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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.


In The Heights comes to The Hayes

In The Heights comes to The Hayes

In March 2018, The Hayes Theatre Co will transform into the play space for New York’s vibrant Puerto Rican, Cuban and Dominican community as a brand new, authentic production of In The Heights drums into town. The NSW professional debut production of Lin Manuel-Miranda’s Tony Award winning musical will play the March-April slot at Sydney’s… Read more.


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.


Exclusive: Tyran Parke to direct Falsettos in Melbourne

Exclusive: Tyran Parke to direct Falsettos in Melbourne

Over the last few years, director Tyran Parke has worked his magic on some of Australia’s most exciting new productions with a delicate, intricate and passionate touch. One of the busiest and in-demand directors in the country, Parke has weaved his magic on stages across the country, telling stories in the form of Sondheim musicals,… Read more.



AussieTheatre Exclusive: Full Twisted Broadway cast announced

Twisted Broadway 2017 co-hosts Joel Creasey and Rob Mills at the Regent Theatre

Australia’s musical theatre community is gearing up for the return of Twisted Broadway this year, and AussieTheatre can exclusively announce the full company for the highly anticipated 2017 event. Producer Kate Macdonald has confirmed that over 70 performers will take to the stage at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre, led by co-hosts Rob Mills and Joel Creasey in a one-night-only event… 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.


Good omens for Squabbalogic and the future of Aussie music theatre

Good omens for Squabbalogic and the future of Aussie music theatre

Jay James-Moody and his independent musical theatre company Squabbalogic (The Drowsy Chaperone, Man of La Mancha, Carrie The Musical) are gearing up to present a one-night only reading of a brand new Australian musical! Nancye Hayes, Amy Lehpamer, Paul Capsis, Debora Krizak and 14 other Aussie musical theatre performers will feature in a developmental reading of Good… Read more.


Tony Sheldon returns home for Priscilla revival

Tony Sheldon as Bernadette in Priscilla on Broadway

Bernadette is coming home, and she’s getting back on the bus! The principal cast for Australia’s most successful stage musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert has been confirmed ahead of a Melbourne opening on Sunday January 21, 2018. Tony Award and Olivier Award nominated actor (and Australian national treasure) Tony Sheldon will be returning home… Read more.


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