Patrons want cheaper tickets

Cheaper tickets would make theatre-goers attend more shows, according to a survey. A poll conducted on asked patrons what would make them go to the theatre more. A whopping 81.4 per cent said cheaper theatre tickets was the answer. 10.9 per cent of respondents said better quality productions would entice them to see more shows, whilst… Read more.

History Boys in Perth for a good cause

Anthony Howes’ last production in Perth as Artistic Director of Midnite will be Alan Bennett’s brilliant playThe History Boys which will be performed at the Playhouse Theatre from Thursday, October 15. A star cast of Edgar Metcalfe, Jenny McNae, Rick Hearder and Stuart Halusz will be joined by eight of Midnite’s best young actors in this… Read more.

Civic Cabaret Comeback

Sophisticated cabaret returns to Sydney with the launch of Civic Cabaret at the Civic Hotel in October, playing on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. For the first time since the demise of the much-loved Tilbury Hotel, Sydneysiders will have the chance to experience fine dining and top class performers in Sydney’s finest cabaret setting. This relaxed… Read more.

Fame to Open in April

Fame is back. It will return to Australia in a national tour beginning at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre on April 18 next year. It will open in Brisbane at the Lyric Theatre QPAC on June 20 and in Sydney in early September. Produced by John Frost and Directed and Choreographed by Kelley Abbey, Fame is the story of the kids… Read more.

Fame to play in April 2010

The musical Fame is set to be re-staged in Australia, with a new production expected to open in April next year. understands that the production will open at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne straight after the upcoming season of Cats concludes. It is understood that Kelly Abbey will direct and choreograph the show. Details of the show are expected… Read more.

Philpott wins Griffin award

Bustown playwright Lachlan Philpott has just tonight been announced as the winner of the 2009 Griffin Award for his outstanding new playSilent Disco. Australian Theatre for Young People is not only proud to have Lachlan on staff, as their Education and Fresh Ink Manager, but atyp is also proud to be presenting Lachlan’s play Bustown which has everyone… Read more.

We’re Off to see the Wizard

70 years on from the iconic MGM film, Sydney Theatre Company is presenting Windmill’s multi-media retelling of the much loved tale of Dorothy’s quest to find herself and her way back home. The Wizard Of Oz is directed by Windmill’s Artistic Director Rosemary Myers with a cast including Ursula Yovich as Dorothy and Geoff Revell as the Wicked… Read more.

Musical Divas rest the vocal chords

Musical theatre stars Sharon Millerchip and Nancye Hayes will both appear in productions at the Ensemble Theatre next year, but neither of them will be singing. Both Millerchip and Hayes will star in non-musical roles. Millerchip stars in the Neil Simon classic Last Of The Red Hot Lovers in November next year while Hayes stars alongside Zoe… Read more.

Wicked Opens in Sydney

It was far from the glamourous event that greeted the show in Melbourne, but Wicked has opened in Sydney and will now settle into its run at the Capitol Theatre. The show opened last night in somewhat low-key circumstances, with the after-party held in the Capitol Theatre foyer. It was a far cry from the expensive Melbourne… Read more.

Wicked’s $10 million box office advance

Despite the chinese whispers of the theatre industry suggesting it is in trouble, the blockbuster musical Wicked is set to be a huge success in Sydney, holding a $10 million box office advance heading into tomorrow night’s opening performance at the Capitol Theatre. The production, which cost $12.5 million to mount, is expected to start turning a… Read more.