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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.


The Book of Mormon to head to Sydney in 2018

Ryan Bondy, Nyk Bielak and the Elders from THE BOOK OF MORMON. Image by Jeff Busby

Hello Sydney! The Mormons are coming. Producers announced today that The Book of Mormon will head to Sydney to open at the Sydney Lyric Theatre on February 28, 2018. The show has enjoyed unprecedented success during its Australian premiere season, playing to full houses since it opened in January (250+ performances) at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre and… Read more.



Full cast announced for The Production Company’s Brigadoon

Full cast announced for The Production Company’s Brigadoon

Today The Production Company announced the full cast for their upcoming production of Brgadoon, set to open at the State Theatre in October. With the key cast members of Rohan Browne (Tommy), Genevieve Kingsford (Fiona), Nancye Hayes (Mrs Forsythe) and Elise McCann (Meg) previously announced at the 2017 season launch, producers today added that joining the principal cast… Read more.


WA’s Black Swan State Theatre Company Launches 2018 Season

WA’s Black Swan State Theatre Company Launches 2018 Season

Western Australia’s Black Swan State Theatre Company’s newest Artistic Director, Clare Watson, launched her first season for 2018 to an eager and excited crowd Monday night. The 2018 season will deliver three mainstage shows in the Heath Ledger Theatre and a record five shows in the Studio Underground. This includes three world premieres, two co-productions… Read more.


Performer Anna Magrath missing in Melbourne

21 year old Anna Magrath

Melbourne Police have put out a call for anyone who has seen or knows the whereabouts of performer Anna Magrath to get in touch. The 21 year old left her parent’s home in Packenham on Thursday evening, en route to her boyfriend’s house and has not been heard from since.  It is believed she was… Read more.


Tina Arena confirmed as Eva Peron in Evita

Tina Arena will play Eva Peron in Evita.

Producers confirmed today that iconic Australian singer / songwriter Tina Arena will play the lead role of Eva Peron in the upcoming Opera Australia / GFO co-production of Evita. Arena is no stranger to the strange having previously appeared in Cabaret, Nine, Dynamite, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and a stint on the West End as Roxie Hart… Read more.


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.


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