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  1. When Michael McCarthy and Michael Rafferty co-founded Music Theatre Wales 25 years ago, it was a gem of an idea, a glimmer of hope that a company producing contemporary opera could one day become a pioneering international force.

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  2. It may be an unsettling title for a production, but something about Stalking John Barrowman seems to have captured the public imagination, as each of its premiere shows in Cardiff this week will play to a sell-out audience.

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  3. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the contemporary opera outfit Music Theatre Wales. To celebrate they are reprising an opera that chronicled King George III's descent into madness long before the hit film about him gripped audiences worldwide.

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  4. If you love reggae and ska and would jump at the chance to take a trip back in time to 1980s Cardiff, then visit the Rockin' Chair Caribbean Restaurant in Riverside, Cardiff over the next 10 days as it's transformed into a theatrical venue for the revival of ska musical Rude.

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  5. National Theatre Wales take their first ever musical theatre production on a tour of Wales this week. This production couldn't be more different from the hugely successful, large-scale Passion that took over Port Talbot during the Easter bank holiday weekend. The modern take on the traditiona...

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  6. In the second episode of Connie's Musical Map of Wales, star of musical theatre Connie Fisher heads north. She starts off in Bangor University and finds out why The Beatles visited the area back in 1967. She then travels through Snowdonia and across the Llŷn Peninsula to meet the man who is bringing Bollywood to Wales. Connie also performs a unique duet with Welsh stargazer Russell Grant in the picturesque Portmeirion. Take a look at some photos ahead of tonight's episode, which can be seen on BBC One Wales at 7.30pm. Photos of Connie Fisher in Portmeirion, and performing with Russell Grant If you missed the first episode, in which Connie journeyed from Cardiff to Treorchy and sang at the Millennium Stadium, met Max Boyce and rehearsed with the Cory Brass Band, catch up now on BBC iPlayer.

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  7. Welsh star of musical theatre Connie Fisher sets off on a musical mystery tour across Wales in new BBC Cymru Wales programme Connie's Musical Map of Wales. In the first episode, which you can see on Monday, Connie journeys from Cardiff to Treorchy. She sings in the Millennium Stadium before a...

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  8. Welsh stars of musical theatre including Over The Rainbow finalist Sophie Evans will join together for a charity concert at St Fagans Natural History Museum in July. Sophie Evans in BBC One entertainment show Over The Rainbow A Night At The Musicals on Sunday 18 July is part of the Every...

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  9. It was a successful weekend for Catherine Zeta Jones as she was named in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. She is to be made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for her services to the film industry and to charity. And last night the Welsh star scooped the 2010 Tony Award for ...

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  10. Former X Factor contestant Lucie Jones has landed a prestigious role in West End favourite Les Misérables, directed by Cameron Mackintosh. The star from Pentyrch, Cardiff, who came to prominence on the hit ITV programme, has already started rehearsals for the long-running show. Lucie will play the part of Cosette, having previously auditioned for the role of Eponine. Her role comes as part of a large cast change after some performers left the show last week. Feel free to comment! If you want to have your say, on this or any other BBC blog, you will need to sign in to your BBC iD account. If you don't have a BBC iD account, you can register here - it'll allow you to contribute to a range of BBC sites and services using a single login. Need some assistance? Read about BBC iD, or get some help with registering.

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