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Kurt Kansley in Ragtime from The Production Company

The Production Company Ends 21st Season With Potent ‘Ragtime’

by Paul Cashmere

‘Ragtime’ is possibly the most confronting production The Production Company has ever presented.

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Electric Dreams

Electric Dreams The Musical To Be Staged In Melbourne

by Paul Cashmere

Drew Lane’s adaptation of the 1984 movie ‘Electric Dreams’ will staged in Melbourne in November.

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Whoopi Goldberg and Jennifer Saunders in Sister Act

Whoopi Goldberg To Reprise Sister Act Role for London Stage

by Music-News.com

Whoopi Goldberg will reprise her role as Deloris Van Cartier after 28 years for a London run of Sister Act.

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Jeanne Pratt AC, Chairman of The Production Company

After 21 Years The Production Company To Finish In 2020

by Paul Cashmere

The Production Company, the treasured Melbourne theatre company founded by Jeanne Pratt in 1999, will present its final performance in May 2020.

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Stewart D'Arietta My Leonard Cohen

Stewart D’Arietta to Perform My Leonard Cohen At Memo Music Hall Friday and Saturday

by Paul Cashmere

Stewart D’Arietta’s latest work ‘My Leonard Cohen’ is on for two nights, this Friday and Saturday, at Memo Music Hall in St Kilda.

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renee Zellwegger as Judy

Renee Zellweger Records Duet With Sam Smith For ‘Judy’ Soundtrack

by Paul Cashmere

Renee Zellweger has recorded duets with Sam Smith and Rufus Wainwright for the soundtrack to the movie ‘Judy’, about Judy Garland.

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Paul Slade Smith as Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory gives Melbourne a Fantasy Escape Plan #REVIEW

by Paul Cashmere

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is wonderful evening out offering a total fantasy escape.

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Thoroughly Modern Millie Annie Aitken photo by Jeff Busby

#REVIEW: The Production Company presents Thoroughly Modern Millie

by Paul Cashmere

Writing up about ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ has me torn between the great things The Production Company have once again achieved with this production and the gaping insensitivity that the show could have avoided.

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Rob Mills

John Foreman to Perform the Music of George Michael with 30-piece Orchestra

by Paul Cashmere

Melbourne maestro, Music Director John Foreman will pair some of the Australia’s greatest vocalists with a 30-piece orchestra to perform the music of George Michael in October for ‘George Michael: Listen To Your Heart’.

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Moulin Rouge! Boston Set Shot, photo by Matthew Murphy

Premier Announces the Premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Moulin Rouge’

by Paul Cashmere

The Australian premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s stage production of the hit movie Moulin Rouge will premiere in Melbourne in 2021.

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Taylor Swift as Bomalurina in Cats

Cats the Movie is Coming and Unlike the Theatre Show the movie actually looks good

by Paul Cashmere

Seriously, Cats the Musical has got to be the worst musical of all time. Let’s face it, Andrew Lloyd Webber got really lazy with that one. He just remade Jesus Christ Superstar … with cats.

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Dr Miles Gregory at the Shakespeare Gardens Pop Up Globe Announcement. The Pop Up Globe starts in September 2017 at the Myer Music Bowl. Photo by Ros OGorman

Shakespeare’s Pop-Up Globe Is Heading To Perth

by Paul Cashmere

The Pop-Up Globe, a replica of the historic Shakespeare Globe Theatre in London, is heading to Perth in October.

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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to perform Skyfall in concert

by Paul Cashmere

The score to the 23rd James Bond movie ‘Skyfall’ will be performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as a lead-up to the still unnamed Bond 25.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Helpmann Awards to feature World First Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Performance

by Paul Cashmere

When the Helpmann Awards are handed out in Melbourne for the very first time on 15 July there will be a very special world first as part of the show, the cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will perform a montage from the show.

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Marcia Hines, noise11, Photo Ros O'Gorman

Ben Mingay, Lucy Durack and Marcia Hines to star in Shrek The Musical

by Paul Cashmere

Shrek The Musical stars have been revealed. Ben Mingay will star as Shrek, Lucy Durack is Princess Fiona and Marcia Hines will join the Sydney cast as the Dragon.

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Tex Perkins Man In Black

Tex Perkins Clocks Up 10 Years With Johnny Cash Show The Man In Black

by Paul Cashmere

Tex Perkins has with the Johnny Cash story in ‘The Man In Black – The Songs and Story of Johnny Cash’ earned a Helpmann Award and played to sell-out shows all over Australia.

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Charlies Melbourne - Lachlan Young Benjamin Belsey Elijah Slavinskis Lenny Thomas Edgar Stirling Pic Credit Jeff Busby1629

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Charlie Stars Announced

by Paul Cashmere

Benjamin Belsey (10 years of age, from Point Cook), Elijah Slavinskis (10, Ashburton), Edgar Stirling (10, St Kilda), Lenny Thomas (12, Bonbeach) and Lachlan Young (13, Camberwell) will play the role of Charlie Bucket in Melbourne edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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Jason Donovan stars as Billy Flynn in Chicago

Jason Donovan to Star in next Australian Production of Chicago

by Paul Cashmere

Jason Donovan is heading to his hometown Melbourne to star in the next Australian production of Chicago.

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Hamilton

Sydney Scores Hamilton Australian Premiere

by Paul Cashmere

Hamilton, one of the most successful new American musicals of the past decade, will have its Australian premiere in Sydney.

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Chris Ryan Phoebe Panaretos and iOTA photo by Jeff Busby

Chris Ryan Talks About His Starring Role As Newton in Bowie’s Lazarus

by Paul Cashmere

In 2018 Jeanne Pratt’s The Production Company scored a major win for Melbourne. The company acquired the rights to David Bowie’s final work ‘Lazarus’.

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The Greatest Showman

Keala joins Hugh Jackman at UK Show

by Music-News.com

Hugh Jackman’s The Greatest Showman co-star Keala Settle made a surprise appearance during the opening night of his one-man show in Glasgow on Tuesday night (07May19).

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Rachel Beck and Todd McKenney in Barnum the Musical photo by Jeff Busby

Barnum The Musical Is A Challenge Well Played

by Paul Cashmere

Let’s face it. A musical about circus superstar PT Barnum will always have an uphill battle in the shadow on one of the greatest movies in recent years Barnum starring Hugh Jackman. The musical star Todd McKenney will be compared to Jackman’s performance and the music to the Grammy winning movie soundtrack. When you compare those two, of course the movie wins.

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Dame Edna

Barry Humphries Resurrects Dame Edna for My Gorgeous Life

by Paul Cashmere

Barry Humphries has put the defibrillator on Dame Edna and brought the old chook back to life. Humphries will star Edna in his new show ‘Dame Edna My Gorgeous Life’.

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Muriels Wedding

Muriel’s Wedding The Musical is Destined to become an Australian Theatre Classic

by Paul Cashmere

‘Muriel’s Wedding The Musical’ is destined to be a global hit. This all-Australian production, based on the book by PJ Hogan, directed by Simon Phillips and with new music from Kate Miller-Heidke & Kier Nuttal, will be a great fit for Broadway or the West End one day. Right now, Melbourne is privileged to host the Australian premiere of the national tour of Muriel’s Wedding The Musical.

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Kurious Cabinet of Curiosities

Cirque du Soliel to present Kurios for Australia

by Paul Cashmere

Cirque du Soliel’s next Australian showcase is the acclaimed ‘Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities’.

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Jersey Boys Australia 2019 photo Jeff Busby

Jersey Boys returns to Melbourne a decade after first run

by Paul Cashmere

The Four Seasons story ‘Jersey Boys’ has returned for the third time to Melbourne, 10 years after the initial run in 2009.

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Jeanne Pratt AC, Chairman of The Production Company

The Production Company Launches 2019 Season with a Bowie exclusive

by Paul Cashmere

Melbourne’s revered theatre company The Production Company has launched its 2019 season with two Australian premieres (including David Bowie’s last work) and an all time classic.

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Kate Miller-Heidke. image by Ros O'Gorman

Kate Miller-Heidke to Perform for Australia at Eurovision 2019

by Paul Cashmere

Kate Miller-Heidke will perform for Australia in Israel at Eurovision 2019.

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(Left to right: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Diane Paulus, Alanis Morissette, Diablo Cody, Tom Kitt. Photo by Matthew Murphy)

Alanis Morissette’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Musical to open on Broadway

by Paul Cashmere

‘Jagged Little Pill’, a new musical based in Alanis Morissette’s classic album, will open on Broadway in the second half of 2019.

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Muriels Wedding Australian cast

Muriel’s Wedding The Musical is heading to Melbourne in March

by Paul Cashmere

Muriel’s Wedding The Musical is on its way to Melbourne.

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