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After The Beep Drama Australasian View Details Compare
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A musical duologue, AFTER THE BEEP traces the lives of a 30ish couple after their relationship of five years ends. From the moment that Jason leaves Samantha behind in their flat the two of them never speak face to face, relying instead upon messages left on their answering machines to communicate.

Jason attempts to deal with the problems of having to move back home with his parents and Sam works her way through all the issues and problems her new found single status creates. This intimate musical comedy has been workshopped with the cast of Melissa Langton and Matt Hetherington under the direction of Gary Young.

Breast Wishes Comedy/Satire; Fringe; Romance Australasian View Details Compare
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BREAST WISHES takes place in various locales and time periods. It follows the journey of a family and the events that have shaped their breasts. Lyn is a warm, open, earth-mother with voluptuous breasts and is married to breast-loving everyman David. Her sister Carol is flat-chested and highly strung in the midst of a mid life crisis. Their cousin Sal is young, sexy and self absorbed. Their mother Helen has embraced all things new-age. Irene – the quintessential bra-fitter is our wise overseer.

Great Houdini Musical, The Drama Australasian View Details Compare
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World-famous illusionist and escapologist Harry Houdini is torn between the love of his Mama, his wife and his obsession to escape from handcuffs, chains and prison cells. 

Can this legendary mortal accomplish his greatest feat of all by escaping death itself?

Hatpin, The Drama; Fringe Australasian View Details Compare
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THE HATPIN is inspired by the true story of Amber Murray who in 1892 gave up her son to the Makin family in Sydney, Australia.

THE HATPIN tells story of a single mother, Amber Murray, who advertised her baby in a newspaper trading column in the hope of saving his life...and ended up embroiled in one of the most captivating, moving and exciting criminal trials in Australian history. Using the moral support she gains from her friendship with the free spirited Harriet Piper, Amber fights the injustices of circumstance and tragedy to find hope and strength.

A moving and hopeful story about friendship and courage. Dealing with motherhood, poverty and the resilience of women thriving under extraordinary pressures, this show looks at the public’s judgment of private choice, the power of self-liberty and the notion of “care”.

This case of Amber Murray vs. The Makins was influential in bringing about awareness in society of the need for welfare for single-mothers and the demand for a review of the Australian Child Protection Act.

"A powerful piece of musical theatre...A landmark moment in Australian musical theatre" -Mark Hopkins, Sydney Morning Herald.

"A sophisticated work...Taking the Australian musical a notch higher" – Troy Lennon, Daily Telegraph.

"The Audience is gripped by the kind of tension and horror normally associated with a Hitchcock thriller...See it now!” -Diana Simmonds, Stagenoise.com.

"Gutsy, gritty, dark, funny, clever, rich in history and thoroughly moving...Strong casting and rich characters...The Hatpin is a revelation in Australian theatre" -Joanna Erskine, Aussietheatre.com.au.

Jungle Drums - A Musical Play for Young Animals Fantasy/Adventure Australasian View Details Compare
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Ngiri is the Smallest Warthog in Africa. Tired of being teased, he wishes things could be different. When old Nyumbu the Wildebeest gives him a set of magic drums, he is sure his wish is about to come true. But the animals in the Jungle are in for a big surprise when Ngiri’s wish is granted in a most unexpected way.

Prodigal Comedy/Satire; Drama Australasian View Details Compare
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A contemporary retelling of the well known parable, PRODIGAL is the story of Luke Flannery and his typically Australian family.  On his eighteenth birthday, Luke runs away to Sydney, rather than work in the family business.  When he comes out to his parents, their rejection causes him to plunge recklessly into the city's nightlife.  He returns home, broken, to a family who struggle to reconcile the son who left with the one who has returned.  Featuring a contemporary score, PRODIGAL is a starkly humorous and poignant look at the challenges of growing up.

“the songs are fresh and eloquent…the cast shines” – New York Post.

“[the writers] give the parable of the prodigal son a decidedly modern twist…music deeply felt…heartrending” – New York Daily News.

“Prodigal offers good comic moments…especially fine performances…clever staging” – New York Times.

“it is terrific to hear a new score that shows such promise…composer Frank gives each character a unique and emotional melodic line that when combined create a melancholy aural snapshot of a family thrown into crisis…makes you want to hear more from the duo” – American Theater Web.

“a musical that boasts plenty of talent, both Australian and American…a promising young writing team…we can use another sweet little musical now that The Fantasticks is no longer around to cheer us up” – Broadway.com.

“the score is a catchy combination of traditional theatre music and modern pop” – Talkin’ Broadway.

Rush! The Stage Musical Drama Australasian View Details Compare
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Sarah and Duncan McKenzie arrive in the ‘new country’ as Jackie O’Fea brings news of gold discoveries.

Leaving his family for the diggings, Duncan seizes his chance for freedom from the slavery of the 19th century working class life, but his dreams are dashed as tragedy strikes. Duncan's close friend Nathan Hall is drowned in a massive flood and Jackie O'Fea, a trusted friend, shows his true colours. The widow Millie Hall is assaulted by O'Fea. With the threat of harm to her baby she is powerless. With danger at every turn, luck proves to be no friend to Duncan McKenzie. Dan Nolan is murdered by O'Fea's henchmen after a card game. Wrongfully accused faces the gallows. It is only now he sees that no amount of gold could replace the love of his family. After a macabre trial and is hanged. Sarah visits the camp for answers and finds that rough justice can be as swift and ferocious as the mighty swollen Arrow River.

Sign Of The Seahorse, The Fantasy/Adventure Australasian View Details Compare
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"An Underwater Musical".

A tale of greed and high adventure in one musical act.

"Beyond the ken of mortal men, beneath the wind and waves

There lies a land of shells and sand, of chasms, crags and caves

Where coral castles climb and soar, where swaying seaweeds grow

And all around, without a sound, the ocean currents flow".

This adventurous show, originally performed as a concert by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (in conjunction with Playbox), is available as a stage musical for performances by both schools and musical societies.

Silver Donkey, The Fantasy/Adventure Australasian View Details Compare
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The piece opens with a man telling his brother a story; “Once, in a village by the sea, there was a blind soldier, three brave children who found him in the woods, and a silver donkey that brought him luck”. The village comes alive, there is a war being fought just down the road, but village life continues on as normal.

Marcelle, ten, and her little sister Coco find a blind soldier in the forest. He is trying to get home to his sick brother across the sea. He has a charm in the shape of a silver donkey, and tells them a story. Stories and songs include "Road to Bethlehem", "Waiting for the Rain" and "Cliffs of a Foreign Land".

Sing On Through Tomorrow Fringe; Comedy/Satire Australasian View Details Compare
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Sing On Through Tomorrow is a musical revue featuring the most acclaimed songs from Matthew Lee Robinson's early catalogue. From his critically lauded first musical Metro Street through to the new musical Happy People, Sing On Through Tomorrow tells the story of four thirty-somethings who must travel back in time to rediscover a new way to step forward.

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