Articles on ‘Professional Music Theatre’

So Long, Farewell: The Sound of Music tour comes to a close

Amy Lehpamer in The Sound of Music. Image by Belinda Strodder

After more than 300 shows in 5 cities across Australia, the Aussie tour of The Sound Of Music came to a close last night in Perth. The production, which has employed 78 Australian kids to play the famous Von Trapp children and performed to packed houses in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth waved “So Long, Farewell” to Australia when… Read more.

Dusty the Musical will play Adelaide season

Dusty the Musical will play Adelaide season

The Production Company have confirmed the full cast of their upcoming musical Dusty and – in a first for the Melbourne based musical theatre company – have announced the show will tour to Adelaide for a New Year’s Eve opening at the Festival Theatre. Expanding their reach to South Australia is an exciting development for The… Read more.

The Bodyguard musical confirmed to tour Australia in 2017

The Bodyguard. Image Supplied

Mark it in the diary, Sydney! The Bodyguard musical is heading to Australia from April 2017 and its first stop is Sydney! It is understood that the multi-million dollar musical, based on the 1992 film of the same name starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, will undertake an Australian tour in 2017 although dates and venues are… Read more.

Make way for Aladdin! Disney’s hit musical will tour to Melbourne


Aladdin, Genie, Jasmine and the citizens of Agrabah will be heading to Melbourne for a highly anticipated season at Her Majesty’s Theatre from April 2017. Disney Theatrical Productions have confirmed that Aladdin – The Musical will be moving to Melbourne following the completion of its debut Sydney season at the Capitol Theatre, Haymarket. The enormous cast of… Read more.

Caroline O’Connor talks Dream Lover: The Bobby Darin Musical

Caroline O'Connor Headshot

Previews for Dream Lover: The Bobby Darin Musical have commenced this week and Caroline O’Connor took some time out of her busy schedule to introduce the new musical to AussieTheatre readers. Performing a double role within the show, she spoke to me about how she researches historical characters, why bio musicals function within the parameters of “new”… Read more.

Avenue Q heads west for Perth season

Avenue Q. Prince Moo Productions. Photo by Nicole Riseley

After a successful season in Melbourne last month, Prince Moo’s production of Avenue Q has confirmed it is heading to Crown Theatre Perth for a limited run! Scheduled to play from 26 November until 10 December, the musical has nabbed a spot at Perth’s largest musical theatre venue thanks to the recent cancellation of We Will Rock… Read more.

So much musical theatre history in this one Instagram post!

Cast of Singin' in the Rain. Photo credit: Jeff Busby.

Singin’ in The Rain, like many musicals across the country and the world, are allowing company members to “takeover” posting on their official Instagram account in order to give fans an unprecedented insight into the behind-the-scenes life of the show. This week’s takeover is being run by Rohan Browne, who plays leading man Don Lockwood (a character famously created… Read more.

World premiere: Muriel’s Wedding the Musical announced for Sydney 2017!

World premiere: Muriel’s Wedding the Musical announced for Sydney 2017!

Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures have come together for one of the more exciting announcements we’ve heard in a while: a brand new Australian musical based on a beloved Aussie film. The country’s premier theatre company is staging the world premiere of Muriel’s Wedding the Musical. Writing for the Guardian, critic Luke Buckmaster said “Muriel’s Wedding… Read more.

Cast announcement: Trisha Noble joins Ladies in Black

Trisha Noble. Image supplied

Multi-award winning actor Trisha Noble has been announced to join the cast of Helpmann Award winning musical Ladies in Black for its national tour in 2017. Noble joins a stellar cast which includes Sarah Morrison, Bobby Fox, Carita Farrer Spencer, Kathryn McIntyre, Greg Stone, Kate Cole, Natalie Gamsu , Madeleine Jones and Ellen Simpson and will play the dual roles of Miss Jacobs and Mrs… Read more.

Johanna Allen finds her dream as Mother Abbess

Johanna Allen. Image by Alex Vaughan

Musical theatre veteran Johanna Allen, who performing onstage as Sister Sophia in Australian tour of The Sound of Music, will be promoted to the coveted role of Mother Abbess for the musical’s final run in Perth. Allen will be taking over the role from Helpmann Award winner Jacqui Dark. Mother Abbess, Maria’s confidante and advisor, is a beloved… Read more.