Sending much love to those affected by the latest lockdowns (including many of our team), Theatre People send their thoughts and love. We hope to see you all on stage somewhere again soon.
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Melbourne Theatre Company (Southbank Theatre): Cyrano
The Arcadia- Birrarung Marr- Magic Mike Live
Come From Away Breaks Canberra Theatre Records
Canberra audiences have embraced the opportunity to experience the joyous, uplifting musical when it plays at the Canberra Theatre Centre for a four week season from November 4th, 2021.
Tickets for Come From Away went on sale on Monday 19 July and it has surpassed the first-week sales figure of all other productions staged at the theatre since it opened in 1965, including West Side Story and Mamma Mia! The Musical.
Producer Rodney Rigby said: “It is thrilling to break another box office record with Come From Away the reception for this show across Australia has been tremendous. We are truly excited to be bringing Come From Away, a world-class musical, exactly as you would see it in New York or London, to audiences in Canberra.”
Tickets can be purchased from https://comefromaway.com.au/tickets/canberra/
Moulin Rouge Dances into the Regent Theatre
Sunday, August 1st saw the company of Moulin Rouge move into Melbourne’s Regent Theatre ahead of the show’s hugely anticipated Melbourne season. Having already had to cancel previews due to Covid, the show hopes to open on Friday, August 20th to sold-out audiences. We can’t wait to see the Moulin Rouge open its’ doors very soon!
Postponed: Jagged Little Pill
This week, producers announced the postponement of the Australian premiere of Jagged Little Pill from September as a result of the current COVID-19 situation in Greater Sydney and NSW and uncertainty about future gathering and movement restrictions affecting the operation of theatres.
The health, safety and well-being of staff, performers, crew and audiences is paramount, and producers respect the NSW Health advice and Public Health Orders in place due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
The producers are working to reschedule rehearsals and performances and new season dates will be announced as soon as they are confirmed. All ticket holders will be notified directly regarding rescheduled performances.
“The decision to delay the Australian Premiere of Jagged Little Pill was not taken lightly. The COVID pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have caused havoc in the live entertainment industry in Australia. Jagged Little Pill will directly engage over 100 performers, musicians and crew, consequently, we are tirelessly working to minimise the impact of the delay on the production to get those talented people back to work and audiences back to enjoying live theatre as soon as possible.
“We thank the audiences and fans of Jagged Little Pill for their support and look forward to confirming new season dates as soon as possible”, said Torben Brookman on behalf of the producers.”
To keep up to date with the latest, information can be found at https://www.jaggedmusical.com/
Rescheduled: Head Over Heels
SHOW RUN UPDATES
West Side Story
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Come From Away
The Circle of Life
The emotional moment the West End cast was reunited and sang ‘Circle of Life’ together for the first time – pure joy! Since then rehearsals have been in full swing as they prepare to welcome audiences back.
Enjoy the moment!
Australian performer Kurt Kansley (Ragtime, Evita) is currently performing in the UK Tour of Heathers the Musical. The show will be playing at Leeds Grand Theatre for a week from Thursday, August 5th. If you wish to see Kurt perform and you are in England, head to https://www.heathersthemusical.com/uk-tour