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Erin James is AussieTheatre.com's Editor in Chief and a cast member/Dance Captain in Opera Australia's acclaimed production of South Pacific.

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Marian Street Theatre closed down unexpectedly

Marian Street Theatre closed down unexpectedly

Marian Street Theatre has been closed by Ku-ring-gai council for remedial work, disrupting production and workshop schedules over the holiday period. Marian Street Theatre for Young People (MSTYP) wishes to advise that its January production of Snow White will now play at the Lighthouse Theatre, Macquarie University, North Ryde in…

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The Lion King returns to Sydney: Opening night tonight!

The Lion King

Hakuna Matata! (It means no worries…) After an extensive audition process and an intense rehearsal period, the cast, crew and production team of Disney’s The Lion King are preparing for their much anticipated opening night at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney tonight. Nerves aside, the company are sure to be singing Hakuna…

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Samantha Dodemaide wins 2013 Rob Guest Endowment

Samantha Dodemaide

Samantha Leigh Dodemaide has been announced as the winner of the 2013 Rob Guest Endowment. Last night (and for the first time in Sydney), the Rob Guest Endowment Gala took place at the Lyric Theatre, The Star hosted by theatre veteran Bert Newtwon. Featuring six finalists (Samantha Leigh Dodemaide, Elisa…

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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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Ad Cab Fest has found a new Artistic Director for 2015

Ad Cab Fest has found a new Artistic Director for 2015

After her three year tenure at the helm of one of the the world’s biggest cabaret events – The Adelaide Cabaret Festival – Kate Ceberano will step aside for new Artistic Director Barry Humphries in 2015. Adelaide Festival Centre’s CEO and Artistic Director, Douglas Gautier confirmed the news today, explaining that…

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Sondheim’s Pacific Overtures to debut in Melbourne 2014

Sonya Suares - Artistic Director of WATCH THIS

Following a sell out season of Assassins earlier this year, new and exciting production company Watch This is teaming up with Manilla Street Productions to debut Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Pacific Overtures in Melbourne next year. Cited as Sondheim’s favourite and most ambitious work, Pacific Overtures has not yet enjoyed a professional season in Australia.…

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels extend their stay in Sydney

Amy Lehpamer in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Image by Kurt Sneddon

It was confirmed today by Producer George Youakim of James Anthony Productions that the Sydney premiere of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will extend its season. Due to popular demand, this outrageously funny musical starring Tony Sheldon, Matt Hetherington, Amy Lehpamer and John Wood will now play at Sydney’s Theatre Royal until 8…

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