Robert Coates

Artistic Director at Stage School Australia

Location:
23 Allen Street, Moreland, Victoria, Australia
Company:
Stage School Australia
HQ Phone:
+61 3 9384 1644
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Last Updated 10/19/2017

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Key Staff | Stage School Australia

Robert Coates
Robert Coates, Artistic Director Robert began working for Stage School Australia in 1995. Most recently he directed the 2017 seasons of HONK! Jr - the musical tale of the Ugly Duckling and Chicken Licken at the Lawler Theatre, Southbank Theatres - home of the MTC, which also toured to the Adelaide Fringe Festival. His many other directorial credits include Rags, Joseph's Dreamcoat, Oliver!, Man of La Mancha, Star-Cross'd Lovers, Godspell and all of the Young Australian Broadway Chorus Gala Concerts at the National Theatre, Back to Bacchus (Musical Director/Associate Director - Tours of Europe '97 and USA '99, World Tour 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008), What a Circus (Adelaide Fringe '98), Once On This Island (Adelaide Fringe 2010), Spring Awakening (National Theatre 2011), Conference of the Birds and Seussical TYA (Adelaide Fringe 2013), Guys & Dolls 2013, The Wizard of Oz 2014, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Malthouse & Adelaide Fringe 2014), Disney Alice in Wonderland and Conference of the Birds (Melbourne Fringe 2014), This Is Australia USA Tours 2015 & 2016, Disney Aladdin Jr. 2015, Disney The Little Mermaid Jr. 2015, The Secret Garden - Spring Version 2016, Disney Alice in Wonderland Jr. 2016 and Disney Beauty and the Beast Jr. 2016. Robert directed the world premiere of Devil's Snuffbox, the Victorian premiere of The World Goes Round (Victorian Music Theatre Guild nomination - Best Director) and the world premiere season of the Bryant/Frank musical, The Silver Donkey which also toured the USA.

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Key Staff | Stage School

Robert Coates, Director of Production
Robert Coates began working for the Stage School Australia (then the CPCA) in 1995. His directorial credits include Rags, Joseph's Dreamcoat, Oliver!, Man of La Mancha, Star-Cross'd Lovers, Godspell and all of the Young Australian Broadway Chorus Gala Concerts at the National Theatre. Other productions include Back to Bacchus (musical director/associate director - Tours of Europe '97 and USA '99, World Tour 2002, 2004 & 2006) , What a Circus (Adelaide Fringe '98) and Once On This Island (Adelaide Fringe 2010). Robert has directed the world premiere of Devil's Snuffbox, the Victorian premiere of The World Goes Round (Victorian Music Theatre Guild nomination - Best Director) The Wizard of Oz, Big River, Guys & Dolls and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. In 2006 he directed the world premiere season of the Bryant/Frank musical, The Silver Donkey which also toured the USA.

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Board | e.motion21

Robert Coates
Robert Coates Robert Coates Robert is Director of Productions for the Stage School Australia , and is responsible for the performing arts training and performances of over 3,000 young people in Melbourne. He has directed the Victorian premieres of Spring Awakening and The World Goes 'Round , the world premieres of Devil's Snuffbox , The Silver Donkey (which has twice toured the USA), and countless other shows, tours and concerts. Robert is passionate about the benefits of performing arts training for all children, and is inspired by the vision, ambition and commitment of e.motion21 and its founder, Cate Sayers.

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