Here’s the latest news in the Weekly Wrap!
NEW SOUTH WALES
Capitol Theatre: Kinky Boots
QPAC Lyric Theatre: The Bodyguard
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.
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/
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 Mormon, Aladdin 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.
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.
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/
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/
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.
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.
NEW SOUTH WALES
Capitol Theatre: My Fair Lady (August 24th)
Hayes Theatre: Melba (August 11th)
QPAC Lyric Theatre: Kinky Boots (August 22nd)
Arts Centre: Jesus Christ Superstar (July 29th)
Regent Theatre: The Bodyguard (August 24th)
NEW SOUTH WALES
Capitol Theatre: Kinky Boots (August 13th)
QPAC Lyric Theatre: The Bodyguard (August 13th)
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)
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 !
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!