Here’s the latest news in the Weekly Wrap!

CURRENT SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES

Capitol Theatre: Kinky Boots

Hayes Theatre: Big Fish

Lyric Theatre: The Bodyguard


VICTORIA

Athenaeum Theatre: Cabaret

Her Majesty’s Theatre: Aladdin

The Princess Theatre: The Book of Mormon

Regent Theatre: My Fair Lady

WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?

Aladdin announces Brisbane and Perth seasons

The genie-us that is hit musical Aladdin will fly into Brisbane’s QPAC and Perth’s Crown Theatre in 2018. The beloved story that has enjoyed rave reviews and packed houses in Sydney and Melbourne will begin Brisbane previews on February 28th before moving to Perth from July.

For further information ride your magic carpet to http://liveshows.disney.com.au/aladdin-the-musical

Aladdin Brisbane Perth wish

 

Hayes Theatre announces show lineup for 2nd half of 2017

Monday, May 8th saw the announcement of the show lineup for the 2nd half of the year at Sydney’s Hayes Theatre. Shows include Under the Covers starring Matthew Mitcham (Twists & Turns), Matthew Ogle and Rhys Morgan from July 19th to 23rd, new musical MELBA starring Emma Matthews (Opera Australia’s La Traviata)Annie Aitken (Sound of Music)Michael Beckley (Home and Away)Caitlin Berry (Doctor Zhivago)Blake Erickson (Les Miserables)Adam Rennie (Big Fish) and Samuel Skuthorp from August 11th, Assassins starring David Campbell (Dream Lover)Connor Crawford (Sound of Music)Martin Crewes (Sweet Charity)Hannah Frederickson (Dream Lover) and Madeleine Jones (Ladies in Black) from September 15th and High Fidelity starring Toby Francis (Kinky Boots) from November 18th to December 17th.

For further information go to http://www.hayestheatre.com.au/what-s-on/coming-soon/

Hayes announcements

 

The Bodyguard– Sydney season extended

Due to popular demand the Sydney season of The Bodyguard has been extended to July 2nd. Currently playing at the Lyric Theatre, the show has people on their feet dancing. Final seats go on sale Monday, May 15th.

Head to https://www.thebodyguardmusical.com.au for further information

004_THE BODYGUARD_Jeff Busby

 

Cabaret– Melbourne season extended

Melbourne, you have more chances to get along to Cabaret. Playing at the Athenaeum Theatre. Tickets are now available until Saturday, May 27th from http://www.cometothecabaret.com.au .

cabaret cast

 

Melbourne, dance all night with My Fair Lady
Friday, May 12th saw previews for the Melbourne season of My Fair Lady begin at the beautiful Regent Theatre. The show (directed by Julie Andrews) is one not to be missed. Don’t be left thinking wouldn’t it of been loverly to see it, purchase your tickets from http://myfairladymusical.com.au

My Fair Lady media call cast

 

Melbourne says Hello to Dolly!

The cast of The Production Company’s Hello, Dolly! started rehearsals this week ahead of the Arts Centre season which commences on May 27th. Starring Marina Prior as Dolly Levi, the season runs for 19 shows only so get in quickly before she leaves town! Tickets and further information can be found at http://www.theproductioncompany.com.au/hellodolly/

Hello Dolly rehearsals

 

Toby Francis and Emily Williams perform anthems at NRL ANZAC Test

Toby Francis (Kinky Boots) and Emily Williams (The Bodyguard) performed the Australian and New Zealand anthems respectively at the 2017 NRL ANZAC test in Canberra on Saturday, May 6th 2017. Congratulations Toby and Emily.

Toby Francis back of head Emily Williams anthem

 

Theatre People Sings Industry Night

Theatre People and La Di Da present Theatre People Sings Industry Night on Monday, May 22nd from 8pm . The night promises to be a great one with performances from the casts of Aladdin, My Fair Lady and The Book of Mormon including Aladdin’s Princess Jasmine, Hiba Elchikhe.

Tickets can be purchased from www.theatrepeople.com.au/tpsings
INDUSTRY NIGHT POSTER - MAY 22ND

 

Home Grown- Third Birthday

June 4th will see Home Grown celebrate their third birthday at Melbourne’s Chapel off Chapel. Home Grown celebrates musical theatre by Australian writers and will feature many of Australia’s top writers including Matthew Lee Robinson (Atlantis) , James Millar & Peter Rutherford (The Hatpin). Tickets and further information can be found at http://chapeloffchapel.com.au/melbourne-comedy-theatre-art/melbourne-events/melbourne-theatre/home-grown-3rd-birthday-4-june/

Home Grown 3rd birthday

Theatre Footy Day- Monday, May 29th

Monday, May 29th will see the men and women of the musical theatre community swap their tap shoes for football boots as they raise much needed funds for Beyond Blue with a friendly game of football at Peanut Farm in St Kilda. The game will kick off at 11:30am followed by a BBQ afterwards. Supporter entry is a gold coin donation. Thank you to the performers who have given their very valuable Monday off up for a great cause!

Theatre Footy Day logo

Matthew Lee Robinson’s New Voices

Direct from New York, Matthew Lee Robinson returns to Melbourne on Monday, May 29th to present New Voices. The evening promises to be a great night as Robinson presents some of Australia’s up and coming musical theatre talents. Tickets and more information are available from http://chapeloffchapel.com.au/melbourne-comedy-theatre-art/melbourne-events/melbourne-theatre/matthew-lee-robinson-presents-new-voices-29-may/

New Voices 2017 cast

The songs of Katie Weston and Lucy O’Brien

On Sunday, May 21st The MC Showroom, Prahran will host The Songs of Lucy O’Brien and Katie Weston. The evening will feature O’Briens newest, never before heard musical work A Sharp Intake of Breath. It will also dive deeper into Weston’s newest song cycle, Falling Forward. They will be joined by an outstanding cast of performers ready to showcase this exciting new material.

Lucy O’Brien is a music director, arranger, pianist and singer. Her musical direction credits include Godspell (2016) and Company (2015) and arranged the music for The Gathering (2016) Katie Weston is a singer, actor, composer and director whose acting has won her two Music Theatre Guild of Victoria Best Actress Awards including her portrayal of Mary in CLOC’s 2016 production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

For further information and to book tickets for what is sure to be a great night go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1917096654982569/?ti=icl

Songs of Katie and Lucy

Claire’s Pop Up Petite Cabaret

Back by popular demand, Claire’s Pop Up Petite Cabaret presents a stellar line up of top shelf performers this June. To kick off the month, June 7th will see Deb Krizak (Cabaret, Anything Goes) will perform her intimate cabaret Stripped Back accompanied by Hayden Tee on the piano. If that isn’t enough to get your mouth watering, Stephen Mahy (Mamma Mia, Rocky Horror Show) will be performing at the venue on June 21st. For further information and bookings see the flier below.

Claire's Kitchen

 

OPENING SHOWS  

NEW SOUTH WALES

Hayes Theatre: Only Heaven Knows (May 26th)


SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Adelaide Festival Centre: Matilda (May 21st)


VICTORIA

Arts Centre Melbourne (Playhouse): Hello, Dolly! (May 27th)

Chapel off Chapel: Spring Awakening (May 19th)


CLOSING SHOWS 

NEW SOUTH WALES

Hayes Theatre: Big Fish (May 14th)


VICTORIA

Athenaeum Theatre: Cabaret (May 27th)


AUSSIES ABROAD

CATS Korea begin rehearsals

The cast and crew of CATS Korea pounced into rehearsals as they began on Monday, May 8th . Congratulations to our Aussie representatives.

Cats script

 

Errol and Fidel on its way to the New York Musical Festival

Congratulations to Boyd Anderson and Guy Anderson (writers), Peter Kaldor (music) and John Kaldor (lyrics) four Sydney siders whose new musical Errol and Fidel will open the 2017 New York Musical Festival. Their musical was the only overseas production at the festival.

The show will play at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater for five performances including the prestigious opening night.

For more information head to http://www.nymf.org/festival/2017-events/errol-and-fidel/

Congratulations to everyone involved!

Errol and Fidel updated logo

Lala Barlow

Lala Barlow (Side Show UK) will be performing as the charming yet mischievous Dolly Tate in the Union Theatre production of Annie Get Your Gun which will play from May 24th until June 17th.

Tickets can be purchased at http://www.uniontheatre.biz/annie-get-your-gun.html

Congrats Lala !

Lala Barlow headshot

David Harris

We are excited to announce that David Harris (Next to Normal) has been cast as Father in Barrington Stage Company’s production of Ragtime. The Massachusetts based company’s production begins previews on July 20th with the season running until August 5th.

Congrats David !

David Harris Black and White

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