PM

Due to the sanitary situation and related restrictions, the Fondation en faveur de l'Art Chorégraphique has had to rethink the usual form of its main event, the Prix de Lausanne. Therefore, the Fondation announces the new format for this year’s competition: The Prix de Lausanne will exceptionally be a Video Edition with a 9-member Jury present in Switzerland.


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Brisbane to see “Majors & Minors” a serenade into a captivating realm

Posted on: 10/12/2020 6:00PM

Featuring an exclusive cast of just 33 dancers aged between 10 and 16, RB Corp. Instruction’s second original work, “Majors & Minors”, will serenade all into a captivating realm composed of melodic magic. Combining elegance with innovation, be touched by the timbre of this 50-minute creation these school holidays on Sunday, December 13 at QUT Gardens Theatre.


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Global Hit Musical Come From Away Announces Brisbane Season!

Posted on: 9/12/2020 6:00PM

Producers Rodney Rigby and Junkyard Dog Productions are thrilled to announce that the worldwide smash hit, Tony and Olivier award-winning musical COME FROM AWAY, will open at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre from 28 March 2021 for a strictly limited season. It will be the first major musical to open in Queensland since the COVID-enforced shutdown.


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Sydney Dance Company announces annual program for 2021

Posted on: 7/12/2020 4:00PM

Sydney Dance Company is pleased to announce its 2021 Annual Program, comprising of the world premiere of the eagerly anticipated collaboration between Rafael Bonachela and Bryce  Dessner, Impermanence,; the return of the award-winning contemporary classic ab [intra]; and New Breed, presenting the very best in emerging Australian choreography.


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Audition for the Royal Ballet School in 2021!

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

Audition for the Royal Ballet School in 2021! Classical Ballet 121 hosts The Royal Ballet School preliminary auditions in Sydney on the 16th January – for 13-15 years and the 17th January – for 16-18 years. To be held at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts, 4/85 O’Riordan St, Alexandria.


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Spirit of the Dance guides NAISDA’s 2020 achievements

Posted on: 4/12/2020 6:00PM

NAISDA Dance College, Australia’s national arts training organisation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, will present its annual End of Year performance Wunda Yulagi: Spirit of the Dance, from 30 November to 5 December at its NSW Central Coast campus on Darkinjung Land.


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Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs at Sydney Coliseum Theatre

Posted on: 3/12/2020 4:00PM

Playing from Friday 2 to Sunday 11 July 2021 at Sydney Coliseum Theatre will be Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs – as you’ve never seen it before.  Starring Rhonda Burchmore, Tristan McManus (Dancing With The Stars, Studio TEN), Australia’s favourite panto funnyman Kev Orkian (Britain’s Got Talent). Anastasia Feneri returns for her second panto to play ‘Snow White’ and exciting new talent Max Fulham will make his panto debut playing the Prince. The iconic Sir Cliff Richard will reprise his pre-recorded on-screen role as the ‘Magic Mirror’.


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Return of Musical Theatre to Australia

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

Performances have begun for the high-flying, death-defying hit Broadway musical PIPPIN, the first large scale musical theatre production to open in Australia since COVID-19 led to theatres closing down in March. PIPPIN plays exclusively at the Sydney Lyric at The Star from 24 November to 31 January only.


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Sydney Festival presents FNL Alive and Unlocked!

Posted on: 1/12/2020 6:00PM

Originally live streamed as 'Friday Night Live!’ during the great lockdown of 2020, ’FNL ... Alive and Unlocked!’ will be unleashed in the Sydney Festival from Tuesday 5 – Saturday 9 January 2021. The season will be live on stage and live streamed to the universe across selected performances. 


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Hurry! A talent show exclusively for International Students!

Posted on: 30/11/2020 8:00PM

Calling all budding International Student performers! Time to put your talent to the test. Applications are now open for “Students Got Talent” a talent show exclusively for International Students who are 18 years and over. Adelaide Festival centre's Student Summer Series want to showcase performers of all kinds, whether you’re a singer, dancer, comedian, actor or something more – they want you!


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Sadler's Wells Global Gala

Posted on: 26/11/2020 6:00PM

On Saturday 5th December Sadler’s Wells in London will host their first Global Gala online. Free to view, this exciting online programme will bring together talented artists from around the world for an evening of performances, sketches and messages to celebrate dance and raise funds in support of the full reopening of their theatre. 


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Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in The Willows

Posted on: 23/11/2020 6:00PM

It’s that time of year again. From Wednesday 6 to Sunday 24 January the amazing Mr Toad and his bonny, boisterous pals will be heading to Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden for the 18th consecutive year to entertain littlies and biggies in Glenn Elston’s outdoor production of The Wind in The Willows.


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West Australian Ballet offer their iconic version of The Nutcracker

Posted on: 20/11/2020 6:00PM

Perth’s Christmas ballet tradition continues to grow in 2020 as West Australian Ballet offer their iconic version of The Nutcracker in a dual season alongside multi-work highlight show GALA from November 21st.


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Immerse yourself in a unique dance experience, of all things by ADT.

Posted on: 17/11/2020 6:00PM

Immerse yourself in a unique dance experience, of all things 19-22 November at ADT’s The Odeon theatre. Audiences will enter an immersive environment and a performance that has already begun in the latest production from Australian Dance Theatre (ADT). 


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HAMILTON Australian Cast Announced

Posted on: 15/11/2020 6:00PM

In August 2019 the search began and in a creative video, the long awaited cast of HAMILTON in Australia has been announced!


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Join Australian Dance Theatre, under the Artistic Direction of Garry Stewart

Posted on: 12/11/2020 6:00PM

A rare opportunity has become available for dancers to join Australian Dance Theatre, under the Artistic Direction of Garry Stewart. Australian Dance Theatre is Australia's pre-eminent contemporary dance company, based in Adelaide South Australia. It has a well-established international profile and tours regularly throughout national and international regions. The company is looking for strong, highly skilled and thoughtful contemporary dancers who have a minimum of three years professional contemporary dance experience.


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The 2020 Victorian State Schools Spectacular

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

The 2020 Victorian State Schools Spectacular was due to be performed twice on Saturday 12 September at John Cain Arena. Instead of bumping in and out of the arena, makeshift film studios have been bumped into the homes of main cast members across the state to produce a made-for-TV special which will be broadcast by the Seven Network later this year.


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