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With Love and Fury | Katie Noonan and Brodsky Quartet

Saturday, 30 April 2016

With her chestnut hair bleached and shorn, her buckled boots and her ockerish banter with the audience and musicians, Katie Noonan woos us with ordinariness. But, as soon as the first notes are struck and she opens her mouth to sing, we know we are in the presence of the di...

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Peddling | Melbourne Theatre Company

Thursday, 28 April 2016

The play follows the day in the life of this disaffected youth on the fringe of society, as he tries to make sense of himself and his troubled up...

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Private Lives | Balloon Head Theatre

Thursday, 21 April 2016

This debut production by Balloon Head Theatre of Noel Coward's classic romantic comedy was also my first experience of the play, and although I know that it is produced regularly to mostly glowing reviews, and although I am a sucker for a good romcom, I can't say I'm a fan of the pl...

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Bright World | Arthur

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Bright World spans some eighty years of history, bringing together stories from two different continents, Europe and Australia, and two different cultures, Jewish and Ab...

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Upfront 2016 | MICF

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Geraldine Quinn's Spandex Ballet has been hosting Upfront, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s all-female gala night for three years now, and she's always good loud belty fun on this lively night of teasers by some of the strongest  female performers at MI...

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Cirque Adrenaline

Monday, 11 April 2016

Cirque Adrenaline really does live up to its name. It's a great big shiny production and clearly no expense has been spared.

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RAW Comedy National Grand Final 2016

Monday, 11 April 2016

Against a backdrop of headless floating chickens and in front of one of the biggest crowds of the whole Melbourne International Comedy Festival, a dozen raw comics took a five-minute stand for gl...

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How To Tame A Wild Squirrel | Charlie Pickering

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Charlie's interests seem to be mainly about media and current affairs, social media and the internet and, eventually, yes, taming wild squirrels.

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Akmal

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Who wouldn't want to see him in action taking advantage, as he says, of the 'unprecedented popularity' of small men of Middle Eastern appearance that is currently sweeping the co...

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Thirty years of the Melbourne Comedy Festival

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What “tests boundaries, explores horizons and is about having fun. Is for all people, all ages and all walks of life. Is made in Melbourne and defines our city?” According to seasoned Festival Director, Susan Provan, it’s the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. And it’s just turned 30...

Saturday, 26 March 2016

2007 Green Room Awards Announced
Monday, 21 April 2008 19:23
The Green Room Awards Association yesterday announced its 2007 Award recipients at a ceremony at the Arts Centre hosted by the irrepressible Julia Zemiro.

2008 marks the 25th anniversary of the Awards and fittingly it featured one of the biggest and most diverse line-ups in its history.

Home grown production Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical was the big winner in the most hotly contested category of the day - Music Theatre - taking home six out of ten possible awards, including Best Music Theatre Production.

Opera Australia scooped the pool in the Opera category, with its production of Rusalka winning the major awards. Barrie Kosky’s production The Tell-Tale Heart for The Malthouse was a multiple winner including Best Production in the Theatre - Companies category, whilst for Theatre - Independent the favourite was Holiday staged by Ranters Theatre for which Raimondo Cortese was also awarded Best Australian Writing.

Showbiz veteran Toni Lamond was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award whilst opera singer John Pringle was honoured with an award for Outstanding Contribution to Opera.

President of the Green Room Awards Association Dr Mark Williams said “The 25th Green Room Awards have been an outstanding opportunity to honour and recognise excellence in a rollercoaster industry. Anyone who saw Rusalka at the State Theatre, Spamalot at Her Majesty’s, Meow Meow at The Famous Speigeltent or Raimondo Cortese’s play Holiday at La Mama received a gift of the best in Melbourne theatre last year. The good news is that some of these productions and performers, notably Priscilla, are still playing or due to return. Other companies such as Red Stitch are now firmly entrenched as centres of consistent fine work. With the Australian Ballet, Robert Curran and Jane Casson had outstanding years whilst choreographer Lucy Guerin continues to enrich contemporary dance. The full list tells a very proud story. We are grateful to all the artists and creators who astonished us in 2007.”

The Green Room voting year is from January 1st to December 31st each year. The nominations and awards are made by the Green Room membership of industry professionals, via subcommittees for each discipline.

Visit: www.greenroom.org.au


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2007 GREEN ROOM AWARD WINNERS

MUSIC THEATRE


DIRECTION AND STAGING IN MUSIC THEATRE
Laurence Connor (Direction) - Miss Saigon

COSTUME AND/OR SET DESIGN IN MUSIC THEATRE
Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner (Costumes) - Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical

LIGHTING, SOUND, A/V DESIGN IN MUSIC THEATRE
David Hersey (Lighting) - Miss Saigon

CHOREOGRAPHY IN A MUSICAL
Ross Coleman - Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical

MUSICAL DIRECTION AND/OR ORCHESTRATIONS IN MUSIC THEATRE
Stephen “Spud” Murphy - Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical

MALE ARTIST IN A FEATURED ROLE IN MUSIC THEATRE
Eddie Perfect - Keating!

FEMALE ARTIST IN A LEADING ROLE IN MUSIC THEATRE
Laurie Cadevida - Miss Saigon

MALE ARTIST IN A LEADING ROLE IN MUSIC THEATRE
Tony Sheldon - Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical

ENSEMBLE / FEATURED ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE IN MUSIC THEATRE
The Divas - Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical

MUSIC THEATRE PRODUCTION
Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical


CABARET

BEST CABARET PRODUCTION
Meow Meow – Meow Meow Beyond Beyond Glamour: The Remix

CABARET ARTISTE
Meow Meow - Meow Meow Beyond Beyond Glamour: The Remix

MUSICAL DIRECTION IN CABARET
Meow Meow in collaboration with Paul Grabowsky - Meow Meow Beyond Beyond Glamour: The Remix

ORIGINAL SONGS IN CABARET
Tripod – How to Train an Attack Dog from Scratch

CABARET ENSEMBLE
The Beautiful Losers – Fresh Filth

DIRECTION IN CABARET
Anni Davey - Yana Alana And Tha Paranas - Bite Me

INNOVATIVE USE OF FORM IN CABARET
The Needle and the Damage Done


DANCE

BETTY POUNDER AWARD FOR ORIGINAL CHOREOGRAPHY
Stephen Baynes - Constant Variants (from New Romantics triple bill - Australian Ballet)

CONCEPT AND REALISATION IN DANCE
Lucy Guerin - Pieces for Small Spaces

DANCE ENSEMBLE
Lucy Guerin Inc - Aether

MUSIC COMPOSITION AND PERFORMANCE FOR DANCE
David Chisholm – Brindabella

DESIGN FOR DANCE
Tatyana Van Walsum - Symphonie Fantasique

LIGHTING FOR DANCE
Bluebottle 3 – Brindabella

MALE DANCER
Robert Curran - Year’s work with the Australian Ballet

FEMALE DANCER
Jane Casson - Year’s Work with the Australian Ballet


OPERA

OPERA PRODUCTION
Rusalka - Opera Australia

DIRECTION IN OPERA
Olivia Fuchs – Rusalka

DESIGN IN OPERA
Niki Turner – Rusalka

LIGHTING IN OPERA
Bruno Poet – Rusalka

MALE ARTIST IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN OPERA
Kanen Breen - The Tales of Hoffmann
James Egglestone - The Love of the Nightingale

FEMALE ARTIST IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN OPERA
Dominica Matthews - The Tales of Hoffmann

MALE ARTIST IN A LEADING ROLE IN OPERA
Teddy Tahu Rhodes - Don Giovanni

FEMALE ARTIST IN A LEADING ROLE IN OPERA
Sally Matthews – Rusalka

CONDUCTOR OF AN OPERA
Antony Walker – Alcina

NEW AUSTRALIAN OPERA WORK
Bryony Marks and Matt Saville - Crossing Live


THEATRE - INDEPENDENT

SET AND/OR COSTUME DESIGN IN THEATRE (INDEPENDENT)
Anna Tregloan (Set) – Holiday

LIGHTING DESIGN IN THEATRE (INDEPENDENT)
Bronwyn Pringle - Letters from Animals

SOUND DESIGN IN THEATRE (INDEPENDENT)
Jess Ipkendanz - The Kreutzer Sonata and Raising the Dead

SOLO PERFORMER – ONE PERSON SHOW IN THEATRE (INDEPENDENT)
David Tredinnick - (The Pilot Version of) Something to Die For

MALE PERFORMER IN THEATRE (INDEPENDENT)
Patrick Moffat – Holiday

FEMALE PERFORMER IN THEATRE (INDEPENDENT)
Wahibe Moussa - Homebody/Kabul

DIRECTION IN THEATRE (INDEPENDENT)
Adriano Cortese – Holiday
Susie Dee - White With Wire Wheels

PRODUCTION IN THEATRE (INDEPENDENT)
Holiday - Ranters Theatre


THEATRE – NEW FORM

VISUAL DESIGN AND SPATIAL CONCEPTUALISATION IN THEATRE (NEW FORM)
Marg Horwell (Set and Spatial Conceptualisation) Chapters from the Pandemic

LIGHTING DESIGN IN THEATRE (NEW FORM)
Rachel Burke Chapters from the Pandemic

VIDEO – SCENOGRAPHY IN THEATRE (NEW FORM)
Suzon Fuks Quivering: A Matter of Life and Death


SOUND DESIGN / MUSIC IN THEATRE (NEW FORM)
Julie Robson, Catherine Mundy & Brett Collery The Quivering

PERFORMANCE IN THEATRE (NEW FORM)
Luke Elliot Crossing Live

PRODUCTION IN THEATRE (NEW FORM)
Small Metal Objects Back to Back Theatre


THEATRE - COMPANIES

STAGE DESIGN IN THEATRE (COMPANIES)
Michael Scott-Mitchell - Ying Tong

MUSIC AND/OR SOUND DESIGN IN THEATRE (COMPANIES)
Barrie Kosky (Music) - The Tell-Tale Heart

LIGHTING DESIGN IN THEATRE (COMPANIES)
Damien Cooper - Body of work

MALE ACTOR IN THEATRE (COMPANIES)
William Zappa - The Government Inspector

FEMALE ACTOR IN THEATRE (COMPANIES)
Alison Bell - Body of work

DIRECTION IN THEATRE (COMPANIES)
Barrie Kosky - The Tell-Tale Heart

PRODUCTION IN THEATRE (COMPANIES)
The Tell-Tale Heart


ASSOCIATION AWARDS

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO OPERA
John Pringle of Orchestra Victoria

DAME JOAN HAMMOND AWARD FOR VOCAL PROMISE
Jason Wasley

JOHN TRUSCOT
Bluebottle 3

TECH ACHIEVEMENT
John Scandrett

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Toni Lamond

NEW AUSTRALIAN WRITING
Holiday - Raimondo Cortese
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