Here’s what’s been happening in Australian musical theatre this week …
NEW SOUTH WALES
Hayes Theatre: Xanadu
Lyric Theatre: We Will Rock You
State Theatre: Georgy Girl
Theatre Royal: Ghost
Arts Centre Melbourne: Heathers
Chapel off Chapel: Dogfight
Comedy Theatre: Little Shop of Horrors
Her Majesty’s Theatre: Singin’ in the Rain
The Princess Theatre: Matilda
The Regent Theatre: The Sound of Music
WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?
Beautiful: The Carol King Musical
Beautiful: The Carol King Musical was announced to open in Australia at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in 2017. Beautiful tells the story of Carol King and her story from school girl to superstar. You can sign up to the ticket waitlist now at www.beautifulmusical.com.au
Here is a clip from the show:
My Fair Lady – Cast Announcement
The Australian Cast of My Fair Lady was announced on Thursday, May 12th. Anna O’Byrne and Reg Livermore will lead the cast. The show begins on August 30th, 2016 in Sydney. For more information on cast and ticket details, go to : http://myfairladymusical.com.au/
Singin’ in the Rain
Singin’ in the Rain opens today, Saturday May 14th, at Her Majesty’s Theatre Melbourne. http://singin.com.au/
NEW SOUTH WALES
May 14- Ghost
Heathers opened on May 12th at The Arts Centre, Melbourne in the Playhouse. The show runs through to May 22nd.
Xanadu’s first show was May 12th at The Hayes Theatre, Sydney. The show runs through to June 12th.
On May 12th, The Sound of Music hosted a Cancer Council fundraiser at their final dress rehearsal raising much needed funds for Cancer Council Victoria. Their first Melbourne Preview was May 13th at The Regent Theatre, Melbourne.
AUSTRALIAN PERFORMER SPECIAL MENTIONS
Ana Marina’s CD launch will be held at the Spring Hill Reservoir, Brisbane on May 19 at 7:30pm. Tickets available from:
Anna O’Byrne currently performing as Sarah Brown in the UK production of Guys and Dolls has released her debut album titled Dream. Available now on iTunes and Amazon.
Here is a video clip of Anna singing “Love Never Dies” which is on her CD.
Caroline O’Connor (Anything Goes, Chicago) will be performing as Lily in the timeless story of Anastasia at The Hartford Stage, Connecticut (USA). Anastasia opens on May 12 and runs through to June 12.
With music and lyrics by Perth export, Tim Minchin (Matilda). Based on the 1993 film of the same name, Groundhog Day tells the story of Phil Connors, an arrogant weatherman who while on assignment covering the annual Groundhog Day event who finds himself in an endless time loop when his day repeats again and again causing Phil to re- examine his life and priorities.
The show opens at London’s Old Vic Theatre on July 11, 2016 and is set to run for 10 weeks.