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THE WILD PARTY: STYLISH MOVEMENT AND PRODUCTION FROM LITTLE TRIANGLE

Production photos: Clare Hawley

Little Triangle’s THE WILD PARTY has all the quality we expect of this emerging musical theatre company but with an added extra. There’s evident hard work in the mounting of the production, energy and commitment, excellent musicality and obvious drive to deliver exciting and interesting work to Sydney audiences. What’s different in this offering is the channelling of all that excellence into a focused theatrically in the movement and in the telling of stories.

And the story at the heart of this 2000 musical, music and lyrics by Michael J LaChiusa and book by George C. Wolfe is an interesting one. Set in the twenties, Queenie is the ultimate flapper, carefree and wild, despite a disillusionment with her boyfriend Burrs. His bad boy was once a magnet, now an increasing worry as his behaviours worsen. Looking to escape, the party to end all parties is called for and a bunch of misfit miscreants assemble for gin and dancing and other assorted abandonments. Continue reading THE WILD PARTY: STYLISH MOVEMENT AND PRODUCTION FROM LITTLE TRIANGLE

INTERVIEW WITH THE WILD PARTY CHOREOGRAPHER, MADISON LEE

THE WILD PARTY choreographer Madison Lee

THE WILD PARTY is the next venture for up and coming theatre company Little Triangle.  We had the chance to speak with choreographer Madison Lee about the show.

SAG:                      Little Triangle is going from strength to strength but this is the first time that they’ve had an official choreographer. What drew you to the project?

MADISON:          Well as a choreographer I work all over Australia, I’m actually in Melbourne girl, coming up to Sydney for rehearsals.  This year I’ve worked in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne and I had heard of Little Triangle and I was really impressed with the shows that they were putting on and the name and the reputation they were getting.

Also because THE WILD PARTY is one of my dream shows to do I guess and so when I heard they were doing it I had the opportunity to try to make this happen. And I was really stoked to be invited into the project, it’s such a great group of people, performers and creatives, working on the show. Continue reading INTERVIEW WITH THE WILD PARTY CHOREOGRAPHER, MADISON LEE

A LITTLE CABARET OF SELDOM HEARD TREASURES

This image: The Cast of A Little Cabaret
Featured image: Siobhan Clifford, Olivia Vasquez, Denise Devlin, & Embla Bishop
Production images: Christopher Starnawski (Omnes Photography)

A LITTLE CABARET is a fundraiser for Little Triangle’s November production of Michael John LaChiusa & George C. Wolfe’s THE WILD PARTY and its short run at the Sydney Fringe is pretty much sold out. With good reason.  There’s a commitment to excellence inside this little company that spills over the footlights in all their work. Staged or simply sung. Here we have seven gorgeous voices performing songs chosen with care to be interesting and unusual.  Celebrating the unsung is the publicity tagline and what a great program it turns out to be.

It’s just a lovely night to share with lovers of musical theatre as some songs ooze with familiarity and others are go-home-and-google offerings.  Directed by Alexander Andrews and accompanied by Conrad Hamill there are brief introductions “another woman sits at another bar alone” … “ A young wife has a secret.” Continue reading A LITTLE CABARET OF SELDOM HEARD TREASURES

A LITTLE CABARET FROM LITTLE TRIANGLE

The Cast of ‘A Little Cabaret’

After presenting critically acclaimed sell-out productions of Sunday in the Park with George & Merrily We Roll Along, and prior to their November production of Michael John LaChiusa & George C. Wolfe’s The Wild Party, Little Triangle will present A LITTLE CABARET  with 7 emerging Australian performers this September for 3 nights only as part of the 2018 Sydney Fringe.

Join Little Triangle as they unearth hidden gems of the musical theatre canon, with a line-up of underappreciated, overlooked and rarely performed songs from some of Broadway’s leading composers.  Continue reading A LITTLE CABARET FROM LITTLE TRIANGLE

THE WILD PARTY: NEXT UP FOR LITTLE TRIANGLE

Past Production from Little Triangle: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE

After presenting critically acclaimed sell-out productions of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE [SAG Review] & MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG [SAG Review], Little Triangle will present THE WILD PARTY with emerging Australian performers in November for a strictly limited 2-week season at the Seymour Centre.

Unsnap those garters and those starched lapels. It’s time to get wicked and wildContinue reading THE WILD PARTY: NEXT UP FOR LITTLE TRIANGLE

Little Triangle’s production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG

Little Triangle’s production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, this expertly directed musical, this exquisite musical gem has a just superb ensemble voice cast, all un-miked. Huge full scale sensational production, with young emerging Australian performers. Every performance is top-notch, in this detailed and atmospheric revival. Little Triangle have created a just pitch-perfect, impeccably acted musical production, in an intimate performance space.               Continue reading Little Triangle’s production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG

SONDHEIM’S MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG

 

From Little Triangle’s production of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE

After debuting with a critically acclaimed sell-out production of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, Little Triangle will present
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG with emerging Australian performers this coming March (7-14th March 2018) for a limited 3-week season as part of The
Depot Theatre‘s 2018 line-up.

It’s our time, breathe it in; worlds to change and worlds to win
Franklin Shepard, a successful songwriter and movie producer in his late thirties, reviews his life, both professional and personal, especially his relationships with his best friends, Mary Flynn and Charley Kringas (his song-writing collaborator), and his two wives, Beth and Gussie.

The action moves backward in time from 1976 to 1957, from the disappointments of adulthood, to the hopeful idealism of youth.

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG has been ‘long regarded as one of the beautiful and damned misfits of the Sondheim canon’ and
yet remains ‘emotionally resonant’, bringing out the ‘sharpness in the showbiz satire’ following this ‘friendship under siege’
(Ben Brantley, The New York Times).

Sydney Arts Guide reviewed Little Triangle’s first production in 2017.

https://www.sydneyartsguide.com.au/sunday-in-the-park-with-george-little-triangle-present-a-memorable-production/

For more information about Little Triangle and MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG visit:

https://www.littletriangle.com.au/

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE : LITTLE TRIANGLE PRESENT A MEMORABLE PRODUCTION

“Order. Design. Composition. Balance. Light. … Harmony.”

The two year process has not been easy. Relationships are strained and the pinpoint vision of the eponymous artist has blurred. Yet he creates, before our eyes, his masterpiece. A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte arrives fully realised as the first act finale of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE.

When I saw the original version on Broadway in 1984 my heart stopped at this sequence. Georges Seurat’s painting flew in as a scrim to be magically framed by staging. It was breathtaking and transformative. I’m not the only one who reveres the show either. A quick search on YouTube shows how many people still engage with and comment on those grainy videos of the original.

So, how do you reinvent a legend? If Sondheim can seamlessly transport one art form to another then surely an up-and-coming Theatre Company like Little Triangle can mount a fully realised reimagining even on an odd shaped stage in a revamped military shed on reclaimed swampland with a rich indigenous and community heritage as part of the Sydney Fringe. They sure can! And the painting is created with as much power and integrity as that seminal production.

Director, Alexander Andrews and Musical Director Conrad Hamill have made new art from old. They have a cohesive vision which is evident in every moment of this fine production. This is an unpretentious, unfussy, accessible, skilled and joyful rendering of a revered work. With love at its heart. Continue reading SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE : LITTLE TRIANGLE PRESENT A MEMORABLE PRODUCTION

LITTLE TRIANGLE PRESENTS A SONDHEIM CLASSIC @ THE DEPOT THEATRE

“The art of making art is putting it together”

Inspired by George Seurat’s magnificent painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s soaring musical is itself an artistic masterpiece.

The piece is one of the most acclaimed musicals of our time, and earned the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for its deeply insightful and highly personal examination of life through art and the artist.

This musical is an experiment in form and aesthetic, dictated by questions concerning art, children, and one’s legacy.

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DETAILS 

Little Triangle will present SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE @ the Depot Theatre, Marrickville between September 6th and 16th. Performance times – Wed – Sat 8pm, Sun 5pm

For more about Sunday in the Park with George, visit https://www.littletriangle.com.au/
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