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Australian Musicals Update 2014 – 2015 and beyond

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Music Theatre is thriving in Australia at the moment. From the major commercial productions to independent and boutique seasons, it’s an exciting time to be involved in the music theatre industry. We take a look at what is in store for Australia in the commercial and independent music theatre scenes…

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The Lion King premieres in Brisbane tonight

The Lion King - Nathaniel Stampley (Mufasa), Tshidi Manye (Rafiki) and Jean Michelle Greier (Sarabi), New York Production; Photo: Joan Marcus; ©Disney

Opening tonight in Brisbane, The Lion King remains one of the most popular stage musicals in the world, from its beginnings as a Disney animated feature in 1994. Since then, the stage production has been seen by 70 million people in 16 different countries. With music and Lyrics by Elton John and…

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Getting to know you: Matthew Ngyuen

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Opera Australia and John Frost’s production of The King and I is set to open at the Sydney Opera House this week after successful seasons in Brisbane and Melbourne. The national tour of this Helpmann Award Winning musical marks the professional music theatre debut of many up-and-coming performers. AussieTheatre is thrilled to be featuring…

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2014 Helpmann Awards Winners – Full List

Lisa McCune as Anna Leonowens in Opera Australia's The King and I. Image by Oliver Toth

The 14th Annual Helpmann Award have wrapped up at the Capitol Theatre Sydney. The incredible Cassie Tongue was on site at the Helpmann Awards, live tweeting and instagramming the ENTIRE night and we have a special storify blog of Cassie’s work here. Check out the full list of Helpmann Award…

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Rocky Horror will play Sydney, 2015

Rocky Horror will play Sydney, 2015

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…

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Grease – Adelaide

Grease – Adelaide

If the yardstick for measuring the quality of a musical is the length of time you keep humming away at the music afterwards, then Grease is one of the best musicals I have seen. Toe tapping, singing along and even dancing is encouraged, and the party atmosphere permeates through every…

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Opera Australia to present Anything Goes, 2015

Opera Australia to present Anything Goes, 2015

Opera Australia have launched their 2015 season today and in amongst the plethora of shows to be presented is a saucy little gem called Anything Goes. Set aboard a cruise liner en route from New York to London, Cole Porter’s musical will follow South Pacific and The King and I…

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Rob Guest Endowment announces 2014 semi finalists

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After auditioning over 200 applicants in the initial round, 30 young performers have been selected to progress as semi-finalists for the 2014 Rob Guest Endowment Award. Now in its 6th year, the prize is awarded annually to an emerging musical theatre performer selected by a panel of industry experts. It seeks out Australia’s brightest and most talented young…

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EP Recording of Strictly Ballroom is Planned, according to Playbill.com - Playbill.com

EP Recording of Strictly Ballroom is Planned, according to Playbill.com

According to Playbill.com, Strictly Ballroom The Musical is set to produce a limited EP recording of songs from the show. Global Creatures have reportedly told Playbill.com that a “release date has not been set for the recording” at this stage: Producers of the Australian stage premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom, which…

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