Can you believe it is already the middle of June? This year has gone both slow and fast with plenty of ups and downs. While many theatres are starting to re-open and we are getting back into the swing of things, our Victorian friends are still struggling. We send our thoughts to all those waiting for the ghost lights to be turned off in the theatres. We also hope that the flooding recedes soon and power returns promptly to affected homes.

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NOW SHOWING

 

NEW SOUTH WALES

Capitol Theatre: Come From Away

Darlinghurst Theatre: Once

Sydney Lyric Theatre: Hamilton

Sydney Opera House: American Psycho

 

QUEENSLAND 

Hayward Street Studios: Spamalot

 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

His Majesty’s Theatre: Crazy For You

 

UPCOMING SHOWS

 

NEW SOUTH WALES

Hayes Theatre: Merrily We Roll Along (Thursday, June 24th)

 

QUEENSLAND

HOTA (Gold Coast): The Wedding Singer (Friday, June 18th)

QPAC Lyric Theatre: West Side Story (Saturday, July 24th)

Star Theatre, Wynnum: Hot Shoe Shuffle (Saturday, June 19th)

The Star Gold Coast: Mamma Mia! (Saturday, June 19th)

Twelfth Night Theatre: Jesus Christ Superstar (Friday, July 9th)

 

 

VICTORIA 

Chapel off Chapel: Next to Normal (Thursday, July 15th)

 

TASMANIA

Princess Theatre, Launceston: Carmen (Monday, June 28th- One Night Only)

Paranaple Arts Centre, Devonport: Carmen (Tuesday, June 29th- One Night Only)

Theatre Royal, Hobart: Carmen (Thursday, July 1st)

 

CLOSING SHOWS

 

NEW SOUTH WALES

Darlinghurst Theatre Company: Once (Sunday, July 18th)

Sydney Opera House: American Psycho (Sunday, June 27th)

 

QUEENSLAND

Hayward Street Studios: Spamalot (Saturday, June 26th)

HOTA (Gold Coast): The Wedding Singer (Saturday, June 26th)

Star Theatre, Wynnum: Hot Shoe Shuffle (Saturday, July 3rd)

 

TASMANIA

Theatre Royal, Hobart: Carmen (Saturday, July 3rd)

 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

His Majesty’s Theatre: Crazy For You (Thursday, June 17th)

 

SHOW ANNOUNCEMENTS 

The Wedding Singer Announces NZ Tour

Wednesday, June 9th saw the announcement that The popular, 80s smash hit movie turned musical The Wedding Singer will tour New Zealand. For the first time since the pandemic broke out, a musical will cross the Tasman in an exciting step forward. The show opens on Thursday, August 26th at Auckland’s Civic Theatre. It is unsure if the show will travel to other NZ cities.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Thursday, June 17th at 10:00 am Auckland time (8:00 am Brisbane time) and are available from https://weddingsingermusical.co.nz/

 

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

An update regarding upcoming performances of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

 

 

Frozen

Further updates on the Frozen show schedule will be posted when available.

 

 

CAST ANNOUNCEMENTS

Bonnie and Clyde

Producer Joshua Robson, who brought In the Heights and Violet to Hayes Theatre Co, is thrilled to announce that Teagan Wouters and Mat Verevis will play the title roles of the thrilling and fast-paced musical Bonnie & ClydeCast in 2019 when Bonnie & Clyde was scheduled for the 2020 Hayes Theatre Co season, Teagan and Mat are finally able to play these roles, with the remainder of the 14 cast members to be announced in July after an exciting audition process in both Melbourne and Sydney. Telling the story of America’s most notorious bank robbers and lovers, the Australian professional premiere of Bonnie & Clyde will play from 17 September as part of Hayes Theatre Co’s 2021 season.

Playing Bonnie Parker, a beautiful girl torn between love and fame is Teagan Wouters. Teagan performed the role of Nicola in the Australian stage production of Kinky Boots, for which she received a Helpmann Award nomination. Her other theatre credits include Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof, Lisa Houseman in the Australian tour of Dirty Dancing, Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family and she is currently playing Julia in the Australian tour of The Wedding Singer.

Playing the other half of this infamous duo, Clyde Barrow is singer/actor/songwriter Mat Verevis. Mat is best known for his Helpmann Award-winning performance as Barry Mann in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and has performed in the Australian Premiere of Lazarus for The Production Company, Torch Song TrilogyThere’s Something About Music and starred as Mark in Rent at the Sydney Opera House earlier this yearHe was also a finalist in Channel 9’s The Voice (Season 3).

At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America’s most renowned folk heroes and Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless and alluring, the Tony-nominated Bonnie & Clydefrom the legendary Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, Civil War, Dracula), is the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire country.

When Bonnie and Clyde meet, their mutual cravings for excitement and fame immediately set them on a mission to chase their dreams. Their bold and reckless behaviour turns the young lovers’ thrilling adventure into a downward spiral, putting themselves and their loved ones in trouble with the law. Forced to stay on the run, the lovers resort to robbery and murder to survive. As the infamous duo’s fame grows bigger, their inevitable end draws nearer.

Directed and choreographed by newcomer Sam Hooper (Cats, Mamma Mia!) and music direction by Zara Stanton (Fangirls), Bonnie & Clyde is a thrilling and sexy musical with a non-traditional score, combining blues, gospel and rockabilly music. Sam, when speaking of this unique spin on the epic tale, said, “Bonnie and Clyde is a complex and bold story – the legend of this infamous duo, as they claw their way up from poverty, forgoing family and the law, for love and notoriety. 2021 audiences will not only be seeing the Australian debut of the show, but after undergoing script adjustments from the original, they’ll also be seeing a unique version of Bonnie and Clyde.”

Tickets are available from https://hayestheatre.com.au/event/bonnie-clyde-2/

 

Mat Verevis and Teagan Wouters.

 

AROUND THE THEATRES

Green Room Awards

In a year that has been a celebration of online performances, community building, and advocacy, we congratulate the musical theatre nominees for the 2021 Green Room Awards. The ceremony will be held virtually on Monday, June 28th. An Art Doco will be shown at the same time. For further information, head to 2021 Green Room Awards.

The Green Room Awards were first started in 1982 with the inaugural ceremony being held in 1984.

 






 

Opening Night: American Psycho

Congratulations to the company of American Psycho. The show opened at the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday, June 8th to a receptive audience. The season runs until Sunday, June 27th with an AUSLAN interpreted performance on Sunday, June 27th (Matinee), and an Audio Described show on Thursday, June 24th.

Tickets can be purchased from https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/events/whats-on/musical-theatre/2021/american-psycho-the-musical.html

 

 

Opening Night: Come From Away

The company of Come From Away held their latest opening night on Thursday, June 10th at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre. The long-awaited Sydney season was well received by the Sydney audiences with a rambunctious standing ovation.

Tickets are on sale now at https://comefromaway.com.au/tickets/sydney/

The Come From Away Cast with Sydney based Come From Aways and Newfoundlanders.

 

100 Shows in the Room Where It Happened!

Congratulations to the company of Hamilton Australia as they celebrate their 100th show on Tuesday, June 15th. Join us as we take a trip back through memory lane.

Hamilton Company

 

Pictured from left: Romina Villafranca, Loredo Malcolm, Kyla Bartholomeusz, Marty Alix, Daniel Assetta, Jason Arrow, Tainga Savage, Jayme Jo Massoud, Christopher Campbell, Keanu Gonzalez & Matu Ngaropo. Photo by Lisa Maree Williams

 

Chloe Zuel and Jason Arrow

 

REHEARSALS

The rehearsal rooms are alive with the sound of music once more as performers sing, dance and act ahead of many show’s seasons opening in the next few months. Here are some photos from the productions of Merrily We Roll Along, Moulin Rouge, and West Side Story.

 

Moulin Rouge

 

West Side Story

 

Merrily We Roll Along

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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