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Popular Productions is an international producer of quality theatre and entertainment with over thirty major productions to its name. Based in London and Dubai its producers are Lucy Magee & John Payton. Most recently the company presented ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ to ... (read complete bio)
 

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Popular Productions is an international producer of quality theatre and entertainment with over thirty major productions to its name. Based in London and Dubai its producers are Lucy Magee & John Payton. Most recently the company presented ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ to ... (read complete bio)

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Popular Productions Biography

Popular Productions is an international producer of quality theatre and entertainment with over thirty major productions to its name. Based in London and Dubai its producers are Lucy Magee & John Payton.

Most recently the company presented ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ to huge success. This followed a Middle East tour of ‘The Woman in Black’ at the ‘First Group Theatre’ in Dubai and the ‘Al Jaheli Theatre’ in Abu Dhabi. Preceding this was the Timeout Dubai Nightlife Award winning production of ‘The Sound of Music’ at the Bahrain Summer Festival, BIECC. This followed the sell-out production of ‘OLIVER!’ (First Group Theatre). Other productions include: The UAE premiere of Stephen King’s horror ‘Misery’ starring UK TV and West End’s Darren Day and Yvonne O’Grady (First Group Theatre).

The 2011 record-breaking sell out production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s ‘The Sound of Music’ (First Group Theatre) and the Middle East premiere of Disney’s new musical ‘Camp Rock’ (First Group Theatre). Other productions include: ‘When Harry Met Sally’ (First Group Theatre ‘Fame’ (First Group Theatre), ‘Blood Brothers’, (First Group Theatre), ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged (First Group Theatre)’ ‘Stones in His Pockets’ (First group Theatre & Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC), ‘Disney High School Musical 2’ (Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC), ‘Annie’ (Madinat Theatre),‘Disney High School Musical’ (Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC), ‘Blues Brothers Unlimited’, (Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC); John Godber's comedy 'Teechers' and Neil Simon's comedy musical 'They're Playing Our Song' (Madinat Theatre), Willy Russell's 'Educating Rita', (Madinat Theatre); The hit London revival of the West End comedy musical 'I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change', (West End and Dubai); John Osborne's classic play 'Look Back in Anger' (Madinat Theatre) and the critically acclaimed production of Stephen King's thriller 'Misery' which starred Susan Penhaligon and Michael Praed (Kings Head Theatre, London).





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MPAC Announces May Calendar Of Events Photo MPAC Announces May Calendar Of Events
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2022

MPAC presents a wide range of events in May, featuring the touring production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific,, kids favorite, Laurie Berkner, and America's Got Talent favorites Piff the Magic Dragon and Puddles Pity Party.

The Winter Park Playhouse Announces Their 20th Anniversary Series Of Professional Mus Photo The Winter Park Playhouse Announces Their 20th Anniversary Series Of Professional Musicals!
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 1, 2022

The Winter Park Playhouse has announced their 2oth Anniversary Mainstage Series of Professional Musicals for the 2022-2023. This new 6-Show anniversary series boasts some of the most popular productions from the past two decades of Winter Park Playhouse professional musical theatre. 

Royal Shakespeare Company Announces 2022 Partnership With Cunard Photo Royal Shakespeare Company Announces 2022 Partnership With Cunard
by Stephi Wild - Jan 14, 2022

Royal Shakespeare Company has announced its 2022 partnership with Cunard. Guests sailing across the Atlantic on Cunard’s flagship, Queen Mary 2, will be able to enjoy exclusive theatrical experiences, including a unique blend of Shakespeare’s iconic love scenes in a brand new piece called Boundless as the Sea. 

Final Cast Announced For BROKEN WINGS  at Charing Cross Theatre Photo Final Cast Announced For BROKEN WINGS at Charing Cross Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Dec 7, 2021

Aria Entertainment today announces the final casting for the musical adaptation of Kahlil Gibran's Broken Wings by Nadim Naaman – who will also play Kahlil Gibran - and Dana Al Fardan.

VIDEO: First Look At ELF THE MUSICAL, JR At Stages Theatre Company Photo VIDEO: First Look At ELF THE MUSICAL, JR At Stages Theatre Company
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 22, 2021

Stages Theatre Company announces the return of live in-door theatre as it presents ELF THE MUSICAL, JR. Buddy the Elf is back at Stages this holiday season in his quest to find his true identity.

Pollyanna Theatre Company Creates Publishing/Licensing Division Photo Pollyanna Theatre Company Creates Publishing/Licensing Division
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 19, 2021

As one of the only theatre companies in the country producing exclusively new works for children, Pollyanna has commissioned more than 75 plays over the last 20 years. The company’s plays are both entertaining and educational, designed to inspire young audiences with engaging characters and memorable stories.

Initial Cast Announced For BROKEN WINGS At Charing Cross Theatre Photo Initial Cast Announced For BROKEN WINGS At Charing Cross Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2021

Aria Entertainment today announces initial casting for the musical adaptation of Kahlil Gibran's Broken Wings by Nadim Naaman – who will also play Kahlil Gibran - and Dana Al Fardan. 

Sharon Rose and Chris Hatt Will Perform WEST END SOUL At The Pheasantry, London Photo Sharon Rose and Chris Hatt Will Perform WEST END SOUL At The Pheasantry, London
by Stephi Wild - Nov 5, 2021

From Beautiful to Hamilton, stopping off at Motown, Broadway and the West End along the way, join Hamilton star Sharon Rose and Associate Musical Director of Hamilton Chris Hatt, for an evening of musical entertainment

Stages Theatre Announces Cast of ELF THE MUSICAL, JR. Photo Stages Theatre Announces Cast of ELF THE MUSICAL, JR.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2021

Stages Theatre Company (STC) announces the return of live in-door theatre as it presents ELF THE MUSICAL, JR. Buddy the Elf is back at Stages this holiday season in his quest to find his true identity. This heart-felt and hilarious musical, based on the beloved holiday film from New Line Cinema, is filled with memorable music and lots of laughs for the whole family to enjoy.

Here We Go Again! MAMMA MIA! Returns To Old Town Temecula Photo Here We Go Again! MAMMA MIA! Returns To Old Town Temecula
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 3, 2021

Mamma Mia! returns to Old Town Temecula! Perhaps the grooviest, feel-good Broadway show ever written and one of Temecula Valley Players most popular productions in their 39-year history.

Popular Productions Videos

BWW TV: First Look At THE STEADFAST TIN SOLDIER At Lookingglass VideoBWW TV: First Look At THE STEADFAST TIN SOLDIER At Lookingglass
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 3, 2019

Lookingglass Theatre Company presents The Steadfast Tin Soldier, from the story by Hans Christian Andersen, written and directed by Ensemble Member Mary Zimmerman.

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of Virginia's Stage's CROWNS VideoVIDEO: Behind the Scenes of Virginia's Stage's CROWNS
by Julie Musbach - May 16, 2018

Virginia Stage Company runs the hit gospel musical Crowns. Written by Regina Taylor and directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges, this production returns after breaking box office records in 2006. "There is something about Crowns that warms the soul" (Chicago Tribune), and there is no better production to close the Stage Company's 39th season.

STAGE TUBE: 2013 Stratford Shakespeare Festival Lineup Announced!
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2012

Antoni Cimolino today announced the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's playbill for 2013, his first season as Artistic Director, and began to outline his vision for the Festival's future during his tenure.