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For many people, this weekend is a time of joy. It is a time to celebrate. Often, this is a special time of gathering with family and friends. During this time we are thinking of our readers who will be spending this time alone, we send our love to you.
To Australian performers who spent this weekend entertaining others please know that you bring joy to the hearts of many and for this we thank you.
NEW SOUTH WALES
The Arcadia: Magic Mike Live
Capitol Theatre: Frozen
Hayes Theatre: Half Time
QPAC Lyric Theatre: Come From Away
Princess Theatre: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
NEW SOUTH WALES
Roslyn Packer Theatre: Fun Home (Tuesday, April 27th)
La Boite Roundhouse Theatre: Once On This Island (Wednesday, April 28th)
Her Majesty’s Theatre Adelaide: The Wedding Singer (Friday, April 9th)
Athenaeum Theatre: The Wedding Singer (Friday, April 30th)
Arts Centre Melbourne: Fangirls (Wednesday, April 28th)
Regent Theatre, Melbourne: Chess ( Thursday, April 22nd)
NEW SOUTH WALES
Hayes Theatre: Half Time (Sunday, May 2nd)
Her Majesty’s Theatre Adelaide: The Wedding Singer (Saturday, April 24th)
Regent Theatre, Melbourne: Chess (Saturday, April 24th)
Understudies, Covers/ Standbys, and Swings are an extremely important part of the Australian theatre company. For those unsure of what the difference is, here is an explanation:
Understudy- A performer cast in the ensemble of a musical who is responsible for covering a lead or supporting role.
Cover/ Standby- A performer who is responsible for covering a lead.
Swing- A performer who is responsible for covering any number of ensemble tracks. See also lifesavers.
This week saw many performers go on for roles that they do not usually play, here are a few.
Kirrah Amosa (Standby)
Kirrah played Eliza in Hamilton
Luca Dinardo (Swing)
Luca played The Bullet in Hamilton
Mitchell Fistrovic (Understudy)
Mitchell played Olaf in Frozen
Winston Hillyer (Standby)
Winston played George Washington in Hamilton
Gretel Scarlett (Understudy)
Gretel played Elsa in Frozen
Ant Sheppard (Swing/ Assistant Dance Captain)
Ant played Olaf in Frozen
Archery Productions and @SydneyCabaret presents Movicals, a brand new cabaret concert at The Oxford Hotel on 11 and 18 April 2021.
Say it out loud and it makes perfect sense. Movicals or Movie-cals?…Iconic musical moments from the movies. You get it!
Movie moments like Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, and Goldie Hawn sashaying down the street, all in white, singing You Don’t Own Me in The First Wives Club or Deloris Van Cartier (aka Whoopie Goldberg) serving it to the lord in, well any Sister Act musical moment…
There are many breakout musical moments from non-musical films which never get performed live – until now!
Three leading ladies of Australian theatre, Georgina Hopson (Ragtime – Green Room Award Winner 2020), Monique Salle (RENT), and Angelina Thomson (West Side Story) will camp up their triple-threat talents to recreate and interpret iconic moments from a mix of movie genres. Accompanied by Musical Director extraordinaire Steven Kramer.
For a thigh-slapping, toe-tapping night of singing, dancing, trivia, and truth bombs, get your golden ticket now!
Tickets can be purchased from Movicals Tickets
Simon Gleeson (Chess, Les Miserables) will appear alongside the Queensland Symphony Orchestra for a Musical Theatre Gala. Performing two shows only on Saturday, May 15th at QPAC’s Concert Hall it is one not to be missed! You will be treated to music from Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Chess, Frozen, and much, much more. There will be something for everyone in this tribute to the toe-tapping, spine-tingling genre of musical theatre.
Tickets are available from https://www.qso.com.au/events/2021/specials/musical-theatre-gala