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The Chapel Perilous

The Chapel Perilous | Photo by Bob Seary

A need for strong female representation arrives at the forefront of today’s entertainment context; to pursue well-rounded characters, and not reduce them to plot tools (the Bechdel Test is an example of how character tests are frequently applied to films/TV shows). It is a real testament to Dorothy Hewett’s 1972 play, The Chapel Perilous –… Read more.


Win a double pass to Sierra Boggess in Concert, Sydney

Win a double pass to Sierra Boggess in Concert, Sydney

AussieTheatre has a double passes to giveaway to Sierra Boggess in Concert at the State Theatre on 3 June, 8pm. Broadway and West End music theatre star Sierra Boggess is making her debut Australian tour from Saturday 3 June 2017, performing in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Regarded by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber as “the best” Christine in Phantom… Read more.


Win a double pass to Hidden Sydney – The Glittering Mile

A scene from Hidden Sydney, an immersive cabaret experience set in the former Kings Cross brothel The Nevada (photo by Jamie Williams)

AussieTheatre has a double pass to giveaway to Hidden Sydney – The Glittering Mile at World Bar on Sunday 28 May, 7pm. Hidden Sydney – The Glittering Mile will return in 2017 for a strictly limited season presented by Live Ideas and Working Management with Vivid Sydney. Hidden Sydney – an immersive cabaret experience celebrating Kings… Read more.


Anthony Warlow to star in Australian tour of The Wizard of Oz

We’re Off to Meet the Wizard | Photo by Daniel A Swalec

John Frost and Suzanne Jones announced today that Andrew Lloyd Webber’s London Palladium production of The Wizard of Oz will be coming to Australia in 2017. Set to open in Brisbane in November the production will continue to Sydney in December. Anthony Warlow will lead the cast as The Wizard and Professor Marvel. Most recently seen… Read more.


Full cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical announced

Full cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical announced

The full cast of Beautiful the Musical was announced this morning by producer Michael Cassel ahead of its opening at the newly refurbished Sydney Lyric on 17 of September this year. Joining previously announced Esther Hannaford as Carole King will be Josh Piterman as Gerry Goffin, musical theatre star Amy Lehpamer as Cynthia Weil, Mat… Read more.



Kinky Boots welcomes The Bodyguard to The Land of Lola

Kinky Boots welcomes The Bodyguard to The Land of Lola

There are two Divas in Sydney right now! Lola from Kinky Boots has welcomed The Bodyguard to Sydney in the only way you would expect of a diva, by “belting out” a Whitney Houston number in glorious fashion. The gauntlet has been thrown down, but we here at AussieTheatre are sure that Paulini will be every bit… Read more.


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.


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