A love letter to old Broadway, Bullets is a laugh-a-minute smash, fashioned by consummate theatre professionals into an evening of unabashed theatrical delight.
I have appeared in about 40 productions over the past forty years. Favourite roles include Eugene Fodor and Junior in (separate productions of) Crazy for You, Mr Fox in Mack and Mabel, Max in The Sound of Music, Freddy in My Fair Lady, Julio in Paint Your Wagon, Marcellus in The Music Man and Grantaire in Les Miserables.
I have directed several school productions. I choreographed Urinetown and Little Shop of Horrors, then went on to direct Hot Mikado and the Australian premiere of 13. I have since gone on to direct/choreograph The Music Man Jr and Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.
At my next school, I was Head of Productions, overseeing up to a dozen productions each year and directing another seven musicals, including The Music Man, Brigadoon and How To Succeed in Business Without really Trying.
I reviewed music theatre and opera for Theatre People and the Sunday Herald Sun (Melbourne). I served on the Music Theatre Guild of Victoria Committee for five years as Treasurer and was on the Board of The Opera Studio Melbourne.
I am a keen audience member, having seen 58 shows in six weeks in a 2012 trip to New York, as well as 57 shows during 6 weeks in London/Europe earlier the same year.
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Encores’ second 2014 presentation created the The Most Happy Audiences, with beaming crowds gushing about this sublime staging of an especially treasured Broadway classic.
A highly affecting, emotionally charged journey, Violet boasts an intriguing premise, superb performances from a tight ensemble cast and an intricate, rich score with a distinctly American sound.
Smoking hot 1920s-Harlem revue After Midnight blows the top off the Brooks Atkinson Theatre with a fiercely talented troupe of dancer/singers backed by a glorious gallery of true jazz musicians.
An intriguingly varied evening of truly wonderful music was presented in a concert that represented extraordinary value for ticket buyers. Victorian Opera set a high standard for the year ahead with this […]
Embracing the iconic, spectacular harbour setting, creative team La Fura dels Baus have fashioned an intelligent, epic, moving and thought-provoking staging of Puccini’s treasured opera Madama Butterfly.
Willy Russell’s poetry-laden musical drama Blood Brothers opens tonight at Melbourne’s boutique theatre venue Chapel off Chapel. Manilla Street Productions has gathered a talented cast of singer actors to portray the gritty, […]
Completing a cycle of three lavish outdoor productions over three years, Madama Butterfly is set to open on Friday. This cherished Puccini opera follows La Traviata (2012) and Carmen (2013) as the […]
Achieving a splendid synergy between content and style, The Australian Ballet’s new season of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon complements the brand new orchestrations of Massenet’s music with lovingly refreshed sets and costumes […]
A large crowd ignored the ominous threat of a downpour last night to enjoy their favourite ballet stars performing under the night sky at the Myer Music Bowl. Their faith was rewarded […]