ELMO’s WORLD TOUR – Sesame St
3 performances: 5th – 6th July
The Sesame Street gang have circled the globe and now bring this popular musical show back to Australia by popular demand! Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, Grover, Zoe, Cookie Monster and Elmo use the letters of the alphabet to navigate a voyage through imagination that sees them visiting China, Zambia, France, India and Australia!
Elmo and his friends have fun learning how people sing and dance and say hello in different places, but things don’t go to plan when Cookie Monster eats a letter of the alphabet. Can Abby Cadabby find the right spell to help? Along the way, audiences will also delight in hearing a sensational tale from The Count and help some travelling rubber-duckies find a place to stay with Bert and Ernie. Featuring a bunch of classic Sesame Street songs alongside catchy new tunes, Sesame Street Presents Elmo’s World Tour is sure to delight fans of all ages.
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HORRIBLE HISTORIES – Awful Egyptians
5 performances: 19th – 20th July
We all want to meet people from history – the trouble is everyone is dead!
So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage! Using actors and ground-breaking 3D special effects, this astounding show is guaranteed to thrill you as historical figures and events come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips.
From the fascinating Pharaohs to the power of the pyramids, discover the foul facts of death and decay with the meanest mummies in Egypt. Are you ready to rumble with Ramesses the Great? Dare you enter through the Gates of the Afterlife?
Direct from the UK, this live stage show will be an experience kids will remember for eternity!
“Wholly accessible, educating, entertaining and enjoyable, HORRIBLE HISTORIES live on stage is a tour de force. Five stars out of five!” – BBC.co.uk
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Horrible Histories® is a registered trademark of Scholastic Inc. and used under authorization. All rights reserved. Based on the books written by Terry Deary and illustrated by Martin Brown. Illustration copyright © Martin Brown.
HOT SHOE SHUFFLE
Performance Dates: From Aug 9th
One of the most successful Australian musicals of all time, the joyous, exhilarating hit Tap Dance musical comedy.
HOT SHOE SHUFFLE tells the tale of the Seven Tap Brothers, Spring, Slap, Buck, Wing, Tip, Tap and Slide who learn of the death of their long-absent father, who has apparently left them a fortune. The only catch is that to receive their inheritance, they must rehearse and perform his legendary ‘Act’ – the Hot Shoe Shuffle!! In addition, they must also include their long-lost sister, April, into The Act. The only problem is – she has two left feet! Hot Shoe Shuffle is finally performed triumphantly, in the tradition of the best Broadway musicals, featuring the big band hits of the 1940s.
Originally conceived, directed and produced by David Atkins OAM in 1992 it was choreographed by both Atkins and the now world-renowned tap choreographer Dein Perry.
“Some of the most exhilarating dancing ever to shake a theatre floor” – Herald Sun – Melbourne
“Fantastic, flashy & infectious, a celebration of song & dance” – Evening Standard – London
HOT SHOE SHUFFLE is returning to Melbourne in August 2013 for a strictly limited season at Her Majesty’s Theatre.
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Performance Dates: From 24th Sept
Adapted from Charles Webb’s novel and the Oscar winning film, The Graduate is at once a moving coming of age story and a terrifically funny black comedy. With the rise of the “Cougar”, the production is as relevant today as it was the day it was written, “The Graduate” is set against a soundtrack of some of the most memorable songs of the sixties including Wouldn’t It Be Nice – by The Beach Boys, Everybody’s Talkin – by Harry Nilsson and, of course, The Sound Of Silence & Mrs Robinson – by Simon and Garfunkel.
Jerry Hall will reprise her role as the legendary seductress, the sexy, sultry Mrs Robinson in a Melbourne exclusive season of “The Graduate” in 2013. Jerry’s wowed audiences in this iconic piece of American culture in the West End, Toronto, Broadway, North America, Perth and now, it’s Melbourne’s turn to be seduced.
The Graduate was originally commissioned and produced on the London and Broadway stage by John Reid and Sacha Brooks. It is presented in Melbourne by Andrew Kay, Liza McLean & Michael Coppel.
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SYLVIE GUILLEM – Melbourne Festival – 2013
The Melbourne Festival season follows great reviews from Adelaide and Sydney earlier in 2013 and previous sell-out performances at London’s Sadler’s Wells, Venice’s Dance Biennale and New York’s Lincoln Centre.
This is a rare opportunity to experience some of the most technically sophisticated work of Guillem’s incredible career and a once in a lifetime chance to see both 6000 miles away and PUSH (a Melbourne exclusive) in the same program.
“Sylvie Guillem is widely regarded as one of the most brilliant ballerinas of her generation” THE GUARDIAN UK
“Dance doesn’t get much better than this…watching artistry of this calibre is a kind of religious experience.” DANCE AUSTRALIA
“Consummate dancer Sylvie Guillem imparts an electric thrill.” THE AUSTRALIAN
“You can’t take your eyes off Guillem. The flair and virtuosity of her dancing stops you in your tracks” EVENING STANDARD UK
“Profoundly beautiful” THE OBSERVER UK
“This scintillating bill is the result of Guillem’s intelligence, skill and passionate engagement with the art of dance” THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
SWAN LAKE & NUTCRACKER
Performance Dates: Oct 31st – Nov 3rd
Beautiful full length performances of two of the most cherished classical ballets of all time
The Russian National Ballet Theatre commences a tour of full-length classical performances of Swan Lake and Nutcracker in over 24 cities across Australia from September.
With more than 50 ballet dancers, The Russian National Ballet Theatre has toured the USA, China, Italy, France, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Guatemala, Poland, South Korea and Japan transforming Russian Ballet. It was founded with support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. The basis for the creation of the theatre was necessity of promising young theatre with high creative potential, both the classical and contemporary.The theatre’s repertoire includes not only classical performances such as Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker, Scotland Suite, Don Quixote and Gala Concert, but also modern ballets set to the music of Mozart, Bach, Ravel and others.
In 1976 Artistic Director Evgeny Amosov, graduated from the Perm Academy of choreography and then joined the Ekaterinburg Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet as a principal dancer. He is also a Prize-winner of Russian and International choreography con-tests of ballet-masters and ballet dancers. In 1988 was Amosov was awarded the title Honored artist of Russia and in 1990 – was the leading solo dancer of the state theatre Russian ballet. From 1993 till 1998 he studied at the Russian Academy of theatrical arts. In 2001 Amosov co-founded the company Russian National Ballet Theatre.
The Russian National Ballet Theatre is a cut above many of its rivals – Washington Post
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GREASE Is The Word
Performance Dates: Jan/Feb 2014
GREASE is the Number One Party musical, featuring all the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including You’re The One That I Want, Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Sandy, Greased Lightnin’ and many more.
So get ready to dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobby-socks and take a trip to a simpler time as “bad boy” Danny and “the girl next door” Sandy fall in love all over again.
“GREASE is one of my favourite musicals, and with this top draw cast of musical theatre stars I have no doubt it will again be everyone’s favourite party musical,” John Frost said. “I’m thrilled that Rob Mills will be our Danny, straight from his success in Legally Blonde, and that we have found a new leading lady in Gretel Scarlett. Both Rob and Gretel gave sensational auditions, and our UK creative team knew instantly that they were the ideal Danny and Sandy. And it’s wonderful again to be working with the wonderful Todd McKenney, the talented Anthony Callea and, for our sixth musical together, the irrepressible Bert Newton. What can I say about this cast – You’re The One That I Want!”
Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, LES MISÉRABLES, will arrive in Australia in 2014.
With glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery designed by Matt Kinley, inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this new record breaking production is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell and will premiere at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre in June 2014. Tickets will go on sale in October 2013.
The new production of LES MISÉRABLES has been acclaimed by critics, fans and new audiences for the last three years, breaking box office records internationally and inspiring filmmakers to make the outstandingly successful movie which has gone on to win 3 Golden Globes®, 4 BAFTA’s and receive 8 Academy Award® nominations.
‘Thrilling, spectacular & unforgettable’ – The New York Times
‘A five star hit, astonishingly powerful’ – The Times, UK
‘The new production of LES MISÉRABLES qualifies as a truly extraordinary theatrical experience. It is nothing less than stunning. This production is so breathtaking, you simply won’t want it to end.’
‘This actually exceeds the original – Les Mis is born again’ – New York 1 Television
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