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CURRENT SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES

Capitol Theatre: Jersey Boys

State Theatre: Madiba

Sydney Lyric Theatre: The Book of Mormon

Sydney Opera House: Evita

Hayes Theatre: Evie May: A Tivoli Story

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Festival Theatre: Mamma Mia!

 

VICTORIA

Arts Centre Playhouse: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

Her Majesty’s Theatre: School of Rock

 

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?

Cast Announcement: Saturday Night Fever

Coming to Sydney in 2019, three cast members for the new production of Saturday Night Fever were announced this week. Paulini who portrayed Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard last year will be joined on stage by Sydney based singer and songwriter Natalie Conway who will make her musical theatre debut and Nana Matapule (Beautiful, RENT).

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

Paulini  Natalie

Nana

 

Brisbane and Sydney seasons announced for School of Rock

Monday, November 5th saw GWB Entertainment announce Brisbane and Sydney seasons of hit musical School of Rock.  School of Rock the Musical is currently playing in Melbourne to rave reviews.

SOR 1st preview

 

RENT

As the song goes, there are 525, 600 minutes in a year and you only have approximately 34,650 of those left until 7:30pm on November 29 which is when RENT opens at Chapel off Chapel in Melbourne.

The cast is as follows:

RENT

Tickets and further information can be found at https://www.rentmusical.com.au/

 

We Will Rock You 

If you thought the biggest thing to rock Canberra this year was the leadership spill you couldn’t be more wrong. The high octane, futuristic but relevant musical We Will Rock You is set to hit the AIS Arena this week with shows commencing on Wednesday and running through to Saturday night.

Featuring 21 of Queens greatest hits the show tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion and have been forbidden listening to rock music. Spear headed by Kinky Boot’s Toby Francis and Erin Clare who portrayed Scaramouche in the Australian National Tour, the show is one not to be missed.

Tickets are available at https://premier.ticketek.com.au/Shows/Show.aspx?sh=WEWILLRY18

Toby and Erin

 

CELEBRATIONS

Tony Sheldon celebrates 2,000th show as Bernadette

Congratulations to theatre legend Tony Sheldon who this past weekend notched up his 2,000th performance portraying Bernadette in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Sheldon has performed the role in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the West End and on Broadway. The role has earned him a Tony Award nomination and an Olivier Award nomination.

Tony Sheldon as Bernadette

 

Baby Arrival: Tim and Sally Dashwood

Congratulations to Tim Dashwood (The Graduate, FAME) and his wife Sally Dashwood nee Hare (Mack and Mabel, Carmen) on the birth of their daughter Ivy Jean on Tuesday, October 30th. Welcome to the Theatre People family Ivy!

Ivy Jean

 

OPENING SHOWS

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

AIS Arena: We Will Rock You (November 7th)

 

NEW SOUTH WALES

Hayes Theatre: Aspects of Love (November 22nd)

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

 

VICTORIA

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

Chapel off Chapel: RENT (November 29th)

Chapel off Chapel: Home Grown (November 10th)

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

 

CLOSING SHOWS

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

AIS Arena: We Will Rock You (November 10th)

 

NEW SOUTH WALES

Hayes Theatre: Evie May: A Tivoli Story (November 10th)

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

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Festival Theatre: Mamma Mia! (November 18th)

 

VICTORIA

Arts Centre Playhouse: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (November 18th)

 

AUSSIES ABROAD

Beetlejuice

With an Original Score by Australian Eddie Perfect (Shane Warne: The Musical), Tim Burton’s film Beetlejuice is currently playing at the National Theatre in Washington D.C.

Beetlejuice tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager obsessed with the whole “being dead thing.” Lucky for Lydia, her new house is haunted by a recently deceased couple and a degenerate demon who happens to have a thing for stripes. When Lydia calls on this ghost-with-the-most to scare away her insufferable parents, Beetlejuice comes up with the perfect plan, which involves exorcism, arranged marriages and an adorable girl scout who gets scared out of her wits.

Beetlejuice plays until November 18th with tickets available from http://thenationaldc.org/events/category/series/beetlejuice18/

Eddie

 

Emily Langridge

Congratulations to Emily Langridge (Les Miserables Australia) who this week reprised the role of Cosette in the “Les Miserables in Concert” performances in Guernsey. Guernsey is one of the Channel Islands in the English Channel. Victor Hugo wrote Les Miserables whilst in Guernsey.

Emily Langridge

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