Here’s the latest news in Australian musical theatre …

CURRENT SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES
Hayes Theatre: Xanadu
Lyric Theatre: We Will Rock You

QUEENSLAND
QPAC Playhouse: Little Shop of Horrors

VICTORIA
Chapel off Chapel: Songs for a New World
Her Majesty’s Theatre: Singin’ in the Rain
The Princess Theatre: Matilda the Musical
The Regent Theatre: The Sound of Music

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Crown Theatre: Ghost the Musical

WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?

Theatre People is hosting a great night of performances at their Theatre People Sings Industry Night on June 27th in Melbourne. Performers include Gretel Scarlett (Singin’ in the Rain), Ed Grey (WICKED), Daniel Assetta (CATS), Jensen Overend (Fiddler on the Roof), Josh Robson (Les Miserables), Amanda Harrison (Witches) and John O’Hara (Songs For a New World). Tickets are available from Theatre People Sings at the cost of $20.00 each

INDUSTRY NIGHT

OPENING SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES
Heathers – June 8th

QUEENSLAND
Little Shop of Horrors – June 2nd

CLOSING SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES
Xanadu – June 12th

QUEENSLAND
Little Shop of Horrors – June 12th

VICTORIA
Songs For a New World – June 12th

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ghost The Musical – June 12th

AUSTRALIAN PERFORMER SPECIAL MENTIONS

Erin Clare sings National Anthem at first State of Origin
Erin Clare, currently appearing as Scaramouche in We Will Rock You, performed the National Anthem at Wednesday’s State of Origin game at ANZ stadium, Sydney. Congratulations Erin!

Erin Claire

Home Grown 2nd Birthday celebrations
Home Grown will celebrate its 2nd Birthday with a concert on June 5th at Chapel off Chapel, Prahran. Featuring performers from the casts of CATS, The Sound of Music, Singin’ in the Rain, Dogfight and Einstein: Master of the Universe, it is sure to be a great night. The show starts at 8pm and tickets are $15.00 at the door.

Home Grown 2nd birthday latest

Maryann Wright- The Voice Australia
Maryann is through to the next round of battles on The Voice after her rendition of ‘Memory’ from Andrew Lloyd Weber’s CATS in the first round of battles. Congratulations Maryann!

Maryann Wright singing

Wright’s performances on The Voice can be found on itunes.

https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/maryann-wright/id1108903570

 

Silvie Paladino to record new album
Silvie Paladino (Les Miserables, Mamma Mia, CATS, Jerry’s Girls) together with Rockcandy Productions and The Salvation Army Melbourne Staff Band are currently recording a new album. The new album will be released in October 2016.

Silvie new album

AUSSIES ABROAD

Rebel Wilson takes on the role of Ursula in a live performance of The Little Mermaid at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend. Wilson shared this photo on Instagram, adding, “I’m crushing my mer-sisters!! #thelittlemermaidhollywoodbowl,”

Rebel Wilson Ursula

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