Here’s the latest news in the Weekly Wrap!

 

CURRENT SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES

Capitol Theatre: Kinky Boots

QUEENSLAND

QPAC Lyric Theatre: The Bodyguard

VICTORIA

Comedy Theatre: The Adventures of Peter Pan and Tinkerbell in Return to Pantoland

Her Majesty’s Theatre: Aladdin

The Princess Theatre: The Book of Mormon

Regent Theatre: My Fair Lady

WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?

MELBA- A New Australian Musical: Full cast announcement

Joining Emma Matthews on stage in MELBA- A New Australian Musical will be Annie Aitken (Paris- A Rock Odyssey)Michael Beckley (Home and Away)Caitlin Berry (Doctor Zhivago)Andrew Cutcliffe (Calendar Girls)Blake Erickson (Between Worlds)Genevieve Lemon (The Dressmaker)Adam Rennie (Big Fish) and Samuel Skuthorp.

Rehearsals began on Monday, July 17th ahead of their first public show on Friday, August 11th. The dress rehearsal on Thursday, August 10th will be a fundraiser in aid of the Actors Benevolent Fund with all proceeds going to support their work.

MELBA runs at Hayes Theatre, Sydney until Saturday, September 9th. For further information go to: http://www.hayestheatre.com.au/coming-soon/melba.html

Melba logo

 

Home Grown: Departures and New Arrivals: Full cast announcement

Home Grown: Departures and New Arrivals will be presented at Melbourne’s Chapel off Chapel on Sunday, August 6th with the evening’s performances commencing at 7:00pm.

Performers include Natalie O’Donnell (Mamma Mia, Songs for a New World)Johanna Allen (Sound of Music)Luigi Lucente (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown)Allyce Martins (My Fair Lady)Andrew Kroenert (Jesus Christ Superstar, Carmen) and Baylie Carson (Dusty).

For further information and to book head to http://chapeloffchapel.com.au/melbourne-comedy-theatre-art/melbourne-events/melbourne-theatre/home-grown-august-edition-6-august/

Home Grown August 2017

 

MOTOWN: Live in Concert

On Monday, July 31st Theatre People will present MOTOWN: Live in Concert, an evening of entertainment at Melbourne’s Chapel off Chapel as we explore the wonder of Motown, the sounds that transformed the music industry. Leading the cast will be some of Australia’s finest musical theatre performers including special appearances from the casts of Book of MormonAladdin and My Fair Lady.

With the 7:00pm show already sold out and limited tickets available for the 8:30pm show be quick to grab yours from http://www.theatrepeople.com.au/event/motown/

MOTOWN NEW SHOW ADDED

 

NED- A New Australian Musical

Congratulations to the cast and crew of NED- A New Australian Musical on their excellent concert performance at the National Theatre on Monday, July 17th.

Ned concert

 

Peter Pan– Melbourne Opening Night

Peter Pan and Tinkerbell in the Return to Pantoland opened at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre. The show runs until Sunday, July 30th and is fun for the whole family. To purchase tickets fly into http://www.ozpanto.com/shows/peter-pan-tinkerbell/

Bonnie Lythgoe Productions presents The Adventures of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell in Return to Pantoland. This winter you will be flying high as Bonnie Lythgoe Productions, Australia’s biggest family musical panto producer stages one of the most magical musical pantos of them all The Adventures of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell. This magical story will feature sumptuous glittering sets, spectacular effects, gorgeous fairy-tale costumes, fantastic song and dance numbers, infectious and riotous comedy magic and bags of audience participation. Fun and laughter is guaranteed for the whole family from ages 3 to 103! CAST Tim Maddren as ‘Peter Pan’ Todd McKenney as ‘Captain Hook’ Jaime Hadwen as ‘Tinker Bell’ Katrina Retallick as ‘Mrs Darling’ and ‘Mimi the magic mermaid Robyn Loau as ‘Tiger Lilly’  Mark Jones as 'Smee' Photo by Robert Catto, on Thursday 22 June, 2017. Please credit & tag the photographer when images are used - @robertcatto on Instagram & Twitter, @robertcattophotographer on Facebook.

Photo by Robert Catto

 

 

The Bodyguard– Brisbane Opening Night

Saturday, July 22nd saw The Bodyguard open at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre. Congratulations to everyone involved on what was a great evening of entertainment.

The Bodyguard is on at QPAC until August 13th before moving to Melbourne. Tickets can be purchased from https://www.qpac.com.au/event/the_bodyguard_17/

Brisbane opening night Bodyguard

 

Helpmann Awards

Monday, July 24th will see Sydney’s Capitol Theatre come alive as the winners of the 2017 Helpmann Awards are announced.

The awards which were established in 2001 by the Australian Entertainment Industry Association and are named in honour of Australian actor, choreographer, dancer and theatre director Sir Robert Helpmann.

For those who can’t be there in person, a livestream of the event will be available. For further information go to http://www.theatrepeople.com.au/helpmann-awards-broadcast/

Robert Helpmann

 

Kinky Boots celebrates 300 performances 

Thursday, July 20th saw the company of Kinky Boots notch up their 300th performance. Kinky Boots is currently playing at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre before they begin performances at Brisbane’s QPAC on August 22nd. Tickets for both the Sydney and Brisbane seasons can be purchased from http://kinkybootsthemusical.com.au

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OPENING SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES

Capitol Theatre: My Fair Lady (August 24th)

Hayes Theatre: Melba (August 11th)

QUEENSLAND

QPAC Lyric Theatre: Kinky Boots (August 22nd)

VICTORIA

Arts Centre: Jesus Christ Superstar (July 29th)

Regent Theatre: The Bodyguard (August 24th)

CLOSING SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES

Capitol Theatre: Kinky Boots (August 13th)

QUEENSLAND

QPAC Lyric Theatre: The Bodyguard (August 13th)

VICTORIA 

Arts Centre: Jesus Christ Superstar (August 13th)

Comedy Theatre: The Adventures of Peter Pan and Tinkerbell in Return to Pantoland (July 30th)

Regent Theatre: My Fair Lady (July 29th)

AUSSIES ABROAD

Anastasia celebrates 100 magical performances

The cast of Broadway’s hit musical Anastasia celebrated their 100th performance on Thursday, July 21st. Our very own Caroline O’Connor is currently appearing in the production as Countess Lily. Congratulations to everyone involved !

Anastasia celebrates

 

Suzie Mathers takes final bow in London’s WICKED

Congratulations to Suzie Mathers who travelled by bubble for the last time this weekend in the London production of WICKED. The team at Theatre People wish you all the best in your future endeavours!

Suzie Mathers as Glinda in WICKED (c) Maye Wong

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