Nominations were announced today for the 2017 Sydney Theatre Awards, which will be presented at a gala ceremony on Monday 22 January 2018 at 6pm at the Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre. 51 productions were nominated across 35 categories with some notable standouts. The Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures new musical adaptatation of Muriel’s Wedding received… Read more.
Blue Saint Productions has confirmed the full cast of their upcoming production the Tony Award winning musical In The Heights. Set to open at Hayes Theatre Co from 16 March 2018, the production will be the Sydney premiere of this musical, created by the genius behind the Hamilton phenomenon, Lin-Manuel Miranda. Playing the role of… Read more.
Reading the promo material from Understudy Productions, I quickly get the impression that A Very Naughty Christmas is a raunchy Christmas cabaret. Chatting to actor and comedian Emily Vascotto confirms this is indeed a part of the picture. “It’s a really funny, random mix of very flawed characters. We all have reindeer names and work… Read more.
Producer Michael Cassel has this morning confirmed the full cast for the 10th anniversary Australian tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, which is set to open at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre on 21 January 2018. Joining previously announced principal cast David Harris, Euan Doidge and Tony Sheldon on their desert adventure are Robert Grubb as outback mechanic… Read more.
It’s almost summer. It’s warm and the daylight is stretching well into the evening. Are you smiling? You should be, because independent Melbourne company Watch This has just announced their 2018 season and it’s bigger and better than ever.
The brand new Australian production of MAMMA MIA! is currently rehearsing in Sydney ahead of their official opening later this month. Starring Nat O’Donnell and Sarah Morrison, the production is set to tour Australia for the next 12 months, playing seasons in Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide. Photographer David Hooley snuck into the rehearsal room… Read more.
American Song Cycle: A Double Bill is the latest creative project from industry veterans Lisa-Marie Parker, John O’Hara and Geoffrey Castles and it is set to play at Chapel Off Chapel on November 19. An intimate evening of song, the event will feature two American song cycles – December Songs by Maury Yeston, performed by… Read more.
It was confirmed today that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will open at the Princess Theatre, Melbourne in early 2019 for an exclusive Australian season. An exclusive season is somewhat of a theatrical coup for Melbourne, with AussieTheatre believing the production is scheduled to run for over a year. “Exclusive to our region, this award –… Read more.
Last week, producers Howard Panter, John Frost and Torben Brookman announced the full cast for the upcoming tour of The Rocky Horror Show. Joining Craig McLachlan, who was previously announced to be reprising the role of Frank N Furter, is Rob Mallet (Les Miserables, Singin’ in the Rain) and Michelle Smitheram (Jersey Boys, Dream Lover)… Read more.
Today producers announced the four men set to play the lead roles in Australia’s revival tour of Jersey Boys, due to premiere at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre in September 2018. After auditioning more than 450 potential performers Australia-wide, the announced cast will be made up of previous Jersey Boys alumni and new blood.