It’s been a busy week in Australian music theatre. Here’s the latest news.

CURRENT SHOWS

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
Canberra Theatre: Little Shop of Horrors (from May 25th- 29th)

NEW SOUTH WALES
Hayes Theatre: Xanadu
Lyric Theatre: We Will Rock You
State Theatre: Georgy Girl

QUEENSLAND
QPAC Playhouse: Little Shop of Horrors (from June 1st)

VICTORIA
Chapel off Chapel: Songs for a New World
Her Majesty’s Theatre: Singin’ in the Rain
The Princess Theatre: Matilda
The Regent Theatre: The Sound of Music

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Crown Theatre: Ghost

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?

Australian Composer’s Collective – new facebook group and a message from founder Eddie Perfect:
Australian Music Theatre Composers/Lyricists!

Are you an Australian Music Theatre composer, lyricist, or both? Do you write for the stage, or hope to? Are you a professional, or perhaps someone with the burning desire to be one? Do you feel like you’re rattling around in an empty void and would like some guidance, some inspiration, some contacts, a network, a collaborator, SOME FRIENDS?

Then join the COMPOSER’S COLLECTIVE.

The collective can be contacted at:
https://m.facebook.com/ozcomposerscollective/?tsid=0.27072271914221346&source=typeahead

 

We Will Rock You to Rock into Adelaide and Perth
The Australian tour of We Will Rock You announced this week it would show in Perth (November 15th) and Adelaide (from December 31st).  Tickets for Adelaide go on sale on June 6th and Perth on June 13th at http://wewillrockyou.com.au

 

OPENING SHOWS

QUEENSLAND
Little Shop of Horrors – will play at QPAC in the Playhouse from June 1st.

VICTORIA
Songs for a New World – opens at Chapel off Chapel, Prahran on June 2nd .

 

CLOSING SHOWS

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
Little Shop of Horrors – May 29th

NEW SOUTH WALES
Georgy Girl – June 1st

 

AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRY and PERFORMER SPECIAL MENTIONS

Jeanne Pratt receives honorary doctorate
Jeanne Pratt, Chairman of The Production Company has received an honorary doctorate from Melbourne’s Monash University. Congratulations Jeanne!

Jeanne Pratt doctorate

 

Wedding:
On Saturday the 21st of May, Matthew Lee Robinson and Scott Morris tied the knot in front of family and friends in Auckland, NZ. Congratulations to you Matthew and Scott.

matthew and scott

 

Maryann Wright- The Voice Australia
Maryann will be performing on The Voice Australia as part of the Battles which will be airing on Sunday May 29th at 7:00pm

Maryann Wright voice

 

Home Grown 2nd Birthday celebrations
Home Grown will celebrate its 2nd Birthday with a concert on June 5th at Chapel off Chapel, Prahran. Featuring performers from the casts of The Sound of Music, Singin’ in the Rain, Dogfight and Einstein: Master of the Universe, it is sure to be a great night. The show starts at 8pm and tickets are $15.00 at the door.

Home Grown 2nd birthday

AUSSIES ABROAD

Caroline O’Connor performs in Anastasia the Musical
Anastasia the Musical held its world premiere on the Hartford Stage, Connecticut (USA) this week. Caroline is playing Lily (a role originated by Bernadette Peters !).

Caroline O'Connor in Anastasia

 

Hayden Tee to Perform among the Stars in Dubai
Hayden Tee (Les Miserables) will perform his award winning role of Javert in Les Miserables when it shows in Dubai from November 10th to 24th.

Hayden Tee as Javert

Tickets available from: http://dubaiopera.com

 
Les Miserables Singapore
The acclaimed international cast of Les Miserables begins performances in Singapore on May 31st 2016. The season runs until July 17th at The Esplanade Theatre. Australian’s in the show are: Simon Gleeson (Jean Valjean), Patrice Tipoki (Fantine), Kerrie Anne Greenland (Eponine), Chris Durling (Enjolras), Emily Langridge (Cosette), Helen Walsh (Madame Thenardier), Kieran McGinlay (Gavroche), Callum Hobson (Gavroche), Sebastian Witt (Gavroche), Chloe De Los Santos (Young Cosette), Venice Harris (Young Cosette), Claudia Ballen (Young Eponine/ Ensemble) and Mabel Tamone (Young Eponine/ Ensemble.

The Australian adult cast members making up the ensemble are; Billy Bourchier, Hugo Chiarella, Melanie Cornell, Mischana Delora- Cornish, Blake Erickson, Tamlyn Henderson, Liam McIlwain, Joel Parnis, Michaela Powell and Adèle Parkinson.

Tickets are available from: http://www.lesmis.com/singapore/

 

Rebel Wilson
Rebel Wilson will make her West End debut playing Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls at London’s Phoenix Theatre. Wilson will play the role for eight weeks from June 28th to August 21st.

Rebel Wilson.jpg

 

Stagey Live
David Muscat (Billy Elliot) is the host of a new chat show about theatre. The show will feature entertainment, comedy and interviews.

David Muscat head shot

For further information go to:

http://www.davidmuscat.co.uk/#!stagey-live/ozojp

 

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