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CURRENT SHOWS  

NEW SOUTH WALES

Capitol Theatre: Aladdin

Hayes Theatre: Calamity Jane

VICTORIA

Her Majesty’s Theatre: Kinky Boots

Regent Theatre: Ladies in Black

The National Theatre: The Full Monty

The Princess Theatre: The Book of Mormon

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Crown Theatre: Matilda

WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?  

Calamity Jane- Opening Night

Calamity Jane rolled on over the Sydney plains this week as the 2017 production opened at Hayes Theatre on Friday, March 10th. Starring Virginia Gay as the title character Calamity Jane, the show will run until Saturday, April 1st. With tickets selling fast you best check out:  http://www.hayestheatre.com.au/what-s-on/book-tickets.html today.

Calamity Jane nine

Sheridan Harbridge, Virginia Gay and Laura Bunting perform in Calamity Jane.

 

The Full Monty- Opening Night 

StageArt’s production of The Full Monty opened at The National Theatre in Melbourne on the weekend to great audiences. The show runs until Sunday, March 19th. To purchase tickets go to: http://sa2.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/TicketRequest?&presenter=AUNATIONAL&event=fullmont&mktg=stageart

Full Monty opening night

 

Theatre People Sings Industry Night

The full cast for Theatre People Sings Industry Night to be held on Monday, March 20th at La Di Da has been announced. Featuring performers from current Melbourne productions The Full Monty, Kinky Boots and The Book of Mormon the show is set to be very entertaining. To purchase your ticket head to: https://www.trybooking.com/book/sessions?eid=204222

Industry Night March 20th Tp Sings

 

Rehearsals are the word for Grease

Rehearsals for Grease- The Arena Experience commence on Monday, March 13th ahead of the Brisbane season which runs from April 7th- 9th at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre before heading to Newcastle Entertainment Centre (July 14th-15th) and Adelaide in October, 2017. For further information roll on over to: http://www.greasearenashow.com

Grease cast

 

Rehearsals for My Fair Lady begin in the loverly city of Brisbane

Under the watchful eye of Dame Julie Andrews the Australian cast of My Fair Lady have converged on the sunny city of Brisbane to begin rehearsals for the Brisbane season of the show which begins previews on March 14th and runs until April 23rd before Melbourne and Sydney seasons. For ticket information go to: http://myfairladymusical.com.au

My Fair Lady Brisbane QPAC

Charles Edwards and Anna O’Byrne outside QPAC

 

Underground Broadway

The next instalment of Brisbane’s Underground Broadway will be held at the New Globe Theatre on Monday, April 3rd and will feature performers from the casts of My Fair Lady and Grease- The Arena Experience including Georgina Hopson (My Fair Lady)Josh Robson (Dream Lover, Les Misérables), Joel Parnis (My Fair Lady, Les Misérables)Lauren McKenna (Hairspray, Heathers) and regular favourite Bradley McCaw (The Oasis). For tickets head to: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=266039

Underground Broadway autumn

 

Wedding News

The team at Theatre People congratulate Ash Bee (Strictly Ballroom) and her husband Jamieson Shaw on their wedding which was held on Saturday, March 4th.

Wedding Ash Bee

Ash Bee and Jamieson Shaw on their wedding day

 

OPENING SHOWS  

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Canberra Theatre Centre: Ladies in Black (March 27th)

QUEENSLAND 

QPAC (Lyric Theatre): My Fair Lady (March 14th)

VICTORIA

Athenaeum Theatre: HMS Pinafore (March 14th)

CLOSING SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES 

Capitol Theatre: Aladdin (March 26th)

VICTORIA

Athenaeum Theatre: HMS Pinafore (March 18th)

Her Majesty’s Theatre: Kinky Boots (March 26th)

Regent Theatre: Ladies in Black (March 18th)

The National Theatre: The Full Monty (March 19th)

AUSSIES ABROAD

Tim Minchin’s Groundhog Day nominated for 8 Olivier Awards

Tim Minchin’s musical comedy Groundhog Day has received 8 nominations for the Olivier Awards which will be held at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday, April 9th. Categories the show is nominated in include Best New Musical, Best Actor in a Musical and Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical. Congratulations to Minchin and the Groundhog Day team.

Groundhog Day nominations

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