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John Senczuk

John Senczuk

John Senczuk, a NIDA graduate, stage director/designer and theatre polymath whose career, nationally and internationally, spans over thirty years in music theatre, dance and drama. He worked concurrently as an academic, and spent fifteen years at the University of Wollongong creating and teaching courses in scenography and dramaturgy before positions at Toi Whakaari, New Zealand Drama School, and WAAPA. As writer, John’s list of musicals includes: Time, Gentlemen!, Eureka, A Coward in Vegas, Two Old Queens and Rose and Rodeo. His Currency House Platform Paper 42: “The Time is Ripe for the Great Australian Musical” was launched in February 2015. Scene Stealers: Australian Scenography 1788-2018 will be published in 2018; and, Australian Music Theatre schedule for publication 2019.

Musical Theatre in Australia

Definition Background History of the Australian Musical THE INDUSTRY Producers New Australian Musical Development Training Audiences Author This paper was written as a preamble to the author’s SWOT analysis for “The Australian musical’ and could be read in conjunction with

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SWOT Analysis of Musical Theatre – the Australian Musical

PREMISE 1. THE STUDIO MUSICAL STRENGTHS WEAKNESSES OPPORTUNITIES THREATS 2. THE BIJOU MUSICAL STRENGTHS WEAKNESSES OPPORTUNITIES THREATS 3. THE BOULEVARD MUSICAL STRENGTHS WEAKNESSES OPPORTUNITIES THREATS 4. THE COMMERCIAL MUSICAL STRENGTHS WEAKNESSES OPPORTUNITIES THREATS 5. THE ARENA-MUSICAL STRENGTHS WEAKNESSES OPPORTUNITIES THREATS

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