Here’s the latest news in the weekly wrap!

CURRENT SHOWS

 

NEW SOUTH WALES
Capitol Theatre: Aladdin
The Nevada: Hidden Sydney – The Glittering Mile
Opera House: My Fair Ladymy-fair-lady-anna-obyrne-and-alex-jennings
VICTORIA
The Princess Theatre: Matilda
Regent Theatre: We Will Rock You 
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WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Crown Theatre: Sound of Music

WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN  THEATRES?

Mack and Mabel
The Hayes Theatre, Sydney this morning announced their final show for 2016. Running from November 18th to December 18th Mack and Mabel will be directed by Trevor Ashley (Heathers) and stars Scott Irwin (High Society, Beauty and the Beast), Angelique Cassimatis (Little Shop of Horrors, Rocky Horror Show) and Deone Zanotto (West Side Story, A Chorus Line).
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Dream Lover rehearsals
The company of Dream Lover rehearsed for the last time in the studios this week before they move into the Sydney Lyric Theatre for final preparations and rehearsals ahead of their first performance on September 22nd.dream-lover-logo-with-david-campbell
Kinky Boots rehearsals
Rehearsals ahead of the Australian premiere of Kinky Boots in Melbourne next month are going well.

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Matilda the Musical – cast changes
On Wednesday, September 14th the new adult cast members for Matilda attended their first rehearsals in Melbourne for the show.
Joining Crunchem Hall for the summer term are: James Bryers (Dirty Dancing), Matt Douglass (Curtains), Adam Noviello (Funny Girl), Hannah Stanton (Dirty Dancing) and Patrick Whitbread (Georgy Girl, CATS). Happy Trails to Eli Cooper, Andrew Cook, Cristina D’Agostino, Glenn Hill and Mitchell Mahoney.
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It was previously announced that Elise McCann would be leaving the show after Melbourne, we are happy to inform you that Elise will continue her role as Miss Honey for the Brisbane season.
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Side Show Australia rehearsals
The company are busily preparing for their first performance of Side Show on Friday at the Hayes Theatre in Sydney.
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Sound of Music – Perth opening
After 10 months on the road and performances in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide, the Sound of Music company held their last opening night in Perth this last week. The show bids its final farewells on October 9th.
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OPENING SHOWS

 

NEW SOUTH WALES
Hayes Theatre: Side Show (September 23rd)
Sydney Lyric Theatre: Dream Lover (September 22nd)
The Nevada, Kings Cross: Hidden Sydney
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QUEENSLAND
QPAC- Lyric Theatre: Singin’ in the Rain (September 22nd)
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WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Crown Theatre: The Sound of Music (September 14th)

AUSTRALIAN PERFORMER SPECIAL MENTIONS

Congratulations to Heath Keating (Grease) and his partner Johan Khoury on their engagement earlier this month.

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Congratulations to Jared Bryan (Curtains, Fiddler on the Roof, Grease) and Lucy Maunder (Curtains, Heathers, Grease, Dr Zhivago) on the exciting news that they are expecting their first child in the new year. Lucy will be playing Miss Honey for the Perth and Adelaide seasons of Matilda.
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AUSSIES ABROAD

Australian performers, Lala Barlow (Into the Woods, RENT) and David Muscat (Billy Elliot UK, Miracle on 34th Street UK) have been cast in Side Show UK to play at Southwark Playhouse, London from October 21st to December 3rd, 2016. Lala will be playing The Bearded Lady in her UK theatrical debut and David will be playing The Human Pin Cushion.

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