Monthly Archives: May 2012

TMO To Shine With David Helfgott… and this weekend’s concerts

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Dear Geoff ,

David Helfgott returns to the stage with The Metropolitan Orchestra and conductor Sarah-Grace Williams to perform the music that propelled him into worldwide fame – the legendary Shine Concerto

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.3
David Helfgott

David is Australia’s most famous pianist who touches the hearts of all who hear him and brings joy to concert-goers of all ages.

MENDELSSON Andante and Rondo Capriccioso Op 14

KATCHATURIAN Toccata in E flat minor

BEETHOVEN Sonata Op. 57 The Appasionata

RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 3

When: Friday 10 August, 7.30pm
Where: City Recital Hall, Angel Place

See The Metropolitan Orchestra This Weekend

When the Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra officially rebrand as THE METROPOLITAN ORCHESTRA (TMO)

TMO Independent Theatre

Two great weekend of concerts, a wonderful repertoire, a fantastic occasion. Don’t miss out and book your tickets online now.
SIBELIUS Valse Triste

MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto, E minor

Violin: Katherine Lukey

BEETHOVEN Symphony no 6 ‘Pastoral’

When: This Saturday, May 26 at 8pm

Where: The Independent Theatre

269 Miller Street North Sydney

When: This Sunday, May 27 at 3pm

Where: Balmain Town Hall

370 Darling Street Balmain

Click Here To Purchase Tickets Online

Phone Bookings Call 1300 150 465

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The Hatpin – Auditions

Auditions for The Regals Musical Society’s The Hatpin will be held on Monday May 28 andWednesday May 30.

For further information please visit the website (meg).

AUDITIONS : Australian Premiere of critically acclaimed new musical – The Emperor’s New Clothes!



Each year, Stage Artz Theatre Company and Stage Artz Performing Arts School
combine to produce a family musical to raise money for The Children’s
Hospital at Westmead. Currently, Stage Artz has raised over $93,000 for the
kids at Westmead. With this year’s production, the Australian Premiere of
The Emperor’s New Clothes, Stage Artz is hoping to raise enough money to
bring the total donation to over $100,000.00.

Alan Schmuckler (a Chicago-based composer/lyricist being hailed as the
future Stephen Sondheim) and David Holstein (script writer currently writing
for the hit television series Weeds; his plays have been produced in New
York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Edinburgh & Sydney) have joined
forces to create a tuneful contemporary spin on the classic tale. The
Emperor’s New Clothes enjoyed a critically acclaimed premiere production at
the Tony-winning Chicago Shakespeare Theatre in 2010.

We are incredibly excited to have the opportunity to stage this production.
The script and score are both brilliant – extremely clever and funny. We are
so honoured and grateful to Dave Holstein and Alan Schmuckler for giving us
the opportunity to stage the Australian Premiere of The Emperor’s New
Clothes. and the WORLD PREMIERE of the new large-cast version of the show.
It will be an amazing experience for everyone involved. ~ Sam Neaves

Adult Auditions:
Sunday 27th May & Thursday 31st May from 7pm
@ Mackellar Performance Space, Manly Vale

For more information or to book an audition time, please contact Sam:
(Performances at Glen Street Theatre 28th September to 6th October, 2012)

Theatre Junkies needs your help!

Theatre Junkies needs some new banner graphics to suit the square format required by Facebook and twitter, and rectangular banners for web and yahoo groups to keep things consistent.

Any graphic designers out there who would like to put their stamp on One of the most popular theatre community groups on the web? If there are multiple submissions they will be put up for voting. Get yours in by the end of May for consideration.

MY FAIR LADY: new tickets released

There have just been some great new seats in the front few rows released on our Opening Night VIP show, Friday 18 May at 8pm. Grab them while they are still there!

Best ticket availability is still for this Friday and Saturday night.

We expect the other weekends to sell out this week once people see the show, so don’t delay!

Book your tickets now on 02 8061 7195 or online with credit card at


Adam Wilson

EUCMS Publicity

Theatresports National championships


The 2012 Theatresports National Finals
Sat 19 May, 8pm at The Enmore Theatre

The ‘State of Origin’ of improvised comedy has the best Theatresports’ players in the country doing battle for the honour of being crowned National Champions.

It’s "Thank God You’re Here" and "Who’s Line is it Anyway?" combined, the 2012 Theatresports National Championship brings together the greatest improvising teams from around Australia. Ad-hoc songs, impromptu sketches, improvised brilliance!


SCREENTEENS Holiday Presenting Workshop!


for 12 – 16yr olds

professional actor and presenter


In this PRESENTING WORKSHOP Teens will explore confidence, spontaneity and personality on camera. Lean to write and produce your own material and perform on camera and record your work to DVD.

After presenting on Creature Features for the ABC, Nick who now resides in London has been starring in Priscilla Queen Of The Desert. He will be in Australia for a short visit and we have invited him to hold this presenting workshop. Its a one off, and not to be missed.

These School Holidays join Nick and discover the creative freedom you can get from presenting on screen.

Where: Screenwise Studios, 84 – 86 Mary Street Surry Hills (near Central Station)

When: Tues 3rd Wed 4th and Thurs 5th July 2012

For bookings call Anne in the office on (02) 9281 4484
or email info


Learn From The Best The Industry Has To Offer
Acting for 12 – 16 year olds

Commences: July 28 2012 | Concludes: September 15 2012
Saturdays | 9.30am – 11.30am
Price: $499 (Early Bird $450 if paid in full by 14 July 2012)
Location: Screenwise Studios – 84 – 86 Mary Street Surry HIlls NSW

If you’re not having fun…you’re not doing it right!

SCREENWISE SCREENTEENS is the hip happening film & TV training school for young adult actors who want to make a serious move in to the film & TV industry. For two hours on a Saturday come work with the professionals that can make your training mean something.
Screenteens runs for 8 weeks during school terms, all year round and there is no audition required.

SCREENTEENS TUTORS are all professional actors with vast Industry experience such as Peter Phelps Rescue, Martin Dingle Wall Cops LAC, Valentino Del Toro Underbelly

Many of our SCREENTEENS have auditioned and appeared in some of Australia’s leading film & TV series such as: Home & Away, All Saints, The December Boys, H20, and Blue Water High. Former Screenteen Ashleigh Cummings is currently starring in Tomorrow When the War Began.

For further information call: 02 9281 4484 or email info

Payment can be made online, by phone or internet bank transfer

Conditions: No refunds or transfers to other courses
Screenwise also reserves the right to replace a tutor, should that tutor’s work schedule change.

Screenwise Studios | 84 – 86 Mary Street NSW 2010 | 02 9281 4484 | info

Screenwise | 84-86 Mary Street Surry Hills NSW 2010

Warm Regards,

Denise Roberts

Screenwise Management
+61 402 062 623
abn 18 106 187 606

Impro Australia-last minute ticket deals for National Championships

Impro Australia News item: Last minute tickets deal to the Theatresports National Championships
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Theatre Blogs in Sydney

Don’t forget to send me links for your theatre related blog. Our new site will have a dedicated links page for theatre blogs and company links once we have a few more pages to share.

Promote yourself and your productions with Theatre Junkies!

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Auditions & Information: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Canterbury Theatre Guild’s Production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Information Night will be held on the 12th of June.
Directors: Ray Pittman and James Russell
Musical Director: Melinda Hole
Choreographer: Cameron Lewis.
This is when the production team will explain more about the show, songs in the show, the production teams design for the show and also where you can book an audition.
Auditions will be held on the 22nd and 23rd of June.
More information is at!/events/398754763492014/