DSP News

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.

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.

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.

http://www.theartscentre.com.au/whats-on/event.aspx?id=1322

Just down the road The Boy From Oz can be enjoyed until the 23rd of November at the Victorian College of the Arts.

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

CRUISIN the Musical by Pete Waterman and Rod Christian.

I am very excited to announce my new release  Cruisin...a fifties rock musical that will excite community and school theatre.

Cruisin - is set around the 1959 Battle of the Bands... 17 year old Vinnie Russo is desperate to shake off the shackles of his strict Italian family  and become a rock star.  As the lead guitarist of the Cruisin band he loves Girls, Elvis, Rock and Roll and Guitars.

NEW PLAY RELEASES

A big welcome to two new writers to DSP Clem Gorman and Pamela Whalan.

Clem Gorman is a prolific playwright who has had 11 plays staged by professional companies in Australia over twenty years.

Available immediately for perusal are:

EUREKA THE MUSICAL

Eureka is an accomplished and entertaining musical" Sydney Morning Herald 2004.

I am very proud to announce the release of the rights to community theatre and schools of the stage musical Eureka.

Sample the sights and sounds of this musical at the Eureka web-site. http://www.essgee.com/html/Eureka/index.htm

CATALOGUE 2007

If you have not received my 2007 catalogue yet please email me your postal address and a copy will be sent immediately. 2007 will be the tenth anniversary of my theatrical agency.

DSP started with one composer in 1997. It now licences more than 100 productions a year in Australia and New Zealand and another 60 in countries including Canada, Zimbabwe, Hong Kong, China, Norway - and across the UK.

The catalogue includes Musicals, Plays, Pantomimes, Theatre Restaurant and Children's theatre.