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CURRENT SHOWS  

NEW SOUTH WALES

Lyric Theatre: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Roslyn Packer Theatre: Muriel’s Wedding

 

QUEENSLAND

QPAC Lyric Theatre: Mamma Mia

VICTORIA

Her Majesty’s Theatre: Aladdin

The Princess Theatre: The Book of Mormon

State Theatre: Dream Lover


WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?  

Sydney Theatre Awards

Tuesday, December 19th saw the announcement of the nominees for the 2017 Sydney Theatre Awards. Leading the charge is Muriel’s Wedding with 12 nominations including Best Production of a Mainstream Musical and Best New Australian Work.

The ceremony will be held at the Seymour Centre on January 22nd, 2018.

For a full list of nominees head to http://www.theatrepeople.com.au/nominations-for-2017-sydney-theatre-awards-announced/

Muriels Wedding

Beautiful celebrates 100th show

Congatulations to the company of Beautiful on their 100th performance on Saturday, December 16th. Beautiful is currently playing at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre until February 4th, 2018. The show then moves to Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre from February 16th.

Tickets are available from www.beautifulmusical.com.au/tickets

Beautiful Cast

Michael Falzon

Thursday, December 14th saw Michael Falzon (Rock of Ages) perform the Australian National Anthem on the opening day of the third Ashes test at the Western Australia Cricket Association ground in Perth.

Well done Michael!

Michael Falzon anthem

CAST ANNOUNCEMENTS

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Congratulations to the four young actors who will be playing the role of Benji for the Melbourne season of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Samuel Boyden (Professional Debut), Aaron David (Kinky Boots), Elijah Slavinskis (Kinky Boots) and Lenny Thomas (Professional Debut) will rotate the role.

 SAMUEL BOYDEN

 

 AARON DAVID

 

 ELIJAH SLAVINSKIS

 

 LENNY THOMAS

REHEARSALS

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert 

The cast of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert commence rehearsals today ahead of their Australian tour. The show opens in January at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre before the cast board the bus and travel to Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane! Tickets are available from www.priscillathemusical.com.au

CELEBRATIONS

Engagement

Congratulations to Johnny Balbuziente (Director- Two & Co Casting) and Andrea Arena (Aladdin) on their Christmas engagement.

Johnny and Andrea

 

OPENING SHOWS  

NEW SOUTH WALES

Capitol Theatre: Wizard of Oz (December 30th)

Hayes Theatre: Darlinghurst Heights (January 4th)

New Theatre: Three in the Bed (January 11th)

Qudos Bank Arena: Grease- The Arena Experience (January 19th) 

QUEENSLAND

Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre: Miracle City (January 24th)

SOUTH AUSTRALIA 

Adelaide Festival Centre: The Rocky Horror Show (December 28th) 

Adelaide Festival Centre: American Idiot (January 19th) 

VICTORIA

Arts Centre: Dream Lover (December 27th)

Regent Theatre: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (January 21st)

CLOSING SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES

Hayes Theatre: Darlinghurst Heights (January 27th) 

Roslyn Packer Theatre: Muriel’s Wedding (January 27th) 

New Theatre: Three in the Bed (January 26th)

Qudos Bank Arena: Grease – The Arena Experience (January 20th)

SOUTH AUSTRALIA 

Adelaide Festival Centre: The Rocky Horror Show (January 13th) 

Adelaide Festival Centre: American Idiot (January 28th) 

AUSSIES ABROAD

Declan Egan

Congratulations to Declan Egan (Jersey Boys Australia, The Book of Mormon) who is currently playing Bob Gaudio in the UK production of Jersey Boys. Jersey Boys is touring the UK until March 2019 with dates and further information available from http://www.jerseyboysuktour.com/tour-dates/tour-tickets/.

Declan Egan

 

The Weekly Wrap would like to wish all their readers a very Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Years. 

We will return in January 2018 for another huge year of musical theatre! 

Merry Christmas

 

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