CURRENT SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES

Sydney Lyric Theatre: Pippin

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Ripcord- Dunstan Playhouse

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

NEW SOUTH WALES

Belvoir: My Brilliant Career- Saturday, December 5th

Capitol Theatre: Frozen- Tuesday, December 1st

Paddo RSL Showroom: Ring Them Bells: A Very Liza Christmas– Sunday, November 29th to Thursday, December 17th

 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Oklahoma!- Heath Ledger Theatre- Saturday, November 28th

 

SHOW ANNOUNCEMENTS

Come From Away flies into Brisbane in 2021

Get excited Brisbane!

Winner of five Green Room Awards, one Tony Award, and four Olivier Awards,  Come From Away tells the remarkable true story of thousands of stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland, Canada that welcomed them all. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony® and Grammy® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by Tony® winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley with musical staging by Olivier Award winner Kelly Devine.

Previews commence on Friday, March 26th, 2021 with tickets on sale now!

https://www.qpac.com.au/event/come_from_away_21/

Further information can be found at https://comefromaway.com.au/

 

The Wedding Singer

David Venn Enterprises (Bring It On The Musical) is thrilled to bring hit Broadway musical, The Wedding Singer to Australian audiences in 2021.

From April 2021, Melbourne, Gold Coast and Sydney will be treated to one of the most feel-good, romantic musicals to hit the boards in decades. Remember cassette players, ATARI, slap bands, and outrageous hair? It’s time to dust off your 80s best and get ready for some all-out fun!
Tickets are on sale from 1 December. Ensure you snap up the best seat to take in all the action by joining the waitlist via weddingsingermusical.com.au.
It’s 1985. Hair is huge, collars are up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Penned by the writer of the original smash-hit movie starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, The Wedding Singer musical achieved a Tony Award nomination for Best Musical.
Following sold-out performances on Broadway and the West End, this feel-good musical features all your favourite characters and a sparkling new soundtrack that does for the 80s what Hairspray did for the 60s.
“After an extremely challenging year, we couldn’t be happier to announce a national tour of The Wedding Singer. It’s such a joyful, nostalgic romp of pure rom-com fun, and hopefully just what the doctor ordered. I can’t wait to see audiences dress in their 80s finest and join the party of the year!” Producer David Venn.
Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s number one wedding singer and the life of the party. That is until his own fiancée strands him at the altar. Bitter and broken, Robbie begins to make every wedding as disastrous as his own until a warm-hearted waitress named Julia intervenes. Only trouble is, Julia’s about to be–you guessed it–married! Can Robbie pull off the performance of the decade and win the girl of his dreams?

To read further information and join the waitlist, head to https://weddingsingermusical.com.au/

 

Gold Coast Secures World Premiere of Friends! The Musical Parody

This week saw the announcement that the Australian Premiere of the hilarious New York and Las Vegas hit Friends! The Musical Parody has been secured for the Gold Coast. Friends! The Musical Parody national tour will open at The Star Gold Coast on 11 February 2021, with seasons Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, and Brisbane following.

Fans should register for the pre-sale at www.friendsmusical.com.au and be in the running to win an overnight stay at The Star, a VIP cast meet and greet, and The Star Gift Cards.

Join your six favourite friends at their favourite café for a night of unstoppable laughs with a new musical that lovingly lampoons the beloved NBC sitcom. Friends! The Musical Parody celebrates the misadventures of our favourite group of 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990s Manhattan.

It’s a seemingly typical day in New York coffee shop, Central Perk until an unexpected runaway bride enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear!

Follow Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, and Phoebe as they navigate life and friendship, all the while reliving favourite moments from the smash-hit TV show. Friends! The Musical Parody plucks the best moments from the show’s decade long run and recreates the moments through an uncensored, fast-paced, music-filled romp.

Friends! The Musical Parody will be directed by Dash Kruck, with choreography by Cameron Mitchell, set and costume design by Frances Hannaway, lighting design by Jason Glenwright, and musical direction by Steven Kreamer. The cast will be announced shortly.

We know this news will make your day, your month, or even your year! Friends! The Musical Parody will not only keep you laughing but will tug at the heartstrings drawing audiences into stories we know and love.

 

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Panto!

Hundreds of thousands of Australians have experienced the sheer delight of Director and Producer, Bonnie Lythgoe’s pantos. With incredible sets and special effects, star-studded casts, dazzling costumes, thrilling musical numbers – they’re the must-see family event that comes to Sydney each July.

Playing from Friday, 2nd to  Sunday, July 11th, 2021 at Sydney Coliseum Theatre will be Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs as you’ve never seen it before.  Starring Rhonda BurchmoreTristan McManus (Dancing With The Stars, Studio TEN), Australia’s favourite panto funnyman Kev Orkian (Britain’s Got Talent).  Anastasia Feneri returns for her second panto to play ‘Snow White’ and exciting new talent Max Fulham will make his panto debut playing the Prince.  The iconic Sir Cliff Richard will reprise his pre-recorded on-screen role as the ‘Magic Mirror’.

There is a relaxed performance on Wednesday, July 7th at 11:00 am.

Further information and links to ticketing can be found at https://www.ozpanto.com/

 

Once

Darlinghurst Theatre Company has announced that they have been awarded funds through the Australian Government’s Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund for a 21-week tour of the multi award-winning musical ONCE in 2021.

Starring Toby Francis, Stefanie Caccamo, and Cameron Daddo, Once tells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant who meet on a Dublin street and are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful but complicated love story, underscored by emotionally charged music.

To read the review from the 2019 NSW season go to https://www.theatrepeople.com.au/once-the-musical/

Further details about the 2021 national tour of ONCE will be announced early next year.

 

Tommy

Originally postponed because of Covid 19, Tommy is set to play at St Kilda’s Palais Theatre in August 2021. The Who’s 1969 rock opera Tommy was revolutionary. From it came this one-of-a-kind musical that scooped up five Tony Awards. This story of hope and triumph over adversity will shake your soul with its unforgettable soundtrack. Smash hits like ‘Pinball Wizard’, ‘I’m Free’ and ‘Acid Queen’ takes you back to the hard rock days of the psychedelic sixties.

The lead cast includes Mat Verevis as Narrator/ Tommy, Amy Lehpamer as Mrs. Walker, Vincent Hooper as Cousin Kevin, Kanen Breen as Uncle Ernie, and Paul Capsis as The Gypsy (Acid Queen) with the ensemble inclusive of Sheridan Anderson, Jared Bryan, Monique Dawes, Mark Doggett, Darcey Eagle, Courtney Glass, Matt Hamilton, David Hammond, Savannah Lind, Louis Lucente, Rubin Matters, John O’Hara, Matthew Predny, Emma Russell, Dean Schulz, David Sirianni, Darren Tyler, Jessica Vellucci, and Stephanie Wall.

Tickets for the Friday, August 13th to Saturday, August 21st run are available from https://victorianopera.com.au/season/the-whos-tommy

 

CAST ANNOUNCEMENTS

QPAC Christmas Celebration

On Friday, December 18th and Saturday, December 19th, Musical theatre stars Amy Lehpamer (School of RockBeautiful: The Carole King MusicalThe Sound of Music) and Josh Piterman (Phantom of the OperaBeautiful: The Carole King MusicalCatsHairspray) will join a host of special guests in uplifting song, beautifully supported by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dane Lam, and the glorious voices of the QPAC Chamber Choir. A First Nations blessing and a song will be delivered by Aunty Ruth Ghee.

Other artists for Spirit of Christmas 2020 will include recent musical theatre graduates Danielle Remulta and Liam J. Kirkpatrick; popular pipe organist Eduarda van Klinken; soprano Renée Jones; boy soprano Miles Le Goullon; and special guest musician Tom Cooney.

The Salvation Army’s Major Scott Allen will deliver the Christmas Message, with the concerts hosted by Spirit of Christmas favourite Sofie Formica.

Helping to conclude what has been a very challenging year for most of us, QPAC’s Spirit of Christmas is a celebration of the true meaning and joy of the festive season.

These concerts are an occasion to enjoy uplifting songs as we embrace the season’s enduring message of Peace, Love, and Joy.

Tickets are on sale now on the QPAC website https://www.qpac.com.au/event/spirit_christmas_20/

 

Squabbalogic Mystery Musical #5

Squabbalogic’s Mystery Musicals are back!

Saturday, December 5th, 2020 at 7:30 pm will see Natalie Abbott, Artemis Alfonzetti, Jacqui Dark, Margi de Ferranti, Grace Driscoll, Georgina Hopson, Stefanie Jones, Minerva Khodabande, Michele Lansdown, Sarah Murr, Zoe Ioannou, Louise Butler, and Olivia Clare Vasquez take the stage at The York Theatre in the Seymour Centre, Sydney to perform a mystery musical.

Previous Mystery Musicals have included Bye Bye BirdieHello DollyThe Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and Kiss Me Kate. This latest production is sure to delight musical theatre fans, so book now at https://www.seymourcentre.com/event/mystery-musical-5/ to secure your seat.

 

Woolworths Carols in the Domain 

One of Australia’s favourite showman and theatre stars, Todd McKenney (Barnum, Shrek) will be joined on stage by another theatre star, Rachael Beck (The Sound of Music, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) Todd and Rachael have something very special in store this year, in a not to be missed number surrounded by Carols dancers!


 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Frozen: First Glimpses of Cast in Costume

With Frozen opening at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre on December 1st, just in time for the school holidays and Christmas, the production gave excited fans their first peek at some of the fabulous production’s costumes.

 

Thomas McGuane as Hans

 

Sean Sinclair as Kristoff

 

Matt Lee as Olaf

 

Jemma Rix as Elsa

 

Courtney Monsma as Anna

 

Truth, Beauty, Freedom and A LOT of Love

Lights, Camera & Action is an installation at the Regent Theatre by florists Flower Temple. It is part of Urban Blooms, a spectacular floral takeover of iconic Melbourne landmarks, laneways, and boulevards. Come and celebrate the magic of the theatre and be captivated by the romance of the rose. Immerse yourself in a plethora of roses in this bespoke and artistic one-of-a-kind installation.

Visit the steps of the iconic Regent Theatre, gorgeously dressed in thousands of stems of roses making a creative statement.

 

 

 

 

 

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