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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.


Full cast announced for High Fidelity at the Hayes

Full cast announced for High Fidelity at the Hayes

Neil Gooding Productions and Highway Run Productions have announced the full cast for High Fidelity, the musical based on Nick Hornby’s novel and subsequent film of the same name. The production, set to open at Hayes Theatre Co in November, will feature seven performers from the current Australian tour of the hit musical Kinky Boots, which is… Read more.


Australian production of Evita the musical announced

Australian production of Evita the musical announced

Opera Australia and John Frost announced today that Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical Evita will return to Australia to open at the Sydney Opera House in September 2018. Evita will mark the fifth co-production between GFO and Opera Australia to perform at the House (South Pacific 2012-2013, The King and I 2014, Anything… Read more.



Full cast announced: Assassins at Hayes Theatre Co

David Campbell as John Wiles Booth | Artwork by Jeff van de Zandt

Assassins is the first musical by Stephen Sondheim to be presented at Hayes Theatre Co in its nearly 4 years of operation Today, the full cast has been confirmed for the production at Sydney’s favourite independent musical theatre venue, which is set to open next month. David Campbell (Dreamlover, Today Extra) and his Dreamlover co-star Hannah… Read more.


Samantha Leigh Dodemaide to play Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz

Samantha Leigh Dodemaide as Dorothy | Photo by Brian Geach

Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones announced Yesterday that Samantha Leigh Dodemaide would take coveted lead role of Dorothy in the upcoming Australian tour of The Wizard of Oz. Beating out of 400 actresses for the role, Dodemaide took to Facebook to share her excitement. “I am so honoured and incredibly excited to be playing this… Read more.


Video: 2017 Helpmann Awards Red Carpet Special

Video: 2017 Helpmann Awards Red Carpet Special

The Helpmann Awards are not just about handing out trophies. They are also about gowns, lights and the red carpet. Our intrepid roving reporter, Darcy Oliver, braved the red carpet to catch up with many of this years nominees and industry stars to ask: what makes a good acceptance speech, their favourite show and dream… Read more.


2017 Helpmann Award winners – full list

Anna O'Byrne as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. Image by Lightbox Photography

The 17th Annual Helpmann Awards, presented by Live Performance Australia, were held this evening at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre, celebrating Australia’s vibrant live performance industry. 42 awards were handed out this evening in a star studded event, with My Fair Lady, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon and Kinky Boots each winning two awards from their nominated categories…. Read more.


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