Here’s the latest news in Australian musical theatre:

CURRENT SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES
Lyric Theatre: We Will Rock You

VICTORIA
Her Majesty’s Theatre: Singin’ in the Rain
The Princess Theatre: Matilda The Musical
The Regent Theatre: The Sound of Music

WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND AUSTRALIAN THEATRES?

Cabaret Festivals
Adelaide: is on till June 25th, for more information go to: Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Melbourne: is on till June 26th, for more information go to Melbourne Cabaret Festival

Sydney: is on till July 10th, for more information go to: Hayes Cabaret Festival

 

Helpmann Award Nominees announced
Nominees for Helpmann Awards will be announced on Monday, June 20th at 6pm

Helpmann Awards

Swing on This
Australian performance group Swing on This are performing June 18 at Theatre Royal, Sydney alongside the 18 piece Sydney Jazz Orchestra. For more information see the flyer below.

Swing On This flyer

Theatre People Sings
Theatre People is hosting a great night of performances at their Theatre People sings industry night on June 27th in Melbourne. Performers include Gretel Scarlett (Singin’ in the Rain), Ed Grey (WICKED), Daniel Assetta (CATS), Jensen Overend (Fiddler on the Roof), Josh Robson (Les Miserables), Amanda Harrison (Witches) and John O’Hara (Songs For a New World). Tickets are available from Theatre People Sings at the cost of $20.00 each

INDUSTRY NIGHT POSTER - FULL CAST

OPENING SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES
Hayes Theatre: June 20th, Baby the Musical

VICTORIA
Chapel Off Chapel: June 21st, Sing On Through Tomorrow – The Songs of Matthew Lee Robinson
Alex Theatre, St Kilda: June 21st, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown – The Musical

CLOSING SHOWS

NEW SOUTH WALES
Lyric Theatre: June 26th – We Will Rock You

IN REHEARSAL

The cast of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown have been busy rehearsing for their show which begins on June 21st at the Alex Theatre, St Kilda.

Charlie Brown full cast

 

AUSTRALIAN PERFORMER SPECIAL MENTIONS

Kate Ceberano
Australian performer, Kate Ceberano (South Pacific) has been awarded an AM (Member of the Order of Australia) in recognition for her contribution to the Australian arts industry and charitable organisations. Congratulations Kate !

Kate Ceberano

Curtains full cast announcement
The full cast of The Production Company’s musical Curtains has been announced. Spearheaded by Simon Gleeson, Melissa Langton, Colin Lane, Alinta Chidzey, Alex Rathgeber, Lucy Maunder, Zoe Coppinger, Jared Bryan, Stephen Wheat, Simon Maiden, Nicki Wendt, Tony Rickards and John Wood.

The ensemble consists of:
Daniel Assetta, Alicia Attwood, Amy Berrisford, Matt Douglass, Brett Fisher, David Hammond, Ashleigh Hauschild, Jess Lindon, Joe Meldrum, Anthony Pepe, Madeline Perrone, Justine Puy, Emma Russell and Darren Tyler.

Curtains show for 10 shows only from August 20th to 28th at The State Theatre, Melbourne.

Curtains cast
Erin Cornell
Erin Cornell (CATS, Wicked) will be performing her new show An Evening With Erin Cornell at The Basement in Sydney on August 9th at 8pm.

Tickets available from: An Evening With Erin Cornell

Erin Cornell ad

Erin singing ‘Lets Start A War’ by Matthew Lee Robinson

 



Emily Langridge
Australian performer Emily Langridge (currently appearing as Cosette in the Singapore tour of Les Miserables) has launched her new website. http://emilylangridgeofficial.com/

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Ana Marina and Gregory Moore
Australian performers Ana Marina (Phantom of the Opera) and Gregory Moore (The Ten Tenors) will be performing at Kedron- Wavell Services Club (Brisbane) on August 19th. For more information and how to book, see the flyer below.

Ana Marina
Josh Piterman
A painting of Josh Piterman (CATS) has been entered into the 2016 Archibald Prize by Australian artist Peter Levi. Finalists for the prize are announced on July 7th. Chookas Peter!

Josh Piterman portrait

AUSSIES ABROAD

Andy Conoghan
Australian actor and singer, Andy Conoghan joined the UK production of Les Miserables (currently at Queen’s Theatre, London) as Bishop of Digne/ 1st cover Grantaire. Andy’s first show was June 13th. Congratulations Andy!

Andy Conoghan

Caroline O’Connor
Anastasia the Musical has taken out 7 awards, including Outstanding Musical at the 26th Connecticut Critics Circle Awards. Congratulations Caroline and company!

anastasia
Kurt Phelan
Kurt Phelan (Dirty Dancing) will be making his debut performance in NYC with his cabaret show Phelan Groovy. Shows are Thursday June 16th and Sunday June 19th. For further information go to: Kurt Phelan in New York

Kurt Phelan NYC

Hayden Tee
Hayden Tee features this week on website Cover Me Impressed with his cover of ’99 Red Balloons’ to listen and vote go to: Hayden Tee- Cover Me Impressed

Hayden Tee as Javert

 

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