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Avenue Q set for Sydney run

Michaela Banas - Avenue Q Australia

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 launches new look site

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.


Meet our new Elphaba

Meet our new Elphaba

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.


Cats Returns to Australia

John O'Hara as the Rum Tum Tugger

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.


Mathers is Sophie

Suzie Mathers

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.



Menopause returns again

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.


WAAPA grads line up for hit show

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.


Miss Saigon is year’s best musical

The new Australian production of Miss Saigon has been named Best Musical at the 2007 AussieTheatre.com Awards, beating out Company, Little Me, Phantom Of The Opera and 42nd Street. For the first time, AussieTheatre.com’s readership chose both the nominees and the winners of the awards. This decision saw a wide range of shows honoured, with no specific production dominating the… Read more.


Four into Cabaret Showcase finale

Harriet Dyer, Marika Aubrey, Stephen Anderson and Allison Butler are through to the Grand Final of the 5th Annual Cabaret Showcase that is being held at Bar Me in Sydney. The four performers made it through to Saturday’s finale after impressive performances at the heats last weekend. “Congratulations go to all of the performers who… Read more.


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