Ben Stefanoff interviews young South Australian entrepreneur, Ben Francis about The 60 Four and their extremely popular concerts
Adelaide Theatre Academy are becoming known for producing high quality youth productions, including Little Shop Of Horrors, Singin’ In The Rain, Xanadu and Oliver!.13 The Musical is another success to add to their growing collection.
Set in Spain in 1567-8, at the height of Spain’s colonial power, King Philip the Second struggles to deal with the unrest of his subjects in the Netherlands. His son Don Carlos returns to Spain full of philosophical ideas that were spreading throughout Europe at the time, eager to change the ridged, religious and ritualised country of his birth.
Nursery Rhyme Crime has never been so good.
Set in Vienna in the spring of 1986 Old Wicked Songs explores the relationship between a student and teacher. In this case it is a pianist who is forced to study singing with an unknown teacher if he wishes to continue his studies with his chosen professor. The characters have trouble communicating with each other but have a common ground in music.
Private Peaceful, is adapted from the novel by Michael Murpurgo and through reminiscences tells the story of the life of a young WWI soldier, on the last night of his life.
A moving celebration of humanity through letters, poems & news records from the first world war era about the Christmas truce of 1914.
All is Calm is a musical production with an entirely male cast who tell the story of the 1914 Christmas Truce through the words from letters and poems of the soldiers and through the a cappella harmonies of the Christmas songs they sung.
Independent Theatre reverently adapts Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited in their final production of 2017, exploring youthful passion, Catholic guilt, and the enigmatic Flyte family.
Rising Stars featured songs from stage and screen (and a couple from television), collecting donations for the Starlight Foundation.
Thomas ‘Tommo’ Peaceful who, although not real, is a representation of the many teenage boys who were court martialled and shot during WWI.
Presented by Promise Adelaide and adapted by Simon Reade from Michael Morpurgo’s celebrated novel, Private Peaceful is the moving story of a young soldier killed by firing squad in World War I.
The 60 Four are four young lads who are present and past students from Scotch College, all of whom have a shared interest in 60s music: Ben Francis, Lachlan Williams, Kyle Hall and Jordan Tomljenovic.
Nineteen young people whose ages ranged from eight to nineteen provided twenty-seven musical moments (as promised in the show’s title).
#SHe is the latest production from Promise Adelaide, talented Adelaide youngster, Ben Francis' not-for-profit organisation featuring talented young performers.
#SHe is the latest cabaret production by Promise Adelaide and is a celebration of women through song and dance, featuring a range of songs from different genres and eras.
Scotch College tends to raise the bar with their musical productions, and with '42nd Street' this year is certainly no exception.
'42nd Street' is the quintessential Broadway musical and this year's Scotch College's school production.
Take four talented young performers with musical and theatre backgrounds, introduce them to the music of the 60’s and give them the chance to harmonise, then sit back and enjoy the result.
Into The Woods JR is an adaptation of one of Stephen Sondheim's most popular works designed especially for young performers.