Here’s the latest news in the Weekly Wrap!
NEW SOUTH WALES
Capitol Theatre: Kinky Boots
Lyric Theatre: The Bodyguard
Gold Coast Arts Centre: The Adventures of Peter Pan and Tinkerbell in Return to Pantoland
Adelaide Festival Centre: Matilda
Chapel off Chapel: Melbourne Cabaret Festival
Her Majesty’s Theatre: Aladdin
The Butterfly Club: Melbourne Cabaret Festival
The Princess Theatre: The Book of Mormon
Regent Theatre: My Fair Lady
WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?
Dream Lover– Principal cast announcement
This week saw the announcement of the principal cast of the Melbourne season of Dream Lover announced. Reprising the role of Bobby Darin is David Campbell, also reprising their roles are Hannah Fredericksen as Sandra Dee and Marney McQueen as Nina. Joining them on stage are Marina Prior as Polly/ Mary Douvan, Rodney Dobson as Charlie and Martin Crewes as Steve Blauner.
Dream Lover begins previews at the Melbourne Arts Centre on Friday, December 29th 2017.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from http://dreamlover.com.au/tickets/melbourne/
Sunday, June 18th saw the company of Kinky Boots combine with Beyond Blue to hold Beyond Kinky. The evening raised over $100,000 for Beyond Blue to further their work. Congratulations to all involved !
Helpmann Award nominations
The Helpmann Award nominations were announced on Monday, June 19th at events around Australia. Congratulations to the shows and individuals who have been nominated. The awards night will be held on Monday, July 24th at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney. Tickets can be purchased from http://www.helpmannawards.com.au/ceremony-and-tickets/
Peter Pan panto opens on the Gold Coast
Bonnie Lythgoe’s The Adventures of Peter Pan and Tinkerbell in Return to Pantoland opened Friday, June 23rd to a well deserved standing ovation. The show runs until Saturday July 1st before moving to Sydney’s State Theatre (July 7th-July 16th) and Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre (July 21st -July 30th). For tickets and further information fly to http://www.ozpanto.com/shows/peter-pan-tinkerbell/
Lucy Durack sings National Anthem at State of Origin 2
Congratulations to Lucy Durack (Wizard of Oz) who had the honour of singing the Australian anthem at Wednesday night’s hotly contested second State of Origin match. Congratulations Lucy !
NEW SOUTH WALES
State Theatre: The Adventures of Peter Pan and Tinkerbell in Return to Pantoland (July 7th)
Brisbane Powerhouse: Joh for PM (July 7th)
Southbank Theatre: Merrily We Roll Along (June 29th)
Gold Coast Arts Centre: The Adventures of Peter Pan and Tinkerbell in Return to Pantoland (July 1st)
Australians take centre stage at West End Live
Congratulations to the Australian performers who are performing at the West End Live event this weekend in London.