The Production Company (Aust) Ltd is a not-for-profit theatrical company specialising in promoting and showcasing new and established theatre talent and to stimulate the Melbourne and Australian theatre industry. The Production Company stages a series of three musicals at the Arts Centre Melbourne each year.
Since 1999, Melbourne has been serenaded by the The Production Company, celebrating the best of Broadway. Each season gives three glorious shows the chance to be staged in Melbourne at the beautiful State Theatre. We stage the works of such greats as Rodgers & Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Neil Simon and Jerry Herman.
Originally conceived as “concert versions” we rehearse for two weeks. The actors’ intimacy with the audience, the directors’ creative staging, and the choreographers’ dazzling contribution have grown each season. The casting mixes established stars with new talent.
Chairman Jeanne Pratt and her team engage the best local directors, choreographers and designers to stage the shows to best effect. The Production Company Orchestra plays the scores with maximum impact under Australia’s best conductors.
Two weeks of whirlwind rehearsals in the studio and just one week technical rehearsal in the theatre before opening each Season, The Production Company shows are thrilling and energetic.
We receive no government subsidy and rely solely on the Box Office proceeds and support of the corporate sector and individuals to exist.