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DORA'S PIRATE ADVENTURE to Launch Live Australian Tour in September Photos DORA'S PIRATE ADVENTURE to Launch Live Australian Tour in September
(9/2/2014) - Nick Jr. and Life Like Touring have announced that due to popular demand, new shows have been added to the 2014 tour schedule of Dora's Pirate Adventure. Dora the Explorer and her friends will visit Brisbane and the Gold Coast, along with Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Perth in September this year.


Bands Play in Backyards and More During Junction Arts Festival Sept. 10-14 Photos Bands Play in Backyards and More During Junction Arts Festival Sept. 10-14
(9/1/2014) - Launceston will throw off its "sleepy" reputation with a loud line-up of over 25+ local and national music acts as part of Junction Arts Festival from 10 - 14 September, 2014. The best of Tasmania will play alongside Australia's best chart-topping bands, including The Babe Rainbow, The Royal Jellies, Tiger and Me and Pete Cornelius' jazz band King Cake.


Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 31 Photos Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 31
(8/31/2014) - Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 31, 2014.


Neglected Musicals Presents IT'S A BIRD, IT'S A PLANE, IT'S SUPERMAN, 10/06 Photos Neglected Musicals Presents IT'S A BIRD, IT'S A PLANE, IT'S SUPERMAN, 10/06
(8/31/2014) - Neglected Musicals will present It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman, on Hayes Theatre Co on Monday, 6 October. Directed by Stuart Maunder this 1966 Broadway Musical is the classic battle between good and evil by one of the comic world's most renowned superhero's, Superman.


DIRTY DANCING to Play Melbourne and Brisbane Nov. 2014-May 2015 Photos DIRTY DANCING to Play Melbourne and Brisbane Nov. 2014-May 2015
(8/31/2014) - Leading Australian theatre producer John Frost today announced the international hit musical Dirty Dancing would play in Melbourne and Brisbane in 2015 following its Sydney season. A decade after its World Premiere in Sydney in November 2004, Dirty Dancing will play at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 28 November this year, then Melbourne's Princess Theatre from March and the Lyric Theatre, QPAC from May.


BWW Exclusive: A NEW BRAIN in Melbourne Photos BWW Exclusive: A NEW BRAIN in Melbourne
(8/31/2014) - A New Brain is one of William Finn's his many exquisite musical theatre works. Producer Phill Scanlon let BWW view one of the final rehearsals before A NEW BRAIN opens at the Doncaster Playhouse from September 12. Based on what we saw, this show promises heart and music.


Bangarra Dance Theatre's PATYEGARANG Heads to Arts Centre Melbourne, Now thru Sept 6 Photos Bangarra Dance Theatre's PATYEGARANG Heads to Arts Centre Melbourne, Now thru Sept 6
(8/28/2014) - Now close to selling out at the Sydney Opera House, Bangarra Dance Theatre's new show Patyegarang is on its way to Melbourne for a limited season of ten performances. Patyegarang will be presented at Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse from tonight, 28 August to 6 September 2014.


Bangarra Dance Theatre Celebrates 25 Years with Community Night, Koorie Kids Day, Now thru Sept 2014 Photos Bangarra Dance Theatre Celebrates 25 Years with Community Night, Koorie Kids Day, Now thru Sept 2014
(8/27/2014) - Bangarra Dance Theatre will take to the Playhouse stage at Arts Centre Melbourne from 28 August 2014 with the Melbourne Premiere of its new work Patyegarang. Choreographed by Artistic Director Stephen Page, Patyegarang commemorates the story of a young Eora woman who shared her culture and language with one of the first settlers in the place we now call Sydney.


Angelique Cassimatis to Star in Blue Saint's GUILTY PLEASURES at Chapel off Chapel, Oct 9-12 Photos Angelique Cassimatis to Star in Blue Saint's GUILTY PLEASURES at Chapel off Chapel, Oct 9-12
(8/25/2014) - Blue Saint Productions is a fresh company based in both Sydney and Melbourne that are striving toward producing original and existing works. Joshua Robson (Les Miserables) and Damien Bermingham (Strictly Ballroom) are the founders of the company. They met each other in King Kong: Live on Stage in 2013 and discovered their passion for producing when they produced "Together We Stand" (King Kong Charity Concert). They are very excited to be putting on their inaugural production of Guilty Pleasures at Chapel off Chapel in October 2014.


LIGHT THE NIGHT 2014 Celebrates 10 Years this October Photos LIGHT THE NIGHT 2014 Celebrates 10 Years this October
(8/25/2014) - It was announced today that LIGHT THE NIGHT will celebrate 10 years with a final benefit concert at the City Recital Hall Angel Place on Monday October 27. The annual benefit has been raising money and awareness for leukaemia research over the past decade. To date, over $400,000 has been donated to The Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation, targeting a cure for leukaemia.


A SONG TO SING O to Return to Glen Street Theatre Photos A SONG TO SING O to Return to Glen Street Theatre
(8/25/2014) - After a sell-out performance at Glen Street Theatre in 2012, this feast of Gilbert and Sullivan gems is back by popular demand.


Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 24 Photos Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 24
(8/24/2014) - Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 24, 2014.


BWW Reviews: TALES OF A USED CAR SALESMAN Photos BWW Reviews: TALES OF A USED CAR SALESMAN
(8/25/2014) - Drew Collet shatters every used car salesman stereotype and in the process delivers an often hilarious insight into life in the car yard. His show is a mix of anecdote and musical comedy that almost has the feel of a luxury vehicle.


Rachel Gordon, Christopher Stollery and More to Star in Darlinghurst Theatre Company's DAYLIGHT SAVING Photos Rachel Gordon, Christopher Stollery and More to Star in Darlinghurst Theatre Company's DAYLIGHT SAVING
(8/22/2014) - Darlinghurst Theatre Company today announced the cast for Daylight Saving, the final play in their inaugural season at Eternity Playhouse. The deliciously fast-paced comedy about love, loneliness, food and friendship opens 4 November.


COMPLEXITY OF BELONGING to Open 9 October at Southbank Theatre Photos COMPLEXITY OF BELONGING to Open 9 October at Southbank Theatre
(8/20/2014) - From a long-standing and critically lauded collaboration comes the highly anticipated world premiere of a politically charged work from two of theatre and dance's most unflinching creators. Chunky Move joins forces with Melbourne Theatre Company, Melbourne and Brisbane Festivals for Complexity of Belonging, an international co-production that will push perceptions of contemporary Australian theatre. Making its world premiere in Melbourne before embarking on a 2015 European tour, Complexity of Belonging opens on Thursday 9 October 2014 at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner.


 
🔀AUSTRALIA - MELBOURNE SHOWS
Mother and Son in Australia - MelbourneMother and Son
(Runs 8/29 - 9/7)
Still Awake Still! in Australia - MelbourneStill Awake Still!
(Runs 9/8 - 9/9)
Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind in Australia - MelbourneSam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind
(Runs 8/14 - 9/13)
The Play of Herod in Australia - MelbourneThe Play of Herod
(Runs 10/2 - 10/5)
The 39 Steps in Australia - MelbourneThe 39 Steps
(Runs 10/11 - 10/11)
My Fair Lady in Australia - MelbourneMy Fair Lady
(Runs 10/24 - 11/8)
Pete the Sheep in Australia - MelbournePete the Sheep
(Runs 11/17 - 11/18)

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