Wicked

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End of an emerald era – Wicked closes in Australia

Jemma Rix as Elphaba in WICKED. Image by Belinda Strodder

It’s a momentous day today for the cast and crew (and fans!) of Stephen Schwartz’s blockbuster musical Wicked!  The Australian production will close today after touring the Australia, New Zealand and Asia for the last 8 years. Critically and financially, Wicked has been one of Australian musical theatre’s greatest success stories…

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Chatting with Penny McNamee, our new Mary Poppins

Penny McNamee

Penny McNamee, one of Australia’s rising stars, will be playing the practically perfect nanny Mary Poppins in Packemin’s upcoming production at the Riverside Theatre from July 24 – August 8. McNamee has had an extensive career on both stage and screen.  After originating the role of Nessarose in the Australian…

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Major Musicals Update: 2015 and beyond

Kerrie Anne Greenland. Image by Matt Murphy.

Music Theatre in Australia is thriving! From the major commercial productions to independent and boutique seasons, it’s an exciting time to be involved in the music theatre industry. Keeping track of all that’s happening can be hard, so we’ve put it all down in one place for you! Take a…

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Review: Wicked Soars with Standing Ovation

Back in the bubble: Suzie Mathers will return as Glinda in WICKED from 12 February 2015. Image by Maye Wong

With over ninety international awards, Wicked is the jewel in the crowning glory of composer Stephen Schwartz’ musical canon, which includes other commercial musical hits for the stage such as Godspell, Pippin, and movie musicals such as Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Prince of Egypt, and Enchanted amongst…

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