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NEW SOUTH WALES
Capitol Theatre: Jersey Boys
Hayes Theatre: Aspects of Love
Sydney Lyric Theatre: The Book of Mormon
Arts Centre Melbourne- State Theatre: Evita
Chapel off Chapel: RENT
Her Majesty’s Theatre: School of Rock
Southbank Theatre: Twelfth Night
WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?
Cast Announcement: Come From Away
Tuesday, November 27th saw the announcement for the cast of the Australian premiere of Come From Away.
Set against the backdrop of the September 11 attacks, Come From Away explores the true events that transpired when 38 planes were ordered to land unexpectedly in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, as part of Operation Yellow Ribbon. Drawing on interviews, documentaries, and letters as a stimulus, the writers have developed a groundbreaking piece of theatre that examines the human spirit and our capacity to show empathy in times of great adversity.
The cast is: Nicholas Brown (The Long Forgotten Dream), Nathan Carter (Kinky Boots), Zoe Gertz (High Fidelity), Simon Maiden (Curtains), Laura Murphy (Muriel’s Wedding), Richard Piper (The Black Rider), Emma Powell (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), Katrina Retallick (Big Fish), Kellie Rode (Miracle City), Glen Hogstrom (WICKED), Angela Kennedy (Mamma Mia!), Kathleen Moore (Phantom of the Opera), Jensen Overend (Brigadoon), Ash Roussety (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) and Alana Tranter (Georgy Girl).
The show opens in July 2019 at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre with tickets available from https://comefromaway.com.au.
CAST ANNOUNCEMENT https://www.facebook.com/heraldsun/videos/260395451298177/
Opening Night: Aspects of Love
Congratulations to the Company of Aspects of Love (currently playing at Hayes Theatre Sydney) on their opening night which was held on Wednesday, November 28th.
A full review can be found at http://www.theatrepeople.com.
Nichole Conolly receives award
Nichole Conolly writes this Weekly Wrap for Theatre People. We’ve hijacked this editorial to make a special announcement:
A huge congratulations to our very own Nichole Conolly for receiving an Autism QLD Creative Future Recognition Individual Achievement Award. Nichole received her award at Government House in Brisbane.
The Autism QLD Creative Future Recognition Individual Achievement Awards recognise the personal achievement of individuals living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Nichole was nominated because of her commitment to advocacy and achieving personal goals in the last five years. Such achievements include being a member of the Autism CRC Future Leaders Programme in 2018, teaching Circus skills to autistic children as well as performing at the Australian Circus Festival in 2017. Other achievements include being a leader of multiple girl guide units in Brisbane, speaking at multiple Australian and Asian Pacific Region Autism Conferences, completing a Graduate Certificate in Autism Studies. She also contributed to writing of a show about living with Autism for the 2017 Brisbane Festival.
Nichole will be travelling to London in 2019 to further her knowledge in her chosen field.
Congratulations Nichole from your Theatre People family. We are all very proud of you.
NEW SOUTH WALES
Sydney Opera House: In the Heights (January 16th)
QPAC Lyric Theatre: Jersey Boys (January 2nd)
Arts Centre Melbourne- Fairfax Studio: Calamity Jane (December 12th)
Arts Centre Melbourne- Playhouse: Peter Pan Goes Wrong (December 19th)
Comedy Theatre: Calamity Jane (January 1st)
Princess Theatre: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (January 16th)
Crown Theatre: Madiba (January 2nd)
NEW SOUTH WALES
Hayes Theatre: Aspects of Love (December 30th)
Sydney Opera House: In the Heights (January 20th)
Chapel off Chapel: RENT (December 9th)
Arts Centre Melbourne- Fairfax Studio: Calamity Jane (December 23rd)
Matthew Lee Robinson
Composer and Lyricist Matthew Lee Robinson’s musical Atlantis will make its premiere in the USA.
Atlantis whisks us away to an isolated, mysterious island days before it disappears forever. A young refugee washes ashore on the eve of a sacred solstice, igniting political chaos and giving birth to an unexpected new leader. With an epic and moving score, this glorious new musical sets sail first from the Port of Richmond!
Tickets can be purchased from https://tickets.va-rep.org/