Here’s the latest news in Australian musical theatre.

CURRENT SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES
Lyric Theatre: We Will Rock You

VICTORIA
Alex Theatre: You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown
Her Majesty’s Theatre: Singin’ in the Rain
The Princess Theatre: Matilda
The Regent Theatre: The Sound of Music

WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN  THEATRES?

Baby the Musical
Neglected Musicals together with Hayes Theatre recently brought Baby the Musical to Australian audiences. The script in hand show ran for four performances and was loved by the audience members who were lucky enough to catch the show.

Baby Neglected Musicals

Cabaret Festivals

– Adelaide: is on till June 25th, for more information go to: http://www.adelaidecabaretfestival.com.au/search/?t=events

Sydney: Hayes Theatre is on till July 10th, for more information go to: http://www.hayestheatre.com.au/what-s-on/cabaret-season-2016/

Melbourne: is on till June 26th, for more information go to: http://www.melbournecabaret.com

 

Charlie Brown Melbourne and Sydney
The timeless story of Charlie Brown and The Peanut Gang will be held at The Alex Theatre, St Kilda ( June 21st to July 2nd ) and Hayes Theatre, Sydney (July 5th to 30th ) in the musical You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown.

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown logo

 

Helpmann Award Nominees announced
On Monday, June 20th the nominations for the 2016 Helpmann Awards were announced simultaneously in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney as well as online via the #helpmanns hashtag on social media. Matilda the Musical (currently in Melbourne) dominated with 13 nominations. The awards will be held in Sydney on Monday July 25th. Here is the full list of nominations:

http://www.theatrepeople.com.au/2016-helpmann-award-nominations-announced/

Best Musical nomination

 

Theatre People Sings

Theatre People is hosting a great night of performances at their Theatre People sings industry night on June 27th in Melbourne. Performers include Gretel Scarlett (Singin’ in the Rain), Ed Grey (WICKED), Daniel Assetta (CATS), Jensen Overend (Fiddler on the Roof), Josh Robson (Les Miserables), Amanda Harrison (Witches) and John O’Hara (Songs For a New World). Tickets are available from http://www.theatrepeople.com.au/tpsings at the cost of $20.00 each

INDUSTRY NIGHT POSTER - FULL CAST

 

OPENING SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES
Hayes Theatre: July 5th –  You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown

VICTORIA
Alex Theatre, St Kilda: June 21st – You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown three

You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Alex Theatre St Kilda

Chapel off Chapel: July 7th – Titanic the Musical

 

Theatre Works: June 30th – the world premiere of Einstein: Master of the Universe

Einstein promo image

Einstein: Master of the Universe

CLOSING SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES
Lyric Theatre: June 26th – We Will Rock You
Sydney Opera House: June 26th – Heathers The Musical

VICTORIA
Her Majesty’s Theatre: July 2nd – Singin’ in the Rain

IN REHEARSAL

Many shows are currently in Rehearsal around Australia including:

Aladdin (Opening August 4th at The Capitol Theatre, Sydney)

Aladdin cast rehearsal

You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (Opening July 5th at The Hayes Theatre, Sydney)

Hayes Charlie Brown

 

AUSTRALIAN PERFORMER SPECIAL MENTIONS

Matthew Lee Robinson – Sing On Through Tomorrow

Sing On Through Tomorrow is a show by Matthew Lee Robinson. It is a honest and intelligent coming of age story about love, disaster and everyday life. The show recently made it’s Melbourne premiere at Chapel off Chapel.

AUSSIES ABROAD

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