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Lighten Up | Bali Padda and Griffin Independent

Sunday, 4 December 2016

If ever there was a case to answer for pun control, it’s the current Bali Padda and Griffin Independent production, Lighten Up.

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Theodora | Pinchgut Opera

Friday, 2 December 2016

I say, go and hear it. You will have a hundred chances to hear Messiah, but far too few to hear this masterpiece.

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Resplendence | Red Line Productions

Friday, 2 December 2016

The first thing you notice is the smell. Before you enter the space and see the stumped, suspended pine trees, you can smell them. It smells like Ch...

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Relatively Speaking | Ensemble Theatre

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Relatively Speaking may not be the outrageous blockbuster of other farcical period comedies, yet it is a highly entertaining and conventionally “well-made” play, by the playwright’s own ad...

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Dreamland | NORPA Generator

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Tuesday night at the Eureka Hall. I’m watching the storm pass us by (again) and hoping it will swing back around and bring us some rain. But not to...

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Spiegel’esque | Vass Productions and Kermond Creative

Saturday, 26 November 2016

A nigh on hundred year old tent from Belgium, a Spiegel Zelt, with mirror lined walls, stained glass windows and lush drapery has landed like some theatrical Tardis in Leichardt’s Italian Forum co...

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Oleanna | The Maltman Lab

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Oleanna is an uncomfortably honest portrayal of escalation, misunderstanding, privilege, aggression and confrontation between a young woman and her university pr...

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Mack & Mabel | Working Management/Hayes Theatre Co

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Mack & Mabel is a bitter sweet dark romance between the megalomaniac movie maven and the popular actress who aspired to more varied work in feature films rather than the two reeler madcaps that made her fa...

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The Screwtape Letters | Clock & Spiel Productions

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Rigged out like some underworld university don, this academia nut chastises the rabble for not properly harvesting souls, albeit allowing that most humans do not have the requisite evil for an express ticket to Hell. Oh for a Hitler, he la...

Latest News - Sydney

STC announces new Artistic Director

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Sydney Theatre Company today announced that it has appointed Kip Williams as Artistic Director commencing 3 November 20...

Thursday, 3 November 2016

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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