Happy 1st Birthday to the Weekly Wrap: celebrating a year of bringing you the latest news from the Australian theatre community! 

 

CURRENT SHOWS  

NEW SOUTH WALES

Hayes Theatre: Calamity Jane

 

QUEENSLAND

QPAC: My Fair Lady

 

VICTORIA

The Princess Theatre: The Book of Mormon

 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA 

Crown Theatre: Matilda

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?  

Green Room Awards

Monday, 27th March will see the city of Melbourne host the 2016 Green Room Awards. Held at the Comedy Theatre, this event celebrates the achievements of performers from all areas of the performance industry. The night will be hosted by Julia Zemiro.

Tickets are on sale to the general public. For further information head to: http://www.greenroom.org.au/Main/Index.aspx

Julia Zemiro headshot

Julia Zemiro

 

Broadway Unplugged

Monday, March 27th will also see the Melbourne musical theatre community converge on The Toff in Town for a great night of entertainment starring performers from musicals such as Kinky Boots and The Book of Mormon, including Eddie Grey (The Book of Mormon, WICKED)Daniel Assetta (The Book of Mormon, CATS)Angela Lumicisi (WICKED)Fem Belling (NINE the musical, Boy From Oz) and Samm Hagen (Kinky Boots).

The event is an 18 + event and tickets can be bought from: http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/broadway-unplugged-with-eddie-grey-daniel-assetta-angela-lumicisi-fem-belling/94226?ref=RSS_toff_rss&skin=1041

Samm Hagen headshot

Samm Hagen

 

Melbourne season of Kinky Boots sells out

As the factory prepares to relocate to Sydney’s Capitol Theatre, it is great news to hear that the Melbourne season is completely sold out. Congratulations to everyone in the Kinky Boots company.

Kinky Boots sold out

 

StageArt’s Spring Awakening – cast announcement

Monday saw the announcement of the cast for StageArt’s May 2017 production of Spring Awakening. Spring Awakening will show at Melbourne’s Chapel off Chapel from May 18th with tickets on sale from April 3rd. For all your cast and ticket information go to: http://www.theatrepeople.com.au/spring-awakening-cast-announced/

Spring Awakening cast

 

The Bodyguard – Sydney News

As the adult cast members of The Bodyguard commenced rehearsals on Monday March 20th, ahead of their Sydney season, the four boys that will portray the role of Fletcher were announced. Fletcher, the son of Rachel Marron (who will be played by Paulini) will be performed on a rotational basis by Rome Champion -10, Tyrese Medina -8, Chetachi Nwaogazi – 10 and Joshua Scott – 11. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.thebodyguardmusical.com.au/tickets/

Bodyguard kids

 

Workshop: Lola Montez

This week saw the cast of musical Lola Montez workshop the show in Sydney. Lola Montez is a 1958 Australian musical written about famous actress and dancer Lola Montez and focuses on her four day visit to the Ballarat Goldfields.

Cast of Lola Montez

 

 

OPENING SHOWS  

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY 

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


NEW SOUTH WALES

Capitol Theatre: Kinky Boots (April 12th)

 

QUEENSLAND  

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre: Grease- The Arena Experience (April 7th)

 

VICTORIA 

Her Majesty’s: Aladdin (April 15th)

 

CLOSING SHOWS 

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Canberra Theatre Centre: Ladies in Black (April 2nd)

 

AUSSIES ABROAD

Caroline O’Connor

Last night (USA time) saw the Broadway cast of Anastasia perform their first preview at the Broadhurst Theatre. Our own Caroline O’Connor is portraying Countess Lily. For further information head to http://www.anastasiabroadway.com/

Anastasia first preview

 

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