The future of Melbourne’s renowned Fab Nobs Theatre Company is in serious doubt due its failed production of The Club. The non-professional company presents two musicals and one play each year in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs, but audiences for The Club have been poor and it has put the company in rather prickly financial position. “Yes, this is indeed another… Read more.
The Production Company’s 2009 season continues this weekend with The Boy Friend opening at the State Theatre in Melbourne on Wednesday night. The show features a top line-up of Australian theatre stars, including Rhonda Burchmore, Tim Campbell, Esther Hannaford, Alex Rathgeber, Robyn Arthur, Kellie Rode, Christie Whelan, Robert Grubb and Grant Smith. Directed by Gary Young, the… Read more.
Tony Award winner Geoffrey Rush and outgoing Company B boss Neil Armfield are set to collaborate on a play next year in what would be a fitting farewell for Armfield. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that even the two men don’t know what the production will be yet, but they are keen to work together again…. Read more.
The 2003 Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q transfers to the Theatre Royal in Sydney this week. The Sydney run follows a successful season in Melbourne, where the show played at the Comedy Theatre. Avenue Q is the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account…. Read more.
AussieTheatre.com has today launched its new look website, just the second major overhaul the site has undertaken since its launch in 2003. This overhaul presents a new, cleaner and crisper design and one of the most advanced content management systems in the world, and is combined with a renewed focus on the website’s commitment to being… Read more.
AussieTheatre.com understands that Gertz will play Elphaba at this afternoon’s matinee of the hit Broadway musical Wicked. It will be the first time the understudy has put on the green make-up and flown at the Regent Theatre. Gertz may also play Elphaba at Saturday’s matinee, it is understood. The WAAPA graduate is a part of… Read more.
Starring John O’Hara as Rum Tum Tugger, Shaun Rennie as Munkustrap, John Ellis as Old Deuteronomy and Delia Hannah as Grizabella, the Aussie revival of CATS has achieved critical acclaim in Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea and countless other countries in the Asia Pacific. “It is wonderful that this production is able to showcase the talent of… Read more.
Suzie Mathers has been cast as Sophie and David Somerville has been cast Sky in the new Australian production of Mamma Mia! Mathers and Somerville join previously announced cast members Anne Wood, Jennifer Vuletic, Lara Mulcahy, Robert Grubb, Peter Hardy and Michael Cormick. “One of the thrilling things about the casting process of Mamma Mia!… Read more.
Hit musical Menopause will play another Brisbane season next year after the Twelfth Night Theatre announced it would host the show again from March 26. The show has been a huge success right across the country but it is in Brisbane where it has found its main audience, playing for a year at one stage and gaining… Read more.
Seven graduates of the Western Australian Academy Of Performing Arts (WAAPA) – including four from 2007 – will line-up for a production of the hit musical Hello Again at Sydney’s Darlinghurst Theatre early next year. Hello Again focuses on 10 sexual encounters that occur over 10 scenes spanning the 20th century and form a daisy… Read more.