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CURRENT SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES

Capitol Theatre: Jersey Boys

State Theatre: Madiba

Sydney Lyric Theatre: The Book of Mormon

 

VICTORIA

Her Majesty’s Theatre: School of Rock

Southbank Theatre: Twelfth Night

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?

Opening Night: School of Rock

Friday, November 9th saw the adrenilin pumping rock musical School of Rock open at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre. Leading the cast as Dewey Finn was Brent Hill in a role he was born to play. Amy Lehpamer takes on the complex role of Horace Green Principal Rosalie Mullins and rises spectularly to the challenge particularly in her solo “Where Did The Rock Go”.

A full review can be found at http://www.theatrepeople.com.au/school-of-rock/

Tickets are available from https://au.schoolofrockthemusical.com

School of Rock Melbourne

Peter Pan Goes Wrong announces Brisbane Season

From the team that brought you The Play That Goes Wrong comes Peter Pan Goes Wrong and today the team announced their Brisbane Season. The season runs from January 30 until February 3rd at the QLD Conservatorium. Get in quick before tickets fly out the window!

Tickets are available from https://www.qtix.com.au/qcgu/event/qcgu_peter_pan_19.aspx

Peter Pan Goes Wrong cast

 

Cast Announcement: Sweet Charity

Brisbane based independant theatre company Understudy Productions is proud to present their 2019 season of Sweet Charity. Portraying Charity will be Queenslander Naomi Price (Beautiful, Ladies in Black). Joining Price on stage will be Andrew Cook (Priscilla, Matilda), Hayley Winch (A Chorus Line, Boy From Oz) and Lizzie Moore (The Last Five Years, Coal Miner’s Daughter). The season runs from January 24th to February 10th, 2019 at the Brisbane Powerhouse. Tickets are available from http://www.sweetcharitymusical.com/booking/

Naomi Price as Charity

 

Cast Announcement: Child cast of Aspects of Love

Congratulations to Gemma Keighran and Charlee Kwintner who will alternate the role of Young Jenny in the Hayes Theatre production of Aspects of Love. Aspects of Love opens on November 22nd with tickets and further information available from https://hayestheatre.com.au/event/aspects-of-love/

GemmaCharlee

 

Cast Announcement: Child cast of Evita Melbourne Season

The children’s cast of Evita was announced this week ahead of the Melbourne Season commencing on December 5th at the Arts Centre. Well Done everyone.

The young actors are Chelsey Abela (aged 8, Pascoe Vale South), Sebastian Astill (10, Prahran), Jasper Budd (9, Canterbury), Summer Bush (9, Ferntree Gully), Lucas Calzado-Yubero (11, Cheltenham), Jennah Coleman (8, Moonee Ponds), Aaron David (9, Sunbury), Marissa Enderby (9, Ivanhoe East), Katie Gorczynski (8, Lower Plenty), Christina Ivas (10, Lower Templestowe), Maisy Lester-Bryant (8, Northcote), Olivia Lupacchini (9, North Balwyn), Nathaniel Mitchell (10, Rosanna), Madeline Nesci (10, Templestowe), Aidan Synan (10, Moonee Ponds), Kershawn Theodore (10, Keysborough), Hannah Wing (10, Essendon) and Ruby Young (10, Donvale).

Evita Children

 

CELEBRATIONS

Engagement: Chris Durling and Antoniette Iesue

Congratulations to Chris Durling (Les Miserables) and Antoniette Iesue (Grease) on the announcement of their engagement this week. We at Theatre People wish you the best for the future.

Chris and Antoniette

 

OPENING SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES

Hayes Theatre: Aspects of Love (November 22nd)

WIN Entertainment Centre: We Will Rock You (November 16th)

 

VICTORIA

Arts Centre Melbourne: Evita (December 5th)

Arts Centre Melbourne: Peter Pan Goes Wrong (December 19th)

Chapel off Chapel: RENT (November 29th)

Princess Theatre: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (January 16th)

 

CLOSING SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES

WIN Entertainment Centre: We Will Rock You (November 17th)

 

AUSSIES ABROAD

King Kong opens on Broadway

Congratulations to the Company of King Kong on their opening night this week. King Kong is currently playing at Broadway Theatre in New York. The creative team is lead by Australian Director, Producer and CEO Carmen Pavlovic and her team at Global Creatures.

Tickets and further information can be found at https://kingkongbroadway.com/index.php

King King Broadway

 

Monica Swayne

Monica Swayne (Fiddler on the Roof) will join the ensemble of Hackney Empire’s Aladdin which opens in London on Saturday, November 24th and runs until Sunday, January 6th. Tickets are available from https://hackneyempire.co.uk/whats-on/aladdin/

Monica S

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