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Video: Stephen Mahy & Sarah Morrison from Mamma Mia!

Video: Stephen Mahy & Sarah Morrison from Mamma Mia!

The brand new, reimagined production of Mamma Mia! is just weeks away from it’s Canberra opening night and the beginning of a national tour. To celebrate we caught up with Sarah Morrison (Sophie) and Stephen Mahy (Sky) in the rehearsal room to talk about the process has been like creating a new production of such a well… Read more.


Win a double pass to Night Slows Down at Kings Cross Theatre

Win a double pass to Night Slows Down at Kings Cross Theatre

AussieTheatre has two double passes to giveaway to Night Slows Down at the Kings Cross Theatre on 17 November, 2017. Sharon wants to find her husband. Martin wants to be free. Seth seeks redemption. Night Slows Down imagines a world where far right extremists have won the election. Where ordinary citizens riot in the streets. Where human rights are… Read more.


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child heading exclusively to Melbourne

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Original London Company | photo by Manuel Harlan

It was confirmed today that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will open at the Princess Theatre, Melbourne in early 2019 for an exclusive Australian season. An exclusive season is somewhat of a theatrical coup for Melbourne, with AussieTheatre believing the production is scheduled to run for over a year. “Exclusive to our region, this award –… Read more.


Rocky Horror Cast announced

Rocky Horror Cast announced

Last week, producers Howard Panter, John Frost and Torben Brookman announced the full cast for the upcoming tour of The Rocky Horror Show. Joining Craig McLachlan, who was previously announced to be reprising the role of Frank N Furter, is Rob Mallet (Les Miserables, Singin’ in the Rain) and Michelle Smitheram (Jersey Boys, Dream Lover)… Read more.



Jersey Boys Australia announce the Four Seasons

Jersey Boys Australia announce the Four Seasons

Today producers announced the four men set to play the lead roles in Australia’s revival tour of Jersey Boys, due to premiere at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre in September 2018. After auditioning more than 450 potential performers Australia-wide, the announced cast will be made up of previous Jersey Boys alumni and new blood.


Popular Mechanicals and CGTC announce cast for A New Brain

Popular Mechanicals and CGTC announce cast for A New Brain

AussieTheatre can exclusively announce the cast for The Popular Mechanicals and CGTC’s upcoming production of A New Brain, set to hit Melbourne in 2018. Produced by the team that brought the 2016 production of The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee to MTC’s Lawler Theatre, A New Brain is a fast paced, surreal and irreverent musical. Written… Read more.


Video: We go behind the scenes on opening night of Stageart’s Memphis

Video: We go behind the scenes on opening night of Stageart’s Memphis

Intrepid video reporter Darcy Oliver went backstage at Chapel off Chapel for the opening night of Stageart’s new production of Memphis. Check out his exclusive behind the scenes video interview! Memphis is playing a strictly limited season from Oct 6 – 28. Final tickets are now on sale. Book now!


Green Day’s American Idiot musical set for Australian Tour

Phoebe Panaretos | Photo: Dylan Evans

After a highly successful Brisbane season last February, it was announced today that Green Day’s American Idiot will embark on a whirlwind Australian tour in early 2018. Returning to the production will be Phil Jamieson, of Grinspoon fame, as St. Jimmy and Phoebe Panaretos, in the role that earned her a 2017 Helpmann nomination for best… Read more.


The Rocky Horror Show (and Craig McLachlan) are back!

Craig McLachlan, Christie Wheelan Browne and Tim Maddren in the 2014 production of The Rocky Horror Show | Photo by Jeff Busby

Producers Howard Panter, John Frost and Torben Brookman announced this morning that The Rocky Horror Show will return to Australia late this year with seasons in Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth. Craig McLachlan will return the role of Frank N Furter after receiving both popular and critical acclaim in the most recent 2014/2015 Australian Tour. “To say we… Read more.


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