Major musicals Kinky Boots and Aladdin both completed their Australian premiere engagements last night and the hit shows are set to switcheroo next month. Aladdin, which has been playing at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre since August 2016, is set to transfer to Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre in April while Kinky Boots will strut out of Her Majesty’s and… Read more.
Immersive cabaret Hidden Sydney – The Glittering Mile will return in May 2017 for a strictly limited season presented by Live Ideas and Working Management with Vivid Sydney. Celebrating Kings Cross in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s at the Nevada, an infamous former Sydney brothel which boasted the biggest bed in the world, Bec Caton… Read more.
Yesterday afternoon lauded creatives (between them they’ve won Helpmanns, an Emmy, and a Tony) Brian Thomson AM, Julie Lynch, and Gale Edwards released a statement regarding Opera Australia’s revival of Carmen on Sydney Harbour. Following an exposé in Daily Review revealing, among other situations of discord within the company, that Opera Australia did not invite the team… Read more.
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.
Actor James Rowland has come from the UK to Brisbane – it’s his first time in this city, but not the country. Following a week of previews in London, he’s here to perform in Duncan Macmillan and Johnny Donohoe’s one-man play Every Brilliant Thing. This play is the story of a seven-year-old boy whose mother… Read more.
Producers confirmed today the Cameron Daddo will return to the Australian stage in The Haunting, a two hander play adapted from the Ghost Stories of Charles Dickens by Hugh Janes. Daddo most recently appeared on Australian stages in the role of Captain Von Trapp in the 2016 GFO production of The Sound of Music. The Haunting is set in an… Read more.
Melbourne musical theatre company The Production Company announced the three musicals to make up their 2017 season today. Australia’s favourite leading lady Marina Prior will open the season in Hello Dolly alongside her offstage partner Grant Piro. Rob Mills, Alinta Chidzy and Zoy Frangos will star in Jesus Christ Superstar and Genevieve Kingsford, Rohan Browne, Nancye Hayes and Elise… Read more.
The 30th anniversary production of Alex Harding’s Australian musical (set in Kings Cross!), Only Heaven Knows, is all set to open at Sydney’s Hayes Theatre Co in May 2017. And now the cast is complete. Ben Hall (Les Miserables) will star in the leading role of Tim. The cast also includes Matthew Backer (A Midsummer… Read more.
In tribute to the late Jon English, his rock opera passion project, PARIS: A Rock Odyssey is set to return in a Melbourne concert series for just four performances in July 2017 at Melbourne Recital Centre. Music Theatre Melbourne (MTM) will produce the concert production. Co-written by English and music producer David Mackay, English was working… Read more.
In what is looking like a desolate musical theatre scene for Perth in 2017 (Matilda which opens at the end of the month, is the only major production announced for 2017!) WAAPA (The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts) continues to present some of Broadway’s best as part of this years season. Thanks goodness for… Read more.