NEW SOUTH WALES
Capitol Theatre: Come From Away
Hayes Theatre: Merrily We Roll Along
Sydney Lyric Theatre: Hamilton
Brisbane Powerhouse: There’s Something About Music
Her Majesty’s Theatre: Frozen
Regent Theatre: Moulin Rouge
Crown Theatre, Perth: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
NEW SOUTH WALES
State Theatre: The Wedding Singer (January 2022)
Sydney Opera House Studio: SIX (December 2021)
Theatre Royal: Jagged Little Pill (December 2021)
Various Venues: Wynnum Fringe Festival (November 2021)
QPAC Lyric Theatre: An American in Paris (January 2022)
Princess Theatre: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (November 2021)
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD REIMAGINED
This nostalgia-fueled ‘90s party, perfectly combines everything audiences love about the original film, complete with a banging soundtrack of chart-topping hits including The Verve’s Bittersweet Symphony and other throwback classics by Boyz II Men, Christina Aguilera, Backstreet Boys, Goo Goo Dolls, *NSYNC, and, of course, Britney Spears.
Cruel Intentions: The ‘90s Musical will stage its Australian premiere at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre from May 25th, followed by a season at Sydney’s State Theatre from June 29th, with more cities to be announced.
Join the secret society waitlist at Cruel Intentions Waitlist to get tickets first because let’s face it, missing out might just ruin your reputation!
PETER PAN FLIES INTO MELBOURNE
Melbourne has secured yet another Australian exclusive with the announcement by Impresario Productions that they are bringing the acclaimed theatrical show Peter Pan -The 360° Adventure to Melbourne from June 2022.
Peter Pan – The 360° Adventure will be housed in the new Impresario Hippodromeat Birrarung Marr, a 1500 seat, air-conditioned, theatre-in-the-round with no seat more than 20 metres from the stage. The performance is faithfully based on the JM Barrie play and novel with the blessing of JM Barrie’s family.
Further information and waitlist details can be found at Peter Pan 360
STARS OF THE STAGE TO PERFORM WITH ORCHESTRA
Hosted by the hugely popular Double J radio presenter, Zan Rowe, and conducted by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Benjamin Northey, Performance of a Lifetime: LIVE offers a stunning evening of show tunes, soul tunes and rock-n-roll that will feature the stars of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s industry-leading Performance of a Lifetime vaccination campaign, alongside a diverse program of exceptional guest performers.
Stars of the campaign including Rhonda Burchmore OAM, Deborah Cheetham AO, Virginia Gay, Ali McGregor, Meow Meow and artists from The Australian Ballet will be joined by some of the biggest names in Melbourne theatre including Lucy Durack (WICKED, Shrek), Josh Piterman (The Phantom of the Opera), Alinta Chidzey & Des Flanagan (Moulin Rouge! The Musical), Jemma Rix & Courtney Monsma (Frozen The Musical) and Gillian Cosgriff (Harry Potter & the Cursed Child).
Tickets for the Monday, December 13th and Tuesday, December 14th at the Sidney Myer Musical Bowl are available from Performance of a Lifetime
GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY
The uplifting and joyful story features a fascinating cast of characters including Peter Kowitz (AFI winner and veteran of dozens of productions with STC, QTC, State Theatre Company SA and Bell Shakespeare) as Nick Laine, the guesthouse’s owner, with Lisa McCune (multi Gold Logie winner and star of The Sound of Music, King And I, and South Pacific) as his wife Elizabeth. Their daughter Marianne is played by stage and screen star Zahra Newman (The Book of Mormon, Wentworth, Wake In Fright) with their son Gene played by James Smith (Jasper Jones, Euphoria and Hibernation for State Theatre Company SA) and his girl Katherine, played by Elizabeth Hay (the Helpmann Award-winning Emil and the Detectives, Hibernation, The Gods of Strangers).
Mrs Burke is played by Helpmann Award winner Helen Dallimore (Wicked [London’s West End], Legally Blonde, Muriel’s Wedding the Musical, Spring Awakening) and her husband, played by Greg Stone (Glengarry Glen Ross, Stuff Happens, Oklahoma!, Funny Girl); their son Elias, played by Blake Erickson (The Dismissal, Shrek, Mamma Mia!); Christina O’Neill (Calamity Jane, Vivid White and Avenue Q, for which she won a Helpmann Award) as the widowed Mrs Neilsen; Mr Perry, played by Peter Carroll (Helpmann Award-winning star of over 100 productions, and recent recipient of an AM for services to the theatre); Dr Walker, played by stage and screen legend Terence Crawford (Romeo & Juliet, The Seagull, Hedda Gabler, 1984 and films Escape from Pretoria and The Babadook); and Grant Piro (host of ABC TV’s Couch Potato, Hello, Dolly!, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Oklahoma!) as a mysterious preacher.
A modern masterpiece, Girl From The North Country opens this January at the newly restored Theatre Royal Sydney as part of the 2022 Sydney Festival. The Australian premiere is supported by the NSW Government through Destination NSW.
All performances will have conditions of entry adhering to the relevant NSW Government Public Health Orders and health advice.
Tickets on sale at: northcountry.com.au
Or via theatreroyalsydney.com
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
The Australian Ballet and GWB Entertainment today has announced the cast for An American in Paris. The cast will be led by charismatic Broadway and West End leads Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope will reprise their show-stopping turns as the American GI Jerry Mulligan and the young Parisian dancer Lise Dassin in Australia in An American In Paris, with two of the country’s leading lights Cameron Holmes and Dimity Azoury from The Australian Ballet, to alternate in the lead roles.
The four-time Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical, based on the classic movie with music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin, features an outstanding Australian cast and ensemble drawn from the worlds of musical theatre and ballet, including theatre royalty Anne Wood as Madame Baurel, David Whitney (The Merry Widow, West Side Story on Sydney Harbour) as Monsieur Baurel, Ashleigh Rubenach (Cry-Baby, Muriel’s Wedding: The Musical) as Milo Davenport, Jonathan Hickey (Sweeney Todd, Aspects of Love) as Adam Hochberg, and Sam Ward (The Ten Tenors, Jesus Christ Superstar) as Henri Baurel.
The ensemble members are Annie Stanford, Mitchell Mahony, Christina Gibbs, Rachael Ward, Chloe Malek, Amba Fewster, James MacAlpine, Rose Shannon Duhigg, Joe Miller, Edward Smith, Joe Meldrum, Francis Lawrence, Sarah Bourke, Lilyana Lloyd, Olivia Castagna, Eli Cooper, Sydney Patterson, Emma Whitefield, Thomas Norman and Emily Corkeron.
Corey Herbert, Jasmin Durham, and Jake Mangakahia from The Australian Ballet will all make their music theatre debuts in the production, hailed as a tour de force for its inventive choreography.
An American in Paris commences performances at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre in January 2022 before heading to Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, and Sydney. Information can be found at An American in Paris.
Image Credit: Tristam Kenton
The Australian cast is ready to rouge! Performances start Friday, here is a sneak peek!