The Adventure Continues

TT in the Blue Mountains and Sheldy in New York.

Culture Shock.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Kings Cross and Bondi Beach

 Having lunch on Bondi Beach. In denial as Sydney burns.
Sensational fish and chips.
In case you were worried.

Light the Night

Tony Sheldon, Michael Griffiths, Emma Pask and More Set for LIGHT THE NIGHT 2013, Oct 28

Tony Sheldon, Michael Griffiths, Emma Pask and More Set for LIGHT THE NIGHT 2013, Oct 28
An additional group of dynamic performers were announced today for the LIGHT THE NIGHT 2013 fundraising concert. Raising much needed funds for the Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation, the popular event will be held at City Recital Hall on Monday October 28th at 7.30pm. Hosting the 2013 concert will be LIGHT THE NIGHT Ambassador and International musical therapist, Jan van de Stool - alter ego of award winning, musical theatre royalty Queenie van der Zandt.
Each year, talented Australian artists donate their time to help raise money for this much needed cause. This year's line-up includes Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Broadway star Tony Sheldon, GREASE leading ladies Gretel Scarlett and Lucy Maunder, favourites from The Voice Danny Ross and Emma Pask, drag artiste and recently announced Les Miserables cast member Trevor Ashley, Red Hot Mama Marika Aubrey, the cast of the new musical Atomic led by Michael Falzon and Bronwyn Mulcahy, talented songstress Vanessa Raspa and the Zombie Cats, I Will Survive contestant Tom Sharah, stunning soprano Julie Lea Goodwin, Storm in a D Cup's Amelia Ryan, musical theatre identity and LTB producer Adam Rennie, Jersey Boys' Michael Griffiths, Emma Pask, avante garde cabaret star iOTA, acapella group The Idea of North, hostess for the evening Queenie van der Zandt, and musical theatre favourites Tyran Parke and Johanna Allen.
Now in its ninth year, LIGHT THE NIGHT has become a highlight on the Sydney entertainment calendar, raising over $350,000 for funding leukaemia research. This year, money raised will fund the LIGHT THE NIGHT Research Grant that supports a promising new Gene Control in Acute Leukaemia project being undertaken by St Vincent's Hospital's Haematology Research Team.
LIGHT THE NIGHT is inspired by Matthew Rennie, a brave young man who fought a three year battle against leukaemia. Unfortunately, Matthew passed away shortly before the 2007 concert. LIGHT THE NIGHT was created by Matthew's two brothers, musical theatre performers Shaun Rennie and Adam Rennie, and friends Monica Smith and Greg Smith.
For more information, visit The event takes place at the City Recital Hall Angel Place, Sydney on Monday 28 October 2013 at 7.30pm. Premium $110/ A Reserve $67.50/ B Reserve $55.00 (Additional fees may apply). Bookings: (02) 8256 2222 or

Friday, October 18, 2013


A smart outdoor restaurant in Angel Place, Sydney.
A shop window of dollies in Katoomba (don't know if there are 17 of them.)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

More Bedside Reading

NYMF Reveals Starry 2014 Next Link Project Grand Jury - Hunter Foster, Amanda Green, Tony Sheldon, Michael Cerveris & More!

NYMF Reveals Starry 2014 Next Link Project Grand Jury - Hunter Foster, Amanda Green, Tony Sheldon, Michael Cerveris & More!
The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has chosen Abrams Artists Agent Beth Blickers, OBIE and Drama Desk Award-winning actress Donna Lynne Champlin, Tony Award and Drama Desk Award-nominated actor Hunter Foster, Tony Award and Drama Desk Award-nominated composer and lyricist Amanda Green, Tony Award-nominated director Thomas Kail, Associate Producer of The Old Globe Eric Louie, Outer Critics Circle-nominated director and choreographer Josh Prince, Tony Award and Drama Desk nominated actor and writer Tony Sheldon, Tony Award-nominated and Grammy-winning composer Lucy Simon, and two-time Tony Award-winning actor Michael Cerveris to serve as the Grand Jury of this year's Next Link project.
NYMF has also extended the submission deadline for the Next Link Project to midnight Monday, November 11th. For more Next Link Project info and submission guidelines, visit Past Next Link Productions at the New York Musical Theatre Festival have included: Fat Camp, Yank!, Flight of the Lawn Chair Man, Frog Kiss, and F*cking Hipsters!
The Next Link Project is NYMF's primary writer service program. It empowers emerging musical theatre writing teams by providing entrepreneurial training, career networking opportunities, dramaturgical support, and other services, culminating in a subsidized production in the Festival. In 2014, NYMF will accept 10 shows into the Next Link Project.
Next Link Project participants receive the following benefits:
- A subsidized production slot at NYMF 2014 (including savings in production fees, and discounted technical and marketing support)
- Dramaturgical support
- Seminars and workshops geared toward helping them successfully prepare, present, and promote their NYMF production
- Access to exclusive industry networking events
Authors submitting to The Next Link Project need to provide a demo recording of at least 75% of their songs, a 2 page synopsis of the show, a 15-page script sample (15 consecutive pages, including lyrics for at least one songs), and a complete script. You may submit your show if you are a writer with or without representation, as long as the show has not received a professional New York production. Scripts should be ready for developmental production and the widespread exposure that NYMF provides. All entries undergo double-blind evaluations by several members of NYMF's reading team, with finalists referred to a Grand Jury of leading theater artists and producers. To submit your show, visit:

We're Here!

Friday, October 11, 2013


In the theatre and our first time hearing the SCOUNDRELS band
Our conductor Guy Simpson has put together a sensational 17 piece orchestra.
Amy Lehpamer and Matt Hetherington
 John Wood
Everyone sounds FANTASTIC!!

Gobblin' on the Green

I was drawn into Hyde Park by this prettiness
and as the sun began to set it all just got prettier
looking further afield I saw food stalls and bars
Aha! Good Food Month!
So, after collecting tt from a dancing lesson, we settled in for spring rolls, fish cakes, prawns and beef. And lots of changing lights in trees.