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CURRENT SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES

Capitol Theatre: My Fair Lady

Hayes Theatre: Assassins

Lyric Theatre: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

QUEENSLAND

QPAC Lyric Theatre: Kinky Boots


VICTORIA

Chapel off Chapel: Memphis

Her Majesty’s Theatre: Aladdin

The Princess Theatre: The Book of Mormon

Regent Theatre: The Bodyguard


WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?

Show Announcements

🎭Last Five Years (Melbourne)

Last Five Years will open at the MC Showroom in Prahran on November 21st and runs until the 26th. Andrew Kroenert (Dream Lover, Fiddler on the Roof) and Katie Weston (Jesus Christ Superstar, Chicago) will portray writer Jamie and Actress Cathy respectively.

Tickets can be purchased at https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=322187

last 5 years Andrew and Katie

🎭Hayes Theatre – 2018 Season Launch

Sunday, October 8th saw Sydney’s Hayes Theatre launch their 2018 season. The season includes Darlinghurst Heights, American Psycho- The Musical, Evie May- A Tivoli Story, In The Heights, Gypsy, The View UpStairs, Carmen Live or Dead, Aspects of Love and Carlotta- Queen of the Cross.

For full details including dates head to http://www.theatrepeople.com.au/hayes-theatre-co-announces-2018-season/

Hayes season 2018


This week in MT

🎭Twisted Broadway

Monday, October 2nd saw the Australian Theatre community gather at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre for Twisted Broadway. The evening where songs written for a female voice are sung by males and vice versa, a night where anything and everything can and does happen. Hosted by Joel Creasey and Rob Mills, Some highlights included Rowan Witt, Daniel Assetta and Matt Holly from The Book of Mormon singing ‘Candy Store’ from HeathersNatalie O’Donnell and Sarah Morrison (Mamma Mia!) sharing the stage for the very first time together with a medley from Oliver! And Zahra Newman from The Book of Mormon leading an 80 piece cast as they performed ‘You Will Be Found’ from Dear Evan Hansen.

Twisted Broadway Natalie and Sarah


Bad Luck to say Good Luck on Opening Night …

🎭 Grease burns the rubber in Adelaide

This past weekend saw the cast of Harvest Rain’s Grease converge on Adelaide to perform the show alongside a mass ensemble of Adelaide youngsters at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.

Grease Adelaide


🎭Last Five Years (Brisbane)

Saturday, October 7th saw The Last Five Years open at the Brisbane Powerhouse. The show runs until Saturday, October 14th and stars Kurt Phelan and Lizzie Moore. Tickets can be purchased from https://brisbanepowerhouse.org/events/2017/10/07/the-last-five-years/

Last 5 Years Brisbane


🎭Memphis (Melbourne)

Saturday saw the Australasian Premiere of Tony award winning show Memphis. Presented by StageArt the show runs at Prahran’s Chapel off Chapel until October 28th. Tickets are available from http://chapeloffchapel.com.au/melbourne-comedy-theatre-art/melbourne-events/melbourne-theatre/stage-art-presents-memphis-the-musical-opens-7-october/

Memphis opening night cast


Rehearsals

🎭Follow The Yellow Brick Road

Last week saw The Wizard of Oz begin rehearsals ahead of the show opening at Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre from November 4th ahead of Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne.

Further information can be found at https://www.wizardofozthemusical.com

Wizard of Oz cake


🎭Brigadoon

Monday, October 9th saw the cast of the speakable Scottish show Brigadoon begin rehearsals ahead of shows which commence on October 28th at Melbourne’s Arts Centre. Brigadoon is the third show in The Production Company’s 2018 season. Information can be found at https://www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on/2017/musicals/brigadoon

Brigadoon girls

🎭 Mamma Mia! Here we go again …

Get ready to party as Mamma Mia! begins rehearsals today before opening in Canberra next month. The show then dances to Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide. Further information can be found at http://www.mammamiathemusical.com.au/tour-info/

Mammia Mia Stephen and Sarah

Show milestones

🎭 The Mormons celebrate 300th show

Congratulations to the company of The Book of Mormon who celebrated their 300th show this weekend at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre. The show opens in Sydney in March 2018.

Mormons 300

Congratulations

🎭Michaela Powell engaged 

Congratulations to Michaela Powell (Les Miserables) on her engagement to her partner Tom. Tom asked Michaela to marry him in New York where the two are holidaying. Congratulations Michaela and Tom from everyone at Theatre People.

Michaela Powell engaged

OPENING SHOWS   

NEW SOUTH WALES

Hayes Theatre: Me and My Gir(October 25th)

Hayes Theatre: High Fidelity (November 18th)

VICTORIA

Chapel off Chapel: Beautiful Things (October 16th)

Chapel off Chapel: Lay Down Sally (October 17th)

State Theatre: Brigadoon (October 28th)

CLOSING SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES

Capitol Theatre: My Fair Lady (October 14th)

Hayes Theatre: Assassins (October 14th)

Hayes Theatre: Me and My Girl (October 29th)

QUEENSLAND

QPAC Lyric Theatre: Kinky Boots (October 22nd)

VICTORIA

Chapel off Chapel: Memphis (October 28th)

Chapel off Chapel: Beautiful Things (October 23rd)

Chapel off Chapel: Lay Down Sally (October 24th)

State Theatre: Brigadoon (November 5th)

AUSSIES ABROAD  

🎭 CATS Korea celebrates their 100th show

Congratulations to the company of CATS Korea who celebrated their 100th show on Saturday.

Cats Korea 100

🎭Broadway World – Scotland Awards 

Congratulations to Courtney Act (Favourite Cabaret/Variety Show) and Gillian Cosgriff (Favourite Comedy Show) on their nominations in the 2017 Broadway World Scotland Awards.

Courtney ActGillian Cosgriff

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