Here’s the latest news in the Weekly Wrap!

CURRENT SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES

Capitol Theatre: My Fair Lady

Hayes Theatre: Assassins

Lyric Theatre: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

QUEENSLAND

QPAC Lyric Theatre: Kinky Boots

VICTORIA

Her Majesty’s Theatre: Aladdin

The Princess Theatre: The Book of Mormon

Regent Theatre: The Bodyguard

WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?

 

American Idiot – Australian tour announced

Sunday, October 1st saw the early morning announcement that 2018 would see American Idiot tour Australia in 2018 after a successful 2017 season in Brisbane.

The show, based on the songs of the Green Day album of the same name opens in January in Sydney before touring Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and a return season in Brisbane.

Phil Jamieson and Phoebe Panaretos will return with other cast members to be announced soon.

Further information can be found at http://americanidiotlive.com.au/

American Idiot logo

Twisted Broadway

Tomorrow night, a stunning lineup of some of Australia’s most beloved Television and Musical Theatre stars will converge on the Regent Theatre in Melbourne with performers singing songs originally written for the opposite gender, Twisted Broadway is the thrilling one-night-only charity concert in support of The Victorian AIDS Council and Oz Showbiz Cares / Equity Fights AIDS.

Last minute tickets to this not to be missed event can be purchased from http://www.twistedbroadway.com.au/

Twisted Broadway Joel and Rob promo

Miracle City commences rehearsals

Rehearsals are underway ahead of the Sydney season of Miracle City which opens at the Sydney Opera House on October 12th.

Information can be found at https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/events/whats-on/musical-theatre/2017/miracle-city.html

1 Miracle City- Missy Higgins as Bonnie May copy

Muriel’s Wedding – First rehearsal

The company of Muriel’s Wedding gathered in Sydney on Monday, September 25th to commence rehearsals ahead of their Sydney season at Roslyn Packer Theatre.

The show commences performances on November 6th.

Tickets can be purchased from https://www.sydneytheatre.com.au/whats-on/campaign/2017/muriels-wedding

Muriels Wedding rehearsal

Jack Chambers wins an Australian Dance Award

Congratulations to Jack Chambers (Singin’ in the Rain) on his Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Dance, Musicals or Physical Theatre for his portrayal as Cosmo in Singin’ in the Rain.

Jack Chambers SITR

OPENING SHOWS

ADELAIDE 

Adelaide Festival Centre: Grease (October 6th)

NEW SOUTH WALES

Hayes Theatre: Me and My Girl (October 25th)

VICTORIA

Chapel off Chapel: Memphis (October 6th)

Chapel off Chapel: Beautiful Things (October 16th)

Chapel off Chapel: Lay Down Sally (October 17th)

CLOSING SHOWS

ADELAIDE

Adelaide Festival Centre: Grease (October 7th)

NEW SOUTH WALES

Capitol Theatre: My Fair Lady (October 14th)

Hayes Theatre: Assassins (October 14th)

Hayes Theatre: Me and My Girl (October 29th)

QUEENSLAND

QPAC Lyric Theatre: Kinky Boots (October 22nd)

VICTORIA

Chapel off Chapel: Memphis (October 22nd)

Chapel off Chapel: Beautiful Things (October 23rd)

Chapel off Chapel: Lay Down Sally (October 24th)

AUSSIES ABROAD  

If you have any news for this section please let us know.

 

NOTE: It has been a very hectic week for Nichole. On Tuesday her show (physical theatre) opened at QPAC and ran to a season of sold out stalls. This was her professional theatre debut as both a writer and a performer. Nichole is the swing for the lead role and 40 minutes before the show was informed that she was needed. Not only did she read a piece she wrote for the finale but due to lack of costume she debuted wearing a unicorn onesie.

 Congratulations Nichole from all of us at Theatre People!

 

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