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Erin James is AussieTheatre.com's Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

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Billy Elliot returns to Australia for 10th anniversary tour, 2019

Image by James D Morgan

Billy Elliot the Musical will return to Australia for a 10th Anniversary Tour, commencing ten years after the show’s final curtain in Australia. The production will open at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre in October 2019 with seasons planned in Melbourne at the Regent Theatre from February 2020, Crown Theatre Perth from June 2020, QPAC’s Lyric Theatre in… Read more.


Assassins to play Sydney Opera House season

David Campbell in Assassins at Hayes Theatre Co

Hayes Theatre Co’s critically acclaimed 2017 production of Assassins, will play a season at Sydney Opera House Playhouse this June, starring David Campbell and according to director Dean Bryant, a return season couldn’t come at a better time for Australia. “Assassins couldn’t be more right for Australia now when our newsfeeds are full of the… Read more.


Annette Shun Wah and Heather Mitchell appointed to STC board

Annette Shun Wah joins the STC board

This morning,  Sydney Theatre Company Chairman Ian Narev announced that the Executive Producer of Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP) Annette Shun Wah and respected actor Heather Mitchell (Strictly Ballroom, Spellbinder and more than 30 STC productions since 1981) have joined the board of STC. This comes as outgoing board directors Toni Cody and John Connolly conclude… Read more.


The Sound of Falling Stars

Cameron Goodall in The Sound of Falling Stars

“What amazing songs, what incredible singers. What a shame that they died so young”. Writer and director Robyn Archer has plenty to say about The Sound of Falling Stars, a cabaret-style musical and theatrical event she created for actor/singer/musician Cameron Goodall. The fabulous set list, the parallels with her own almost-40-year-old-show A Star Is Torn, the incredible… Read more.


Jersey Boys full cast announcement

Jersey Boys 2018 - Cameron MacDonald, Bernard Angel, Thomas McGuane, Glaston Toft. Image by Brian Geach

Jersey Boys is returning to Australia this September and director Des McAnuff has confirmed the full cast for the production. The dynamic line-up of artists includes Ryan Gonzalez (Broadway World Sydney Award winner), Mia Dabkowski-Chandler (currently performing in Aladdin the Musical), Cristina D’Agostino (Green Room Award winner for Guys and Dolls), Sage Douglas (currently performing… Read more.



Lucy Maunder joins the cast of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Lucy Maunder | Image by: Kurt Sneddon

Lucy Maunder is set to join the cast of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical when it arrives in Melbourne later this month, taking over the role of Cynthia Weil from Amy Lehpamer. Maunder, whose performance as Miss Honey in the Australian/NZ tour of Matilda gained her a Helpmann Award nomination, is currently rehearsing ahead the… Read more.


School of Rock is coming to Australia, kids audition submissions now open

A scene from School Of Rock, New London Theatre. Image by Tristram Kenton

School of Rock – The Musical is coming to Australia and producers are on the hunt for the best knee-sliding, fist-pumping kids aged between 8-12 in the country, with children’s auditions commencing soon. The hit show, which will premiere at Her Majesty’s Theatre Melbourne from October 2018, has been playing to packed houses since its Broadway… Read more.


Georgina Hopson wins 2017 Rob Guest Endowment Award

Georgina Hopson, winner of the 2017 Rob Guest Endowment

After a full day of workshops, second-time Rob Guest Endowment finalist Georgina Hopson took out the prestigious $20,000 award after competing against five other talented finalists at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney yesterday. Announced last night at an official Grand Final Event, Hopson took out the award with her performance of ‘Glitter and Be Gay’ and… Read more.


Rocky Horror: Adam Rennie is Australia’s new Frank N Furter

Adam Rennie will step into the heels as Frank n Furter in Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth

After just one day of rehearsal, Australian performer Adam Rennie took to the Adelaide Festival Theatre stage last night to perform the iconic role of Frank N Furter in the current tour of The Rocky Horror Show. Today, producers Howard Panter, John Frost and GWB Entertainment today announced that Rennie will perform the role of Frank… Read more.


Cast confirmed for In The Heights at Hayes Theatre Co

Ryan Gonzalez, Olivia Vasquez, Tim 'Timomatic' Omaji will star in In The Heights

Blue Saint Productions has confirmed the full cast of their upcoming production the Tony Award winning musical In The Heights. Set to open at Hayes Theatre Co from 16 March 2018, the production will be the Sydney premiere of this musical, created by the genius behind the Hamilton phenomenon, Lin-Manuel Miranda. Playing the role of… Read more.


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