Australian musical theatre superstars Lucy Durack and Jemma Rix will join the cast of The Wizard of Oz as Glinda the Good Witch and the infamous (green) Wicked Witch of the West in John Frost and Suzanne Jones’ production this November. The pair, who have starred as Glinda and Elphaba (the “wicked” witch) in the… Read more.
Perth, your wish has been granted! Following on from successful magical seasons in Sydney and Melbourne Disney’s Aladdin will extend the magic carpet ride West. The production will play at the Crown Theatre, Burswood from July 2018 and is sure to be as successful as Disney’s previous Perth productions, Mary Poppins and The Lion King…. Read more.
Earlier this evening, Hayes Theatre Co unveiled the shows that will make up Act Two of their 2017 season at an intimate announcement event. Their July – December program is packed full of fun no matter what type of theatre you prefer, and we have all the details below! Under the Covers Following the previously… Read more.
Have you heard? There’s breaking news from St. Petersburg! (Well, the news actually comes from Broadway… But why would I waste the opportunity to use such a perfect lyrical reference?) Broadway.com and Playbill.com last night reported that the producers of Anastasia on Broadway are planning to stage the show around the world, with one production… Read more.
Natalie O’Donnell will lead the brand new Australian revival of MAMMA MIA!, producers Michael Coppel, Louise Withers and Linda Bewick confirmed today. O’Donnell will star as mother-of-the-bride Donna Sheridan (the role immortalised by Meryl Streep in the 2008 film), coming full circle after playing the role of Donna’s daughter Sophie in the 2001 Australian premiere…. Read more.
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.
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.
Melbourne is welcoming back its beloved “Summer Musical” this year with David Campbell’s star turn, Dream Lover, at Arts Centre Melbourne. After a world premiere season at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre in September last year, Producer John Frost has teamed up with Arts Centre Melbourne to bring Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical to Melbourne, with… Read more.
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.
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.