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.

Read Article

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.

Read Article

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!

Read Article

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.

Read Article

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.

Read Article

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…

Read Article

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.

Read Article

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

Read Article

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.

Read Article


Currently appearing in the Australian tour of CATS, Matt is the digital director of AussieTheatre. As well as performing Matt keeps himself busy in the digital side of the arts working with marketing company ACMN and web design agency Emptyhead Designs.

Matt has written 196 articles on AussieTheatre | Read more articles by

Follow Matt: @mtedwards