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

Chapel off Chapel: SELF

Her Majesty’s Theatre: Aladdin

The Princess Theatre: The Book of Mormon

Regent Theatre: The Bodyguard

WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?

Beautiful – Sydney Opening

On Saturday, September 23rd Beautiful- The Carole King Musical opened at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre. Audience members felt the earth move as Ether Hannaford (Little Shop of Horrors) who portrays the legendary Carole King placed everything in to sharing the story with you.

A full review can be found at http://www.theatrepeople.com.au/beautiful-the-carole-king-musical/

Tickets are available from http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/Beautiful-The-Carole-King-Musical-tickets/artist/2242992 .

Cast of Beautiful

Assassins opens in Sydney

Tuesday, September 19th saw Assassins open at the Hayes Theatre in Sydney. Assassins tells the story of the people behind the Assassinations of past Presidents of the USA. We learn the many varied and unusual ways which each of them have committed (or attempted to commit) the perfect crime. What motivated and drove them to this point?

Assassins runs until Sunday, October 22nd and tickets are available from http://www.hayestheatre.com.au/what-s-on/book-tickets.html

The Cast of ASSASSINS (c) Phil Erbacher

Australia to do the Time Warp again!

This week saw the announcement that The Rocky Horror Show will return to Australia in December 2018. The show starring Craig McLachlan as Frank N Furter will play at Adelaide’s Festival Centre before setting their transit beam for Brisbane and Perth. More cast are to be announced at a future date so keep up to date with news at https://rockyhorror.com.au

Craig McLachlan Rocky Horror full length

Me and My Girl

Neglected Musicals will present Me and My Girl at Hayes Theatre with performances beginning on October 25th. The cast includes Bobby Fox, Kirby Burgess, Nathan Carter, Erin James, James Lee, Marney McQueen and Simon Burke. The show is directed by Trevor Ashley.

Tickets are available now from http://www.hayestheatre.com.au/what-s-on/book-tickets.html but be quick as there are only 7 performances !

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Good Omens

For one night only Squabbalogic are presenting Good Omens.

According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch the world will end this Saturday. Not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture are a fussy angel and a fast-living demon- both of whom have lived amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle. They team up to circumvent the end of days but there is only one problem. Someone seems to have misplaced the Anti-Christ.

This one- off public reading offers people an insight into the development of the show. The cast for this amazing opportunity are Anthony Abrakmanov, Ana Maria Belo, Paul Capsis, Nicholas Cradock, Blake Erickson, Jordan Hare, Nancye Hayes, Samson Hyland, Nat Jobe, Rob Johnson, Luke Joslin, Debora Krizak, Amy Lehpamer, Lauren McKenna, Lachlan O’Brien, Brett O’Neill, Barry Quin and Bella Thomas .

All tickets are $38 and can be purchased from https://www.seymourcentre.com/events/event/good-omens-the-musical/

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Twisted Broadway – Full Cast announcement

This week saw the announcement of the full cast of Twisted Broadway. Twisted Broadway is a one night only event at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre in support of the Victorian Aids Council and Oz Showbiz Cares/ Equity Fights Aids.

Monday, October 2nd will see many of Australia’s top performers including Paulini, Michael Cormick, John O’Hara, Joel Creasey, Rob Mills, Rhonda Burchmore as well as performers from the casts of The Book of Mormon, Aladdin, The Bodyguard, Mamma Mia! and Kinky Boots.

Tickets are selling quick and can be purchased at http://www.twistedbroadway.com.au

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2017 Rob Guest Endowment Award Semi Finalists announced

Wednesday saw the announcement of the 30 semi finalists for the 2017 edition of the Rob Guest Endowment Awards which will be held at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre on Monday, November 20th.

Full a full list of semi finalists head to http://www.theatrepeople.com.au/semi-finalists-2017-rob-guest-endowment-announced/

RGE17 semifinalists

OPENING SHOWS

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

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: SELF (October 1st)

Chapel off Chapel: Memphis (October 22nd)

Chapel off Chapel: Beautiful Things (October 23rd)

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

AUSSIES ABROAD  

Matilda Australia and NZ

Congratulations to the team at Matilda Australia and NZ who celebrated their 800th show on Saturday, September 23rd at Auckland’s Civic Theatre. The show must close on October 22nd !

Tickets for remaining shows can be purchased at http://au.matildathemusical.co

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