Here’s the latest news in the Weekly Wrap!

CURRENT SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES

Capitol Theatre: Kinky Boots

Hayes Theatre: MAME

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

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Adelaide Festival Centre: Matilda

VICTORIA

Her Majesty’s Theatre: Aladdin

Southbank Theatre: Merrily We Roll Along

The Princess Theatre: The Book of Mormon

Regent Theatre: My Fair Lady

WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?

Opening Night: Joh for PM

Friday 7 July saw the opening of new QLD musical Joh for PM at Brisbane’s Powerhouse. Congratulations to the cast and creatives involved.

Tickets can be purchased from https://brisbanepowerhouse.org/events/2017/07/07/joh-for-pm/

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Opening Night: The Adventures of Peter Pan and Tinkerbell in Pantoland

Tinkerbell’s magic swept over Sydney’s State Theatre on Friday 7 July at the opening of the Sydney Season of Bonnie Lythgoe’s The Adventures of Peter Pan and Tinkerbell in Pantoland. From all reports, it was a truly magical and enjoyable evening.

For Sydney and Melbourne season information fly into http://www.ozpanto.com

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My Fair Lady celebrates their 200th show

The Australian company of My Fair Lady danced all night for the 200th time this week. The occasion was marked with a cake. There are only three weeks of the Melbourne season remaining before the company returns to Sydney for a return season at the Capitol Theatre.

For further information go to http://myfairladymusical.com.au

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Twisted Broadway

On 2 October, the Regent Theatre, Melbourne will host the 2017 edition of Twisted Broadway, a night of frivolity and fun as Australia’s premier performers sing songs originally written for the opposite gender. For further information go to the Twisted Broadway Facebook page at https://m.facebook.com/TwistedBroadway/

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MAME

This week saw the script in hand production of MAME open at Sydney’s Hayes Theatre. MAME runs until 9 July with a sold out season.

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New Production Company

Mark Taylor and James Pope have created  Hucklebuck Productions and are focused on bringing new Australian works to our stages.

Stay tuned for a more in-depth look and the company this coming week.

Their first show is SELF, premiering at Chapel off Chapel in September – https://www.theatrepeople.com.au/chapel-off-chapel-to-host-world-premiere-of-michael-ralphs-self/

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Grease the Arena Experience

The Newcastle season of Harvest Rain’s production, Grease the Arena Experience opens on Friday 14 July at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre and runs until Sunday 16 July. The show will have seasons later this year and early next year in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne. For further information and ticket purchases go to http://www.greasearenashow.com/buy-tickets

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Matilda hits 750 shows

Now in Adelaide, the Australian tour of Matilda is celebrating its 750th show on Sunday 9 July.

The Adelaide season ends 16 July before going to Auckland, New Zealand and tickets are available here http://au.matildathemusical.com/tickets/tickets/

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Cabaret in the Glen

Glen Street Theatre is proud to announce the program for the inaugural Cabaret in the Glen, the first cabaret festival on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and North Shore. Over five days and nights, and across two live stages, Glen Street Theatre will transform into a glorious feast of entertainment, theatre, music, art and conversation. From film to live music concerts, panel events and cabaret, Cabaret in the Glen will be positively bursting at the seams.

For all details, click here: https://www.theatrepeople.com.au/sydneys-northern-beaches-to-host-cabaret-festival/

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Jemma Rix

Talented Australian theatre performer, Jemma Rix (WICKED) is taking her show Gravity Unplugged to Brisbane. The one night only event will be held at Hayward Street Studios on 12 August. Tickets can be purchased from www.haywardstreet.com.au

It is shaping up to be a huge last few months for Rix as she launches her CD at Hayes Theatre on August 20th (tickets can be purchased from Hayes Theatre) and will appear as Teen Angel in the Harvest Rain production of Grease which continues in Newcastle, opening on 14 July.

Rix is also the subject of Brisbane-based artist Darlene Lavett’s Archibald prize entry.

Congratulations Jemma!

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OPENING SHOWS   

NEW SOUTH WALES

Australian Theatre For Young People: Between Worlds (15 July)

Hayes Theatre: Under the Covers (19 July)

QUEENSLAND

QPAC Lyric Theatre: The Bodyguard (19 July)

VICTORIA

Arts Centre: Jesus Christ Superstar (29 July)

Comedy Theatre: The Adventures of Peter Pan and Tinkerbell in Return to Pantoland (21 July)

Melbourne Recital Centre: PARIS- A Rock Odyssey (13 July)

CLOSING SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES

Australian Theatre For Young People: Between Worlds (16 July)

Hayes Theatre: MAME (9 July)

Hayes Theatre: Under the Covers (23 July)

State Theatre: The Adventures of Peter Pan and Tinkerbell in Return to Pantoland (16 July)

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Adelaide Festival Centre: Matilda (16 July)

QUEENSLAND

Brisbane Powerhouse: Joh for PM (16 July)

VICTORIA

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

Melbourne Recital Centre: PARIS- A Rock Odyssey (15 July)

Regent Theatre: My Fair Lady (29 July)

Southbank Theatre: Merrily We Roll Along (15 July)

AUSSIES ABROAD

Robert Walters: Broadway Debut

Tuesday 3 July saw Australian-born performer, Robert Walters make his Broadway debut in the Broadway production of Hamilton. Walters has previously appeared in the Chicago-based production of the show. Congratulations Robert!

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