UPCOMING EVENTS

 

NEW SOUTH WALES

Capitol Theatre: Frozen- Tuesday, December 1st

Riverside Theatre: Table For Six- Friday, November 6th

Sydney Lyric Theatre: Pippin- Tuesday, November 24th

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

 

QUEENSLAND

The IsoLate Show LIVE!- Logan Entertainment Centre- Saturday, October 24th

Wynnum Fringe- Friday, November 13th to Sunday, November 15th

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Ripcord- Dunstan Playhouse- Friday, November 13th

 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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

 

REHEARSALS 

 

We’ve Got Magic To Do for the First Time in Forever

Many Australian musical theatre performers are more excited than Olaf about Summer this morning as they dressed, grabbed their scripts and scores, and headed off to the respective rehearsal spaces to rehearse the Australian productions of Frozen and Pippin.

 

Here is a video of Australia’s Elsa, Jemma Rix performing ‘Let it Go’ in 2017.

 

CAST ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Table for Six– Riverside Theatre

Take your seat at the table for a very special night. Join our celebration of musical theatres leading ladies and their leading style.

Directed by legendary musical theatre director Luke Joslin (Shrek, Peter Pan Goes Wrong) together for one night only Geraldine Turner (A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd), Chloe Dallimore (The Addams Family, Annie), Madeleine Jones (Muriel’s Wedding, ONCE), Georgina Hopson (Ragtime, My Fair Lady) and Olivia Vasquez (The Bodyguard, In the Heights). They will be joined by musical director Lucy Bermingham (Violet, Songs for a New World) on the piano will be singing the songs you love and the ones they love too.

Celebrate Australia’s leading ladies and the stories, anecdotes, and songs that have helped shape their illustrious careers. Hear songs from the contemporary musical songs from In the Heights and Waitress to the classic musical songs from Oliver and Sunset Boulevard, and of course, a little bit of Sondheim!

You have the option of attending live or digitally, information and ticketing details can be found at:

Live Show- https://riversideparramatta.com.au/show/tableforsixplease/

Digital Show- https://riversideparramatta.com.au/show/tableforsixplease-digital/

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Michael Cassel Group to Develop New Musical

Michael Cassel Group is excited to announce the development of a new original musical featuring the sensational music of one of the world’s most iconic rock bands, INXS.

INXS has received recognition locally and internationally for its contribution to the music industry and has sold an estimated 60 million records worldwide. The Grammy-nominated and multiple ARIA award-winning band were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2001. And their album THE VERY BEST is set to become certified Diamond for selling 500,000 copies in Australia alone, joining other Diamond certified music legends Taylor Swift, Eminem, and Ed Sheeran.

Michael Cassel Group will work closely on the development of the new project with a legendary business strategist and Founder and Chairman of Petrol Records and Petrol Live, CM Murphy, who is instrumental in the band’s ongoing global success.

Michael Cassel, CEO/Producer said, “This presents an exciting opportunity to create a new theatrical story, using an extraordinary catalogue that has been enjoyed throughout the decades both here in Australia and internationally.”

CM Murphy commented “INXS’s music just continues to push new boundaries and capture the attention and hearts of people around the world. Their music is like poetry, it tells stories, such beautiful stories, it’s just extraordinary. We’re now going to explore how we take these stories into a new dimension; the theatre. And in a time when everything is dark, to be able to speak about creating something new is really special. It’s a light at the end of the darkness.”

Michael Cassel continued, “Developing new work is crucial to the success of the theatrical industry and we need that now, more than ever. We have so many amazing stories to tell and we want to invest and cultivate an environment where we can develop and share these stories in new and exciting ways. There’s no better person than CM to work with as we begin creative development on this show, in fact, CM and I have been chatting about this project for some time and I am thrilled that development is officially underway. This is just the beginning.”

 

Moulin Rouge Nominated for 14 Tony Awards

Congratulations to the cast, crew, and creative team of Moulin Rouge on their 14 Tony Award nominations including Best Musical. Moulin Rouge is produced by an Australian team, Carmen Pavlovic and Gerry Ryan. The award winners will be announced in a digital ceremony later this year.

 

Chloe Dallimore resigns as MEAA Equity President

The Theatre People team wish outgoing MEAA Equity President, Chloe Dallimore all the best and thank her for all her hard work over the last six years.

A full MEAA statement can be found at https://www.meaa.org/news/farewell-to-chloe-dallimore-a-fearless-leader-and-tireless-champion-of-performers/

Our article on Dallimore’s commitment to the industry over the last six years can be read at https://www.theatrepeople.com.au/crazy-for-australian-theatre-chloe-dallimore-meaa-president-2015-2020/

Chloe Dallimore photo- Kurt Sneddon

 

School Audition Grant Initiative- Be You Inc

The team at Be You Inc is assisting young people who want to audition for performing arts universities but can’t afford to pay the audition fees. Each recipient will also be matched with a mentor to help them to be as prepared as possible for their audition and beyond.

Further information can be read at https://www.beyouinc.org/schoolauditiongrants

 

CELEBRATIONS

 

Baby News: Ashleigh Taylor and Ben Bennett

Congratulations to performers, Ashleigh Taylor (American Idiot, Grease) and Ben Bennett (American Idiot, Muriel’s Wedding) on the announcement that they are expecting a baby boy in April 2021. We wish you all the best.

 

AUSSIES ABROAD

 

Josh Piterman

Josh Piterman (Phantom of the Opera) will perform for a real-life audience for the first time in 7 months on Monday, November 2nd at 8:30 pm UK time (Tuesday, November 3rd at 5:30 am QLD time). Whilst the live show is sold out, tickets for A Night In With Josh Piterman are still available for the live stream and virtual meet and greet. To see further information, head to https://www.brasseriezedel.com/events/a-night-in-with-josh-piterman/

Photo by Graham Jepson

 

 

 

 

 

 

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