Top 10 articles on AussieTheatre: June 2012

June was a huge month here at! Our national team produced 180 articles for publication including 68 reviews from shows across the country.

With such a large amount of information published, we understand that readers occasionally miss important articles. Just in case you missed them, we decided to bring you the top 10 most read articles for June, all in one place!


1. Officer and a Gentleman DORs: World Premiere musical given closing notice

officerproduction_sliderThe announcement of An Officer and a Gentleman‘s early closure in Sydney was made on June 10, 2012.

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2. Cancelled: Sydney’s debut production of Next To Normal has been pulled

Next to Normal - SydneySydney seems to be having a hard time with musicals this year – the announcement of Next To Normal’s Sydney cancellation was another blow to the industry on June 25.

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3. What’s in store for Australia? Major musicals update

legally_blonde_sliderAfter receiving many queries on twitter, Facebook and via email about musicals in Australia, we compiled a list of upcoming events in the MT world…

Hopefully you find this list (and all the linking articles) useful and informative!

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4. I Will Survive — New Australian TV program set to discover a music theatre star

An old article written in April garnered more interest last month as filming continued with the finalists in Channel Ten’s latest reality TV show, I Will Survive.

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5. Star role for Rush, (Sondheim thinks so!) in Forum 2012

The worst kept secret in showbusiness was finally announced by toga toting producer John Frost and director Simon Phillips on June 18. Geoffrey Rush to star in revival of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Melbourne.

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6. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang opening date announced, Sydney

US Touring Cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Image by Ian Ibbetson

It’s official! The Australian premiere production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will open at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre on November 16, 2012.

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7. A Quick Chat with Lea Salonga

Lea Salonga

Musical theatre royalty, Lea Salonga literally grew up on the stage and was thrust into international stardom at 17 in the leading role of Kim in the original production of Miss Saigon. We caught up with ‘Princess Lea’ to ask our 20 Questions…

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8. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels to debut in Sydney, 2013

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels can confirm that Sydney’s debut professional production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will open at the Theatre Royal in 2013.

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9. A comment on An Officer and a Gentleman’s departure

Kate Kendall and Alex Rathgeber An Officer and a Gentleman

“So they are letting it go and not trying to fix it.”

Les Solomon offers his thoughts on the Officer and a Gentleman closure

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10. Get ready for the ride of your life, Melbourne!

Tim Lawson of TML Enterprises confirmed with AussieTheatre that Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will be heading to Her Majesty’s Theatre in 2013.

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Matt earned a Commerce Degree from Deakin University, majoring in Marketing and Electronic Commerce, had a 'real job' for a while before giving it all up and running away to WAAPA. After graduating from the Musical Theatre course in 2006, Matt has worked extensively in the professional theatre world including playing Rum Tum Tugger during the Taiwan season of CATS (2010) and appearing in Opera Australia's production of My Fair Lady (2008-2009). Matt is the founder of Emptyhead Designs - a web design company which specialises in creating websites and internet marketing solutions for Actors, Artists and Small Business. In 2010, Matt completed a Certificate in Web Design from Grenadi School of Design.

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