Here’s the latest news in the Weekly Wrap!

CURRENT SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES 

Capitol Theatre: Aladdin

Hayes Theatre: Cabaret

 

QUEENSLAND

QPAC (Playhouse): American Idiot

 

VICTORIA

Her Majesty’s Theatre: Kinky Boots

Regent Theatre: Ladies in Black

The Princess Theatre: The Book of Mormon

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?  

Brisbane Matilda Awards

Monday, February 20th saw the Brisbane theatre community come together at the Brisbane Powerhouse to celebrate the year that was 2016. Hosted by Dash Kruck and Melissa Western, the night was full of laughs and great entertainment including winner of last year’s Best Emerging Artist Award Georgina Hopson who will be performing in the Brisbane season of My Fair Lady at QPAC.

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Georgina Hopson

 

Cabaret 50 shows

Wednesday saw the company of Cabaret celebrate their 50th show in what has already been a stellar season. With a sold out Sydney season and a quick selling Melbourne season be sure to grab your tickets fast. To purchase Melbourne tickets and go on the waiting list for the return Sydney season head to: http://www.cometothecabaret.com.au/packages-tickets

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Calamity Jane rehearsals

In what is sure to be a cracker of a season, the cast of Calamity Jane has begun rehearsals ahead of their Hayes Theatre season which begins on Wednesday, March 8th and runs until Sunday, April 2nd. For tickets and more information go to: http://www.hayestheatre.com.au/what-s-on/book-tickets.html

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Carmen, Live or Dead

Carmen, the fascinating and extraordinary story of Carmen Frida Leon Davidovich, the love child of Frida Kahlo and Leon Trotsky will run from Tuesday, April 25th to Sunday, April 30th at Melbourne’s Butterfly Club. Starring Natalie Gamsu (Strictly Ballroom, Mary Poppins, Dr Zhivago) and Stefanie Jones (Sound of Music, ONCE, South Pacific) in an exciting new production produced by Elise McCann (I Am My Own Wife) and directed by Shaun Rennie (RENT, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, I Am My Own Wife) Carmen, Live or Dead is sure to tantalise the taste buds. To purchase tickets go to: https://thebutterflyclub.com/show/carmen-live-or-dead

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Green Room Award nominations

Tuesday, February 21st saw the announcement of the nominations for the 34th Annual Green Room Awards to be held at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre on Monday, March 27th. Heading the 12 Musical Theatre categories is the Best Production Award which includes nominations for Kinky BootsLadies in BlackMatildaSingin’ in the Rain and Tick, Tick …Boom!. For a full list of nominees head over to: www.greenroom.org.au

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James Smith and Emma Delmenico to welcome a son in July 2017

Member of The Ten Tenors and musical theatre performer James Smith (Dirty Dancing, Wicked) and his wife Emma Delmenico (CATS, Wicked) made the announcement this week that they will be welcoming a baby boy into the world in July 2017. Congratulations James and Emma from the Theatre People team.

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Patrice Tipoki and husband Richard expecting third child

Star of Les Misérables Australia, Dubai and West End Patrice Tipoki and her husband Richard announced today that they are expecting their third child later this year. Congratulations from the Theatre People team.

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Patrice Tipoki’s baby announcement



My Fair Lady rehearsals begin

Monday will see the beginning of rehearsals for the company of My Fair Lady ahead of their Brisbane season which begins at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre on Tuesday, March 14th before Melbourne in May and a Sydney return season in August. Head to: http://myfairladymusical.com.au for tickets and further information.

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Full cast announced for Paris – A Rock Odyssey

Paris- A Rock Odyssey, a story about one of the world’s greatest love stories between Paris, Prince of Troy and Helen, the Greek queen is set to open at Melbourne’s Recital Centre in July for four performances only. Matthew Manahan (Cabaret) and Madeleine Featherby (The Mapmaker’s Opera) will play lovers Paris and Helen, Ulysses will be played by John Waters (The Addams Family), Achilles will be played by Ben Mingay (The Phantom of the Opera, An Officer and a Gentleman) and Kerrie Anne Greenland (Side Show, Les Misérables) will be playing Cassandra. Tickets can be purchased from: http://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2017/paris-a-rock-odyssey/

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The Bodyguard full cast announcement

Joining the previously announced cast of  PauliniPrinnie Stevens and Kip Gamblin for the Australian tour of The Bodyguard will be Andrew Hazzard (Spring Awakening, High School Musical)Patrick Williams (An Officer and a Gentleman)Brendan Irving (The Rocky Horror Show)Damien Bermingham (Violet)Glaston Toft (Georgy Girl)Anthony Bartley (Turnadot)Samantha Bruzzese (West Side Story)Amy Campbell (Dirty Dancing)Olivia Carniato (musical theatre debut)Chris Van Doren (musical theatre debut)Heath Keating (Grease)Bree Langridge (Side Show)Sasha Lian (musical theatre debut)Samuel McKeown II (musical theatre debut)Priscilla Stavrou (Reefer Madness)Maxwell Trengove (West Side Story)Blake Varga (musical theatre debut) and Geoffrey Winter (Saturday Night Fever).The Bodyguard opens in Sydney on April 21st ahead of seasons in Brisbane and Melbourne. For further information head to: http://www.thebodyguardmusical.com.au/tickets/

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OPENING SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES

Hayes Theatre: Calamity Jane (March 8th)

 

VICTORIA 

The National Theatre: The Full Monty (March 3rd)

 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Crown Theatre: Matilda (February 28th)

 

CLOSING SHOWS 

NEW SOUTH WALES

Hayes Theatre: Cabaret (March 5th)

 

AUSSIES ABROAD 

Aussies amongst winners at WhatsOnStage Awards

On February, 19th 2017 The Prince of Wales Theatre in London hosted the 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards and among the winners were some of our own.

In what is a first for the WhatsOnStage Awards the Best West End Show was awarded to two shows,  Les Misérables and Wicked. Currently appearing in Les Misérables are Simon Gleeson and Hayden Tee and currently appearing in Wicked is Suzie Mathers.

Congratulations to everyone!

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