December 1st:

A StageArt subscription for four shows. This gift offers a ticket to the return season of In The Heights as well as Saturday Night Fever, Titanic and The Color Purple.

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The subscription includes an A reserve premium seat to all four shows, and includes access to the VIP opening nights, as well as complimentary programs. Of course a night at the theatre is much better shared, so treat yourself to a subscription as well!

It’s $194 for adults and $178 for concession/students – which is a saving of $100 compared with purchasing tickets to individual shows. Ultimately, it’s a huge bargain.

Go to StageArt for more details or to secure your subscription.

www.stageart.com.au

 

December 2nd:

Wanting to save some money and already seen In The Heights? Then consider the regular three show subscription package by StageArt. This subscription includes an A reserve premium seat to all three shows – Saturday Night Fever, Titanic and The Color Purple, includes access to the VIP opening nights and complimentary programs. All at Melbourne’s Chapel Off Chapel.

Buy one as a gift and one for yourself!

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The cost is $145 for adults and $133 for concession/students (saving you $80).

Go to StageArt for more details or to secure your subscription.

www.stageart.com.au

 

December 3rd:

Whether you’re a fan of the musical, the movie or even the original book, this beautiful coffee table book would make an ideal gift. Les Miserables From Stage To Screen details the journey of this classic Victor Hugo novel from one of the world’s most loved musicals to the big screen. The book includes pockets with all sorts of lift outs, making it a stunning keepsake.

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The book is $50 and available online from Playbill.

http://shop.playbill.com.au/products/Les-Miserables-Stage-to-Screen-Book.html

 

December 4th:

It may not be the Australian cast recording we were all hoping for, but for fans of the musical Doctor Zhivago, this may be the closest we can get: the original Broadway cast recording.

Zhivago cast recording

http://www.wowhd.com.au/doctor-zhivago-broadway-cast/888295281119

 

December 5th:

This is the remastered album of the original 1956 London production of My Fair Lady, with Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews. Relive this classic musical before the replica 60th anniversary production opens at the Sydney Opera House next year, directed by Dame Julie Andrews herself.

My Fair Lady Original Cast Recording

Available online for $14.66 with free shipping.

http://www.wowhd.com.au/my-fair-lady-1956-london-cast/074646053928

Or on itunes for $16.99

https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/my-fair-lady-original-london/id158475736

 

December 6th:

How about a feline-themed bauble for the Christmas tree?

This special 3D shadow box bauble is available online for $30 plus postage or available as a click and collect at your nominated performance of The Lion King in Perth.

http://shop.playbill.com.au/theatre/the-lion-king/lion-king-shadow-box-ornament/

 

This one is for die-hard fans of CATS The Musical. It’s only available online and will set you back £25 including international shipping.

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http://www.theatre-shop.com/cats/product/christmas-bauble/

 

December 7th:

Patrice Tipoki is currently performing as Fantine in the Helpmann Award winning Australian production of Les Misérables and will then take over the role in the West End production. Earlier this year she released her stunning debut album, A Musical Heart, featuring songs from a range of musicals she has performed in throughout her career. It’s a great gift to add to someone’s collection.

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It’s available for $24.99 at JB Hifi.

For more details http://www.patricetipoki.com/

 

December 8th:

Another debut album from the Australian cast of Les Misérables: Simon Gleeson’s Elements. Simon Gleeson is currently playing Jean Valjean and has been critically acclaimed around the country, including winning this year’s Helpmann Award for Best Actor in a Musical.

Simon Gleeson Elements

The album features a mix of musical theatre songs and pop ballads, including an incredible duet with wife Natalie O’Donnell (Mamma Mia, Next To Normal, Jerry’s Girls).

It’s available for $25 at http://www.simongleeson.com/elements/

 

December 9th:

It’s been a big year for Alex Rathgeber. He won a Helpmann Award for his role as Billy Crocker in Anything Goes, is currently in rehearsals for the Australian premiere of Ghost the Musical and released his debut album: Easy To Love. The album includes a range of songs from musical theatre and features duets with Caroline O’Connor, Lucy Maunder and Claire Lyon.

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It’s available for $22.55 including postage  http://www.alexrathgeber.com/

 

December 10th:

After impressing audiences as Sandy in the crowd favourite musical Grease, Gretel Scarlett released her debut album Hopelessly Devoted To You. The album includes duets with Suzie Mathers and Rob Mills.  Scarlett returns to the stage in 2017 as leading lady Kathy Seldon in Singin’ In The Rain.

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The album is $25.99 including postage http://www.gretelscarlett.com/

 

December 11th:

Our friends at Les Misérables have provided the perfect Christmas gift – tickets to Christmas Eve, Boxing Day or New Year’s Eve performances of Les Misérables at Brisbane’s QPAC for just $45. You can even buy premium tickets for that special someone and treat them to a very special performance of this award winning musical.

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For this special ticket offer go to: https://www.qpac.com.au/event/Les_Miserables_15.aspx

 

December 12th:

In the spirit of the Guild Awards, why not take that someone special to some quality community theatre? It’s cheaper, it’s closer to home, the parking is easier and you may be able to get a dining discount at a local restaurant.

Just a few of the upcoming community productions currently on sale are:

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CPAC‘s The Boy From Oz http://www.cardiniaperformingarts.com/bookings

Ballarat Lyric Theatre‘s Rock of Ages http://www.hermaj.com/what-s-on/community/rock-of-ages/

BLOC‘s Mary Poppins http://www.hermaj.com/what-s-on/community/bloc-music-theatres-mary-poppins/

 

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For those wanting something non musical, the full 2016 season at The 1812 Theatre is now on sale, including a season pass of either four or six plays.

http://www.1812theatre.com.au/2016season.html

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December 13th:

The musical Matilda has wowed critics and audiences alike and there’s plenty of great merchandise to select from for Christmas presents, but these ones are particularly special for musically-minded theatre fans. They’re the ideal way to really appreciate the genius of Tim Minchin.

The Matilda Piano/Vocal Songbook

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This official songbook presents all the songs from the show arranged for voice and piano with chord symbols, as well as an eight-page colour photo section and an exclusive foreword written by Tim Minchin.

Cost is $30 with click and collect available at the theatre (or pay for postage $7.45)

http://shop.playbill.com.au/theatre/matilda/matilda-piano-vocal-book/ 

 

The Matilda Little Voices Book and CD

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This book contains five songs from the show specially arranged in two parts for young groups and choirs. The included CD contains complete vocal and piano demonstrations plus piano-only accompaniments to each song. Songs include: ‘Naughty’, ‘School Song’, ‘When I Grow Up’, ‘My House’, ‘Revolting Children’.

Of course, there is no reason why “big voices” can’t also enjoy this gift!

Cost is $20 with click and collect available at the theatre (or pay for postage $7.45)

http://shop.playbill.com.au/theatre/matilda/matilda-little-voices-book-cd/

 

Matilda Original London Cast Recording

Matilda CD

Cost is $30 with click and collect available at the theatre (or pay for postage $7.45)

http://shop.playbill.com.au/theatre/matilda/program-media/matilda-original-london-cast-recording/

 

December 14th:

Here’s a gift idea for someone who enjoys listening to music: David Campbell Sings John Bucchino.

David Campbell is probably to known to the average Australian as a television personality, but musical theatre lovers will also know him as a multi award winning theatre performer. Campbell and Bucchino were nominated for Best Cabaret in this year’s Helpmann Awards for this work.

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The gift includes a physical album signed by both Campbell and Bucchino and a digital copy of the album, which is emailed after delivery.

David Campbell is also the son of Aussie rock legend, Jimmy Barnes, making this the ideal theatre-related gift for that Barnesy fan in your life. (Admittedly, Campbell doesn’t sound like his dad, but that’s okay.)

It’s on sale for just $13 including postage. At that price you can buy one as a gift and get one for yourself!

http://store.socialfamilyrecords.com/artist/david-campbell/

 

December 15th:

If you enjoy cabaret then this one is a must. It’s an internationally renowned cabaret festival and it’s held in Adelaide. The Adelaide Cabaret Festival is growing bigger and better with each year and if you’ve never experienced it, then perhaps 2016 is your year. With Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect at Artistic Directors you know it’s going to be an amazing line up. A few shows are already on sale, but the full programme is yet to be announced. A gift voucher allows the recipient to choose from the huge number of international and local artists performing.

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http://www.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/adelaide-cabaret-festival/tickets/gift-vouchers/

 

December 16th:

It must be a Christmas miracle! Georgy Girl – The Seekers Musical has released the album of this world premiere musical. This cast recording features the hit songs of The Seekers, including “I’ll Never Find Another You”, “A World of Our Own”, “The Carnival is Over”, “Someday, One Day”, “I Am Australian”, and of course “Georgy Girl” as performed by the cast of Georgy Girl, which stars Pippa Grandison, Phillip Lowe, Mike McLeish and Glaston Toft.

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Pick up a copy for $30 at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne or you can purchase online at http://shop.playbill.com.au/theatre/georgy-girl-the-album-cd/

Postage is $10.20 via Express Post – which means if you order now it should arrive in time for Christmas.

 

December 17th:

Since its opening The Hayes Theatre in Sydney has established itself as “the place” to get a gig. The small and intimate theatre is the ideal place to independent theatre companies wanting to showcase some less mainstream theatre. There’s so much to choose from in 2016, so a gift voucher makes the ideal gift.

Hayes gift voucher

www.hayestheatre.com.au

 

December 18th:

Why not try a subscription to the major theatre company in your state? Maybe a classic, maybe a well known actor or try a new work by someone unknown. For the musical lovers, some of these companies even do the occasional musical.

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The Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) http://www.mtc.com.au/

The Sydney Theatre Company (STC) https://www.sydneytheatre.com.au/

The Queensland Theatre Company http://www.queenslandtheatre.com.au/

The State Theatre Company of South Australia http://www.statetheatrecompany.com.au/

The Black Swan Theatre Company http://www.bsstc.com.au/

The Tasmanian Theatre Company http://www.tastheatre.com/

 

December 19th:

Today’s Christmas gift idea comes with a bonus. Purchase tickets to Defying Gravity the Songs of Stephen Schwartz between now and Christmas Day to receive a FREE programme.

The concert event at Sydney’s Theatre Royal features international stars Sutton Foster, Aaron Tveit, Joanna Ampil, Helen Dallimore, David Harris and Betty Buckley.

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For tickets and your complimentary programme:  http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/promo/ypqtdd

 

December 20th:

Have someone who prefers something familiar – perhaps with a new and fresh feel? There’s plenty on offer with these favourite musicals:

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Les Miserables

http://www.lesmis.com.au/

Cats

http://www.catsthemusical.com/australia/

The Sound of Music

http://soundofmusictour.com.au/

Singin’ In The Rain

http://singin.com.au/

Fiddler On The Roof

http://fiddlerontherooftour.com/

 

December 21st:

For someone who wants to see something new to Australia, try these premieres:

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Violet

http://www.violetthemusical.com.au/

Ghost

http://www.ghostthemusical.com.au/

December 22nd:

Try something completely new – with tickets to the world premiere of Georgy Girl – The Seekers Musical.

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http://www.georgygirlthemusical.com/

 

December 23rd:

If you’re short on cash right at the moment, you could join a waitlist for tickets on sale in 2016

Kinky Boots opens in October 2016, with tickets not on sale until February – which gives you time to save up.

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http://kinkybootsthemusical.com.au/

 

Book of Mormon doesn’t open until January 2017, with a waitlist now available.

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http://bookofmormonmusical.com.au

 

December 24th:

Final gift suggestion before Christmas Day …

Stephen Schwartz is one of our most loved and well known musical composers. His insight into composing and the background to specific songs is fascinating and a ticket to Stephen Schwartz In Conversation With Leigh Saleswould make a wonderful gift for any musical theatre lover. There’s just one event on Saturday 13th February.

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http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/Stephen-Schwartz-in-conversation-with-Leigh-tickets/artist/2172613?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name

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