Here’s the latest news in the Weekly Wrap!

 

CURRENT SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES

Capitol Theatre: My Fair Lady

QUEENSLAND

QPAC Lyric Theatre: Kinky Boots

VICTORIA

Her Majesty’s Theatre: Aladdin

The Princess Theatre: The Book of Mormon

Regent Theatre: The Bodyguard

WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?

Calamity Jane to open in Sydney in 2018

Following a sell out season at Hayes Theatre, One Eyed Man Productions adaption of 1950s musical Calamity Jane will open at Belvoir’s Upstairs Theatre in August 2018. For further information head to https://belvoir.com.au/productions/calamity-jane/#performance-cast

Virginia Jane as Calamity Jane

Gary Sweet to join cast of Muriel’s Wedding

Acclaimed television and stage actor Gary Sweet will portray Muriel’s father Bill Heslop in the Australian Premiere of Muriel’s Wedding which opens in November at the Roslyn Packer Theatre in Sydney this November.

Tickets are available from https://www.sydneytheatre.com.au/whats-on/campaign/2017/muriels-wedding.

Gary Sweet Muriel's Wedding

Hosts and cast of Twisted Broadway announced

Twisted Broadway is the one night only charity concert in support of the Victorian AIDS Council and Oz Showbiz Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS.

2018 will see Joel Creasey and Rob Mills (Ghost, Grease) host the event which will be held at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre on Monday, October 2nd.

Confirmed performers include Rhonda Burchmore (Jerry’s Girls)Bert Labonte (Book of Mormon)Paulini (The Bodyguard)Michael Cormick (Phantom of the  Opera) and Emily Williams (The Bodyguard).

Tickets are available from http://www.twistedbroadway.com.au

Twisted Broadway 2017 Joel Creasey and Rob Mills 01.jpg

Underground Broadway- Brisbane

Monday, September 4th saw Underground Broadway celebrate their first birthday at their new venue, The Paddo. The Brisbane theatre community gathered in the spacious downstairs venue as they were entertained by members of the visiting Kinky Boots cast as well as talented local performers.

Congratulations to everyone involved!

Brisbane venue

Rob Guest Endowment Award Auditions

Auditions have commenced in Melbourne for the 2018 Rob Guest Endowment Awards. Monday, September 4th saw talented hopefuls gather at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne. Chookas to everyone involved!

RGE17 auditions

Pianist James Simpson with judges Gary Young, Geoff Castles and Kellie Dickerson

Hilary Cole and Ryan Bondy announce their engagement

This week saw the engagement of musical theatre duo Hilary Cole (Kinky Boots) and Ryan Bondy (The Book of Mormon). Congratulations to you both from the team at Theatre People.

Ryan Bondy and Hilary Cole

OPENING SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES

Hayes Theatre: Assassins (September 15th)

New Theatre: The Things I Could Never Tell Steven (September 15th)

Sydney Lyric Theatre: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (September 17th)

VICTORIA

Chapel off Chapel: SELF (September 21st) 

Chapel off Chapel: Memphis (October 6th) 

CLOSING SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES

Capitol Theatre: My Fair Lady (October 14th)

Hayes Theatre: Assassins (October 14th)

New Theatre: The Things I Could Never Tell Steven (September 18th)

QUEENSLAND

QPAC Lyric Theatre: Kinky Boots (October 22nd)

VICTORIA

Chapel off Chapel: SELF (October 1st)

Chapel off Chapel: Memphis (October 22nd)

AUSSIES ABROAD  

The (M)other Life

Amity Dry’s new musical The (M)other Life will be be performed at London’s Wyndhams Theatre on Friday, September 15th. For further information and how to access the free tickets to the show, head to http://www.theatrepeople.com.au/free-tickets-west-end-bound-aussie-musical/

The (M)other Wife logo

 

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