Pop Diva, a Spelling Bee and some Virgins
had their Australian premieres in Melbourne in January. One was
a World Premiere the other the first International production
of a Tony® Award winning Broadway hit.
AUSTRALIA GOES TO NEW YORK (and LA)
to escape the Commonwealth Games crowd in 2006? Join Henry Sachwald
on a 10 day trip departing Melbourne for New York (and Los Angeles).
See three Broadway shows, attend theatre workshops, backstage
tours, make musical theatre contacts, or just go shopping and
sightseeing. The weather in March is great and the variety of
shows to see is at its best. Estimated cost (excluding departure
tax and insurance) is too good to advertise. Interested?
more information and expressions of interest write to firstname.lastname@example.org
SUBJECT:2006 B'WAY TOUR
address:Musicals Australia, PO Box 2087, Caulfield Nth, Vic, 3161
you at the theatre!"
Around the World with Peter Pinne
President of Bayview Recording Company has been to London and
New York recently and gives his views about: Billy Elliot,
Mary Poppins, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, All Shook Up, Alter Boyz,
The Light in the Piazza, Broadway on Broadway and Broadway Unplugged.
The American Musical
A History of Broadway
NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD in Australia
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has Australian Premiere
in Melbourne in 2006.
OFF 2005 – A concert with a difference
6 November 2005 8.00pm
BACKERS WANTED FOR EXCITING NEW MUSICAL THEATRE REVUE
Fringe Festival 2005
I Get The Music In You
Starring Queenie van de Zandt opens September 21.
MUSICALS AUSTRALIA BY BUYING ON-LINE FROM BROADWAY
clicking on the Broadway
Best icon on the Musicals Australia homepage to purchase cds,
dvds, and sheet music you will be supporting Musicals Australia
through their affiliate program. In addition to their stock of
musical theatre recordings Broadway Best has an incredible catalogue
of Broadway karaoke recordings and the sensational Jay Records
catalogue of complete cast recordings. Support Musicals Australia
by buying at Broadway
PAIGE on "Henry Sachwald's THEATRETRACK"
3MBS-FM 103.5 Thursday night 22 September
10 p.m. - midnight
(September 14, 2005)
This interview was recorded by phone on September
9. It runs 25 minutes and covers everything from her first school
days performance as Susanna in "The Marriage of Figaro"
to vying for the part of Norma Desmond in the upcoming film version
of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Sunset Blvd".
"Henry Sachwald's THEATRETRACK"
3MBS-FM 103.5 LISTEN
LIVE on ther internet
Thursday night 22 September
10 p.m. - midnight
In addition to the interview hear Elaine sing selections from
Evita, Cats, Chess, Anything Goes, Piaf, Billy, Sunset Blvd,
Elaine Paige will be performing at HAMER HALL, The Arts Centre,
Melbourne on Wednesday night 19 October.
is inspired by the life of Rosie Shaw (1905-1971), the free spirited
cockney girl who dreamed of becoming a great singer like Melba,
a great dancer like Pavlova. Instead she became a flower seller
and, from a stall in Martin Place, serenaded her customers and
passers-by for forty years. Brash and indomitable Rose, dreamer
of impossible dreams was a Sydney legend.
by Frank Hatherley, who wrote the book and co-wrote the lyrics
with noted composer Peter Stannard, 'Rosie' is a bright new musical
which follows our heroine's adventures through Sydney - from Martin
Place to bohemian Kings Cross where she lived life to the full
by her own unconventional rules.
music of 'Rosie' is full of melody and vitality, and as nostalgic
as the Verdi and Puccini operas which Rose loved to sing. The
lyrics reflect her courage and optimism.
production has its premiere at the famous historic Independent
Theatre, North Sydney on Saturday August 6, 2005 for a limited
season of 8 weeks.
out! Here Comes The “STAGE SHOW”.
DANCING comes to Melbourne
– The Classic Story on Stage” had its Melbourne premiere
on Thursday night, 16 June, 2005 at the Princess Theatre. The
Princess Theatre has been the home of Les Miserables ,
The Phantom of the Opera , Mamma Mia and The
CAST RECORDINGS RETURN TO SOUTH YARRA - MIDDLE
EIGHT MUSIC TO OPEN SHOP IN MELBOURNE.
(formerly of CD COLLECTOR - Sydney) has joined with Shane Hewitt
to open a new shop in South Yarra, Melbourne featuring musical
theatre and cabaret artist rercordings. There hasn't been a shop
like this in Melbourne since Readings - South Yarra closed its
doors. Shane Hewitt, founder of MIDDLE EIGHT MUSIC specialises
in featuring recordings by Australian performers and
Australian Cast recordings. In addition MIDDLE EIGHT MUSIC is
the Australian distributor for Bayview Records and PS Classics.
BERGSTEIN on "Henry Sachwald's THEATRETRACK"
Bergstein, author and producer of both the film and stage versions
of DIRTY DANCING will be special guest on THEATRETRACK
Thursday night, June 9. A Tribute to Jerry Orbach is also scheduled
for this particular program. Jerry Orbach, who passed away on
December 29, 2004, starred in the movie version of DIRTY DANCING.
DOGS and DIRTY DANCING IN MELBOURNE.
Perry's TAP DOGS returns to Melbourne for a limited engasgement
at the Comedy Theatre from 15 June - 2 July. Meanwhile the stage
version of DIRTY DANCING, reported to be taking in a
substantial advance at the box-office opens around the corner
at the Princess Theatre on June 16 for an open ended run.
MENOPAUSE, GOODBYE MAMMA MIA!
Mia winds up its Australasian tour in Melbourne at Her Majesty's
Theatre, Menopause-The Musical will move across the street to
Her Majesty's on 18th June for an extended run until the 17th
and MAMMA MIA!
(April 17, 2005)
What do Menopause and Mamma Mia! have in common? More than you
might imagine. Menopause – the Musical and Mamma Mia! are
currently playing across the street (Exhibition St) from each
other in Melbourne. Both shows are doing big box office business.
Leading Ladies Take Centre Stage (February
Connelli, Millerchip, Prior, Turner, Wood and Hayes light up the
stage of Her Majesty's - Melbourne.
a long time between major New York style Musical Theatre events
in Melbourne. To sustain the drive of the “Broadway” musical there
are frequent occasions available for New York audiences to hear
the musical theatre stars of Broadway sing shows tunes live. In
Melbourne and the other capital cities of Australia this is too
rare an event.
Collector closes its doors at the end of January
for musical theatre and cabaret recording buffs. After 15 years
CD COLLECTOR in Sydney
will close its doors, leaving a big gap in specialist CD retailing
in Australia. Check out their website for clearance bargains.