Here’s the latest news in the Weekly Wrap!

CURRENT SHOWS  

NEW SOUTH WALES

Capitol Theatre: Aladdin

Hayes Theatre: Calamity Jane

VICTORIA

Her Majesty’s Theatre: Kinky Boots

Regent Theatre: Ladies in Black

The National Theatre: The Full Monty

The Princess Theatre: The Book of Mormon

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Crown Theatre: Matilda

WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?

Casey Donovan

On Monday, March 13th Casey Donovan (We Will Rock You) won the recent series of I’m a Celebrity …Get Me Out of Here! Thanks to Donovan, $10,000 will be given to the Starlight Children’s Foundation to continue their work.

Casey Donovan

Last week of Aladdin in Sydney and Kinky Boots in Melbourne

This is your last week to see Aladdin at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre and Kinky Boots at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre before the two switch theatres. The first preview for the Melbourne season of Aladdin is Saturday, April 15th (opening night – Thursday April 20th) and the first preview for the Sydney season of Kinky Boots is Wednesday April 12th (opening night – Wednesday April 19th).

Aladdin – Sydney tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/Aladdin-The-Musical-tickets/artist/1858715

Aladdin – Melbourne tickets: http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=ALADDIN17&utm_source=ticketek.com.au&utm_medium=friendlylink&utm_content=aladdin&utm_campaign=ALADDIN17

Aladdin Genie with lamp

Kinky Boots – Melbourne tickets: http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=KINKYUMB16&utm_source=ticketek&utm_medium=friendlylink&utm_content=kinkyboots&utm_campaign=kinkyboots

Kinky Boots – Sydney tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/Kinky-Boots-Australia-tickets/artist/1726370

kinky-boots-lola-and-angels

 

Lucy Maunder debuts as Miss Honey in Matilda

Friday, March 17th saw new mother Lucy Maunder (Heathers, Grease, Doctor Zhivago) perform her first show as friendly school teacher Miss Honey in the Australian/ NZ production of hit musical Matilda, which is currently playing at Perth’s Crown Theatre.

For tickets head to: http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/Matilda-the-Musical-tickets/artist/1601714

Lucy Maunder   Photo Credit: Jim Lee

Lucy Maunder
Photo Credit: Jim Lee

Paris– full cast announcement

The full cast announcement for Paris- A Rock Odyssey has been announced in the past week ahead of the July 13th- 15th season at the Melbourne Recital Centre. The selected roles will be played by the following:

Annie Aitken (Sound of Music) as Handmaiden, Shirley Bowen (Mary Poppins, Oliver) as Hecuba, Daniel Cosgrove (Einstein: Master of the Universe, Dogfight) as Aeneas, Jack O’Riley (RENT, Violet) as Thersites, Jordan Mahar (FIRST DATE, Einstein: Master of the Universe) as Talthybius/Diomede and Caitlin Quinn (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Into the Woods) as Athena. There is also a chorus of 26.

For tickets rock on over to: http://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2017/paris-a-rock-odyssey/

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Tasmanian Theatre Awards (The Errols)

The Tasmanian Theatre Awards (The Errols) were held on Sunday, March 12th at Hobart’s Wrest Point Hotel.

A full list of winners can be found at: http://www.tastheatreawards.com/2017-winners

 

Mark Vincent to release new album next month

Mark Vincent’s (My Fair Lady, Dirty Dancing) new album, a tribute to Mario Lanza, the late tenor and Hollywood film star of the 1940s and 50s will be release on April 14th. Including songs such as Because You’re Mine and Nessun Dorma this is an album dear to Vincent’s heart.

To pre-order go to: http://smarturl.it/MVATTML

Mark Vincent Mario album

 

OPENING SHOWS  

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Canberra Theatre Centre: Ladies in Black (March 27th)

QUEENSLAND

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre: Grease- The Arena Experience (April 7th)

Brisbane Powerhouse (Visy Theatre): I Am My Own Wife (April 4th)

CLOSING SHOWS 

NEW SOUTH WALES

Capitol Theatre: Aladdin (March 26th)

VICTORIA

The Regent Theatre: Ladies in Black (March 18th)

Her Majesty’s Theatre: Kinky Boots (March 26th)

The National Theatre: The Full Monty (March 19th)

AUSSIES ABROAD

Patrons named for JH Academy of Theatre Arts, Northern Ireland

London born actor, James Huish has recently opened Northern Ireland’s first dedicated training academy to youth theatre arts and on Thursday, March 16th named three Australian musical theatre performers amongst the academy’s patrons. Andy Conaghan (Les Misérables, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels)Anna O’Byrne (My Fair Lady, The Phantom of the Opera) and Erin Cornell (CATS). Congratulations Andy, Anna and Erin.

Andy Conoghan headshot

Anna O'Byrne headshot

Erin Cornell headshot

 

Singin’ in the Rain splashes into Japan

Singin’ in the Rain splashes into Japan next month and the many Australians will be tapping onto the Theatre Orb stage as part of the ensemble. Congratulations to Ben Brown, Nadia Coote, Jan Di Pietro, Samantha Leigh Dodemaide, Ben Gillespie, Jillian Green, Melanie Hawkins, Matthew Jenson, Lauren Jimmieson, Rob Mallet, Sam Marks, Hayley Martin, Glen Oliver, Nathan Pinnell, Jordan Pollard, Stefanie Turner, Romina Villafranca, Rachael Ward and Lyndon Watts

The show runs from Monday, April 3rd to Sunday, April 30th, 2017.

For further information head to: http://singinintherain.jp/en/

Singin cast in Japan

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