It’s getting warmer, the days are longer, it’s not quite summer yet but “Summertime” still seems appropriate for this Sunday afternoon. Settle in and listen to Kirby Burgess, who has been touring the country playing Baby in Dirty Dancing, where she (sadly!) doesn’t get to sing at all. If you’ve only seen Kirby in that role,… Read more.
Have you all but given up trying to remember the (ever growing) list of wonderful Musicals heading to Australia in the next few years? We’ve been trying to list them in order here at the AussieTheatre office and it’s proving much harder than we thought! So, we’ve built a special Major Musicals Update page, dedicated to… Read more.
Disney’s Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the classic Academy Award-winning animated film, will open in Sydney at the Capitol Theatre in August 2016. Tickets will go on sale in March 2016 – mark it on your calendars! The New South Wales Government, through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, is proud to… Read more.
The 2015 Rob Guest Endowment Grand Final Concert is a celebration of the best of the talents on our musical theatre stages. From our emerging stars, the finalists who sing for the grand prize on the night, to the hosts (this year, Lucy Durack and Campbell), to the bona fide stars who perform as guests… Read more.
Adelaide readers, if one of your favourite things is musical theatre, you’re in luck. Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Ian, John Frost and the Really Useful Group announced yesterday that The Sound of Music will travel to Adelaide in August 2016, following seasons in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne. Tickets for the Adelaide season, at the Festival… Read more.
David Sefton has revealed the programme for his 4th and final as the Artistic Director of the Adelaide Festival of Arts in 2016. Sefton stated, “For my last hurrah, I’ve brought together a slate of the world’s very best large-scale and ambitious performances exclusively to Adelaide. Alongside this I’m also delighted to be presenting a… Read more.
The Lion King has been a smash hit production with Australian audiences. It did extremely well in its first run, and now it’s in its second, comfortably touring around Australia and settling into its cities. In a few weeks, the production will wrap up in Melbourne and pack up before heading over to Perth for its… Read more.
Producer Enda Markey announced today that Defying Gravity, a concert celebrating the work of acclaimed composer Stephen Schwartz, will premiere at Sydney’s Theatre Royal for two performances on Saturday 13 February 2016. Headlined by Broadway stars Sutton Foster (Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Aaron Tveit (Les Misérables movie, Next To Normal, Catch Me If You Can), Defying Gravity will also feature… Read more.
It’s a miracle! Today the Royal Shakespeare Company, Louise Withers, Michel Coppel and Michael Watt announced that Matilda the Musical will move down to Melbourne’s Princess Theatre from 13 March 2016. The show is currently running in Sydney’s Lyric Theatre, where it opened to instant and affectionate audience acclaim. Our Sydney review calls the show… Read more.
Making artistic performances “more accessible” was a key factor in Arts Centre Melbourne’s decision to bring Bank of Melbourne on board as its first ever Principal Partner, and what better reason is there? According to an official press release, the Partnership will enable four key programming initiatives in 2016 and support plans for change and ambitious excellence… Read more.