Natalie O’Donnell will lead the brand new Australian revival of MAMMA MIA!, producers Michael Coppel, Louise Withers and Linda Bewick confirmed today. O’Donnell will star as mother-of-the-bride Donna Sheridan (the role immortalised by Meryl Streep in the 2008 film), coming full circle after playing the role of Donna’s daughter Sophie in the 2001 Australian premiere…. Read more.
Step aside Sydney and Melbourne, Canberra has just won the musical theatre lottery. It was confirmed today that smash hit musical Mamma Mia! will be returning to Australia for a national tour in 2017-18 and that Canberra will host its opening season. The six city tour will commence in November 2017 at the Canberra Theatre Centre,… Read more.
The casts of Cats, MAMMA MIA!, and Jersey Boys are joining forces tonight to celebrate Melbourne’s flourishing Music Theatre scene. Monday, 29th March marks the return of the infamous Pink Dingo to Melbourne, with all 3 casts performing together for a one night only charity event. The title Pink Dingo has been floating around the Music Theatre Industry for the past 23 years…. Read more.
Melbourne’s ferocious storm this afternoon caused havoc at theatres across the city, with two of the three major musicals forced to stop matinee performances and other shows cancelled as the clean-up begins. The storms hit mid-afternoon and brought with them severe hail and rain, with roads closed due to flash flooding and injuries reported. At Mamma… Read more.
For Mamma Mia! star Nathan Foley, his audiences are still dancing in the aisles and screaming in support, but it’s far different from his decade-long stint in children’s group Hi-5. Foley is appearing in the ensemble of Mamma Mia!, which ends its season at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre early next month before heading on a national tour. It is Foley’s… Read more.
The revival of Mamma Mia! is heading into its final few weeks at the Lyric Theatre in Sydney, with the production to hit the road from mid-February. Mamma Mia! opened at the Lyric Theatre in October last year and closes on February 7, with no extension possible. It will open at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne on February… Read more.
A spectacular new talent made her debut in a leading role whilst some veterans showed why they are some of Australia’s best musical theatre talents at the opening night performance of the musical Mamma Mia! in Sydney on Thursday night. The show opened in front of a capacity audience at the Lyric Theatre, where it will play… Read more.
One of the most successful musicals ever staged in Australia returns this week. Mamma Mia!, the global phenomenon, is poised to return Sydney with the 10th Anniversary Production premiering at Star City’s Lyric Theatre this Thursday, October 29. Performances commenced on Friday, October 23 and to date 2000 people per performance have been reliving the magic… Read more.
Suzie Mathers has been cast as Sophie and David Somerville has been cast Sky in the new Australian production of Mamma Mia! Mathers and Somerville join previously announced cast members Anne Wood, Jennifer Vuletic, Lara Mulcahy, Robert Grubb, Peter Hardy and Michael Cormick. “One of the thrilling things about the casting process of Mamma Mia!… Read more.