NEW SOUTH WALES
Belvoir: My Brilliant Career- Saturday, December 5th
Capitol Theatre: Frozen- Tuesday, December 1st
Sydney Lyric Theatre: Pippin- Tuesday, November 24th
Paddo RSL Showroom: Ring Them Bells: A Very Liza Christmas– Sunday, November 29th to Thursday, December 17th
Wynnum Fringe- Friday, November 13th to Sunday, November 15th
Ripcord- Dunstan Playhouse- Friday, November 13th
Oklahoma!- Heath Ledger Theatre- Saturday, November 28th
Hamilton– Australian Cast Announcement!
The Australian cast of the highly anticipated musical Hamilton was announced on Monday, November 9th ahead of the show’s premiere at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre in March 2021.
The Australian company is led by Jason Arrow (Aladdin, Beautiful) as Alexander Hamilton, Chloé Zuel (SIX, West Side Story) as Eliza Hamilton nee Schuyler, Lyndon Watts (A Chorus Line, West Side Story) as Aaron Burr, Akina Edmonds (Beautiful, Barnum) as Angelica Schuyler, Matu Ngaropo (Little Black Bitch, Lion King) as George Washington, Victory Ndukwe (Festen, The Flick) as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, Shaka Cook (The Secret River, Jasper Jones) as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison, Marty Alix (Spamalot, RENT) as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton, Elandrah Eramiha as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds and Brent Hill (School of Rock, Little Shop of Horrors) as King George III.
Joining them are Kirrah Amosa, Daniel Assetta, Kyla Bartholomeusz, Isaac Bradley, Olivia Carniato, Luca Dinardo, Jeffery Duffy, Keanu Gonzalez, Winston Hillyer, Jimmie “J.J.” Jeter, Julian Kuo, Iosefa Laga’aia, Stefan Lagoulis, Ashton Lash, Loredo Malcolm, Jayme Jo Massoud, James Maxfield, Callan Purcell, Zelia Rose, Tainga Savage, Jas Smith-Sua, Tigist Strode, Kim Taylor, Romina Villafranca, and Zachary Webster
For further information, head to https://www.theatrepeople.com.au/introducing-the-cast-of-hamilton
Fangirls- Return Season
After a sold-out run, where even standing room tickets were snapped up in a day, Fangirls is returning next year, kicking off Belvoir’s 2021 season before heading off on an interstate tour. Written by Yve Blake, the show which won the 2019 Sydney Theatre Award for Best Mainstage Musical tells the story of Edna. She’s 14, finding her feet, and head over heels in love with the most ridiculously beautiful boy she’s ever seen, Harry. There’s just one problem:
Harry is in ‘True Connection’, the biggest boyband in the world. But for an industrious scholarship girl like Edna, that’s only a hurdle, because nothing will get in her way of meeting Harry, and proving to him that she, more than anyone else in his legion of screaming fans, understands the real him.
The show will play at The Seymour Centre from Saturday, January 30th, 2021 with the talented Karis Oka (SIX) playing Edna. Tickets are on sale from tonight at https://belvoir.com.au/
After smash-hit seasons on Broadway and in London, Fun Home comes to Sydney in a soaring brand-new production. Rescheduled from our 2020 season, the Sydney Theatre Company is thrilled to announce that musical legend Marina Prior will be appearing in 2021.
After the unexpected death of her father, Alison is forced to confront his secrets that come to light. Shifting between past and present, we meet Alison, a successful graphic novelist; college-age Alison on the cusp of self-discovery; and precocious child Alison, who plays in coffins instead of sandboxes in the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home.
Directed by Dean Bryant, Fun Home has laughs, drama, and great tunes in spades. Don’t miss this chance to see one of the hottest musicals to come out of the US in a decade.
The cast features Ryan Gonzalez (Jersey Boys, In the Heights), Emily Havea (Oklahoma, The Secrets She Keeps), Lucy Maunder (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Beautiful), Maggie McKenna (Dear Evan Hansen, Muriel’s Wedding), Adam Murphy (Ragtime, Aladdin) and Marina Prior (Dream Lover, Hello, Dolly!)
Previews commence at Roslyn Packer Theatre on Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 with tickets on sale soon! Further information can be found at https://www.sydneytheatre.com.au/whats-on/productions/2021/fun-home
HEDWIG and the ANGRY INCH
Starring Hugh Sheridan, Hedwig, and the Angry Inch will make a triumphant return to Sydney, reopening the iconic and newly refurbished Enmore Theatre.
Holding its distinctive place in the rock musical canon, Hedwig’s trailblazing story and cult-status songs have amassed a devoted global following. Emerging from the Lower East Side of New York City, this punk-rock drag show and critically renowned film transformed into a Broadway blockbuster. Hedwig and The Angry Inch is a commercial success story like no other.
Feel the unbridled joy of ‘Sugar Daddy’ and have your heart broken then built back up by ‘The Origin of Love’.
Re-created by an esteemed creative and production team, Hedwig is the unlikely hero we need on stage in 2021!
The season will run from Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 with tickets on sale from Thursday, November 12th, 2020 at http://www.enmoretheatre.com.au/events/2021/01/02/hedwig
Further cast to be announced.
Legendary rock musical RENT will play at the equally iconic Sydney Opera House from Sunday, December 27th, 2020 until Sunday, January 31st, 2021.
Join the bohemian revolution as this group of artists, outcasts and misfits seize their moment in the face of adversity and measure their life through love. Celebrate the 25th anniversary of this global musical phenomenon with a never more prevalent message: “no day but today”.
The announced cast is Callum Francis (Kinky Boots) as Collins and music artist Sean Miley Moore as Angel. Further cast members will be announced at a later date.
The Australian creative team features Producers Gus Murray and Lauren Peters, Director Shaun Rennie, Musical Director Andrew Worboys, Choreographer Luca Dinardo, Set Designer Dann Barber, Costume Designer Ella Butler, Lighting Designer Trent Suidgeest and Sound Designer David Bergman.
SIBLINGSHIP Returns to Sydney
Featuring siblings Daniel Assetta (Hamilton, Book of Mormon) and Chiara Assetta (West Side Story), Siblingship follows their childhood journey. Through classic show tunes and a splash of pop music, this dynamic cabaret explores the ‘rules’ that make the world’s most unique relationship work. Siblingship is a show for everyone who ever fought with, told secrets to, stood up for, laughed, and cried with, absolutely couldn’t stand but always loved and could never live without their siblings.
The show will run at Riverside Paramatta from December 17th to 19th, 2020 with tickets available from https://riversideparramatta.com.au/show/siblingship/
Rhonda Burchmore’s new single, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” featuring Jack Earle is out now. It is available from the following music services “Ill Be Home for Christmas”.
Anything but Fine
Congratulations to Tobias Madden (CATS) on the news that his new Young Adult’s novel, “Anything But Fine” will be published in the USA in 2022! The book will be published in Australia in 2021.
Luca Mason has been preparing to audition for the Australian Ballet School for more than a decade when a missed step on a flight of stairs lands him in hospital. But it’s not all bad—as Luca settles into a life of doctor’s appointments, unwieldy crutches, and absolutely no ballet (and no, he does not want to talk about it) he strikes up an unlikely friendship with the perfect-in-every-way rowing star of his new school, Jordan Tanaka-Jones.