When they took Arthur Laurents’ book and combined it with Bernstein’s music and Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics they created a stunning show that stands the test of time.
Assassins is a challenging piece, musically complex and an acting challenge for the 10 actors who bring to life the men and women who assassinated, or attempted to, a US president.
The Hills Musical Company are no strangers to the works of Stephen Sondheim. After successful seasons of Sweeney Todd, Company and A Little Night Music, this November the HMC presents its next musical by the prolific composer: Assassins.
Premiered in 1973, A Little Night Music is still regarded by many as the jewel in Stephen Sondheim’s considerable crown. Based loosely on Bergman’s classic Smiles of a Summer Night, this musical follows the complicated love lives of bourgeois Swedes at the turn of the 20th century.
Carlotta is a legend. Long-term show-girl at the famous Les Girls revue in Sydney, Carlotta has always been a figure-head for the queer community, and one of the earliest, and most famous, Australian trans-gender women.
We interview Australian cinema icon, David Stratton, about being the focus of the limited release documentary film, A Cinematic Life, opening 9 March 2017.
Into The Woods JR is an adaptation of one of Stephen Sondheim's most popular works designed especially for young performers.
'Company' by Stephen Sondheim was a ground-breaking musical, when first produced in the early 70s. It still remains an immensely enjoyable reminder of his genius.
Adelaide’s musical answer to The Bachelor or Sex and the City is heading to the Stirling Community Theatre in November for the first time in 16 years.
The seventies saw the film 'The Goodbye Girl' by Neil Simon. The nineties saw the musical version hit the stage. Now, Therry presents this toe-tapper.
Be careful what you wish for! James Lapine & Stephen Sondheim’s popular stage musical comes to the big screen, mixing several of Grimms' fairytales into one big adventure to lift a curse.
One of Australia's first ladies of the stage performs her debut solo CD in concert, revealing her life and loves, from musicals and motherhood to the present.
These three talented musicians have a little polishing to do, but have nonetheless delivered an entertaining, maddening insight into the crazy world of Sondheim.
Our northern-based musical theatre company shows once again why it's time to take the journey. Karen Sheldon's direction is spot on.
If you love Sondheim and Sweeney Todd, and even if you do not, you will not want to miss this outstanding production but, as I keep warning people in vain, book now before the word gets around and the tickets all go.
The piece is based around the residents of three adjacent houses and there is no faulting the marvellously high quality musical side of this production.
The show is thick with musical and textual references, hilariously parodying the original songs and shows. Everybody will find this extremely funny.
This is an exceptional production, one of the finest pieces of musical theatre that I have seen in a long while, and it is most certainly well-deserving of full houses at every performance. If you are planning to see this show, and you definitely should be, don’t wait too long to get your tickets.
The influence of director, Ric Trevaskis, could be clearly seen in this very fine production of what is, arguably, Stephen Sondheim’s most loved musical, the multi award-winning, Into the Woods. Not surprisingly, even at a 5pm Sunday matinee performance, the auditorium was packed.
Rachel Moorhead directs Stephen Sondheim's gothic musical with great success, using a talented ensemble of first, second and third year students from Adelaide College of Arts at TAFE SA.