Aladdin The Musical announced yesterday that Arielle Jacobs will play the role of Jasmine in the upcoming Australian production, headed to the Capitol Theatre. The broadway actress has previously appeared as Nessarose in WICKED, Nina Rosario in In the Heights, Nina in High School Musical, and the Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods. Arielle’s brother, Adam Jacobs, is currently appearing as Aladdin on Broadway…. Read more.
After many months of anticipation, Opera Australia and John Frost have announced the cast for their upcoming recreation of My Fair Lady. Dame Julie Andrews will be directing Australian musical theatre leading lady Anna O’Byrne (Love Never Dies) in the coveted role of Eliza Doolittle, while UK actor Alex Jennings will star as Professor Higgins. Reg… Read more.
It was announced this morning that Beautiful: The Carole King Musical will make its Australian debut at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in September 2017. It was also confirmed that the Sydney Lyric Theatre will undergo a transformational refurbishment that will be completed for the opening of Beautiful. Australian Producer, Michael Cassel said: “This show is simply ‘some kind of… Read more.
Announced recently, The Butterfly Club are seeking Expressions of Interest from producers and artists who wish to be a part of their upcoming curated spring season. Successful applicants will produce a six performance season of their work between September and November, with The Butterfly Club considering independent works including theatre, cabaret, comedy, sketch, vaudeville, burlesque… Read more.
The Sound of Music will be heading to Perth later this year as the final stop in its national tour. The show opened at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre in late 2015 and recently completed a run at Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre, QPAC. Melbourne audiences will receive the magical production, starring Amy Lehpamer and Cameron Daddo, from May 13 for a… Read more.
Kinky Boots has been a real success of a new musical on Broadway and the West End, and now the cast has been announced for its premiere season in Australia, which opens in Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre from 12 October 2016. Leading the cast is Toby Francis (Dogfight), a writer, producer, and performer from… Read more.
Looking for the perfect entertainment for kids next school holidays? Look no further – The Gazillion Bubble Show is coming to Sydney. Direct from New York’s New World Stages, this multi-million dollar spectacular features dazzling special effects, spellbinding laser magic and captivating masterpieces of bubble artistry. Playing an exclusive season at Sydney’s Theatre Royal from… Read more.
After working in London for several years, leading Aussie performer Ben Lewis (best known for his star turn as the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies) will be returning to Australia to join the Witches of Wicked and Sydney Symphony Orchestra for a special concert series at the Sydney Opera House. The concert is set… Read more.
Live Performance Australia have confirmed the lineup of hosts for the 2016 Helpmann Award ceremony, scheduled to take place at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre on Monday 25 July on the set of Singin’ In The Rain. The show’s star – Adam Garcia – along with theatrical luminaries Helen Dallimore, Guy Noble, Simon Philips, Queenie van de… Read more.
After 9 wonderful years, Kate Cherry is stepping down from the top job at Black Swan State Theatre Company at the end of 2016, and the Perth based company have now confirmed Clare Watson as Kate’s successor. Clare will officially take over the reins from Kate Cherry on 1 January 2017 – the commencement of the… Read more.