Here’s the latest news in the Weekly Wrap!

 CURRENT SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES

Belvoir St Theatre: Calamity Jane

Capitol Theatre: Jersey Boys 

Hayes Theatre: She Loves Me

Sydney Lyric Theatre: The Book of Mormon

 

VICTORIA

Princess Theatre: Mamma Mia!

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Festival Theatre: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Crown Theatre: Aladdin

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?

Opening Night – Jersey Boys

Thursday, September 6th saw the 2018/2019 edition of Jersey Boys open at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre.

With a stellar cast lead by Bernard Angel as Frankie Valli, Cameron MacDonald as Tommy DeVito, Thomas McGuane as Bob Gaudio and Glaston Toft as Nick Massi, Jersey Boys received a 4 star review from Theatre People.

The review can be read at http://www.theatrepeople.com.au/jersey-boys/

Jersey Boys is playing at the Capitol Theatre before heading to Brisbane and Melbourne in 2019. Tickets are available from https://jerseyboys.com.au

 

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Cast Announcement- A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Joining the previously announced Mitchell Butel who will portray eight members of the D’Ysquith family for The Production Company’s season of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder are Chris Ryan as Monty Navarro, Alinta Chidzey as Sibella Hallward,  Genevieve Kingsford as Phoebe D’Ysquith, Nancye Hayes as Miss Shingle and an ensemble including Annie Aitken, Johanna Allen, Matt Heyward, Paul Hughes, Jennifer Peers, Matt Predney and Drew Weston (standby).

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder opens at the Melbourne Arts Centre Playhouse on October 27th with tickets available from https://www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/en/Whats-On/2018/Seasons/TPC/A-Gentlemans-Guide-to-Love-and-Murder

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Mamma Mia! celebrates 300th show

Congratulations to the company of Mamma Mia! who celebrated their 300th show on Sunday, September 9th. Mamma Mia! is currently playing at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre until September 30 when it heads to Adelaide.

Tickets for both Melbourne and Adelaide are available at https://www.mammamiathemusical.com.au

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Starstruck– The Stage Musical

Priscilla Queen of The Desert – The Musical producer Garry McQuinn is set to take the neon-lit world of Gillian Armstrong’s 1982 rock musical extravaganza Starstruck to the stage. McQuinn is spearheading the stage production of Starstruck, which he described as “an Australian fairytale, a wonderfully naive film with a dare to dream message”.

The book for the musical has been written by Mitchell Butel, one of Australia’s best-known musical theatre stars, and it will showcase NIDA’s graduating class of 2019 when it premieres at the Parade Theatre late next year.

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Rob Guest Endowment Awards

The first round of auditions for the 2018 Rob Guest Endowment Awards took place on Monday, September 3rd at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre, with the Sydney auditions taking place on Monday, September 10th. The Semi Finals will be on October 1st and finals on November 19th.

 

For further information go to  http://robguestendowment.com.au/index.php/awards/rob-guest-endowment/

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OPENING SHOWS

QUEENSLAND

QPAC Lyric Theatre: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (September 26th)

 

VICTORIA

Comedy Theatre: Madiba (October 3rd)

Lighthouse Theatre: Madiba (September 27th)

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Festival Theatre: Mamma Mia! (October 9th)

 

CLOSING SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES

Belvoir St Theatre: Calamity Jane (September 30th)

 

VICTORIA

Lighthouse Theatre: Madiba (September 29th)

Princess Theatre: Mamma Mia! (September 30th)

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Festival Theatre: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (September 15th)

 

AUSSIES ABROAD

Hayden Tee

Hayden Tee commenced in the role of Miss Trunchbull in the West End production of Matilda for the first time on September 11th,  2018. Chookas Hayden!

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