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South Pacific opens in Perth

Mitchell Butel as Luther Billis. Image by Kurt Sneddon

Opera Australia and John Frost’s smash hit production of South Pacific opens tonight in Perth, playing a limited four week run at Crown Theatre (formerly Burswood). Lauded leading lady Lisa McCune and opera star Teddy Tahu Rhodes will reprise the roles of Nellie Forbush and Emile de Becque in this…

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A New King for McCune in Melbourne

Jason Scott Lee will play the King in Melbourne.
Image by Trevor Moore

Last night it was announced by Producer John Frost and Opera Australia’s artistic director Lyndon Terracini that their co-production of The King and I will have a new King in Melbourne. Lisa McCune will be joined on stage by international stage and screen star Jason Scott Lee in the role…

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LTN13: Get Ready to Light the Night!

LTN13: Get Ready to Light the Night!

On Monday October 28 the Sydney City Recital Centre in Angel Place will play host to a one night only concert that has grown to become one of the most notoriously spectacular music theatre events in Australia. A charity concert in support of research for gene control in acute leukemia…

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Leading cast announced for Opera Australia’s The King and I

Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes will star in The King and I for Opera Australia.

Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes will star in the Opera Australia/Gordon Frost Organisation revival of the Tony-award winning Australian production of The King and I, which will play across Australia in 2014. Lisa McCune, the four-time Gold Logie winner, plays English governess Anna Leonowens, while internationally acclaimed opera singer…

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Reviews

South Pacific – Sydney Return Season

South Pacific 2012. Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes. Image by Kurt Sneddon

When Opera Australia’s South Pacific opened in Sydney last year, something wonderful happened: it resonated with people. Embarking on a lengthy Australian tour, it’s finally back at the Opera House, and it’s better than ever. A classic musical – one of the most highly-regarded musicals of the last century –…

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Mitchell Butel joins cast of South Pacific for Perth season

Mitchell Butel

Opera Australia's South Pacific will be welcoming acclaimed actor Mitchell Butel to the company as the raucous Seabee Luther Billis for its Perth leg this November  Butel, who has worked extensively with Opera Australia, Bell Shakespeare, MTC, STC and Belvoir will be stepping into the role after the show concludes its return season…

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Show Profiles

The return of South Pacific

The return of South Pacific

Last month, AussieTheatre attended an exclusive lunch with Lisa McCune, Christine Anu and Gyton Grantley, hosted by Opera Australia to celebrate the return of South Pacific to the Sydney Opera House. We got their thoughts on the show and the upcoming season. When Opera Australia announced in late 2011 they…

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