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The Australian Musical
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Foreword by John Kotzas, CEO, Queensland Performing Arts Centre Preface by Peter Wyllie Johnston Introduction by Mark Madama, Associate Professor of Musical Theatre, University of Michigan Part I: A History of the Australian Musical 1. From Federation to FFF 1901-20 2. Adelaide and the Origins of the Australian Musical 1920-32 3. Australia Finds a Voice 1932-36 4. The Random Years 1937-60 5. No More Gumnuts and Wattle 1960-79 6. The Enright Era 1979-85 7. A Bran Nue Dae 1986-2000 8. New Voices for a New Century Part II: The A-Z of the Australian Musical Acknowledgements Notes Image References General Index Index of Australian Musicals Index of Song Titles

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Peter Wyllie Johnston is a musician and writer, Director of the Australian Music Theatre Research Institute (TAMTRI) and Associate Professor with honorary status at the University of Melbourne. His publications include From the Melburnian (2011), The Nick Enright Songbook (2014), Morag Beaton-Her Life and Her Art (2019) and more than 200 articles on music. He is the composer of the music and lyrics of Moses-the Spirit of Freedom, the additional book of Joanna White's Girl in Pink, and the music, lyrics and book (with literary contributions by Trent O'Bryan) of Tamarama. Peter Pinne is one of the most prolific creators of Australian stage musicals, with credits including Prisoner--Cell Block H the Musical, and the theme tune for Sons and Daughters. For many years he worked in senior roles for the Grundy Organisation on such iconic shows as Neighbours, Prisoner, The Young Doctors and Secret Valley. He is the author of the discography Australian Performers, Australian Performances, and writes reviews and articles for industry magazine Stage Whispers.

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