Articles on ‘GFO’

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.

Anthony Warlow to star in Australian tour of The Wizard of Oz

We’re Off to Meet the Wizard | Photo by Daniel A Swalec

John Frost and Suzanne Jones announced today that Andrew Lloyd Webber’s London Palladium production of The Wizard of Oz will be coming to Australia in 2017. Set to open in Brisbane in November the production will continue to Sydney in December. Anthony Warlow will lead the cast as The Wizard and Professor Marvel. Most recently seen… Read more.

Welcoming WICKED into 2014… and beyond

Jemma Rix as Elphaba in Wicked

Fellow Ozians – after an enormously notable absence (how have you possibly coped without my emerald ramblings), I am overjoyed to announce (cue brass section) the triumphant return of my Life Upon The WICKED Stage column for 2014… and beyond! For any newcomers, it’s good to see me isn’t it? Please consider this column to… Read more.

Grease Launch – cast interviews

Lucy Maunder will star as Rizzo. Image by Erin James

AussieTheatre’s David Allen chats with Lucy Maunder (Rizzo) and Gretel Scarlett (Sandy) at the official Sydney launch of Grease about their starring roles in this iconic musical. Grease is set to commence performances in Brisbane from Tuesday 27 August and will transfer to Sydney’s Lyric Theatre from October 13, taking the slot initially allocated to the… Read more.

Legally Blonde search for new Warner

The search has commenced to replace Rob Mills as Warner Huntington III in Legally Blonde The Musical, following news that he will be stepping into the role of Danny in GFO’s upcoming production of Grease.  Mills will be saying goodbye to his Legally Blonde cast mates towards the end of the show’s Melbourne season, commencing rehearsals for Grease… Read more.

Legally Blonde: Omigod – looks like the Lyric’s won the prize

Omigod, you guys! Look’s like the Lyric’s won the prize… Producers Howard Panter and John Frost today announced that the hit musical Legally Blonde will open at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre on 4 October, 2012. The much anticipated Australian Premiere of this award-winning Broadway and West End sensation was secured for Sydney with the assistance of the NSW… Read more.

South Pacific: Return of one of the Greats

I have been more than a little irritated by some of the comments I have picked up in the last few weeks regarding the revival by Opera Australia and John Frost of the Lincoln Center production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s almighty classic South Pacific. As actors all over the countryside prepare for auditions which are… Read more.

Dr Zhivago Lives On Exclusive Over the past 12 months, Australia has become recognised around the world as the number one place to workshop and ‘try out’ new musicals.  Love Never Dies, An Officer and A Gentleman, King Kong, Dream Lover, Strictly Ballroom, How To Train Your Dragon and Dr Zhivago have all been either workshopped, commercially produced or are… Read more.