Aeffluence – A musical cosmorama – 07/05/1974

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Title Aeffluence – A musical cosmorama
Start Date 07/05/1974
End Date 18/05/1974
Abstract Aeffluence is a reworking of a rock musical performed in August 1972 from which a limited number of LP’s were released. The script was redeveloped by “young Melbourne playwright Louis Nowra”. Focusing on issues of pollution – on the affect of effluence. Musicians wrote all new songs and the performance culminated in the combined talents of 140 staff and students merging.
Designer Peter Ralph
Choreographer Jim Lewis
Choreographer Lyn Geurson
Choreographer Anne Macrae
Director Daryl Wilkinson
Author Louis Nowra
Company Union Theatre Department
Venue open stage – Swanston Street
Notes This was the first production at the Open Stage in the Arts Centre.,Lindy Davies was an assistant to the director.
Extra Notes Peformance dates: May 7-11, 14-18.
Reference from: Rowden White, Open Stage 1970-1974; O’Brien, A., Dopierala, W. (1994) ‘The Pleasure of the Company: Drama and Teacher Education at Melbourne 1961-1994’, Parkville: School of Visual and Performing Arts Education. ISBN: 0 7325 0705 7.
Cast Peter Lawrence, Jane Ludbrook, Jim Phiddian, Rory Fraser, Margaret Cameron, Ian Rollard, Mary Anne Marron, Steve Gration, Fay Byrne, Kim Laird, Viv Hodgins, Ian McCudden, Harry Tawsie, David Alexander, Denise Scott, Ron Danielson, Helen Faulkner, Mike Bishop, Julia Sykes, Paul Stevenson, Ian White, Ken Ford, Megan Jones, Sue Heywood, Loretta Forsey, Kim Natalie Lot, Lindy Osbourne, Julie Doyle, Julie Hall, Tina Iggulden, Lynette Pierse, Maxine Odgers, Ricky hofman, Rosie Westland, Rita Coxhead, Bill Davis, Russel Davies, Tony Scott, Gary Morrison, Neil Grigg, Don McClure, Brett Mahoney, Bruce Moshel, Tim McKew, Nubar Ghazarian, Johno Joanides, James Watt, Chris Gregory, Peter Elliot, Jenny Hartzmeyer, Leonie Oswald, Sue Collie, Marcus Martin, Peter Rouse, Henry Stern, Neil McColl, Beth Hewitt, Penny Keatch, Margot Knight, Greg Carter, Greg Clough, Ritchie Millard, John Konewka, Jan Allen, Julia Taphouse, Louise Chamberlain, Derek Wallace, John Rojo, Terry Bakewell, Helen Faulkner, Leonie Oswald, Peter Rouse.
Reviews One lenghty review with a very posistive slant calls the show a “major achievement” as a student production – Melbourne Times May 15 1974.
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