Over 500 performing and visual artists from around the world and across Australia come together in Melbourne in March to celebrate the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships with a spectacular free outdoor festival.

The 2006 Green Room Award nominations were announced yesterday, with the MTC production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee collecting nine nominations, including Best Direction for Artistic Director, Simon Phillips.

SpamalotMonty Python’s SPAMALOT, the smash hit Broadway and West End musical comes to Australia this Christmas. SPAMALOT will have its first performance at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne on November 23, with the official gala opening set for December 8.

Kylie, the exhibition, curated and designed by the Victorian Arts Centre, officially opened in London this week at the prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum.

Dancehouse is proud to announce the appointment of David Tyndall as Artistic Director and CEO. This is an important appointment for Dancehouse – David is the first full-time Artistic Director who also takes up the position as Manager of the Centre.

Melbourne Theatre Company has announced two new appointments to the Company’s senior management team: Pauline O’Brien as Marketing Director, and Julia White as Development Director.

Melbourne International Arts Festival Board is delighted to announce Kristy Edmunds has accepted the position of Artistic Director for the 2008 Melbourne International Arts Festival.

The judges for the Pratt Prize 2006, in place of presenting the award this year, have decided to commission two of the six finalists to create new musicals.
 
Jeanne Pratt AC announced today that although the judges recognised the talents of the composers and writers whose six musicals were short-listed, no single musical had the potential to be an outstanding success.