Here’s the latest news in the weekly wrap!
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
Canberra Theare Centre: Circus 1903
NEW SOUTH WALES
Capitol Theatre: Aladdin
Hayes Theatre: Mack and Mabel
QPAC (Lyric Theatre): Matilda
Adelaide Festival Centre: Singin’ in the Rain
Her Majesty’s Theatre: Kinky Boots
Arts Centre: Dusty
Chapel Off Chapel: Reefer Madness
fortyfivedownstairs: The Last Five Years
fortyfivedownstairs: The Gathering
Crown Theatre: Avenue Q
WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?
The Bodyguard Announcements
Prinnie Stevens (The Voice) has been announced by The Bodyguard company as Nicki.
In a boost for Melbourne fans of The Bodyguard, a Melbourne season has been announced for August 2017.
For more information go to: http://www.
Rehearsals underway for Cabaret
This week has seen the beginning of rehearsals for Cabaret. Cabaret opens at the Hayes Theatre on January 9th, 2017. Tickets and further information can be found at: http://www.hayestheatre.com.
World premiere of Circus 1903
Discover the Golden Age of circus this summer ! Featuring award winning puppetry and circus acts from around the world, Circus 1903 is certain to amaze and astound you. This world premiere has commenced in its Canberra season and runs until December 11th. For further details and to buy tickets head to: http://www.circus1903.com/
Further performers announced for Home Grown’s Songs of Nick Enright
This week further performers for the December 11th performance of Home Grown Songs of Nick Enright. Joining the already star-packed lineup are David Harris (Legally Blonde, WICKED), Noni McCallum (Hi- 5, Sweeney Todd) and David Rogers- Smith (Funny Girl).
Ladies in Black Melbourne Launch
Tuesday, November 29th saw the Ladies in Black Melbourne season launched with a morning tea in the Regent Theatre’s Plaza Ballroom. In attendance for the launch were Sarah Morrison (Ladies in Black, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown) who plays bright-eyed, bookish school leaver Lisa as well as director Simon Phillips and musician and lyricist Tim Finn. The show begins its return season in Sydney on January 3rd, 2017 before touring to Brisbane, Melbourne and Canberra. For tickets to this spectacular, Helpmann Award winning show, follow the link: http://ladiesinblack.com.au/
No chokey for Matilda in Brisbane
On Thursday, December 1st theatre columnist, Nichole Connolly was in attendance at the opening night of Matilda in Brisbane. Matilda was played by Brisbane based rising star Venice Harris, who played the role of the hopeful young girl who dreams of changing her circumstances and teaching lessons along the way. Despite her young age, Harris commands the stage as a triple threat in a beautiful and strong performance. Joining Harris on stage were seasoned adult performers James Millar as the scary headmistress of Crunchem Hall Miss Agatha Trunchbull, the loveable Elise McCann as the kind and protective Form 1 (prep / year) school teacher Miss Jennifer Honey and Nadia Komazec and Daniel Frederiksen as Matilda’s mean but rather satirically (rather brilliantly!) played parents Mr and Mrs Wormwood.
Matilda plays in Brisbane through to February 12th, 2017. To grab a ticket before Miss Trunchbull locks them in the chokey go to: https://www.qpac.com.au/event/
On Monday, November 28th Theatre People in conjunction with Underground Broadway raised over $2,000 for the Movember campaign. Congratulations to everyone involved.
Seb Witt shortlisted for Australia Day Award
11 year old Seb Witt (Les Miserables) has been shortlisted for a 2017 Australia Day award in his home shire. Congratulations Seb!
Singin’ in the Rain splashes into Adelaide
On Saturday, December 3rd Singin’ in the Rain opened at Adelaide’s Festival Centre. It plays in Adelaide until December 23rd. Chookas for a successful run!
For tickets head to: http://www.
Stephen Mahy and Stephanie Delaney engaged
Sydney based Stephen Mahy (Grease) and his partner Stephanie Delaney announced their engagement on Thursday, December 1st 2016. Congratulations from all at Theatre People.
New Australian musical The Gathering premiered at fortyfivedownstairs to rave reviews.
Arts Centre (Playhouse): Dusty (December 4th)
Chapel off Chapel: Reefer Madness (December 4th)
fortyfivedownstairs: The Last Five Years (December 11th)
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Crown Theatre- Perth: Avenue Q (December 10th)