Here’s the latest news in the weekly wrap!
NEW SOUTH WALES
Capitol Theatre: Aladdin
Hayes Theatre: Mack and Mabel
QPAC (Lyric Theatre): Matilda
Adelaide Festival Centre: Singin’ in the Rain
Arts Centre (Playhouse): Dusty
Chapel off Chapel: Reefer Madness
Fortyfivedownstairs Theatre: The Last 5 Years
Fortyfivedownstairs Theatre: The Gathering
Her Majesty’s Theatre: Kinky Boots
Crown Theatre: Avenue Q
WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?
Underground Broadway and TheatrePeople Sings present ‘Mo-Town’ a fundraiser for The Movember Foundation.
Co-Produced by Spencer Bignell and James Terry, the show will feature the greatest hits of Motown performed by the Australian Musical Theatre Industry.
With performances by SAM LUDEMAN, LINDEN FURNELL, LOREN HUNTER, BAYLIE CARSON, ASHLEE SMITH, BLAKE APPELQVIST, BRONTE FLORIAN, RUVARASHE NGWENYA, LACHLAN GRAHAM, DANIEL COSGROVE, ALEX THOMPSON, DANIEL RIDOLFI, ADAM LYON and introducing ALI MOSHOPOLOUS and CHYNA HAZEL-POLKINGHORNE!
Tickets and seating are limited, so be sure to book online to reserve your spot! 100% profits will be given directly to the Movember Foundation. Tickets available at: https://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=240840
Ash McKenzie and Matt Holly engaged
Over the weekend actors Ash McKenzie and Matt Holly became engaged while on holiday overseas. We congratulate you both and wish you a long and happy life together.
TV WEEK LOGIE AWARDS NOMINATIONS
This week the nominations for the TV WEEK Logie Awards were announced with many individual nominations for Australian theatre performers. Nominees include Simon Burke (Mary Poppins), Helen Dallimore (WICKED), Virginia Gay (Calamity Jane), Delta Goodrem (CATS), Kat Hoyos (Xanadu), Craig McLachlan (Rocky Horror Show), Pamela Rabe (Wizard of Oz), Sigrid Thornton (Fiddler on the Roof) and Christie Whelan- Browne (Rocky Horror Show). Congratulations and chookas all !
This Little Girl, Matilda shines this week
Matilda the Musical, the hit musical about a courageous young girl who dares to change her world, has swept the news this week with award wins, nominations and launches.
Previews for the Brisbane season of the show began on Friday 25th, 2016 at QPAC. If the standing ovation and audience reactions are anything to go by, the season will be a very successful one. Opening night for Brisbane is Thursday, December 1st 2016.
Matilda and Me has been nominated for an award at the TV WEEK Logie Awards for Best Factual Program.
At the ATOM awards, Matilda and Me won two awards Best Documentary – Arts and Best Documentary- Biographical.
Tickets for Australian Tour of Matilda, Adelaide season, go on sale on Monday, while this week saw Tim Minchin at the piano in Perth to launch their season which begins on February 28th, 2017.
Tickets and further information can be found at: http://au.matildathemusical.
Songbook Series artists announced
Chapel on Chapel in Melbourne are holding a one night only Songbook Series concert. December 11th will see the music of Nick Enright performed by Australian performers including Johanna Allen (The Sound of Music), Kerrie- Anne Greenland (Side Show, Les Miserables), Scott Morris (Grease), John O’Hara (WICKED), Patrice Tipoki (Les Miserables) Queenie Van De Zandt and Rob Guest Endowment finalists Hilary Cole and Genevieve Kingsford.
Adelaide Festival Centre: Singin’ in the Rain (December 1st)
Crown Theatre: Avenue Q (November 26th)
Arts Centre (Playhouse): Dusty (December 4th)
Chapel off Chapel: Reefer Madness (December 4th)
This week Ashleigh Rubenach (The Sound of Music) and Stephen Madsen (Heathers, RENT) performed on stage at the Kennedy Centre, New York. This was a first for both of these performers. Congratulations!