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Roleystone Theatre present ‘A Cabaret of Golden Age Musicals’

Roleystone Theatre present ‘A Cabaret of Golden Age Musicals’

Take a trip back in time and get ready to swing to the sounds of yesteryear in A Cabaret of Golden Age Musicals. Presented by Roleystone Theatre at Armadale District Hall, the show has been devised and directed by Chloe Palliser as a jukebox-style musical in the form of a cabaret show. Performers explore the […]

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On This Gay Day: Composer Stephen Sondheim was born

Stephen Sondheim was born on this day in 1930 Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim was born in New York on this day in 1930. Sondheim’s Broadway career kicked off in 1957 when he provided the lyrics for West Side Story, while Leonard Bernstein composed the musical score. Sondheim would go on to write many successful Broadway shows […]

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Ella Fitzgerald, Sondheim & more celebrated with ‘Jazz at the Symphony’

Ella Fitzgerald, Sondheim & more celebrated with ‘Jazz at the Symphony’

This February, the state’s best musicians will unite to bring a first-of-its-kind performance to Perth audiences, blurring the lines between classic and contemporary. The Western Australian Jazz Project (WAJP) will join forces with musical legends including Sara McLiver, Jamie ‘Slim Jim’ Mercanti, and Jamie Oehlers for its Jazz at the Symphony performance at Perth Concert […]

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Legendary composer Stephen Sondheim dead at 91

Legendary composer Stephen Sondheim dead at 91

Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim has died aged 91. Sondheim is credited with transforming musical theatre in the 20th century with a string of hit shows that were artistic, financially successful, but also focused on unexpected subjects and storytelling methods. The composer died suddenly at him home in Roxbury, Connecticut on Friday. He had been celebrating […]

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Iconic musical ‘West Side Story’ is coming to Crown Perth this June

Iconic musical ‘West Side Story’ is coming to Crown Perth this June

Opera Australia and GWB Entertainment have announced one of the most celebrated musicals of all time is coming to Crown Perth this June. The iconic West Side Story will be retold on the Crown Perth stage, and Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini is excited to bring the production to Perth audiences. “West Side Story is […]

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‘Assassins’ – Black Swan deliver a perfect slice Sondheim’s magic

Assassins | State Theatre Centre | Until 1st July | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Assassins is on one level a challenging work for an Australian audience. When the writer behind A Little Night Music, Into the Woods and Sunday in the Park with George sat down to create this clever and theatrical march through American history – an audience in Western […]

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Assassins & The Events: Black Swan shine a light on gun control

In his musical Assassins Stephen Sondheim traverses US history visiting each assassination attempt on an American President. From the well known, including the deaths of John F Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln, to attacks on the lives of Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon, James Garfield and William McKinley. It’s a musical journey highlighting that being leader of […]

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WAPPA Students Head Into The Woods

WAPPA Students Head Into The Woods

Into the Woods, an award winning Stephen Sondheim musical, tells a delightful tale of a baker and his wife who journey ‘into the woods’ on a quest to lift an evil witch’s curse. They set off in search of an assortment of other fairy tale characters such as Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Cinderella. […]

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