It’s a three-time Tony Award winner, it’s one of the most beloved musicals of all-time, and it’s making its way back to Australia as a co-production between Opera Australia and John Frost. It’ll visit Melbourne in May, Brisbane in July, and Sydney in September… and the cast is pretty amazing! Caroline O’Connor, one of our… Read more.
Craig McLachlan will return to the role of Frank N Furter in Rocky Horror for a limited season in Sydney in 2015. Despite only being scheduled to play Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne, the recent Australian revival of Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show is now confirmed to play a short season at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre… Read more.
2014 JC Williamson award recipient and big-time theatre producer John Frost will be a keynote speaker at the Association of Community Theatre’s Stagecraft conference. Frost will talk about his lengthy and successful career, and will also chair a session on how to audition for a musical. Now in its ninth outing, The Association Community Theatre… Read more.
It was a cold winter’s day but inside the Irish Times pub in the heart of Melbourne things were cosy and warm. The local media were gathered, Guinness in hand, to hear John Frost announce the cast for the Australian premiere performance of Once a new musical. Before introducing the two leads, Tom Parsons and… Read more.
The Australian cast of Once The Musical have been confirmed, just over one month before the company of ‘quadruple threats’ begin rehearsals in Melbourne. Members of the cast, production staff and media gathered at the Irish Times pub in Melbourne’s CBD for a morning Guinness (or a cup of Irish Breakfast Tea) to hear the announcement of 16 cast… Read more.
BREAKING NEWS Opera Australia’s Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini and John Frost from GFO have announced that international star Jason Scott Lee has withdrawn from the Melbourne season of The King and I after tearing a calf muscle during a performance. Lee, who had performed the role of the King of Siam at the London Palladium… Read more.
BREAKING NEWS It’s been 10 years since the world premiere of Dirty Dancing opened in Sydney at the Theatre Royal and today producer John Frost has confirmed that the show will return to Australia to celebrate an incredible decade. Based on the 1987 film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Gray, the live production of Dirty… Read more.
It’s that time of year again. The rumblings on message boards and forums have already begun about Australia’s 2015 music theatre season, with many already having their say about what we are to expect in the next wave of major musicals. Australia’s most prolific theatre producer John Frost told AussieTheatre that the theatre-going public need only… Read more.
The King and I opened at in Melbourne this week starring Jason Scott Lee and Lisa McCune. Belinda Strodder was at the Princess Theatre for AussieTheatre on Thursday to capture these images. The King and I is currently on sale in Melbourne until August 17. Visit thekingandimusical.com.au for tickets and details.
Opera Australia and John Frost’s lavish, multi-million dollar production of The King and I premieres in Melbourne tonight and we took some time to chat with star Jason Scott Lee about performing this incredible Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. Lee, who shot to fame following his portrayal of Bruce Lee in the film Dragon the Bruce Lee… Read more.