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Todd McKenney will transform into Captain Hook for Bonnie Lythgoe panto

Star Todd McKenney and producer Bonnie Lythgoe.

The ‘Bonnie Lythgoe Pantomime’ is becoming something of an annual tradition. This British-import, family-style form of entertainment keeps coming back, and after last year’s Cinderella (starring Real Housewife Gina Liano) she’s back to planning next winter’s extravaganza: The Adventures of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell.  And this year, beloved Aussie all-rounder Todd McKenney will take… Read more.


Big Fish Cast Announcement

Big Fish Cast Announcement

RPG Productions today announced the cast for their upcoming April production of Big Fish. Directed by Tyran Parke, choreographed by Cameron Mitchell and musically directed by Luke Byrne, the John August & Andrew Lippa musical marks the production company’s first main stage production at Hayes Theatre Co. Leading the cast will be Phillip Lowe (Georgy Girl,… Read more.


Australia’s Bodyguard has been revealed!

Kip Gamblin and Paulini star in THE BODYGUARD. Image by Peter Brew Bevan

Acclaimed dancer and actor Kip Gamblin will join the cast of The Bodyguard musical in the title role, it was announced today. Producers Michael Harrison, David Ian and John Frost confirmed that Gamblin will take on the role of Frank Farmer in the Australian tour of The Bodyguard, which commences at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre in April. Although… Read more.



New musical life for The Devil Wears Prada. That’s all.

The Devil Wears Prada is set to become a musical

The Devil Wears Prada is headed for the Broadway stage, according to empireonline.com, with music for the new musical by Sir Elton John and Paul Rudnick. Based on the 2003 novel by Lauren Weisberger and made famous by the 2006 film starring Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada focuses on the fashion world… Read more.


Australian star David Harris to star in Next to Normal at TheaterWorks Hartford, Connecticut

David Harris. Image by Blueprint Studios

Aussie born, USA-based actor David Harris has been cast as Dan in Next To Normal alongside Tony Award nominated actor Christiane Noll, Playbill.com reported yesterday. The Pulitzer Prize winning musical will play at TheaterWorks in Conneticut and AussieTheatre contacted Harris to chat about the project. “I am looking forward to working with the phenomenal Christiane and at… Read more.


Suzie Mathers awarded Young Australian Achiever of the Year in the UK

Suzie Mathers as Glinda. Image by Maye-E Wong

Australian performer Suzie Mathers has been awarded the 2017 Young Australian Achiever of the Year in the UK by the Australia Day Foundation. UK born and Australian raised, Mathers is currently appearing as Glinda in the smash hit musical WICKED on the West End. The WAAPA graduate moved to London after her successful stint as Glinda in the Australian… Read more.


All the winners at the 2016 Sydney Theatre Awards

Brent Hill in Little Shop of Horrors, Melbourne 2016. Image by Belinda Strodder

At an upbeat and star-studded ceremony tonight at Sydney’s Seymour Centre, the winners of the 2016 Sydney Theatre Awards were announced – and we’ve got the full list rounded up and ready to go! 35 awards were presented this year and over 450 members of the Sydney theatre community were there to cheer on friends,… Read more.


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