NEW SOUTH WALES
Capitol Theatre: Charlie and the Choco
Hayes Theatre: Spamalot
Princess Theatre: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Regent Theatre: Jersey Boys
AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES
Cast Announcement: Billy Elliot
This week saw the announcement of further adult cast members for the 10th Anniversary Tour of Billy Elliot which commences at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre on October 10th 2019.
Aaron Smyth will portray Older Billy as well as being a part of the original West End cast of An American in Paris, Smyth won a Gold Medal at the prestigious Genee International Ballet Competition in 2008, and most recently portrayed the role of the Snow Cavalier in Disney’s The Nutcracker in the Four Realms.
Damien Bermingham will take on
Further information and ticketing details can be found at https://billyelliotthemusical.
Stefanie Jones to play Rhonda in Muriel’s Wedding
Stefanie Jones will play the role of Muriel’s best friend, Rhonda Epinstall, in Muriel’s Wedding. She replaces Elizabeth Esguerra who has had to withdraw for personal reasons. The musical opens at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne’s East End Theatre District in March.
Jones has recently been seen on stage in Oklahoma !, Brigadoon, Dream Lover and Sound of Music. She is also an accomplished violinist. For more details: http://www.theatrepeople.com.
Applause named as the next Neglected Musical
On Wednesday, February 27th, Neglected Musicals together with Hayes Theatre announced their next Neglected Musical. Caroline O’Connor wil
The show will run for 7 script in hand performances only from May 1st, 2019 with tickets available from https://hayestheatre.com.au/
Opening Night: Jersey Boys
Saturday, March 2nd saw Jersey Boys open at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre. Jersey Boys tells the story of the band from the early years, when Tommy Devito recruits a young Frankie Castellucio, through their volatile years as The Four Seasons, and into Frankie’s solo career. The audience were transported to the era through the music, sets and costumes, and responded to each musical performance like they were at a Four Seasons concert. Overall it was a thoroughly enjoyable show.
A full review can be found at http://www.theatrepeople.com.
Baby News: Angela Scundi welcomes baby boy
Congratulations to Angela Scundi (Rob Guest Endowment Awards, The Producers) and her husband Mik
Gypsy Cloak passes to Jersey Boys cast member, Glenn Hill
Congratulations to Jersey Boys cast member Glenn Hill on being awarded the Australian Gypsy Cloak which was handed to him from the Evita cast on Thursday, February 28th.
NEW SOUTH WALES
Ensemble Theatre: The Last Five Years (March 29th)
QPAC Lyric Theatre: The Book of Mormon (March 16th)
Adelaide Festival Theatre: Aladdin (April 6th)
Her Majesty’s Theatre: Muriel’s Wedding (March 12th)
His Majesty’s Theatre: Peter Pan Goes Wrong (March 7th)
NEW SOUTH WALES
Hayes Theatre: Spamalot (April 13th)
His Majesty’s Theatre: Peter Pan Goes Wrong (March 17th)
Aladdin celebrates 900th performances
Last week saw the cast of Aladdin AUS/ NZ celebrate their 900th performance. Sunday, March 3rd is the last performance in Auckland before the show moves to Adelaide in April. Congratulations everyone!
Australian Scott Morris (Wizar
Tickets can be found at https://m.va-rep.org/site/_
NYC Street named in honour of King Kong
On Wednesday, March 6th, The New York Mayor’s office will hold a ceremonial street naming honouring the contribution which King Kong has made to the culture of New York City by declaring the area outside of the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway at 53rd Street) King Kong Court.
The ceremony will celebrate the 86th anniversary of the iconic original film. King Kong the musical is now playing at the Broadway Theatre where it opened on Thursday, November 8 (previews began October 5, 2018).