Here’s the latest news in the Weekly Wrap!
NEW SOUTH WALES
Capitol Theatre: Kinky Boots
Hayes Theatre: Big Fish
Lyric Theatre: The Bodyguard
QPAC (Lyric Theatre): My Fair Lady
Her Majesty’s Theatre: Aladdin
The Princess Theatre: The Book of Mormon
Crown Theatre: Matilda
WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?
After a sell out season at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, singer and songwriter Amity Dry is bringing her show 39 Forever to Melbourne’s Chapel off Chapel from May 3rd to 7th. The laugh out loud comedy about ageing will take you from laughter to tears and back again.
Tickets can be purchased at http://chapeloffchapel.com.au/
Aladdin Opening Opening Night
Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne has been transformed into the fictional city of Agrabah and on Thursday, April 20th the stars gathered on the purple carpet before being transported to a Whole New World at the official Melbourne opening. Aladdin and Jasmine were portrayed by Ainsley Melham and Hiba Elchike who, along with strong performances from Michael James Scott as the Genie and a talented ensemble, earned a very well deserved standing ovation.
Tickets for the Melbourne season of Aladdin can be purchased from http://m.ticketek.com.au/
Big Fish Opening Night
Big Fish opened Friday, April 21st at Sydney’s Hayes Theatre to a full house. In true showmanship the cast proved in previews that the show must go on after leading man Phillip Lowe fell ill with laryngitis. Lowe performed the physical theatre attributes while director Tyran Parke did the speaking and singing from the front row of the audience.
We are blessed to have such an amazing and supportive industry. Big Fish is playing until May 14th.
To purchase your tickets go to http://www.hayestheatre.com.
Kinky Boots Opening Night
Wednesday, April 19th saw hit musical Kinky Boots open at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre. Among the attendees were pop icon Cyndi Lauper who wrote the music and lyrics, and Tony Award winning Director/Choreographer Jerry Mitchell. If the glamour and fashion on the red carpet was anything to go by then audiences were in for a real treat. Callum Francis who plays Lola/ Simon lead an amazing cast of performers on stage including Toby Francis as Charlie, Sophie Wright as Lauren, Joe Kosky as Don, Teagan Wouters as Nicola and Nathan Carter as George.
Tickets for the Sydney season of Kinky Boots are available from http://kinkybootsthemusical.
VIDEO: Kinky Boots on the Today Show https://www.facebook.com/
The Bodyguard previews commence
The Bodyguard began previews at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre on Friday, April 21st to a full house. The show will run in Sydney before a Brisbane and Melbourne season.
For further information and tickets head to http://www.
The Kit Kat Klub are back into the swing of rehearsals ahead of their Melbourne season which begins previews on Thursday, April 27th at the Athenaeum Theatre. Your Emcee for the evening will be Paul Capsis with Sally Bowles played by Chelsea Gibb. The remaining Kit Kat Klub members and Germans are played by Michael Cormick, Kate Fitzpatrick, John O’May, Debora Krizak, Jason Kos, Michelle Barr, Nick Jones, Matthew Manahan and Angelique Cassimat
Tickets are selling fast and are available from http://www.cometothecabaret.
Australian Dance Awards
The nominations for the Australian Dance Awards were announced yesterday with Jack Chambers (Singin’ in the Rain) and Christopher Horsey (Swing on This) nominated in the Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Dance, Musicals or Physical Theatre Category. The shortlist will be announced mid July and the awards held in Melbourne on Sunday, September 24th.
Athenaeum Theatre: Cabaret (April 27th)
Athenaeum Theatre: RENT (April 28th)
Regent Theatre: My Fair Lady (May 12th)
NEW SOUTH WALES
Hayes Theatre: Big Fish (May 14th)
QPAC (Lyric Theatre): My Fair Lady (April 30th)
Crown Theatre: Matilda (May 7th )
Cats South Korea Cast
Congratulations to the Australians who have been cast in the CATS South Korea Tour. The cast will be travelling to Seoul to begin rehearsals within the next few weeks.
Leading the cast is Ross Hannaford (CATS Australia, WICKED) whose role is translated into Korean as “Boss of the residents”.
Under his watchful eyes will be fellow Australians Hayden Baum (The Beautiful Game, Bring it On) as Skimbleshanks, Amy Berrisford (CATS Australia, We Will Rock You) as the residential choreographer, Taryn Donna Borman (Disney) as Cassandra, Andrew Dunne (CATS Australia, Love Never Dies) as a swing, Christopher Favaloro (CATS Australia, Opera Australia) as Mr. Mistoffelees , Madison Green (The Light in the Piazza, Georgy Girl) as Jennyanydots, Ashleigh Hauschi
For further information, the official facebook page for the South Korean tour is: https://www.facebook.com/