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CURRENT SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES

Hayes Theatre: High Fidelity

Lyric Theatre: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Roslyn Packer Theatre: Muriel’s Wedding

QUEENSLAND

QPAC Lyric Theatre: The Wizard of Oz

 

VICTORIA

Her Majesty’s Theatre: Aladdin

The Princess Theatre: The Book of Mormon

WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?  

CAST ANNOUNCEMENTS

Richard O’Brien and Cameron Daddo to join Rocky Horror cast

This week the narrators for the Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth seasons were announced for the 2017/18 Australian Rocky Horror Show tour. Veteran of the stage and screen, Cameron Daddo (Sound of Music) will play the Narrator for the Brisbane and Adelaide season’s of The Rocky Horror Show while the show’s writer and lyricist Richard O’Brien. O’Brien played Riff Raff in the iconic 1975 film. The narrator for the Melbourne season will be announced at a later date.

Rocky Horror begins previews at the newly renovated Adelaide Festival Theatre on December 28th, 2017 before taking a step to the right for their Brisbane season at QPAC’s Concert Hall commencing on January 18th, 2018 and Perth’s Crown Theatre from February 2018.

For further information jump on over to https://rockyhorror.com.au

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SEASON ANNOUNCEMENTS

2018 StageArt Season

Tuesday saw the announcement of Melbourne based theatre company StageArt’s 2018 season.

Kicking off a great season from February 1st is Falsettos, the story of the life of neurotic gay man Marvin whose lover is diagnosed with AIDS during the 1980s epidemic. The show tells the story of the modern family and the underlying message of love and everyone’s unique journey.

Bare is the next show on the calendar. From March 20th, we venture inside a Catholic boarding school during the 2000s as the characters struggle with religion, sexuality and identity in this coming of age musical. Bare is extremely relevant to today’s youth and the struggles many go through.

Rounding out their 2018 season is NINE, the story of celebrated film director Guido Contini who during his midlife crisis and writer’s block while preparing for his next highly anticipated film reflects on the women in his life.

Tickets and subscriptions for the three shows can be purchased through StageArt at http://www.stageart.com.au

StageArt 2018 season

OPENING NIGHTS

🎭 Muriel’s Wedding

Set in Porpoise Spit, Muriel’s Wedding tells the story of Muriel, a young lady with big plans for her future, a wedding, the white dress and the church, unfortunately there is one thing missing – the groom.

Sydney Theatre Company’s production of Muriel’s Wedding opened last night at the Roslyn Packer Theatre in Walsh Bay. Led by Maggie McKenna, who is making her musical debut as Muriel, the iconic story of the young girl who wants more out of life then being stuck in her dead end town runs until January 27th.

For tickets and further information head to https://www.sydneytheatre.com.au/whats-on/productions/2017/muriels-wedding

Muriels Wedding

SHOW ANNOUNCEMENTS

🎭 Calamity Jane to tour

Saddle up your horses folks, Calamity Jane commences touring on February 21st at Paramatta’s Riverside Theatres before riding on to Orange, Illawarra, Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne.

Tickets can be purchased from http://www.theatrepeople.com.au/calamity-jane-is-going-on-tour/

Melbourne Season –  http://www.theatrepeople.com.au/calamity-jane-melbourne/

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🎭 Miracle City – Brisbane Season

After a great season at the Sydney Opera House, Miracle City will play at Brisbane’s Powerhouse from January 24th until February 4th.

Tickets and season information can be found at https://brisbanepowerhouse.org/events/2018/01/24/miracle-city/

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OPENING SHOWS

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Canberra Theatre Centre: Mamma Mia! (November 24th)

VICTORIA

MC Showroom: The Last Five Years (November 21st)

Arts Centre: Dream Lover (December 27th)

CLOSING SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES

Hayes Theatre: High Fidelity (December 17th)

VICTORIA

MC Showroom: The Last Five Years (November 26th)

 

AUSSIES ABROAD

No news this week – if you know of anything happening, please contact us via editor.allison@theatrepeople.com.au

 

 

 

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