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The Glass Menagerie | Belvoir

Saturday, 27 September 2014

It would be fair to say that Sydney audiences have become a little nervous about what to expect from Belvoir over recent times, but the company has unequivocally redeemed itself with this stunning, magical, pitch perfect production of Tennessee William’s autobiographical play, The Glass Me...

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Henry V | Bell Shakespeare

Saturday, 20 September 2014

That William Shakespeare sure knew a thing or three about the human condition: king and country, treachery, war, futility, love, tragedy – it’s all there in full vi...

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Kryptonite | Sydney Theatre Company

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

An ambitious piece which follows the personal and political dimensions of the relationship between a white Australian man and a Chinese woman over twenty five years, it is occasionally problematic, but overall, a riveting, affecting, fascinating play. I could not look aw...

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The King and I | Opera Australia/John Frost

Friday, 12 September 2014

Quibbles over certain aspects aside, this is a very fine show predicated on a superb double-act, ably supported by a large cast and a lavish production de...

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Danny and the Deep Blue Sea | Little Spoon Theatre Co.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Overall, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea is a hard-hitting, intense piece of theatre. It would be difficult not to connect with the characters and their circumstances even though they may appear to be, on the surface, completely removed from our ow...

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2014 Bangalow Music Festival

Monday, 18 August 2014

Founded in 2001 by the Southern Cross Soloists, the festival attracts musicians from Australia and overseas, and delights the large appetite for classical music among residents in this region, as well as visitors from all over Au...

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The Composer Is Dead

Sunday, 10 August 2014

In the spirit of Snicket, Woodley is playful, energetic and clever – and it is a big stage, a big orchestra – he swings through the sections always keeping his eye on the prize – us...

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Mr Kolpert | pantsguys

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Mr Kolpert is one of the best things I’ve seen this year. This darkly fantastical comedy is mesmerising and rib-achingly hilarious. In recent years, pantsguys have proved to be a company to watch, and with this show, they deliver another wi...

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Opera at the Channon

Sunday, 27 July 2014

This was altogether a great Australian experience. Top-quality singing, almost wantonly relaxed atmosphere, and perfect weather.

Latest News - Sydney

Sydney to host the Australian Premiere of Matilda The Musical

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell announced today that the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Matilda The Musical will make its Australian Premiere at Sydney Lyric Theatre in August ...

Thursday, 27 February 2014

2007 Helpmann Award Winners
Tuesday, 07 August 2007 11:39
The 2007 Helpmann Awards were presented last night at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney.

The Helpmann Awards, established in 2001 by Live Performance Australia (LPA), saw 41 awards presented, plus the prestigious JC Williamson Award was awarded to Dame Margaret Scott AC DBE and Professor Barry Tuckwell AC OBE in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the Australian live performance industry.

Jonathan Biggins, acclaimed actor, broadcaster and comedian was MC for the evening which included performances by David Campbell, Ray Crowe, Colleen Hewett, Damien Leith, and the casts of Billy Elliot, Eurobeat, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Miss Saigon, and Priscilla Queen of the Desert - The Musical.

Presenters included – Sir Ian McKellen, Julie Anthony, Deborah Conway, Max Cullen, Carmen Duncan, Simon Gallagher, Nancye Hayes, John Howard, Yvonne Kenny, Todd McKenney, Trisha Noble, Magda Szubanski, Sigrid Thornton, and Stuart Wagstaff.

A full list of winners is listed below.

Visit: www.helpmannawards.com.au


Best Australian Contemporary Concert
Melbourne International Arts Festival and Arts House - Murundak

Best Ballet or Dance Work
Lucy Guerin Company - Structure & Sadness

Best Choreography in a Ballet or Dance Work
Akram Khan and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui - Zero Degrees

Best Choreography in a Musical
Kelley Abbey and Kenny Ortega - The Boy From Oz

Best Classical Concert Presentation
Australian Chamber Orchestra – Revolution

Best Comedy Performer
Adam Hills - Adam Hills - Joymonger

Best Contemporary Music Festival
Vivian Lees & Ken West - Creative Festival Entertainment - Big Day Out Festival 2007

Best Costume Design
Tim Chappel & Lizzy Gardiner – Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical

Best Direction of A Play
Barrie Kosky - The Lost Echo

Best Direction of An Opera
Douglas Horton - The Hive

Best Direction of Musical
Neil Armfield - Keating!

Best Female Actor in a Musical
Laurie Cadevida - Miss Saigon

Best Female Actor in a Play
Ursula Yovich - Capricornia

Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical
Colleen Hewett - The Boy From Oz

Best Female Actor in a Supporting role in a Play
Deborah Mailman - The Lost Echo

Best Female Dancer in a Ballet
Ros Warby - Monumental

Best Female Performer in A Supporting Role in An Opera
Orla Boylan - The Love of the Nightingale

Best Female Performer in an Opera
Emma Matthews - The Love of the Nightingale

Best International Contemporary Concert
Michael Coppel - Pink - I'm Not Dead! Tour

Best Lighting Design
Al Gurdon - Robbie Williams Close Encounters Tour

Best Male Actor in A Musical
iOTA - Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Best Male Actor In A Play
Jefferson Mays - I Am My Own Wife

Best Male Actor In a Supporting Role In A Musical
Terry Serio - Keating!

Best Male Actor in a Supporting role in a Play
Paul Capsis - The Lost Echo

Best Male Dancer in A Ballet or Dance Work
Akram Khan - Zero Degrees

Best Male Performer in a Supporting Role in an Opera
James Egglestone - The Love of the Nightingale

Best Male Performer in an Opera
Jonathan Summers - Rigoletto

Best Musical
Company B - Keating!

Best Musical Direction
Richard Mills - The Love of the Nightingale

Best New Australian Work
Barrie Kosky and Tom Wright - The Lost Echo

Best Opera
Opera Australia - Rusalka

Best Original Score
Paul Keelan & Gary Young – Sideshow Alley

Best Performance in a Classical Concert
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra - Master Series - Courage under fire Shostakovich Symphony No 7 Leningrad

Best Performance in an Australian Comtemporary Concert
David Campbell - David Campbell "Wild With Style"

Best Play
Sydney Theatre Company - The Lost Echo

Best Presentation For Children
Monkey Baa Theatre for Young People Ltd - Jackie French's "Hitler's Daughter"

Best Regional Touring Production
Ensemble Productions in association with Christine Dunstan Productions - Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

Best Scenic Design
Brian Thomson - The Boy From Oz

Best Sound Design
Michael Waters - The Woman In Black

Best Special Event
DCE Janice Crystal Larry Magid and Face Productions - Billy Crystal 700 Sundays

Best Visual or Physical Theatre
Malthouse Theatre and Sydney Opera House - Honour Bound
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