Can you believe we are already half-way through January, 2022! I am very excited to be returning as the creator of Theatre People’s Weekly Wrap after what was a chaotic end to 2021. It was all worth it though. I graduated from my Masters’ Degree with a Distinction and have been re-contracted as a Teacher Aide at my current school. With so much going on in Australian theatre, I can’t wait to dive into the beautiful art-form once again.
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Chookas for the year ahead,
– Nichole –
NEW SOUTH WALES
Capitol Theatre: Come From Away
Hayes Theatre: Lizzie
Riverside Theatres: A Chorus Line
State Theatre: The Wedding Singer
Sydney Lyric Theatre: Hamilton
Sydney Opera House (Studio): SIX
Theatre Royal, Sydney: Girl From the North Country
QPAC Lyric Theatre: An American in Paris
Comedy Theatre: Jagged Little Pill
Her Majesty’s Theatre: Frozen
Meat Market, North Melbourne: Into the Woods
Princess Theatre: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Regent Theatre: Moulin Rouge
NEW SOUTH WALES
Capitol Theatre: 9 to 5 (February, 2022)
Hayes Theatre: Queenie Van De Zandt in Blue: The Songs of Joni Mitchell (February, 2022)
Seymour Centre: On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (February, 2022)
QPAC Lyric Theatre: Frozen (February, 2022)
Arts Centre, Melbourne (Playhouse): Fun Home (February, 2022)
AROUND THE REHEARSAL ROOMS
9 TO 5
The company of Dolly Parton’s hit musical, 9 to 5 are preparing to shine like the sun. Monday, January 17th saw rehearsals commence in Sydney ahead of previews which commence on Wednesday, February 16th. If you are looking for a little heart to hart and a great night out with friends, 9 to 5 is the musical to see!
Tickets are available for purchase at 9 to 5 Tickets.
JAGGED LITTLE PILL
Congratulations to the Company of Jagged Little Pill upon their highly anticipated Opening Night which took place at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre on Sunday, January 16th. We wish you all the best for your upcoming performances!
Tickets for Jagged Little Pill can be purchased from Jagged Little Pill.
Due to Covid-19, many shows have unfortunately needed to cancel upcoming performances. Our thoughts are with the company members during this time. Please remember to be kind to cast, crew, ticket sellers, and theatre workers who are doing their best to ensure you have the best experience possible during this time.
Unfortunately performances of Moulin Rouge! The Musical from Tuesday, January 11th to Sunday, January 16th (inclusive) have had to be cancelled. Affected patrons will be contacted by Ticketmaster and receive a full refund.
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
The Melbourne and Sydney seasons of the production will perform as scheduled, from March 18th at Arts Centre Melbourne, and April 29th at Theatre Royal Sydney. The Company is looking forward to resuming its Brisbane season at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre on Tuesday, January 18th.
ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
AUSTRALIAN PERFORMERS A GREAT MATCH FOR OPEN
Are you game? Well get set to watch some of Australia’s best musical performers take centre court during the two week Australian Open tournament. Performers include Josh Piterman (The Phantom of the Opera), the cast of The Wedding Singer, Rob Mills (Ghost, Grease), and Annie Jones (School of Rock, The Sound of Music).
EUAN AND MITCHELL FISTROVIC- DOIDGE
Congratulations to theatre performers Euan Fistrovic- Doidge (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fun Home) and his husband Mitchell Fistrovic- Doidge (Frozen, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) on their wedding. They were wed in an intimate ceremony on Monday, January 3rd, 2022. We wish you all the best in your future together!
THE TRUE ESSENCE OF COMING FROM AWAY
There are swings and understudies and then there are swings and understudies! The role of these people is to be ready to go on stage, at any moment when regular members of a show’s cast are ill or away. Over the last few weeks however, company members of international hit, Come From Away have taken it to a whole new level!
US National Tour cast member, Marika Aubrey recently took control of the plane when she was called to go on as Beverley/ Annette and others, ultimately making her Broadway debut. Fellow Australian, Amelia Cormack has recently taken the stage in Minneapolis, Minnesota as part of the US tour company. Most recently she portrayed Beulah and others. Sharriese Hamilton and Kilty Reidy who spent time as members of the Australian company have also been performing as part of the US tour.
We extend a warm thank you to our international theatre family members Holly Ann Butler (Broadway Cast), Happy McPartlin (Broadway Cast), James Kall (Toronto Cast), and David Shannon (West End Cast) for ensuring that the kettle is always on!