Here’s the latest news in the Weekly Wrap!
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre: Les Miserables
NEW SOUTH WALES
Capitol Theatre: Kinky Boots
QPAC (Lyric Theatre): My Fair Lady
Her Majesty’s Theatre: Aladdin
The Princess Theatre: The Book of Mormon
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.
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.
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.
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 !
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.
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.
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/
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 Mills. Puttin’ 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/
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/
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.
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/
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.
NEW SOUTH WALES
Hayes Theatre: Big Fish (April 18th)
Lyric Theatre: The Bodyguard (April 21st)
Athenaeum Theatre: Cabaret (April 27th)
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre: Les Miserables (April 22nd)
QPAC (Lyric Theatre): My Fair Lady (April 30th)
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.
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.
Cover photo: Jerry Mitchell, Michael Cassel, Toby Francis and Callum Francis ahead of Kinky Boots opening in Sydney. Picture: John Fotiadis