Posts in orchestra

6 benefits for orchestras of hiring performing artists

6 reasons why a Platypus Theatre turnkey production is the right choice for your orchestra and audience.
Benefits of booking live shows
The orchestra is the star of the show - not a back-up band

If audiences are mesmerized by what is happening on a big screen, are they really paying attention to the music? In each of our shows, the story and the music are ...

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Peter and the Wolf - Like it's never been done before!

Your audiences have never seen Peter and the Wolf like this before!


Captivating dance and choreography. Expressive artisan-crafted masks. A timeless tale about perseverance to outsmart a bully. And most importantly, a breath-taking musical score performed by a world-class orchestra - yours!

Your audiences will dive headfirst into the rapturous music of Prokofiev's most revered work as they jump out ...

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Presenting classical music in an intelligent, entertaining and participatory way

Presto Mambo


This is our recipe for developing the next generation of classical music lovers. We give young audiences the opportunity to explore music on a profound level by sparking their imaginations, drawing them in, and making sure that they will always connect classical music with exhilarating experiences. 

Our mission is to tell a good story, and make music the central character ...

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