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Matt is AussieTheatre's digital director and a performer. Matt most recently appeared in the Australian/NZ tour of CATS and Enda Markey's acclaimed production of Blood Brothers. As well as performing Matt keeps himself busy in the digital side of the arts working with web design agency Emptyhead Digital

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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.


Win a double pass to Michael Ball & Alfie Boe in Together

Michael Ball & Alfie Boe

AussieTheatre has a double pass in each city to giveaway to Together the upcoming contest tour of Michael Ball & Alfie Boe. Two of the greatest voices in the world, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, have received countless prestigious awards, record-breaking sales and chart successes. Now they bring their Together tour to Australia this October. Over… Read more.


Gary Sweet cast as Bill Heslop in Muriel’s Wedding the Musical

Gary Sweet cast as Bill Heslop in Muriel’s Wedding the Musical

If you are a child of the 90s then you KNOW Gary Sweet. Best know for his role in Police Rescue, Sweet is a veteran of Australian TV, also appearing in The Sullivans, Bodyline, Come in Spinner, Cold Feet, The Pacific, Dr Blake, Wold Creef and Jant King, just to name a few. While being… Read more.


The Book of Mormon to head to Sydney in 2018

Ryan Bondy, Nyk Bielak and the Elders from THE BOOK OF MORMON. Image by Jeff Busby

Hello Sydney! The Mormons are coming. Producers announced today that The Book of Mormon will head to Sydney to open at the Sydney Lyric Theatre on February 28, 2018. The show has enjoyed unprecedented success during its Australian premiere season, playing to full houses since it opened in January (250+ performances) at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre and… Read more.


Full cast announced for The Production Company’s Brigadoon

Full cast announced for The Production Company’s Brigadoon

Today The Production Company announced the full cast for their upcoming production of Brgadoon, set to open at the State Theatre in October. With the key cast members of Rohan Browne (Tommy), Genevieve Kingsford (Fiona), Nancye Hayes (Mrs Forsythe) and Elise McCann (Meg) previously announced at the 2017 season launch, producers today added that joining the principal cast… Read more.



Video: The Bodyguard hits Melbourne

Video: The Bodyguard hits Melbourne

The Bodyguard continued it’s Australia tour, arriving in Melbourne this week. Our video reporter Darcy Oliver was there to capture all the glitz and glamour of the red carpet and the power of Paulini’s amazing voice. The Bodyguard is currently playing at the Regent Theatre, Melbourne with tickets currently on sale to October 29. For… Read more.


Performer Anna Magrath missing in Melbourne

21 year old Anna Magrath

Melbourne Police have put out a call for anyone who has seen or knows the whereabouts of performer Anna Magrath to get in touch. The 21 year old left her parent’s home in Packenham on Thursday evening, en route to her boyfriend’s house and has not been heard from since.  It is believed she was… Read more.


Tina Arena confirmed as Eva Peron in Evita

Tina Arena will play Eva Peron in Evita.

Producers confirmed today that iconic Australian singer / songwriter Tina Arena will play the lead role of Eva Peron in the upcoming Opera Australia / GFO co-production of Evita. Arena is no stranger to the strange having previously appeared in Cabaret, Nine, Dynamite, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and a stint on the West End as Roxie Hart… Read more.


Full cast and additional cities announced for The Wizard of Oz

Eli Cooper to play the Scarecrow, Alex Rathgeber the Tin Man and John Xintavelonis the Lion in The Wizard of Oz

This morning, The Wizard of Oz producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones announced the full cast for their upcoming production as well as additional tour stops. The cast members revealed today will join the previously announced principal cast Samantha Leigh Dodemaide as Dorothy, Anthony Warlow as The Wizard/Professor Marvel, Lucy Durack as Glinda the Good Witch and Jemma… Read more.


Evita audition registrations close today

Evita audition registrations close today

If you are considering auditioning for Evita the Musical, you’d better get in quick. Last week, Opera Australia and John Frost announced that Evita would return to Australia, opening at the Sydney Opera House in September 2018, with rehearsals commencing mid-August 2018 in Sydney. Auditions for the production will be held in Melbourne and Sydney in early… Read more.


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