Articles on ‘John Frost’

Dream Lover: Another world debut musical for Sydney

Producer John Frost. Image by Justine Walpole

Frosty the Showman has done it again! Another brand new musical will debut in Australia thanks to the backing of the prominent Australian producer. His blockbuster musical WICKED has only just ended its 8 year Australasian stint, but producer John Frost has already announced his next project. Frosty, along with John and Barbara Gilbert of… Read more.

End of an emerald era – Wicked closes in Australia

Jemma Rix as Elphaba in WICKED. Image by Belinda Strodder

It’s a momentous day today for the cast and crew (and fans!) of Stephen Schwartz’s blockbuster musical Wicked!  The Australian production will close today after touring the Australia, New Zealand and Asia for the last 8 years. Critically and financially, Wicked has been one of Australian musical theatre’s greatest success stories in recent years since opening on… Read more.

Richard O’Brien drops in to Melbourne for a Time Warp

Craig McLachlan and Richard O'Brien. Image by Shane O'Connor

Creator of The Rocky Horror Show, Richard O’Brien, will be joining the Australian production in Melbourne for selected performances at the Comedy Theatre! Co-producers Howard Panter and John Frost have confirmed that the O’Brien will step into the role of the Narrator at performances on June 30, July 1, 2, 5 (5.30pm only), 7, 8 and 9. Bert Newton,… Read more.

Legends! at QPAC

Hayley and Juliet Mills in Legends! Photogrphy: Jeff Busby

“When they turn off the spotlight, you can feel the chill”. Stars of the stage and screen, Hayley and Juliet Mills come together to tour the hilarious tale of two fading stars with a career-long feud over roles and husbands, in the comedy Legends! Hustled by a theatre producer, Martin Klemmer (played brilliantly by Maxwell… Read more.

Anything Goes opens in Melbourne – Photo Feature

Caroline O'Connor and Alex Rathgeber in Anything Goes. Image by Belinda Strodder

Opera Australia and GFO’s production of Anything Goes, starring Caroline O’Connor in the coveted role of Reno Sweeney, is now previewing at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne! Photographer Belinda Strodder snapped these gorgeous shots of the cast in action today ahead of the show’s official opening on Sunday 31 May. Also starring Wayne Scott Kermond, Todd… Read more.

Teddy Tahu Rhodes to star as Jekyll and Hyde

Teddy Tahu Rhodes. Photo by Cal Crary

The Herald Sun recently ran an article announcing Teddy Tahu Rhodes will star as Jekyll and Hyde in Opera Australia and GFO’s next co-production later this year. While no cast announcement has been made through the official media and publicity channels from either production house, it is a likely match for the production. Rhodes appeared as… Read more.

John Frost brings Dirty Dancing to Adelaide

Prominent Australian theatre producer John Frost has announced that his new production of the iconic musical Dirty Dancing will be heading to his own hometown of Adelaide in September for a strictly limited season. Following its world premiere in Sydney ten years ago, the worldwide hit show returned to Australia in 2014 with a season… Read more.

This is the moment! Jekyll and Hyde is coming to Australia!

Jekyll and Hyde is coming!

John Frost and Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini announced today that they will present a new version of Jekyll and Hyde in late 2015 – and it’ll be directed by Christopher Renshaw (The King and I) and designed by Gabriela Tylesova (Love Never Dies). Jekyll and Hyde was originally conceived for the stage by… Read more.