The Theatre People team were asked what shows they would most like to see have an Australian premiere. Here’s what we came up with (in no particular order):

Top 10 Shows We’d Most Like To See Open In Australia:

1. Shrek The Musical

– Chris “Hughesy” Hughes, Editor In Chief.

What? I have kids!”

Shrek The Musical

 2. Hamilton

– Maddi Ostapiw, Community Theatre Editor

Let’s get something new, ground breaking and not scared of diverse representation in this country, please.”

Hamilton smaller

3. Fun Home

– Maddi Ostapiw, Community Theatre Editor

Ditto above comment: “Let’s get something new, ground breaking and not scared of diverse representation in this country, please.”

Fun Home


4. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

– Kris Weber, Plays Editor

“7 Olivier Awards, 5 Tony Awards, 6 Drama Desk Awards – for those who like to view the world a little differently – this is an outstanding mystery but, above all, a story about a boy who can.”

Curious Incident

5. Book of Mormon

– Tim Garratt, NSW Editor

“Hugely entertaining, highly irreverent, but ultimately it sends audiences away with a strong and important message. It’s long overdue in Australia and, when it arrives, it deserves to be the monster hit it’s become in both NYC and London.”

THE BOOK OF MORMON by Parker , Stone,         , Writers – Trey Parker and Matt Stone,  Music – Robert Lopez, Director – Casey Nicholaw, Design –Scott Pask, Costume design – Ann Roth,  Lighting – Brian MacDevitt, London West End, 2013 , Credit: Johan Persson/


6. American Psycho

– Tim Garratt, NSW Editor

“Bret Easton Ellis’ novel finally gets to the stage in musical form. As a fan of the film and given its Duncan Sheik-penned score, I’m excited to see whether this will deliver. It debuts on Broadway in early 2016.”

American Psycho


7. Motown The Musical

– James Terry, Digital Media Editor

“I’m desperate for that to come.”

Motown the Musical


8. Something Rotten

– Maxine Montgomery, Qld Editor

Something Rotten B-Roll

9. Atlantis

– Allison Hilbig, Deputy Editor in Chief

“I’ve seen the concert version and heard the songs performed at Home Grown. Being mentored by Stephen Schwartz, it seems only a matter of time until Australian composer Matthew Lee Robinson’s vision of what he describes as ‘an epic musical’ is realised. If it comes to Australia it will probably mean it has already succeeded overseas.”

 Here’s a taste:


10. Jekyll and Hyde

– from everyone who was disappointed when it was cancelled in 1997 and then “postponed” in 2015. Third time lucky perhaps?

“Because we’ve been waiting for a very, very, very long time for this one.”

Here’s what we’re not going to hear this December.