Here’s the latest news in the Weekly Wrap!
NEW SOUTH WALES
Capitol Theatre: Kinky Boots
Her Majesty’s Theatre: Aladdin
The Princess Theatre: The Book of Mormon
Regent Theatre: My Fair Lady
WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?
Congratulations to the company of new Australian musical Between Worlds on their weekend of staged workshop performances held at the Australian Theatre for Young People. The cast involved in the sell out season were Blake Erickson, Pippa Grandison, Philip Lowe, Stephen Mahy, Maxwell Simon, David Hooley, Imraan Daniels, Riley Sutton, Kuki Tipoki, Nicholas Starte, Marissa Saroca, Chloe Zuel, Julien Kuo, Nana Matapule, Brendan Xavier, Kayla- Maree Spiteri and Matilda Moran.
Grease – Newcastle
Grease Lightening roared into the Newcastle Entertainment Centre this weekend as Harvest Rain’s production of Grease – The Arena Experience was performed by a stellar main cast and a mass ensemble of local performers. Congratulations to everyone involved.
Joh for PM – Brisbane Opening
The thought provoking musical, Joh for PM played at Brisbane’s Powerhouse Theatre this last week with sold out shows of the satirical comedy based on the political career of controversial QLD ex- premier Joh Bjelke- Petersen, the QLD cowboy who set state politics alight. It is great to hear that the show has provoked many post show conversations at the Powerhouse between guests.
Paris – A Rock Odyssey
Congratulations to everyone involved in the short season of Paris – A Rock Odyssey at Melbourne’s Recital Centre. Night 1 of the production included a very special tribute to the late Jon English.
[Title of Show]
Brisbane based independent theatre company Understudy Productions new production of [Title of Show] will play at Hayward Studies from August 31st to September 10th 2017.
The show is about two struggling writers who with nothing to loose who decide to put everything on the line and create a show for the New York Musical Theatre Festival with only three weeks to go. With the help of friends they make a pact to write up to the deadline and dream about how the show changing their lives.
Performers include Matilda Award Nominee Jackson McGovern, Alexander Woodward (Grease the Arena Experience), Aurélie Roque (RENT) and Lauren McKenna (Heathers).
For further information and to purchase tickets go to http://www.haywardstreet.com.au/
Jesus Christ Superstar – rehearsals start
The cast of The Production Company’s season of Jesus Christ Superstar commenced rehearsals this week ahead of their July 29th to August 11th season at Melbourne’s State Theatre.
Starring Rob Mills and Jesus, Alinta Chidzey as Mary and Zoy Frangos as Judas in limited 19 show season, be sure to purchase your tickets quickly at https://www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on/2017/musicals/jesus-christ-superstar
Curtain falls on final shows of the Australian season of Matilda
After 750+ performances and sell out seasons in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide the curtain falls on the Australian season of Matilda the Musical. The show begins previews in Auckland, New Zealand on August 18th and tickets can be purchased from http://au.matildathemusical.com
Book of Mormon celebrates 200 shows
Congratulations to the cast and crew of the Australian production of Book of Mormon who this week celebrated their 200th show. With consistently full houses the season has been extended with tickets now on sale until mid October. Tickets can be purchased at http://bookofmormonmusical.com.au
Paulini sings National Anthem at third State of Origin match
On Wednesday, July 12th Paulini sung the National Anthem at the third State of Origin match held in Brisbane. Paulini is in the Sunshine State ahead of the Brisbane season of The Bodyguard which begins on July 19th at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre. Congratulations Paulini
NEW SOUTH WALES
Hayes Theatre: Under the Covers (July 19th)
QPAC Lyric Theatre: The Bodyguard (July 19th)
Arts Centre: Jesus Christ Superstar (July 29th)
Comedy Theatre: The Adventures of Peter Pan and Tinkerbell in Return to Pantoland (July 21st)
NEW SOUTH WALES
Hayes Theatre: Under the Covers (July 23rd)
Comedy Theatre: The Adventures of Peter Pan and Tinkerbell in Return to Pantoland (July 30th)
Regent Theatre: My Fair Lady (July 29th)
CATS – Seoul Opening Night
Congratulations to the International cast of CATS who opened in Seoul, South Korea on Tuesday, July 11th. The show is taking audiences by storm. Thank you to all the Australians who are doing us proud.