DSP News

Gilbert and Sullivan update

Simon Gallaher's fabulous production of the Mikado - exclusively licenced in amateur theatre by DSP - is having a return professional season in Brisbane starting next month.

It has a new all star cast including Julie Anthony as Katisha.

http://www.essgee.com/html/Mik%202008.html

Stage Whispers Magazine

The latest edition of Stage Whispers Performing Arts Magazine is out now.

Subscribe and read top articles from past editions @ www.stagewhispers.com.au

The July August issue has a special focus on Wardrobe.

* Where to find complete sets of Costumes.
* Designing Costumes with Character....From First Sketch to Final Fitting.

ALSO

* Magic Musicals Made From Cardboard - Happy Birthday The Production Company.

Rockin Robin - Free perusal.

DSP is excited to announce the release of ROCKIN ROBIN a new Judith Prior youth musical with songs from the Golden era of rock n roll.

See cast production pictures and a review at.... http://www.judithprior.com/about.html

I have 20 free perusals to give away - just email me your postal address.

The story is....

Vale Patrick Flynn

I was saddened to hear that the amazingly talented Patrick Flynn has died suddenly in the United States.

Patrick had a career that straddled everything from composing rock musicals to  conducting symphony orchestras.

My connection to him was his work with Reg Livermore on the musical Ned Kelly which I am very fond of.

He was a lyrical voice down a distant telephone line.

I am sorry he never saw any of the revivals in recent years.

The Sydney Morning Herald has published a wonderful obit which you will find a fascinating read.

Essgee Mikado

If you are in Adelaide don't miss the Mikado at the Adelaide Festival Centre from January 7 until 15.

Back to the 80's a hit in US

Neil Gooding's Back to the 80's is fast becoming the most widely performed Australian written musical of all time. There have been 180 productions in the USA since it started being licenced by Music Theatre International.

Plays. Pantomimes and One Act's on line

Jasper Publishing in the UK which I represent down under has recently upgraded its web-site to include PDF's of the first 20 pages of more than 300 fabulous plays,  pantomimes and one acts.

It is well worth a visit   http://www.jasperpublishing.com

Read STAGE WHISPERS Magazine Free

Back issues of Stage Whispers Magazine can now be read free at www.stagewhispers.com.au

Win tickets to see Warnie the Musical and Priscilla the Musical plus books and CD's if you subscribe before December 6.

In the November/December issue....Read about STIFF - New Zealand's naughtiest comedy ...plus.

HOT Hot Shoe Shuffle set for hire

CLOC Music Theatre  in Melbourne sold more than 6000 tickets to their dazzling production of Hot Shoe Shuffle. What an honour for me to have this company stage two shows  I represent in one year. Many companies are using CLOC's BFO costumes and set. Now their dazzling Hot Shoe Shuffle backdrops are available for hire.

If you are interested email grant.alley@cloc.org.au

Peter Allen Exhibition opens at The Victorian Arts Centre

The Victorian Arts Centre is celebrating the life of Peter Allen for the next three months. A new free  exhibition includes Peter Allen's maracas,  his dazzling designer stage outfits and trademark Hawaiian shirts.

Also on display are some of the most spectacular costumes used in The Boy From Oz.