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CURRENT SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES

Capitol Theatre: Kinky Boots

Hayes Theatre: Only Heaven Knows

Lyric Theatre: The Bodyguard

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Adelaide Festival Centre: Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Adelaide Festival Centre: Matilda


VICTORIA

Chapel off Chapel: 21 Chump Street

Chapel off Chapel: Ordinary Days

Her Majesty’s Theatre: Aladdin

The Princess Theatre: The Book of Mormon

Regent Theatre: My Fair Lady


WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?  

Opening: 21 Chump Street and Ordinary Days

Congratulations to the casts and crew of 21 Chump Street and Ordinary Days on their opening night on Friday, June 9th. The musicals are currently on at Chapel off Chapel, Melbourne until June 18th. Tickets can be purchased from http://chapeloffchapel.com.au/melbourne-comedy-theatre-art/melbourne-events/melbourne-theatre/pursued-by-bear-early-bird-package-21-chump-street-ordinary-days-9-18-june/

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Opening: Adelaide Cabaret Festival

The Adelaide Cabaret Festival opened on Friday, June 9th at the Adelaide Festival Centre and will run until June 24th. Organisers have gathered acts present entirely different world views to our own, performers that challenge our perception of physicality, gender and aesthetics, new original writing and some of the finest songbook interpreters in the world.

For the full program and ticketing information, go to http://www.adelaidecabaretfestival.com.au

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Full Cast Announcement: Paris- A Rock Odyssey

The full cast for Paris- A Rock Odyssey has been announced ahead of Music Theatre Melbourne’s debut performance this coming July. Telling the story of Paris, Prince of Troy and Helen, the Greek Queen. One of the world’s greatest love stories inspired this unforgettable rock musical by the great, late Jon English.

Starring John Waters (Ulysses), Ben Mingay (Achilles), Tim Freedman (Agamemnon), Matthew Manahan (Paris), Madeleine Featherby (Helen), Brian Mannix (Sinon), Scott Johnson (Hector), Kerrie Anne Greenland (Cassandra), Mark Dickinson (Menelaus), Tod Strike (Patroclus), John O’May (Priam), Cameron MacDonald (Ajax), Shirley Bowen (Hecuba), Annie Aitken (The Handmaiden), Daniel Cosgrove (Aeneas), Jack O’Riley (Thersites), Jordon Mahar (Talthybius), Caitlin Quinn (Athena) and featuring Jon’s son Jonathan Sora- English in the Paris band.

The show will run from July 13-15 at the Melbourne Recital Centre. Tickets can be purchased from http://www.melbournerecital.com.au

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2017 Grassroots Initiative- Home Grown

Congratulations to the following 12 musicals who have been shortlisted as part of the 2017 Grassroots Initiative.

A SHARP INTAKE OF BREATHLucy O’Brien

DOOKIE: THE MUSICALWade Gregory, John Head and Helen Rankin.

ELEVATE!Jordan Barr, Sam Bennett, Josh Gardiner and Imogen Moore.

ESTHER THE QUEENMichael Riggs

FEARLESS Shanon Whitelock

JOIN THE DOTSTim Forrester and Katie Swan

SINCERELY, YOURSJason Arrow and Kohan van Sambeeck

TAN TOEY’S HOUSEDavid Peake

THE INSATIABLE MOONJamie Burgess

THE LONGEST DISTANCEJosh Levy

THE POINT OF LIGHTAmberly Cull and Greg Lavell

WOMANVidya

The panel of industry experts will be looking over the submissions over the few weeks to select the 6 musicals who will take part in this year’s readings.

For further information on the Grass Roots Initiative head to http://www.homegrownaus.com/grassroots

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Rehearsals: Peter Pan and Tinker Bell 

Rehearsals have begun on the Gold Coast for Bonnie Lythgoe’s Peter Pan and Tinker Bell in Return to PantoLand.

The much loved story will be brought to life on the Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne. For further information fly to http://www.theatrepeople.com.au/bonnie-lythgoes-peter-pan-panto-set-for-an-australian-world-premiere/

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Rohan Browne

Michael Ralph in association with Hucklebuck Productions and Melbourne Fringe a pleased to present the world premiere of Michael Ralph’s ground- breaking dance theatre production SELF at Chapel off Chapel for a limited run from September 21st.

Dancer and Musical Theatre star Rohan Browne (Singin’ in the Rain, Strictly Ballroom) will take on the leading role of “The Artist” supported by an ensemble of six incredible dancers.

For further information head to http://chapeloffchapel.com.au/melbourne-comedy-theatre-art/melbourne-events/melbourne-theatre/self-21-september-1-october/

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OPENING SHOWS  

CLOSING SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES

Hayes Theatre: Only Heaven Knows (June 24th)


SOUTH AUSTRALIA 

Adelaide Festival Centre: Adelaide Cabaret Festival (June 24th)

 

VICTORIA

Chapel off Chapel: 21 Chump Street (June 18th)

Chapel off Chapel: Ordinary Days (June 18th)

 

AUSSIES ABROAD 

David Harris

David Harris has been nominated in the Outstanding Actor in a Musical category for his role in Next to Normal in the 2017 Connecticut Critics Circle Awards. Next to Normal has been nominated for a total of 10 awards which will be presented on Monday, June 26th at Sacred Heart University’s Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Congratulations David!

David Harris Next To Normal cake

Simon Gleeson

Simon Gleeson has taken his final performance as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, after an extraordinary three years playing the role. Congratulations Simon!

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Monica Swayne

Monica Swayne made her West End debut this weekend in the cast of Disney’s Aladdin. Congratulations Monica!

Monica Swayne Aladdin UK

 

Sarah Bowden

Monday night saw Sarah Bowden perform in the Public Theater’s Annual Gala in Central Park, New York. The evening celebrated 50 years of revolutionary musicals from The Public Theater. Congratulations on the great honour Sarah!

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