Here’s the latest news in the Weekly Wrap!
NEW SOUTH WALES
Capitol Theatre: Aladdin
Hayes Theatre: Cabaret
QPAC (Playhouse): American Idiot
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.
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.
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.
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/
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 Boots, Ladies in Black, Matilda, Singin’ in the Rain and Tick, Tick …Boom!. For a full list of nominees head over to: www.greenroom.org.au
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.
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.
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.
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 Madelein
The Bodyguard full cast announcement
Joining the previously announced cast of Paulini, Prinnie 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 (
NEW SOUTH WALES
Hayes Theatre: Calamity Jane (March 8th)
The National Theatre: The Full Monty (March 3rd)
Crown Theatre: Matilda (February 28th)
NEW SOUTH WALES
Hayes Theatre: Cabaret (March 5th)
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
Congratulations to everyone!