Here’s the latest news in the weekly wrap!
NEW SOUTH WALES
Capitol Theatre: Aladdin
Lyric Theatre: Dream Lover
Opera House: My Fair Lady
Theatre Royal- Hobart: Antarctica
Arts Centre, Melbourne (Fairfax Studio): Godspell Reimagined
Arts Centre, Melbourne (Playhouse): The Light in the Piazza
Chapel off Chapel: The Color Purple
Her Majesty’s Theatre: Kinky Boots
Princess Theatre: Matilda the Musical
WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?
Aladdin celebrates 100 shows
On Sunday, October 30th the Australian company of Aladdin celebrated 100 performances of the magical story of young Agrabah lovers Aladdin and Jasmine. Aladdin is showing at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre. Tickets can be purchased from: http://www.ticketmaster.com.au
Kinky Boots announces Sydney season
On Thursday, November 3rd it was announced that hit musical Kinky Boots will open at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre in April 2017. There is currently a waitlist for Sydney with tickets going on sale on December 5th from http://kinkybootsthemusical.co
Matilda Brisbane children make debut
Many of the children who will play the roles of Crunchem Hall students in the upcoming Brisbane season have made their Matilda debut at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre to gain experience before Matilda opens for previews at QPAC on March 25th, 2016. Tickets are available from: https://www.qpac.com.au/event/
Rob Guest Endowment Grand Final Concert – Guest Artists Announced
Guest Artists at the 2016 Rob Guest Endowment Grand Final Concert will include Paulini (The Bodyguard), cast members of Aladdin and Dream Lover (both currently showing in Sydney), Helpmann Award winning Matilda’s Molly Barwick, Sasha Rose, Georgia Taplin and Bella Thomas and past winners Daniel Assetta (2015), Samantha Leigh Dodemaide (2013) and Blake Bowden (2011).
The Rob Guest Endowment Grand Final Concert will be held at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre on Monday, November 14th with tickets available from: http://www.ticketmaster.com.au
NEW SOUTH WALES
Hayes Theatre: Mack and Mabel (November 18th)
QPAC Lyric Theatre: Matilda (November 25th)
Arts Centre, Melbourne (Playhouse): Dusty (November 12th)
Chapel off Chapel: Reefer Madness (November 24th)
Fortyfivedownstairs Theatre: The Last 5 Years (November 25th) and The Gathering (November 26th)
NEW SOUTH WALES
Sydney Opera House: My Fair Lady (November 5th)
Theatre Royal- Hobart: Antarctica (November 12th)
Arts Centre, Melbourne (Fairfax Studio): Godspell Reimagined (November 6th)
Arts Centre, Melbourne (Playhouse): The Light in the Piazza (November 6th)
Chapel off Chapel: The Color Purple (November 6th)
Princess Theatre: Matilda (November 11th)
Ghost Asia tour
Justine Puy (Ghost Australia, WICKED) and Kirsty Sturgess (Ghost Australia, RENT) are currently in China as they take part in Ghost’s 2016/2017 tour of Asia which began on Friday, November 4th 2016 in Ningbo. The cast will tour China until February 14th, 2017.
Tickets are on sale now for Tim Minchin’s Groundhog Day which will spring onto Broadway from March 16th, 2017. This is the second show which Minchin has written music and lyrics for to reach Broadway, with Matilda running until January 1st, 2017.
Side Show UK nominated for five Offie Awards
The UK production of Side Show UK, in which Australian’s Lala Barlow and David Muscat are currently performing, has been nominated for five Offie Awards. The Offie Awards recognise off West End productions. The nominations include a nomination for Best Musical.