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CMS Music Theatre Audition Masterclass Featuring Kellie Dickerson & Guy Simpson

Want to improve your music theatre audition skills? Why not take this opportunity to learn from top Music Directors who are directing some of Australias’ hottest professional Musical Theatre shows!

Our panel comprises three time Green Room award winner (Wicked, Once & City of Angels) and current MD of Book of Mormon – Kellie Dickerson and MD of My Fair Lady, Phantom of the Opera & Miss Saigon productions throughout the world – Guy Simpson, will share their insights as they put 8 performers through their paces as well as provide a Q&A session with the audience.

For Tickets, Go to chatswoodmusicals.org/Masterclass

DATES
13 June 2016, 7:30 – 10:30 pm

VENUE- Eternity Playhouse, 39 Barton Street, Darlinghurst.

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Women I’ve Undressed: A Memoir by Orry Kelly

Inset pic- Les Girls. Featured pic- Orry-Kelly with Kay Francis. Photop courtesy of Scotty Bowers
Inset pic- Les Girls. Featured pic- Orry-Kelly with Kay Francis. Photop courtesy of Scotty Bowers

Orry Kelly was six years old the Christmas his mother told him there’s no such thing as Santa Claus. Eyeing a department store window she endeavoured to entice him with a set of carpenters tools. Upon a hand painted card in the middle of the window, were printed the words: “A Lady’s Companion”. Underneath were two plush boxes- one red, one green- containing many spools of coloured silks. ‘if there’s no such thing as Santa Claus, I’ll have the red lady’s companion.” announced little Olly Kelly and so the needle of his life was threaded.

Orry Kelly was born the last day of 1897, named for a Danish king and brought up in the hamlet of Kiama. The sign over his father’s shop read; William Kelly, merchant tailor. As well a cutter of cloth, Dad was a keen horticulturist, a hybridiser of carnations, a shocker in shocking pink, which he named for his son.

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