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Music Theatre Projects Ltd – “creating works and creating work”

      Launching in 2020, Dianna is setting up Music Theatre Projects Ltd. Big thanks go to artsACT who are supporting the incorporation phase of this new professional producing entity. It will operate from The Oak in Dickson, where Dianna has her private coaching studio. Dianna has chosen a fairly generic name as it…
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The Alices – with Canberra Youth Orchestra

Four members of the junior music theatre class Dianna Nixon teaches for the Kim Harvey School of Dance were selected to sing the role of Alice in a work by ANU academic and composer, Frank Millward. This saw them receive coaching from Frank and his partner (voice coach/performer/director/AMEB examiner) Heather Keens. A great learning experience…
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Interview for Uni of Sunshine Coast Creative Entrepreneur course

This was recorded via Zoom, interviewed by Sarah Casey, back in July. I was engaged by the University of the Sunshine Coast for this, and it is being used as part of the materials for their Creative Entrepreneurship course. Make a cuppa as it's 25 mins long, but I think some of you will find…
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Opening night approaching

On this day, when male dancers have been doing ballet in Times Square, and sharing amazing photos and stories, I thought I'd share this pic. (Photo by James D Morgan) These are the 4 boys playing Billy Elliot for the Australian production. They are currently in rehearsal, and the opening night is on 10th October.…
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An Italian Country Afternoon – preview

On Sunday 28th July, the Hume Conservatorium in Goulburn generously hosted our preview of An Italian Country Afternoon. Wild Voices Music Theatre has produced this project with funding from Regional Arts NSW Country Arts Support Program (CASP) auspices from The Street Theatre. Three regionally-based performing artists playfully explore the much-loved 24 Italian Songs & Arias. Alto,…
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Music Theatre Startup – at The Street Theatre

This month has been chockers. Last week we spent an intense time at The Street Theatre, working with David Sisco, a New York based MT composer, voice teacher, director and pianist. 8 ACT region performers and 2 writer/composers were in the room for the duration, and were joined by performer and composer/lyricist Vidya Makan for…
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