Here’s the latest news in the Weekly Wrap!
NEW SOUTH WALES
Hayes Theatre: Assassins
Lyric Theatre: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Sydney Opera House: Miracle City
QPAC Lyric Theatre: Kinky Boots
Chapel off Chapel: Memphis
Her Majesty’s Theatre: Aladdin
The Princess Theatre: The Book of Mormon
Regent Theatre: The Bodyguard
WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?
Theatre People Industry Night
Monday, October 23rd will see Theatre People host a halloween themed Industry Night at Dracula’s Theatre Restaurant in Melbourne. Performing during the evening will be an array of up and coming talent as well as established musical theatre performers.
Tickets can be purchased from https://www.trybooking.com/
Show Queen – October Edition
Show Queen presents their October edition of their cabaret and musical theatre variety night. The show will be held at Ginger’s @ The Oxford Hotel on Sunday, October 22nd. Performers include Daniel Belle (My Fair Lady/ Les Miserables), Jennifer Peers (The Sound of Music), Mark Trevorrow (
Tickets can be purchased from www.showqueen.com.au
Hats Off to celebrate 20 years!
In a night to remember Hats Off! will celebrate their 20th year in an evening to remember. Held at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre on the set of Beautiful, the evening will pay tribute with 20 fantastic numbers. Performers include Queenie van de Zandt, Nancye Hayes, Silvie Paladino, Rhonda Burchmore, Geraldine Turner, Lara Mulcahy, Tim Draxl, Shauna Jensen, Mitchell Butel, Shaun Rennie and many more.
Tickets can be purchased from http://www.ticketmaster.com.
This week in MT
Aladdin flys into Brisbane for promo
This week saw the cast of Aladdin fly to Brisbane to launch the upcoming season of the show. Aladdin opens at QPAC on February 28th. Tickets are available from http://aladdinthemusical.com.
Bad Luck to say Good Luck on Opening Night …
Congratulations to the cast of Miracle City on their successful opening night on Saturday, October 14th at the Sydney Opera House. Miracle City tells the story of the Truswell Family, a televangelist family with dreams to build a religious amusement park for Christian families the world over. The only thing holding them back is money.
Miracle City runs until October 28th and tickets can be purchased from https://www.sydneyoperahouse.
NEW SOUTH WALES
Hayes Theatre: Me and My Girl (October 25th)
Hayes Theatre: High Fidelity (November 18th)
Roslyn Packer Theatre: Muriel’s Wedding (November 6th)
QPAC Lyric Theatre: Wizard of Oz (November 4th)
Chapel off Chapel: Beautiful Things (October 16th)
Chapel off Chapel: Lay Down Sally (October 17th)
State Theatre: Brigadoon (October 28th)
NEW SOUTH WALES
Hayes Theatre: Assassins (October 22nd)
Hayes Theatre: Me and My Girl (October 29th)
Sydney Opera House- Miracle City (October 28th)
QPAC Lyric Theatre: Kinky Boots (October 22nd)
Chapel off Chapel: Memphis (October 28th)
Chapel off Chapel: Beautiful Things (October 23rd)
Chapel off Chapel: Lay Down Sally (October 24th)
State Theatre: Brigadoon (November 5th)
Congratulations to David Harris (Miss Saigon, Wicked, Legally Blonde) who this week originated the role of Max Bronfman in a new version of Stephen Schwartz’s RAGS – An American Musical. RAGS is the story of Russian, Jewish immigrant, Rebecca and her son David who immigrate to the USA in search of a better life. Harris’ character is a German Jew and successful garment manufacturer. He is rather arrogant and acts very superior to the other characters.
RAGS is currently in previews. It plays at the Goodspeed Theatre in East Haddam, Connecticut (USA) until December 10th. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.goodspeed.org/
Lion King International Tour
Congratulations to Australian performer Andre Jewson who has been cast as Zazu in Michael Cassel’s International Tour of The Lion King. The show will play in the Philippines before heading to Singapore, Korea, Taiwan and South Africa. Information on the tour can be found at http://lionkinginternational.
This week saw David Muscat (Billy Elliot UK) and the Jersey Boys International team perform at Dubai Opera before they head to China in November. For show dates and information go to https://www.selladoor.com/
Declan Egan (Jersey Boys Australia) will reprise the role of Bob Gaudio in the second UK/ Ireland tour of Jersey Boys. The tour opens in Birmingham in December 2017. The full list of dates and information on purchasing tickets can be found at http://www.jerseyboysuktour.
Lala Barlow (Annie Get Your Gun) was a member of the cast for the workshop of new musical A Kind of Love which was performed at the White Bear Theatre in Kennington, London.