ALL THE LATEST NEWS IN THE WEEKLY WRAP!

To all our female-identifying readers, we at Theatre People’s Weekly Wrap wish you a happy and safe International Women’s Day. With a quote from the song ‘Once More I Can See’ from Wonderland, always keep dreaming and keep creating.

“Dreamers and children can conjure things easily, things their eyes, though they’re closed, can see. Not the way things are, but how they should be, this is what is true. Wish upon a star, close your eyes and see all that you can do.”

The company of Frozen celebrating International Women’s Day.

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NOW SHOWING

NEW SOUTH WALES

The Arcadia: Magic Mike Live

Capitol Theatre: Frozen

Hayes Theatre: Young Frankenstein

 

QUEENSLAND

Brisbane Powerhouse: The Producers

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Ridley Centre: Fangirls

 

VICTORIA

Comedy Theatre: Come From Away

Princess Theatre: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

 

UPCOMING SHOWS

 

NEW SOUTH WALES

Hayes Theatre: Well Behaved Women (Wednesday, March 24th)

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (Wollongong): Fangirls (Thursday, March 18th)

 

QUEENSLAND

QPAC Lyric Theatre: Come From Away (Friday, March 26th)

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Adelaide Festival Theatre: Carousel (Friday, March 26th)

 

CLOSING SHOWS

 

NEW SOUTH WALES

Comedy Theatre: Come From Away (Sunday, March 21st)

Hayes Theatre: Young Frankenstein (Saturday, March 20th)

Hayes Theatre: Well Behaved Women (Sunday, March 28th)

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (Wollongong): Fangirls (Sunday, March 21st)

 

QUEENSLAND

Brisbane Powerhouse: The Producers (Sunday, March 14th)

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Adelaide Festival Theatre: Carousel (Saturday, March 27th)

Ridley Centre: Fangirls (Sunday, March 14th)

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SHOW ANNOUNCEMENTS

A Chorus Line will return to Sydney in August

In 2021 Darlinghurst Theatre Company is bringing this electrifying work back to the stage. Based on the real-life anecdotes of 24 dancers who explore bullying, racism, sexism, power and passion, this strikingly intimate production in our 200 seat theatre will feature entirely new choreography, from our brilliant Director and Choreographer, Amy Campbell.

“Darlinghurst Theatre Company is the perfect venue to reimagine and push the boundaries of this show,” says Director, Amy Campbell. “The intimate nature of the space will make 19 dancers feel like 100. You’ll feel their sweat, pain and joy in every row. You’ll be up close and intimate with these characters who, by their very nature, expose all their vulnerabilities and talent for the chance to be seen and heard. The physical energy is going to be electric.”

Ticket details can be found at A Chorus Line

 

Hairspray Dances into Melbourne for One Week Only 

Returning to Melbourne from Wednesday, April 14th to Saturday, April 17th, Hairspray tells the story of 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable curvy teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star and uses her newfound fame to advocate for racial integration.

Cast members announced so far are Mike Snell (Strictly Ballroom, Aladdin) as the smooth-talking Corny Collins. His infamous rival Velma von Tussle is played by Chelsea Gibb (Cabaret), and Rachel Dunham (Rock of Ages) is the loud & proud Motormouth Maybelle.

Directed by Leah Howard (Aladdin, Mary Poppins, School of Rock), Choreography by Yvette Lee (Rock of Ages, American Psycho), Musical Direction by Geoffrey Castles (Aladdin, Les Misérables), Stephen Wheat (School of Rock) as the Assistant Director, and Kiara Kieser (Masked Singer Australia) as Assistant Choreographer. Join the waitlist at https://www.hairspraythemusical.com.au/ now for information on tickets and further cast announcements.

 

Hamilton Announces Australian Lottery

In order to enter the HAMILTON $10 LOTTERY, you’ll need to have the official

TodayTix app on your phone, if you don’t already – The app is available for download on all iOS and Android devices in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.
Entries for the first performances on 17 – 21 March will open on Friday 5 March. For all other information on how the lottery will run and future dates, head to Hamilton Lottery and visit the ‘Hamilton page’ in Sydney to learn more.

Elandrah Eramiha, Akina Edmonds, and Chloe Zuel from the cast of Hamilton.

 

CAST ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Wedding Singer Announces Final Cast Members

Following a nationwide audition process, the full cast for The Australian tour of The Wedding Singer has been announced. Joining previously named cast members are Haydan Hawkins (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) as Sammy, Kirby Burgess (Dirty Dancing) as Linda, Hollie James (Shrek) as Angie, Susan- ann Walker (Sweeney Todd) as Rosie, Katrina Bickerton (Follies in Concert), Annie Chiswell (Shrek), Simon Fairweather (Ghost),  Luke Haberecht (West Side Story), Jerome Javier (professional debut), Sebastian Johnston (Bring it On),  Connor Morel (RENT), Max Patterson (The Tap Pack), Brittany Page (Sleeping Beauty) and Asmara Soekotjo (Legally Blonde)

Tickets and show dates can be seen at https://weddingsingermusical.com.au/

 

Ensemble Announced for Half Time

Zoe Carides (Alex & Eve, Death in Brunswick), Deni Gordon (Hair), Coby Njoroge (A Chorus Line), Eric Rasmussen (Kinky Boots), Tom Sharah (Shrek), and Monica Sayers (Chimerica) will join the cast of Nineteen 98 Productions’ Half Time. Lead by a fierce team of women, Director Helen Dallimore,  Choreographer Madison Lee, and Musical Director Jessica Manning, Half Time tells the story of ten ordinary seniors with extraordinary dreams who audition to dance at halftime for a major basketball team.

Rehearsals commenced today ahead of the month-long season at Sydney’s Hayes Theatre, starting Thursday, April 1st, 2021. Tickets and further information can be found at https://hayestheatre.com.au/event/half-time/

 

GENERAL NEWS

Opening Night: The Producers

Congratulations to the company of The Producers on their amazing opening weekend of shows at the Brisbane Powerhouse. The Producers is the first show for the new theatre company Altitude Theatre and if this show is anything to go by, there will be many more!

The show runs until Sunday, March 14th with tickets available from https://brisbanepowerhouse.org/whats-on/event/the-producers/

The cast of The Producers

 

Frozen Celebrates 100th Show

Congratulations to the company of Frozen who celebrated their 100th show last week! The show is currently playing at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre before they head to Melbourne in June. Information can be found at https://frozenthemusical.com.au/

 

CD Recording: FANGIRLS

The FANGIRLS Studio Cast Recording is coming on Friday, April 16th!
In the meantime, The Fangirls team be sharing updates & glimpses from it over on Instagram at @fangirlsmusical  Featuring: Yve Blake (Edna), Chika Ikogwe (Jules), Kimberley Hodgson (Brianna), James Majoos (Saltypringl), Sharon Millerchip (Caroline), Ayesha Madon (Lily) and introducing Blake Appelqvist (Kinky Boots) as Harry.
To keep up to date, follow Yve and her team at https://www.facebook.com/fangirlsmusical

 

Search for Information- His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth 

A note from His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth:

We’re seeking information on the balconies that were on the building until 1953.
The balconies are being restored to their original glory, but to do this properly we’re seeking anything that increases our knowledge of how they looked. In particular, we are hoping to find some original balcony components that can be used as molds or models – but any images, drawings, or photos of the demolition would also be useful. The balconies were made in the classical style, so pieces of the columns, metopes, balustrades, balusters, pediments, light fittings, post brackets, or any images of these would be appreciated.
If you think you can help you can email His Majesty’s Theatre at [email protected] or items can be delivered to the His Majesty’s Theatre Stage Door at 825 Hay St Perth. All items will be returned to you following their inspection or use by the architects.

 

Hamilton in Vogue Magazine!

Even if you don’t regularly purchase magazines, be sure to purchase the latest edition of Vogue for a beautiful pictorial keepsake of the Australian cast of Hamilton. Here are a few photos to wet your appetite.

 

 

 

 

 

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