DSP News

New DSP Office

I recently finished building a new office which is now headquarters for David Spicer Productions and Stage Whispers Magazine.

Pictured here are some of writers who joined to help launch the office. In the front row from Left.

Clem Gorman - writer of Drama and Comedy.

Dennis Watkins - writer of Beach Blanket Tempest and Burger Brain.

Todd Returns as The Boy From Oz in Sydney and Melbourne.

Australia’s favourite song and dance man, and the original Boy From Oz, Todd
McKenney is back. After a recent sellout season in Melbourne The Boy from Oz will play
for two weeks only at the Capitol Theatre from Wednesday 2 to Thursday 17 March
2011.

Todd McKenney, said recently of reprising his role as the legendary Peter Allen “This
show has given me so much joy over so many years, and I’m excited to be coming back to
this great role in a spectacular new concert version.”

Hot New Comedies and Farce.

My new catalogue is filled with new comedies and farce.

Check out Stand And Deliver by Janet Shaw. The comedy set in a maternity ward will split your stitches.

Back to the 80's facebook page.

Back to the 80's now has an official Facebook Page.

Join now here and share your photos and memories of the show.

Included are pictures from Launceston College's Production in July 2010 which sold more than 5000 tickets.

Read here how Back to the 80's is set to become the most performed Australian play or musical ever.

 

Meet the DSP Double Rehearser.

Luke Zancanarro was a busy teenager during June and July.

The Sydney student was rehearsing for two DSP shows at once.

He played a power Achilles in Oakhill College's production of Paris.

At the same time he played Michael Feldman in Sydney Youth Theatre's Production of Back to the 80's.

Luke is pictured between me and Neil Gooding in front of Oakhill's Trojan Horse.

 

Meet the Brainy Tap Brothers.

Wollongong had never seen such a combination of brains, brothers and tap dancing.

What a treat for me to  see such nimble footwork from Moonglow Productions for their performance of Hot Shoe Shuffle at the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre in NSW.

Five members of the cast were related. There were the  Sanderson brothers and the Bell Brothers with their real life on stage Dad.

These tappers also move quickly up top.

The lads were dancing in between studying for Doctorates in Physics and Actuarial studies.

 

 

Paris - staged in Austria.

Paris - by Jon English and David Mackay has had a triumphant premiere in the German language.

I had great pleasure in attending the pro-am performance staged by a choir in the town of Mistelbach one hour north of Vienna.

A full account of my adventure can be read at the Stage Whispers Website.

The group sold out 7 performances in a 500 seat theatre.

Paris is being staged in June in NSW.

Todd Returns as The Boy From Oz.

Todd McKenney,  the original Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz, has decided that 766 performances is not enough.

He's reprising the role with The Production Company in Melbourne at the State Theatre from August 18 until 22.

Keating the Musical World Amateur Premiere

I had great pleasure attending the Old Nick Company's magnificent performance of Keating! which is playing to packed houses in the Theatre Royal Hobart.

Pictured here is me with Scott Farrow who is playing the man himself.

It was an energetic and skillful performance from the cast.

The gala opening was attended by the Premier of Tasmania and a who's who of Hobart.

Order your perusal copy now.

 

Humdingers a Hit

Jack O'Hagan's Humdingers - was a huge hit for the Malvern Theatre and Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre in Melbourne.

The high cholesterol piece of Australian musical fare had packed houses and won rave reviews.  I greatly enjoyed my visit to see the show.

See pictures.

Here is what Theatre People wrote.