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Exclusive cast announcement, Ordinary Days Melbourne

Exclusive cast announcement, Ordinary Days Melbourne

Today, AussieTheatre can exclusively announce the cast for the second half of Pursued by Bear’s Chump Days double bill, Ordinary Days. Set against New York’s sprawling metropolis, this contemporary chamber musical celebrates the amazing and unexpected ways in which our stories intersect. A proven Musical Theatre cult hit with a sensational score by Adam Gwon, Ordinary… Read more.


Cast announced for Watch This’ production of Merrily We Roll Along

Cast announced for Watch This’ production of Merrily We Roll Along

After exclusively announcing Watch This’ 2017 Season, we are now excited to bring you the full cast announcement of their upcoming production, Merrily We Roll Along. A stellar cast has been assembled for the production with Lyall Brooks (A Prudent Man, North by Northwest), Nicole Melloy (Dusty, Loving Repeating), Nelson Gardner (Ned – A New Australian Musical, Beauty & the Beast) playing Frank,… Read more.


Cast announced for Victorian premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 21 Chump St

21 Chump Street - Pursued by Bear

Lin-Manuel Miranda is musical theatre’s hottest commodity these days, and Australian audiences will have the chance to see some of his work live this June. Pursued by Bear today announced the cast for their upcoming Victorian premiere of Miranda’s 15 minute musical 21 Chump Street. A cautionary tale of high-school love, the musical is based on… Read more.


Listen to the first two songs from Tim Minchin’s Groundhog Day online now

Listen to the first two songs from Tim Minchin’s Groundhog Day online now

Tim Minchin has been busy. While the comedian / performer / writer / composer’s previous hit, Matilda the Musical, is touring Australia to popular and critical success, his next project Groundhog Day is due to open on Broadway this month. Groundhog Day, is based on the 1993 Bill Murray movie where a disgruntled weatherman mysteriously stuck in a… Read more.


Final cast member announced for Only Heaven Knows at Hayes Theatre Co

Final cast member announced for Only Heaven Knows at Hayes Theatre Co

Luckiest Productions announced today that Tim Draxl will play Cliff in the upcoming 30th Anniversary Production of Only Heaven Knows at the Hayes Theatre Co from May this year. A previous Helpmann Award and Logie Award nominee, Draxl joins the previously announced cast of Matthew Backer (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Blazey Best (Miracle City), Ben Hall (Neighbours) and… Read more.



Win a double pass to The Bodyguard at the Sydney Lyric Theatre

Win a double pass to The Bodyguard at the Sydney Lyric Theatre

AussieTheatre has a double pass to giveaway to The Bodyguard at the Sydney Lyric Theatre on April 26. Starring Australian Idol pop singer, Paulini, will take on the role of Rachel Marron, made famous by the legendary Whitney Houston. The show also stars Prinnie Stevens who will play Rachel’s sister and Neighbours star, Kip Gamblin is playing… Read more.


Bette Midler Gives Final Bow in Hello, Dolly! to Understudy

Bette Midler in Hello Dolly! Broadway

Bette Midler sure knows how to make an understudy feel appreciated. Ensemble performer Christian Dante White was unexpectedly called upon to play the role of Cornelius Hackl (which he understudies, but had not yet rehearsed) during two preview performances on Broadway this week and Midler publicly acknowledged his efforts during the curtain calls. Playbill.com reported that Midler stepped aside to give the actor the… Read more.


The Production Company announce full cast for Hello, Dolly

The Production Company announce full cast for Hello, Dolly

Earlier today The Production Company announced the full cast of their upcoming production of Hello, Dolly. Joining previously announced cast members, Marina Prior (Dolly Levi) and Grant Piro (Horace Vandergelder), will be Verity Hunt-Ballard (Guys & Dolls, Mary Poppins) as Irene Molloy, Glenn Hill (Show Boat) as Cornelius Hackl and Baylie Carson (young Mary O’Brien in DUSTY) as… Read more.


Win a double pass to Desperate and Dateless at the Malthouse

Desperate and Dateless by Ginger & Tonic

AussieTheatre has two double passes to giveaway to Desperate and Dateless at the Malthouse on March 30. The Ginger and Tonic gals are at a loss as to why their relationships never work out, after all they’re vivacious, outgoing, gorgeous women?! They’ve played hard to get, then easy to get, tried salsa classes, and also swiped right on… Read more.


Honey Handover: Maunder takes over from McCann in Matilda

Lucy Maunder, Miss Honey. Photo by Jim Lee

Just weeks ago, Lucy Maunder began work on her most challenging role yet: balancing life as a new mother to her 8 week old daughter and commencing her contract for Matilda the Musical. Last night, Maunder stepped onto the Matilda stage for the first time in the principal role of Miss Honey, marking the start of the ‘Honey Handover’… Read more.


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