Articles on ‘John Frost’

Sad passing: John McCallum dies

The family of John McCallum has announced that he passed away this morning, aged 91. Mr McCallum had been suffering from leukaemia. John McCallum was born on March 14, 1918. As the theatrical saying goes, he was practically “born in a basket” because he arrived on the first night of one of his father’s productions… Read more.

Confirmed: Wicked’s new Nessarose

As revealed by exclusively earlier this month, Australia’s favourite musical is about to reveal a new star. It was confirmed today that in March, Wicked will welcome Elisa Colla for her professional debut in the role of Nessarose, sister of Elphaba. Only 21 years of age, Elisa graduated from the Australian Institute of Music (AIM) in 2009… Read more.

Chicago to close this weekend

The hit revival of the musical Chicago will close in Melbourne this weekend, taking a break before heading to Perth. The show recently extended until mid-December, but has confirmed a November 29 closing date, with December ticket holders advised to seek refunds or exchange their tickets for a different performance. The musical opens at the Regal Theatre in Perth… Read more.

Wicked celebrates performance 500

Last night Wicked celebrated the milestone of 500 performances in Australia. Opening at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre in July 2008, the musical played for 13 months in Melbourne where it broke many records. The musical had the longest season ever at the Regent Theatre, took a record of more than $2.3 million in advance bookings in just three… Read more.

Wicked Breaks Records

Sydney has taken the blockbuster musical Wicked to its heart with huge numbers flocking to the greenified Capitol Theatre to experience this world-wide musical sensation. Wicked has broken all previous weekly box office records for a musical at the Capitol Theatre, grossing $1,473,775.70 in the past week. General Manager of the Capitol Theatre, Graeme Kearns, said: “The Capitol… Read more.

Fame to Open in April

Fame is back. It will return to Australia in a national tour beginning at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre on April 18 next year. It will open in Brisbane at the Lyric Theatre QPAC on June 20 and in Sydney in early September. Produced by John Frost and Directed and Choreographed by Kelley Abbey, Fame is the story of the kids… Read more.

Wicked’s $10 million box office advance

Despite the chinese whispers of the theatre industry suggesting it is in trouble, the blockbuster musical Wicked is set to be a huge success in Sydney, holding a $10 million box office advance heading into tomorrow night’s opening performance at the Capitol Theatre. The production, which cost $12.5 million to mount, is expected to start turning a… Read more.

Sydney Turns Green

Last night, the Sydney Town Hall was bathed in emerald green light to celebrate the arrival of the Broadway musical Wicked in Australia’s Emerald City. Bert Newton, in costume as the Wizard, and Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP, jointly pushed the plunger at exactly 6pm which bathed the Sydney Town Hall in green light, the colour of the Emerald… Read more.