NEW SOUTH WALES
Belvoir: My Brilliant Career
Capitol Theatre: Frozen
Sydney Lyric Theatre: Pippin
Heath Ledger Theatre: Oklahoma! (Closing: Sunday, December 20th)
Dunstan Playhouse: Ripcord (Closing: Sunday, December 13th)
NEW SOUTH WALES
Sydney Opera House: RENT (Opening: Sunday, December 27th, 2020)
QPAC Lyric Theatre: Shrek (Opening: Saturday, January 9th, 2021)
Comedy Theatre: Come From Away (Opening: Tuesday, January 19th, 2021)
Come From Away to Re-open in January!
The company of Come From Away has returned to the rehearsal room ahead of the much-anticipated re-opening of the show.
Leading the way in a triumphant return to the theatre in Melbourne, world-wide smash hit production Come From Away will be the first major production back on stage, commencing performances at the Comedy Theatre from Tuesday, January 19th, 2021.
The Australian company will also be the first of the global productions of Come From Away to return to the stage, for a strictly limited season that must close on Sunday, March 21st, 2021, prior to a national tour.
The cast includes Joseph Naim, Phillip Lowe, Zoe Gertz, Sharriese Hamilton, Douglas Hansell, Kolby Kindle, Simon Maiden, Sarah Morrison, Gene Weygandt, Emma Powell, Katrina Retallick, and Kellie Rode, together with Angela Kennedy, Kathleen Moore, Jensen Overend, Kilty Reidy, Ash Roussety, Alana Tranter, Josh Marin, and Jasmine Vaughns.
Carols by Cabaret
Featuring Hayden Tee, Toby Francis, Brittany Shipway, Seann Miley Moore, Nancye Hayes, Daniel Belle, Rob McDougall, Jarrod Draper, Girls on Tap, and more, Carols by Cabaret will be held virtually on Sunday, December 13th. With all money raised, going to Wayside Chapel, a charity hosting an annual Christmas lunch and celebrations for the homeless and less fortunate in our community.
Tickets and further information can be found at Carols by Cabaret
Thursday, December 10th saw the official Opening Night of Frozen take place at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre. Audiences were treated to amazing performances from the stellar Australian cast, spearheaded by Jemma Rix as Elsa and Courtney Monsma as Anna. On opening night Young Elsa was played by Deeana Cheong Foo and Young Anna by Chloe Delle-Vedove. By all accounts, it is a must-see show and a great night out!
Tickets are available from https://frozenthemusical.com.au/
Josh Piterman & Friends
On Saturday, January 2nd, 2021, Josh Piterman (The Phantom of the Opera) is teaming with friends including Lisa Edwards, Bobby Fox (Jersey Boys), musical Director John Foreman OAM, and MC David Mann AM (Mann About Town) to perform at The Grove, Hidden Valley. The show starts at 7:00 pm.
Tickets can be purchased at Josh at Hidden Valley.
Martha Berhane announced as AOC Initiative Inaugural Winner
Theatre People would like to congratulate Martha Berhane, winner of the AOC Initiative. Berhane is a Melbourne based performer who we look forward to seeing on stage in the immediate future.
Simon Gleeson to Perform at Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight
Star of Australian musical theatre Simon Gleeson (Les Miserables, Oklahoma!) will perform at the 2020 edition of Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight. Carols by Candlelight will be held on Thursday, December 24th at 7:00 pm. Further information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/carolsbycandlelightbyvisionaustralia
Amy Lehpamer Records Carol for Barwon Health Foundation CD
Amy Lehpamer (School of Rock, The Sound of Music) has recorded a song for the Barwon Health Foundation’s Gala Christmas Album. Barwon Health is a Geelong based foundation that provides compassionate care for people living in the region. All proceeds will go to support the Barwon Health Foundation’s kids Gala Day. Amy Lehpamer grew up in Geelong before moving to Brisbane in 2020. The CD can be purchased at https://www.barwonhealthfoundation.org.au/shop/viewitem/2020-gala-christmas-album
Claire Lyon (The Phantom of the Opera, Anything Goes) treated us to her rendition of “As Long as He Needs Me” from Oliver! the musical in 2019. Enjoy the flashback!
CATS Opens in Daegu
Congratulations to the cast of CATS on their opening night on Friday, December 11th, 2020 at the Keimyung Art Center in Daegu, South Korea. The show will play there until Saturday, January 9th, 2021.