It’s been a big week in theatre!
Here’s the latest news in our weekly wrap.
Hayes Theatre: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Riverside Theatre: WICKED
WIN Entertainment Centre (Wollongong): Rolling Thunder Vietnam (August 2nd)
QPAC Lyric Theatre: We Will Rock You
Jupiters Hotel and Casino (Gold Coast): Rolling Thunder Vietnam (August 5th and 6th)
The Princess Theatre: Matilda the Musical
The Regent Theatre: The Sound of Music
The State Theatre, Arts Centre: Funny Girl
Crown Theatre: Georgy Girl
WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?
On Monday, July 25th, the Australian theatre community gathered at the Sydney Lyric Theatre to celebrate what has been a big year. Matilda the Musical won 13 of the 13 awards they were nominated for, including Best Musical, Best Male Actor in a Musical (James Millar) and Best Female Actor in a Musical (Molly Barwick, Dusty Bursill, Tiana Mirra, Alannah Parfett, Sasha Rose, Georgia Taplin, Bella Thomas and Ingrid Torelli).
There was performances from the casts of Ladies in Black, Singin’ in the Rain, Sound of Music and Matilda.
NEW SOUTH WALES
Capitol Theatre: Aladdin (opens August 3rd )
Hayes Theatre: Calamity Jane (opens August 3rd)
The Festival Centre: Sound of Music (opens August 9th)
Her Majesty’s Theatre: Avenue Q (from August 3rd)
NEW SOUTH WALES
Hayes Theatre: Calamity Jane (closes August 7th)
The Regent Theatre: The Sound of Music (closes July 31st)
The State Theatre, Arts Centre: Funny Girl (closes July 31st)
Crown Theatre: Georgy Girl (closes July 31st)
AUSTRALIAN PERFORMER SPECIAL MENTIONS
Famous the Musical – Reading
On Monday, July 25th the first reading of Famous the Musical was presented as part of Home Grown’s Grassroots Initiative. Famous is a new Australian musical written by Amity Dry about the reality of reality TV. For further information go to: http://www.realitystaged.com
Einstein: Master of the Universe was also presented on the night.
MATILDA -400 SHOWS!
In what has been a busy week for Matilda after they won 13 awards at Monday’s Helpmann Awards, the cast has performed their 400th show ! Congratulations Matilda Australia!
Million Dollar Quartet announced for Australia
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical inspired by the true story of the famous recording session that brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time for one incredible night, is going to tour Australia.
For more details: https://www.theatrepeople.com.au/million-dollar-quartet-tour/
Dream Lover Cast Announced
The full cast of the new musical Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin story has been announced.
For all the details click here: https://www.theatrepeople.com.au/more-cast-announced-for-dream-lover-the-bobby-darin-musical/