Here’s the latest news in the Weekly Wrap!

CURRENT SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES

Hayes Theatre: Cry Baby

Sydney Lyric Theatre: The Book of Mormon

QUEENSLAND

QPAC Lyric Theatre: Beautiful: The Carole King Story

VICTORIA

Her Majesty’s Theatre: The Rocky Horror Show

Princess Theatre: Mamma Mia!

State Theatre: The Boy From Oz 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Crown Theatre: Aladdin

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?

Ainsley Melham announces departure from Agrabah

Ainsley Melham, who has portrayed Arabian street rat, Aladdin, for the past two years will be finishing his journey at the end of the Perth season. Melham’s final show is Sunday, October 28th.

Tickets are still available for Perth at http://aladdinthemusical.com.au/index.php/Perth

Aladdin - Ainsley Melham_Photo By Deen van Meer

CELEBRATIONS

Rocky Horror celebrates 100th show

Congrats to the cast of The Rocky Horror Show who celebrated their 100th show on Sunday,  August 12th during their season at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre. Congratulations also to Brendan Irving, who portrays Rocky, on his 300th show.

Rocky Horror is on at Her Majesty’s until Sunday, August 26th with tickets available from https://rockyhorror.com.au

Rocky Brendan

OPENING NIGHTS

Aladdin Opening – Perth

Disney’s Aladdin opened at Perth’s Her Majesty’s Theatre on Saturday night. Ainsley Melham brings heart to the role of Aladdin while Perth born Shubshri Kandiah shines in the role of Princess Jasmine. Gareth Jacobs once again stole the show as the charasmatic and energetic Genie.

Congratulations also to the show on their two year celebration.

Aladdin cast

 

The Boy From Oz Opening

Saturday, August 11th saw The Boy From Oz open at Melbourne’s State Theatre as part of The Production Company’s 20th year celebrations and it did not disappoint.

The jukebox musical based on Peter Allen’s life, complete with his songs and Nick Enright’s book, tells the story of Allen’s hunger and drive for fame, his hard work, his wit and humour, the supportiveness of the people around him, and most of all, his tenacity and persistence.

A full review can be found at http://www.theatrepeople.com.au/the-boy-from-oz-tpc-review/

Tickets can be purchased from http://www.theproductioncompany.com.au/boyfromoz/ but be quick!

Boy From Oz Rohan entrance

 

OPENING SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES

Hayes Theatre: She Loves Me (August 24th)

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Adelaide Festival Theatre: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (August 19th)

 

CLOSING SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES

Hayes Theatre: Cry Baby (August 19th)

QUEENSLAND

QPAC Lyric Theatre: Beautiful: The Carole King Story (September 2nd)

VICTORIA

Her Majesty’s Theatre: The Rocky Horror Show (August 26th)

State Theatre: The Boy From Oz (August 26th)

 

AUSSIES ABROAD

Between the Sea and Sky

Congratulations to Between the Sea and Sky, a new Australian Musical who last week won 5 awards in the 2018 edition of the prestigious New York Musical Festival. Nominated for 11 awards, they took home the wins for Outstanding Director, Outstanding Design, Outstanding Music, Outstanding Ensemble and Best Musical.

Congratulations to all involved!

Between Sea and Sky

Hayden Tee

Congratulations to Hayden Tee who will take on the role of Miss Trunchbull in the West End production of Matilda from September 11th. Tee performed the role of Javert in the Australian production of Les Miserables.

 

Hayden Tee

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