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MIRANDA MUSICAL SOCIETY presents BRAND NEW PRODUCTION of LES MISÉRABLES

Australian Musical theatre royalty, our Geraldine Turner OAM, has applied her unique vision to expertly and deliciously direct this brand new production of LES MISÉRABLES. Huge cast of seventy, includes the best of the best lead voices, and always magnificent voices from the entire ensemble cast, visual storytelling enhanced via wonderful colourful costumes, together with effective multi-purpose sets and very very fast set changes for each new scene, excellent atmospheric lighting always matches the scene, so yes a just perfect production of this huge musical.                                                             Continue reading MIRANDA MUSICAL SOCIETY presents BRAND NEW PRODUCTION of LES MISÉRABLES

Le Roi S’Amuse (The King Amuses Himself) @ The Fig Tree

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Audiences will probably be far more familiar with the opera that was inspired by this play, Verdi’s Rigoletto.  Written in 1832, Hugo’s play was criticised as immoral and encouraging vice.

Here in this production by Dram’in French, performed in French with English subtitles, and featuring minimal staging, we are presented with a gripping, powerful version featuring a magnificent Triboulet who rightly dominates the production. The play is very much of the Romantic era and has some possible parallels to Giselle, with a virginal young girl being deceived.The plot also includes politics, deception, disguise and abduction. Continue reading Le Roi S’Amuse (The King Amuses Himself) @ The Fig Tree

LES MIS RETURNING TO THE CAPITOL

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Inset- One Day More. Featured- Barricade. Pics by Matt Murphy

The acclaimed new production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical LES MISÉRABLES will open at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre in March 2015.

This much-loved blockbuster musical is indisputably one of the most popular musicals of all time and has been seen by more than 65 million people and received more than 100 major awards.

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Balmain Sinfonia @ Macquarie Theatre

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Balmain Sinfonia Conductor Gary Stavrou speaking to the audience with the brilliant violinist Susie Park and members of the orchestra in the background. Pics by Geoff Sirmai

Throughout 2014, The Balmain Sinfonia has presented concerts featuring collaborations with fine soloists. Its programmes surround the collaborative work with landmark compositions of the orchestral genre. These works have been challenging and substantial and have exploited the orchestra’s ability to convey drama and capture shifts in mood or character.

This final concert for the year was no exception. A near–capacity crowd was assembled in the Macquarie Theatre at Macquarie University for the single performance of this programme on December 7. The large crowd can be said to have been due to the orchestra’s growing membership, its posting out of newsletters, a friendly in-concert rapport with fans and continued provision of a significant soloist playing a well-known work. Continue reading Balmain Sinfonia @ Macquarie Theatre