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NEW SOUTH WALES
Capitol Theatre: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Hayes Theatre: American Psycho
Lyric Theatre: Saturday Night Fever
QPAC Lyric Theatre: Book of Mormon
Arts Centre Melbourne: Lazarus
Comedy Theatre: Barnum
Her Majesty’s Theatre: Muriel’s Wedding
Princess Theatre: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Adelaide Festival Theatre: Aladdin
AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES
Cast Announcement: Chess
Australian stars of musical theatre Silvie Paladino and David Harris will perform in The Very Popular Theatre Company’s production of Chess.
Chess turns a distinguished game of chess into a metaphor for romantic rivalries and East-West political intrigue. The principal pawns form a love triangle: the loutish American Grandmaster Freddie (un cast), the earnest Russian champion; Anatoly (Harris) and the Hungarian-American female chess second; Florence (Paladino) who arrives at the international championships with the American but falls for the Russian.
From Tyrol to Thailand the players, lovers, politicians, CIA and KGB make their moves to the pulse of this monumental rock score. Several numbers, including “One Night in Bangkok” and “I Know Him So Well”, are international hits.
The show is open now for auditions with information available at https://form.jotform.co/90822934456867.
Opening Night: American Psycho
Congratulations to the company of Hayes Theatre and BB arts & Two Door Productions production American Psycho who opened on Friday, May 17th.
American Psycho runs until Sunday, June 9th with limited tickets available from https://hayestheatre.com.au/event/american-psycho/
Rehearsals commence for Come From Away
Monday, May 20th saw the Australian cast of Come From Away commence rehearsals ahead of performances which start at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019.
NEW SOUTH WALES
Hayes Theatre: American Psycho (June 9th)
Lyric Theatre: Saturday Night Fever (June 2nd)
QPAC: Book of Mormon (June 1st)
Adelaide Festival Centre: Aladdin (June 9th)
Arts Centre Melbourne: Lazarus (June 9th)
Comedy Theatre: Barnum (June 2nd)
Her Majesty’s Theatre: Muriel’s Wedding (June 16th)
Congratulations to Australian Eurovision representative Kate Miller-Heidke on her outstanding performances during the 64th edition of the event which was held in Israel.
Miller-Heidke finished a very credible 9th out of 26 competitors with her song ‘Zero Gravity’. Congratulations Kate!
Kate Miller-Heidke won the 2019 Marcel Bezençon Artistic Award for her performance, becoming the first Australian to win this award.
Here is the video of her very impressive finals performance:
West End Live Lineup
Flying the Australian flag during West End Live on June 22nd and 23rd will be performers including representing Matilda, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and Jesus Christ Superstar.
Further information can be found at https://www.westendlive.co.uk