Here’s what’s been happening in Australian musical theatre this week!

CURRENT SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES
Capitol Theatre: Fiddler on the Roof
Hayes Theatre: The Detective’s Handbook
Seymour Centre: The Original Grease
State Theatre: Georgy Girl
Theatre Royal: Ghost

QUEENSLAND
QPAC Lyric Theatre: Sound of Music

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Her Majesty’s Theatre (Adelaide Festival Centre): Little Shop of Horrors

VICTORIA
Alex Theatre: Song Contest- The Almost Eurovision Experience
Chapel off Chapel: CrossXroads
Chapel off Chapel (Chapel Loft): Tick.. Tick.. BOOM!
The Princess Theatre: Matilda

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Crown Casino, Perth: CATS

WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?

CATS
The final opening night of the current CATS Australia/ NZ production was held on April 17th at The Crown Casino, Perth.

Cats perth opening

CrossXroads
The world premiere of new Australian musical, CrossXroads was performed at Chapel off Chapel in Victoria.

Crossxroads full cast

 

Fiddler on the Roof
On April 16th, the cast of Fiddler on the Roof performed their 100th show.

Fiddler 100th show

 

Little Shop of Horrors opened in previews in Adelaide on April 20th

Little Shop Adelaide

 

The Detective’s Handbook opened to previews at Hayes Theatre, Sydney on April 21stDetectives promo

 

Tick.. Tick.. BOOM! opened at Chapel off Chapel (The Chapel Loft) on Thursday 21st April. cast tick

 

Famous
Amity Dry’s new musical previously named Reality Staged has been renamed Famous.

 

Closing Shows

This week the productions of RENT and Twins closed.

 

Opening Shows

We Will Rock You opens at the Lyric Theatre, Sydney on April 28th.

In Rehearsal

Singin’ in the Rain will open at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne next month.

Xanadu will open at the Hayes Theatre, Sydney next month.

AUSTRALIAN PERFORMER SPECIAL MENTIONS

Claire Lyon

Claire Lyon (Phantom of the Opera, Anything Goes, Jerry’s Girls) is be performing alongside Josh Groban on his Australian and NZ tour.

Claire Lyon Josh Groban tour

 

Marina Prior and Mark Vincent
Marina Prior and Mark Vincent’s new album TOGETHER was released in April and includes tracks such as ‘The Prayer’, ‘Time to say Goodbye’, ‘Music of the Night’ and ‘La Vie En Rose’.

Mark and Marina album

 

Anthony Scundi and Nicole Melloy
Anthony Scundi and Nicole Melloy wed on Monday the 18th April. Congratulations from all of us at Theatre People.

Melloy Scundi wedding

AUSSIE’S ABROAD

Euan Doidge 
Is currently performing in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert for Norwegian Cruise Lines.

Euan Doidge Priscilla

 

Natasha Marconi
Natasha Marconi is currently in Anchorage, Alaska (USA) rehearsing for the Anchorage Concert Association production of Peter Pan which opens April 26th ( 27th Australian time). Here is a photo of Natasha (playing the character of Tiger Lilly) rehearsing with her Lost Boys.

Natasha Marconi Peter Pan

 

Alex Hyne and Sammy Harris- Hughes
Alex and Sammy are about to start performances of Tanz Der Vampire- The Musical in Berlin, Germany. First preview was April 21st and opening night is April 24th.

Tanz Der Vampire

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