Articles on ‘John Frost’

Wicked cast goes Into The Woods

You might think witches, handsome princes and beautiful blondes in ball gowns at the Capitol Theatre means one show? Right? Wrong! For one night only, the cast of Wicked, including Lucy Durack, Rob Mills and Maggie Kirkpatrick, will be presenting Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim’s timeless classic, Into The Woods. When a Baker and his Wife learn they’ve been… Read more.

Frost to produce Dream Lover musical

Producer John Frost. Image by Justine Walpole

John Frost [pictured], Managing Director of The Gordon Frost Organisation, has announced that he has acquired the rights for a new un-produced musical written by John-Michael Howson and Frank Howson, titled Dream Lover. Dream Lover tells the story of Bobby Darin, the singer, songwriter, actor and entertainer whose sensational career spanned the 1950’s and 60’s. Young Walden… Read more.

Calendar Girls cast announced

Leading Australian theatre producer John Frost today announced the all-star cast of women who will bring the British hit comedy Calendar Girls to life on the Australian stage, with the Australian Premiere at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre, Brisbane. Australia’s “Calendar Girls” are Lorraine Bayly, Rachel Berger, Rhonda Burchmore, Cornelia Frances, Jean Kittson, Anna Lee and Amanda… Read more.

Sad passing: John McCallum dies

The family of John McCallum has announced that he passed away this morning, aged 91. Mr McCallum had been suffering from leukaemia. John McCallum was born on March 14, 1918. As the theatrical saying goes, he was practically “born in a basket” because he arrived on the first night of one of his father’s productions… Read more.

Confirmed: Wicked’s new Nessarose

As revealed by exclusively earlier this month, Australia’s favourite musical is about to reveal a new star. It was confirmed today that in March, Wicked will welcome Elisa Colla for her professional debut in the role of Nessarose, sister of Elphaba. Only 21 years of age, Elisa graduated from the Australian Institute of Music (AIM) in 2009… Read more.

Chicago to close this weekend

The hit revival of the musical Chicago will close in Melbourne this weekend, taking a break before heading to Perth. The show recently extended until mid-December, but has confirmed a November 29 closing date, with December ticket holders advised to seek refunds or exchange their tickets for a different performance. The musical opens at the Regal Theatre in Perth… Read more.

Wicked celebrates performance 500

Last night Wicked celebrated the milestone of 500 performances in Australia. Opening at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre in July 2008, the musical played for 13 months in Melbourne where it broke many records. The musical had the longest season ever at the Regent Theatre, took a record of more than $2.3 million in advance bookings in just three… Read more.

Wicked Breaks Records

Sydney has taken the blockbuster musical Wicked to its heart with huge numbers flocking to the greenified Capitol Theatre to experience this world-wide musical sensation. Wicked has broken all previous weekly box office records for a musical at the Capitol Theatre, grossing $1,473,775.70 in the past week. General Manager of the Capitol Theatre, Graeme Kearns, said: “The Capitol… 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.