Australian Musical Theatre Forum - December 4
LATEST: We are very excited to announce that Green Room Award-winning cabaret and musical theatre performer Melissa Langton will be performing as part of the day's presentations! Melissa will be performing songs as supplments to James and Anthony's discussions at 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm.
This free event is not to be missed - CLICK HERE TO BOOK
On Sunday, December 4, Theatre People and Theatre Works will host the Australian Musical Theatre Forum discussing the history of Australian musical theatre and Australian musical theatre today.
Presenters include (L-r below) James Millar, book writer of The Hatpin; Dr Peter Wyllie Johnston, author of From The Melburnian - Essays and Articles 1992-2011: The Broadway Musical – The Australian Musical; Prof. Peter Fitzpatrick, esteemed director and book writer of Flower Children; and Anthony Constanzo, composer of Life's a Circus.
The afternoon will involve presentations by the above experts with performances of songs from the shows being discussed and question time following each presentation. If you're an aspiring performer, composer, or just love Australian musical theatre you simply can't miss this free event!
This project has been supported by the City of Port Phillip through the Cultural Development Fund.
12:00 pm Peter Fitzpatrick: "The quest for distinctively Australian stories in an essentially American genre."
12:30 pm James Millar: "Structuring a contemporary Australian musical and the conception of ideas."
Break 1-1:30 pm
1:30 pm Anthony Costanzo: "Contemporary Australian musicals vs. the pre-1990s: Musical styles and trends."
2:00 pm Peter Wyllie Johnston: "The Australian musical since 1920 - separating fact from fantasy."
End 2:30 pm
Date: 04 Dec 2011
Price: Free - bookings required