Here’s the latest news in the Weekly Wrap!

 CURRENT SHOWS  

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre: Les Miserables

NEW SOUTH WALES

Capitol Theatre: Kinky Boots

QUEENSLAND 

QPAC (Lyric Theatre): My Fair Lady

VICTORIA

Her Majesty’s Theatre: Aladdin

The Princess Theatre: The Book of Mormon

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Crown Theatre: Matilda

WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?  

Aladdin at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre

Previews for Aladdin began on Saturday, April 15th at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre with a full house. Spearheaded by Ainsley Melham (Aladdin) and Hiba Elchikhe (Jasmine) the timeless story of young love against the odds is one for all. Tickets are flying out the door and can be purchased from: http://liveshows.disney.com.au/aladdin-the-musical

Aladdin at the Maj

Kinky Boots at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre

Wednesday, April 12th saw Kinky Boots begin previews at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre. If the full house sign out the front is anything to go by, Kinky Boots is set to enjoy a great season in Sydney.

To purchase tickets step over to: http://kinkybootsthemusical.com.au

Kinky Boots house full

 

 

The Bodyguard moves into the Sydney Lyric Theatre

Saturday, April 15th saw The Bodyguard move into their home at the Sydney Lyric Theatre ahead of their first preview on Friday, April 21st. Tickets and further information can be found at: http://www.thebodyguardmusical.com.au

Bodyguard at Lyric
 

Book of Mormon celebrates their 100th show

The Australian company of Book of Mormon celebrated their 100th show on Sunday, April 16th. Book of Mormon is currently showing at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne with tickets currently on sale until the end of July. Congratulations on your mission so far !

Book of Mormon 100

 

Australian Club Awards (ACE Awards)

This year’s ACE Awards saw My Fair Lady’s Mark Vincent win awards for Club Performer of the Year and Male Vocalist. The awards also saw the late Jon English win the award for Original Music Performer. Congratulations to both.

Mark Vincent award

 

Australian Premiere of Big Fish to open this week

Tuesday, April 18th will see the Australian Premiere of Big Fish begin previews at Sydney’s Hayes Theatre. Big Fish tells the story of Edward Bloom, a travelling salesman who lives life to the fullest. His larger then life stories thrill everyone around him but his son Will is determined to find out the truth behind his father’s epic tales.

Big Fish will be playing until Sunday, May 14th. For further information and tickets go to: https://www.bigfishaustralia.com.au

Big Fish Australia

 

Jersey Boys returns to Sydney in September 2018

It was announced this week that hit musical Jersey Boys will return to Sydney in September 2018. For further information and updates head to – http://jerseyboys.com.au/

Jersey Boys new logo

 

Puttin’ On The Ritz with special guest Rob Mills

Mellen Events presents for the first time in Australia, direct from U.K. with a cast of West End Stars, Puttin’ On The Ritz with special guest Rob MillsPuttin’ On The Ritz brings to life the music of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and George Gershwin.

For further information and to buy tickets tap on over to: http://www.mellenevents.com/puttin-on-the-ritz.html

Puttin On The Ritz 

 

Rhonda Burchmore and Lara Mulcahy to perform ABBA- Solutely Fabulous at a venue near you

World class performers Rhonda Burchmore and Lara Mulcahy are taking their show ABBA– Solutely Fabulous on the road. Tickets are on sale now for performances in NSW, QLD and VICTORIA. For further information go to Burchmore’s website: http://rhondaburchmore.com/

Abbasolutely Fabulous logo

 

Todd McKenney to perform at the Sydney Opera House with special guests

Todd McKenney will be performing at the Sydney Opera House on Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th with special guests Queenie Van De Zandt and Trevor Ashley.

For further information and tickets go to: https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/events/whats-on/cabaret/2017/todd-mckenney-sings-peter-allen-20th-anniversary-tour.html

Todd McKenney sings

Theatre People Industry Night- May 22nd

The next Theatre People Industry Night will be held at Melbourne’s La Di Da on Monday, May 22nd with special performances from cast members of shows including Aladdin, My Fair Lady and The Book of Mormon. Tickets can be purchased from: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=204222

INDUSTRY NIGHT POSTER - MAY 22ND

 

Engagement- Anthony Craig and Lauren Jimmieson

Anthony Craig (The Carnival of Lost Souls) and Lauren Jimmieson (Singin’ in the Rain) became engaged on Tuesday, April 11th 2017 when Craig proposed to Jimmieson at Japan’s Kanmangafuchi Abyss. Congratulations to you both from the team at Theatre People.

Anthony and Lauren engagement

 

 

OPENING SHOWS  

NEW SOUTH WALES

Hayes Theatre: Big Fish (April 18th)

Lyric Theatre: The Bodyguard (April 21st)

VICTORIA 

Athenaeum Theatre: Cabaret (April 27th)

CLOSING SHOWS 

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre: Les Miserables (April 22nd)

QUEENSLAND  

QPAC (Lyric Theatre): My Fair Lady (April 30th)

 

AUSSIES ABROAD 

Groundhog Day wins at Olivier Awards

Tim Minchin’s Groundhog Day has won Best New Musical and Best Actor in a Musical at the Olivier Awards which were held on April 9th, 2017. Congratulations to Minchin and his team.

Tim Minchin awards

 

Matilda to tour the UK and Ireland in 2018

This week saw the announcement that hit musical Matilda will tour the UK and Ireland in 2018. For further information head to: http://uk.matildathemusical.com/tour/

James Millar as Miss Trunchbull

 

 

Cover photo: Jerry Mitchell, Michael Cassel, Toby Francis and Callum Francis ahead of Kinky Boots opening in Sydney. Picture: John Fotiadis

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