This is a large-format, high production value book , written by Peter Pinne and Peter Wyllie Johnston .Lavishly illustrated with both black and white and colour photographs as well as vibrant graphic design, The Australian Musical takes an incredibly detailed , impeccably researched look at the history of the Australian musical .The first half is in eight chapters and looks at the story of the Australian musical from roughly 1901 to now.
THE AUSTRALIAN MUSICAL asks – what is an Australian musical and how do we define it ? Has the audience expectation over time changed ? As well as looking at the influence of Australian female composers , gay themes and Jewish influences . The flops , ( eg Rasputin ) lost/abandoned musicals and the mega hits are mentioned. Continue reading THE AUSTRALIAN MUSICAL : A WONDERFUL REFERENCE BOOK