WICKED have announced the return of the ‘Lottery’ system which will see a limited number of $35 seats available for every performance! Thrillifying news, Ozians! Wicked is now back in full swing at its home in Melbourne – the glorious Regent Theatre – and the public can’t seem to get enough of this spellbinding and critically acclaimed musical…. Read more.
All that glitters was green on Monday night as Melbourne’s Lord Mayor Robert Doyle and the Wonderful Wizard of Oz himself – Reg Livermore – lit up the Melbourne town hall and bathed Swanston Street in a lime hue. The ‘greenifying’ of Melbourne was to celebrate the return of the hugely popular Wicked, starring Lucy… Read more.
Sorry, House Full. But we’re coming back soon! Grease – The Musical has played to over 160, 000 patrons in Melbourne since its first preview performance on January 2 this year, and its three month season at Her Majesty’s Theatre is now completely sold out. Producer John Frost has told the media that this proscenium arch revival… Read more.
Reg Livermore is joining the cast of WICKED for its return Melbourne and Sydney seasons in 2014 and Erin James caught up with the legend of stage and screen for a chat about all things green… The Dragon Clock struck 8:30 (am!) and I find myself on the line with Reg Livermore – veteran of… Read more.
You never saw such a standing ovation as greeted the final performance of King Kong last night. Though Wicked’s and Grease’s come and go and ignite the youthful believers of the music theatre flame, the audience that closed King Kong would not have looked out of place at the symphony. And yet, this crowd of… Read more.
John Frost has confirmed that WICKED will be returning to Sydney’s Captiol Theatre in 2014. The 10th anniversary tour, which returns to Melbourne in May 2014, will transfer to the Capitol Theatre in Sydney from September 20. The production will tour to Brisbane once the Sydney season concludes, but no dates have been confirmed at… Read more.
Fellow Ozians – after an enormously notable absence (how have you possibly coped without my emerald ramblings), I am overjoyed to announce (cue brass section) the triumphant return of my Life Upon The WICKED Stage column for 2014… and beyond! For any newcomers, it’s good to see me isn’t it? Please consider this column to… Read more.
Come February 16, one of the biggest theatrical ventures ever staged in Oz will ring down the curtain for the final time. After nine spectacular months in the Regent Theatre, King Kong will depart Melbourne, and its set to go out with a roar! With nearly three quarters of a million tickets sold, nine Helpmann… Read more.
My first confession about Esther Hannaford is that I had no idea just how talented she was! I first saw her play Penny Pingleton in the 2010 production of Hairspray. She was funny, vocally perfect and completely original. That last part should have tipped me off. Penny is a good role, but, for a featured… Read more.
King Kong is set to be the most epic theatrical event of 2013, and with previews officially commencing tomorrow at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre, anticipation for the production is mounting. Last night, Yahoo 7 presented a segment with some incredible video footage of Kong in action featuring interviews with puppet master Sonny Tilders. The result is… Read more.