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OzMade Musicals 2003
Theatreworks, St. Kilda
Amidst the flag raisings, the speeches, the parades and
the parties, a little bit of history was made on Sunday
January 26th (Australia Day) 2003, when Magnormos
unveiled itís highly anticipated OZMADE MUSICALS
landmark day kicked off with a promotional traffic stopper at Federation
Square where featured artists from OzMade Musicals performed a snippet
of the impressive material on offer. The vibe was unmistakable, with curious
Melburnians soon converging in the heart of the cityís latest hotspot to put
a face to the music.
a lasting impression left on the city's newest cultural
landmark, the OzMade Musicals team headed towards the
funky Theatreworks in St. Kilda for a 3pm and 8pm
performance spotlighting home-grown musical theatre
composing and performing talents.
Artistic Director Aaron Joyner and internationally
acclaimed talent Kevin Purcell led over 25 established
and emerging music theatre stars through a pioneering
two-hour program. Featuring material based purely on
submissions to the Australian Musicals.com web site,
OzMade Musicals covered a broad scope of local musicals
from writers all around the country.
Old favourites found new life mixed with the
new blood from current hot Australian Musical Theatre writers with program
selections from Jon English & David Mackay, Matthew Frank
& Dean Bryant, John & Fiona Thorn, Kevin Purcell
& Stephen Paix & Victor Kazan, Ian Dorricot & Jo
Denver, Reg Livermore & Patrick Flynn, Aaron Joyner,
Tim Passmore, Paul Kavanagh & Ross Fiddes, Jo Denver
& Donald Woodward, Susie Davies-Splitter & Phil Splitter,
Peter Stannard & Peter Benjamin and Phil Moore.
the aura in the theatre was one of support and excitement, the buzz in the
foyer post-show was electrifying, as performers met writers, writers met
licensing agents, and arts critics and journalists gave feedback and advice.
Magnormos will proudly continue it's OZMADE MUSICALS tradition as an annual