Here’s what’s been happening in Australian musical theatre this week!
NEW SOUTH WALES
Capitol Theatre: Fiddler on the Roof
Hayes Theatre: The Detective’s Handbook
Seymour Centre: The Original Grease
State Theatre: Georgy Girl
Theatre Royal: Ghost
QPAC Lyric Theatre: Sound of Music
Her Majesty’s Theatre (Adelaide Festival Centre): Little Shop of Horrors
Alex Theatre: Song Contest- The Almost Eurovision Experience
Chapel off Chapel: CrossXroads
Chapel off Chapel (Chapel Loft): Tick.. Tick.. BOOM!
The Princess Theatre: Matilda
Crown Casino, Perth: CATS
WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?
The final opening night of the current CATS Australia/ NZ production was held on April 17th at The Crown Casino, Perth.
The world premiere of new Australian musical, CrossXroads was performed at Chapel off Chapel in Victoria.
Fiddler on the Roof
On April 16th, the cast of Fiddler on the Roof performed their 100th show.
Little Shop of Horrors opened in previews in Adelaide on April 20th
Amity Dry’s new musical previously named Reality Staged has been renamed Famous.
This week the productions of RENT and Twins closed.
We Will Rock You opens at the Lyric Theatre, Sydney on April 28th.
Singin’ in the Rain will open at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne next month.
Xanadu will open at the Hayes Theatre, Sydney next month.
AUSTRALIAN PERFORMER SPECIAL MENTIONS
Claire Lyon (Phantom of the Opera, Anything Goes, Jerry’s Girls) is be performing alongside Josh Groban on his Australian and NZ tour.
Marina Prior and Mark Vincent
Marina Prior and Mark Vincent’s new album TOGETHER was released in April and includes tracks such as ‘The Prayer’, ‘Time to say Goodbye’, ‘Music of the Night’ and ‘La Vie En Rose’.
Anthony Scundi and Nicole Melloy
Anthony Scundi and Nicole Melloy wed on Monday the 18th April. Congratulations from all of us at Theatre People.
Is currently performing in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert for Norwegian Cruise Lines.
Natasha Marconi is currently in Anchorage, Alaska (USA) rehearsing for the Anchorage Concert Association production of Peter Pan which opens April 26th ( 27th Australian time). Here is a photo of Natasha (playing the character of Tiger Lilly) rehearsing with her Lost Boys.
Alex Hyne and Sammy Harris- Hughes
Alex and Sammy are about to start performances of Tanz Der Vampire- The Musical in Berlin, Germany. First preview was April 21st and opening night is April 24th.