The Hayes Theatre Co announced today that the first of its Artist Led Productions Initiative, She Loves Me will play from August 24. Directing this production and inaugural recipient of the Artist Led Initiative is AussieTheatre alum Erin James. “She Loves Me is a timeless story about relationships, communication and the fantasy worlds we create… Read more.
Today Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini, along with producers John Frost and David Ian, announced the full cast for the upcoming Australian production of Evita. Evita, scheduled to open at the Sydney Opera House in September this year, had previously announced Australia pop diva Tina Arena as the Eva Perón, while the remainder of… Read more.
It was announced today that the musical adaption of the 1990, John Waters, cult classic movie Cry-Baby will have its Australian premiere at the Hayes Theatre Co from July this year. Cry-Baby replaces the previously announced production of American Psycho which was scheduled to appear at the Hayes in this slot, but was cancelled in the last month…. Read more.
The final cast members for the upcoming production of Assassins at the Sydney Opera House were announced this week. The production enjoyed a sold out season at the Hayes Theatre Co last year and received widespread critical praise including multiple Sydney Theatre Award nominations. As previously announced, reprising the role of John Wilkes Booth, for… Read more.
This morning Melbourne based musical theatre outfit The Production Company announced the full cast of its upcoming production of the Roger’s & Hammerstein classic Oklahoma! Principal cast members Simon Gleeson, Anna O’Byrne and Elise McCann were previously announced, at the season launch, and will be playing the rolls of Curly Mclain, Laurey Williams and Ado Annie… Read more.
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.
Last night the 35th Green Room Awards took place at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne. Hosted Anni Davey and Maude Davey the evening also featured performances by YUMMY, the Victorian Opera Youth Chorus Ensemble, and the Chasing Smoke ensemble from BLAKflip (the First Nations program at Circus Oz). The Musical Theatre category was dominated by… Read more.
If I was to ask you “What is the most commercially successful Australian musical with an original score?”, I doubt you would guess “Lola Montez”, but the musical (originally produced in 1958) has enjoyed sold-out seasons in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, chart-topping songs on the Aussie hit parade (which outsold Elvis Presley), was adapted for television… Read more.
The full cast of the upcoming Hayes Theatre Co. production of the iconic musical Gypsy were announced this morning. Previously announced were Blazey Best (Miracle City, Only Heaven Knows) as Rose, and Laura Bunting (Rent, Calamity Jane) as her daughter Louise. Joining them will be Sophie Wright (Kinky Boots) making her Hayes Theatre debut as June, Anthony Harkin… Read more.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed today that the hit musical Come From Away will be coming to Australia. Set to open at the ‘soon to be refurbished’ Comedy Theatre in July 2019, Come From Away is produced by Rodney Rigby (New Theatricals) who has had great success with the show on Broadway and Toronto. Based around… Read more.