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And The Big Men Fly - The Musical Comedy/Satire; Thriller/Mystery; Drama View Details Compare
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A play about, of all things… Australian Rules football!

This play by well-know Australian playwright, Alan Hopgood (author of “Weary”: the story of Sir Edward Dunlop; “The Carer” and “The Golden Legion of Cleaning Women” was premiered at the Russell Street Theatre in 1963 by the Melbourne Theatre Company.  This successful play ran for twelve weeks to capacity and was the first of the ‘footy’ plays, blazing the trail for “The Club” and those that followed.

In print, “And The Big Men Fly” has sold over 200,000 copies and has been studied by several generations of students.  It has stood the test of time, with revivals in Melbourne in 1988 and Adelaide in 1994

And now….the MUSICAL…… Alan Hopgood has teamed up with celebrated Australian composer Kevin Hocking to bring these wonderful characters to life again on stage.

Captain Stirrick Fantasy/Adventure; Thriller/Mystery View Details Compare
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Set in 1807 England, this dark, compelling thriller tells the harrowing tale of the manipulative leader of a gang of thieving children who gets his comeuppance at London’s Bartholomew Fair, thanks to a mysterious Punch and Judy puppet which seems to have a mind of its own.  A wonderfully original yarn, with unexpected surprises at every turn.

Pirate Pretender, The Comedy/Satire; Thriller/Mystery; Fantasy/Adventure View Details Compare
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For many years the relationship between the peaceful islanders of Gardenia and the fierce Pirates, led by Captain Jake, has been a turbulent one. Now Jake is ready for his greatest act of menace to date - he plans to kidnap the Duke of Gardenia's beautiful daughter, Petunia, and make her his bride. For the islanders, though, there could be no worse day for such an evil plot, since it is the day of their lavish Flower Festival.

The plan, however, goes terribly wrong. Jake's timid son and cabin boy, Carlo, is captured by the island's guards, and then imprisoned after the Duke's own highly troublesome son, Narcissus, falsely accuses him of attempting to woo Petunia ... and when Jake's ambitious molls, Clara and Bess, return from the festival with their royal captive, convinced they have done well, they are found to have kidnapped the Duchess instead of her daughter!

In his fury Jake vows that he will stop at nothing until the island flies the pirate flag: and though the pirates are as yet unaware, they soon will learn that Jake's boot has long been in the Palace door …!

Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story Thriller/Mystery View Details Compare
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Relationships can be murder. THRILL ME: THE LEOPOLD & LOEB STORY is a two-character musical drama that recounts the chilling true story of the legendary duo who committed one of the most infamous and heinous crimes of the twentieth century. Focusing on their obsessive relationship and utilizing Leopold's 1958 parole hearing as a framework, THRILL ME reveals the series of events in 1924 Chicago that led about-to-be law students Leopold and Loeb to be forever remembered as "the thrill killers." Nathan Leopold was passionate about Richard Loeb, who was passionate about crime and excitement. They created a secret agreement to satisfy each other's needs. Soon Richard convinced Nathan that they embodied Nietzsche's idea of the "Superman" and were above society. Then he drew him into his plan to lure a young boy to his death just to prove they could get away with it. But soon their perfect crime unraveled due to a careless mistake. Or was it so careless?

Drama Desk Award Nominee for Best Musical and Best Music Score. "Stephen Dolginoff's pocket musical about the Leopold and Loeb murder case lands like a well-placed punch, arresting and a bit breathtaking. Others have told the tale in plays and films, but there is something brazenly satisfying about Mr. Dolginoff's rendition. It's a reminder that evil often looks and sounds beautiful. Credit the lean approach to the storytelling." —NY Times. "Startling…Provocative…I can't get enough of this…Will keep you spellbound…THRILL ME freezes the blood and keeps you wanting more!" —NY Observer. "Stylish! With a noir attitude, THRILL ME is a two-character slice of pulp fact-fiction by intriguing storyteller Stephen Dolginoff." —NY Newsday. "A soaringly intense, propulsively melodic musical. Chillingly well-told, in all of its dark complexity." —Gannet Newspapers. "Dangerously attractive…Powerful…Dolginoff is a smart craftsman with a knack for forging arresting tunes. The robust score is feverishly crafted." —Star-Ledger. "A taut, compelling two-character musical. Stripping the event of the psychobabble that has surrounded it over the years, Dolginoff gets at the heart of it. The story sizzles." —BackStage. "Dolginoff shows that unlikely musical subject matter can be mastered if the approach is strong enough. You will be intrigued." —TheaterMania.com. "A brilliant, unforgettable musical…Sends chills down the spine. Uncompromising and intoxicating." —Talkin' Broadway.

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