Here’s the latest news in the Weekly Wrap!
NEW SOUTH WALES
Capitol Theatre: Aladdin
Hayes Theatre: Cabaret
Lyric Theatre: Ladies in Black
QPAC (Cremorne Theatre: Trevor Ashley in Liza’s Back! (is Broken)
QPAC (Lyric Theatre): Matilda
Adelaide Festival Centre: Dusty
Cabaret Cathedral: The Rhythm of Life
Her Majesty’s Theatre: Kinky Boots
The Princess Theatre: The Book of Mormon
Crown Theatre: Singin’ in the Rain
WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?
Greenroom Project Junior- January 16th
On Monday, January 16th Greenroom Project Junior will be held at The Arts Centre on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Featuring Australian songstress Marina Prior (The Sound of Music) together with young performers including Jake Binns (Matilda), Izellah Connelly (Matilda) and Luke Harrison (The Sound of Music). Tickets are available from: https://theartscentregc.com.
Home Grown to debut in Adelaide
Sunday, January 15th sees Home Grown come to Adelaide for the first time with performers including Amity Dry, Scott Morris (Dusty, The Sound of Music) and talented Adelaide born performer Baylie Carson (Dusty). Tickets are available at: https://www.trybooking.com/
Everybody say congratulations on 100 shows!
On Tuesday, January 10th the Australian company of Kinky Boots celebrated their 100th show. Currently showing at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre until March 12th, Kinky Boots will open up shop at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre on April 12th. To purchase tickets head to: http://kinkybootsthemusical.
Luke Harrison Album to be released next month
February 24th, 2017 sees the release of “Heaven’s Song” the debut album of up and coming performer Luke Harrison (The Sound of Music- Brisbane). Support our musical theatre stars of the future by pre- ordering Harrison’s CD from iTunes. Congratulations Luke!
Melody Beck to bring tribute to Marni Nixon to Canberra
On Saturday, January 28th acclaimed performer Melody Beck brings her show UNSEEN: A Tribute to Marni Nixon to Canberra’s Vivaldi’s Restaurant. Marni Nixon dubbed the singing voices of many well known performers in movies including Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Rita Moreno and Deborah Kerr.
Tickets can be purchased from: http://vivaldirestaurant.com.
Rain to fall for the last time for Singin’ in the Rain on January 22nd
After 8 months on the road and a tour that spanned 5 cities, Singin’ in the Rain will close its curtains for the last time on Sunday, January 22nd. Currently playing at Perth’s Crown Theatre, if you haven’t seen the show yet you have one more week. Congratulations to the cast and crew on a great tour !
Swing Appreciation Day
Where would the Australian theatre community be without our valued swings? Swings are performers who learn many tracks in the show they are a part of. They must be ready at any time (including mid show) to go on. On Friday, January 13th it was Swing Appreciation Day and we at Theatre People would like to pass on a huge thank you to the swings of the Australian theatre community.
QPAC (Cremorne Theatre: Trevor Ashley in Liza’s Back! (is Broken) (January 17th)
QPAC Lyric Theatre: Ladies in Black (January 28th)
NEW SOUTH WALES
Lyric Theatre: Ladies in Black (January 22nd)
QPAC (Cremorne Theatre: Trevor Ashley in Liza’s Back! (is Broken) (January 22nd)
Adelaide Festival Centre: Dusty (January 22nd)
Cabaret Cathedral: The Rhythm of Life (January 29th)
Crown Theatre: Singin’ in the Rain (January 22nd)
Australians amongst the winners in the BroadwayWorld Philippines and UK Awards
Congratulations to our Australian performers who we announced as winners in the 2016 BroadwayWorld Awards in the Philippines and the UK. Winners include Simon Gleeson (Les Misérables- Philippines) for Best Actor in a Musical, Simon Gleeson, Helen Walsh, Kerrie- Anne Greenland, Emily Langridge, Chris Durling, Daniel Belle, Billy Bourchier, Hugo Chiarella, Melanie Cornell, Mischana Dellora- Cornish, Blake Erickson, Tamlyn Henderson, Liam McIlwain, Sarah Murr, Adèle Parkinson, Joel Parnis, Michaela Powell, Natasha Veselinovic, Callum Hobson, Kieran McGinlay, Sebastian Witt, Chloe De Los Santos, Venice Harris, Claudia Ballen and Mabel Tamone (Les Misérables- Philippines) for Best International Touring Production and Tim Minchin (Groundhog Day) for Theatrical Event of the year.
John O’Hara to perform in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
John O’Hara (Dusty, Songs for a New World, WICKED) will be starting rehearsals in Florida, USA this week before he sets sail on the Norwegian Epic where he will be portraying Bernadette in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Chookas John!
AusDay in the Apartment
If you are in London this coming weekend get along to the Rah Rah Room in Central London for AusDay in the Apartment. London’s official Australia Day celebration will be held on Sunday January 22nd from 2pm. Performers include Monica Swayne (Mary Poppins UK, Wicked Australia). To purchase tickets go to: https://www.designmynight.com/