DSP News

The Boy From Oz - rolls on amidst sad news

My good friends at PLOS in the Melbourne suburb of Frankston sold almost 5000 tickets to their recent production of The Boy From Oz.

I was dazzled by the energy of the cast and fabulous array of new costumes all made new by their production manager Brett Wingfield.

The next production is at the Gympie Muster this week and Caloundra in October. This pro-am production features Dale Pengelly as Peter Allen.

He was the understudy for Todd McKenney on the first national tour.

Next comes the Tasmanian Premiere by the Encore Theatre in Launceston from October 2.

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie the Musical

I had great pleasure attending a wonderful production of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie the Musical by the Queanbeyan Players.

With a large talented cast of adults and children, in the beautiful surrounds of the new Q theatre - it was an artistic and commercial success.

The Canberra times wrote "Children and adults alike were enthralled to the end. An enchanting production."

Fabulous New Theatre Website

The upgraded Stage Whispers website has many new features.


Promote an entire set of costumes/props or style for just $11.

Advertise your show on the front page for $40.

Or just visit the site for regular updates on What's On, Reviews and News or Features.

Pictured here is the Trojan Horse used by Savoyards in Brisbane. Savoyards staged an updated script and score of Paris by Jon English and David Mackay in September and October.

Look who is Reading Stage Whispers

Lucy T Slut from Avenue Q was excited to make it onto the cover of Stage Whispers Magazine.

She couldn't get enough of the July August edition

It includes special features on Whether Theatre is Booming or Bust. Fabulous Costumes. Australia's most popular plays. 50 reviews and much more.

If you are a SCHOOL you can get a FREE copy of the September/October edition if you email me your name and postal address.

KEATING! : Musical Rights Available

I am thrilled to announce the release to community theatre of the rights to another musical blockbuster KEATING! The musical your group has to have.

It sold out across Australia, won a Helpmann for Best Musical and won critical acclaim.

"Casey Bennetto's witty, selectively biographical opera decisively throws the switch to vaudeville. And cabaret, country, hip hop, reggae and mambo (the Mabo Mambo, in fact) among others." Sydney Morning Herald.

Breast Wishes

The feature video on Stage Whispers this month is Breast Wishes.

It's a new musical with lots of laughs and lots of heart.

Pictured here is Neil Gooding - writer of Back to the 80's and fellow Producer ( and star ) Anne Looby.

Breast wishes plays this week at the Parramatta Riverside Theatre and later this month at the Canberra Theatre.


Hot DSP Shows coming up in May and June

♦ Snugglepot and Cuddlepie the Musical by Peter Combe is being performed by the Queanbeyan Players www.qp.org.au/ at the beautiful new Q performing arts theatre in May and June http://www.theq.net.au

♦ Hot Shoe Shuffle - is being staged from July 8 until August 1 in Adelaide and regional centres by Matt Byrne Media


♦ Stiff by April Phillips - the outrageous comedy is being presented by the Stage Door Dinner Theatre of Brisbane in May and part of June.


The Boy From Oz a huge hit in Townsville

I had great pleasure attending the North Queensland Music Theatre's production of The Boy From Oz.

It was the theatre companies most successful musical ever - filling the 900 seat Townsnville Civic Theatre for two weeks.

Kevin Wright as Peter Allen, Bill Munro - Director and Nicholas Eva - as young Peter are pictured here with their copies of Stage Whispers Magazine.

Also in March the Miranda Musical Society completed their successful return season.

The next production is in Brisbane by Savoyards starting May 28. Their first weekend is already sold out.

Judith Prior Update

Rockin Robin - the new release by Judith Prior has six bookings this year.

The musical is a rollicking adventure which fuses 50's rock n roll music and the legend of Robin Hood.

The New Zealand premiere is in September by the Abbey Children's Theatre in Palmerson North.

The same theatre is staging another DSP production a few months later - Disco Inferno.

Judith Prior's new Dinner Theatre release Haunted Halloween awaits a world premiere.

This is a comedy set in a costume shop.

Contact me for a perusal.

New Release: The Slipper and the Rose

From the composers of Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang comes a new musical release based on the legend of Cinderella.

The Slipper and the Rose - composed by Robert and Richard Sherman has beautiful music, charm and lots of laughs.

First released in 1976 as a movie - it was adapted for the stage in 1984 and now has a score written especially for community theatre.