The brand new Australian production of MAMMA MIA! is currently rehearsing in Sydney ahead of their official opening later this month. Starring Nat O’Donnell and Sarah Morrison, the production is set to tour Australia for the next 12 months, playing seasons in Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide. Photographer David Hooley snuck into the rehearsal room… Read more.
American Song Cycle: A Double Bill is the latest creative project from industry veterans Lisa-Marie Parker, John O’Hara and Geoffrey Castles and it is set to play at Chapel Off Chapel on November 19. An intimate evening of song, the event will feature two American song cycles – December Songs by Maury Yeston, performed by… Read more.
It was confirmed today that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will open at the Princess Theatre, Melbourne in early 2019 for an exclusive Australian season. An exclusive season is somewhat of a theatrical coup for Melbourne, with AussieTheatre believing the production is scheduled to run for over a year. “Exclusive to our region, this award –… Read more.
Last week, producers Howard Panter, John Frost and Torben Brookman announced the full cast for the upcoming tour of The Rocky Horror Show. Joining Craig McLachlan, who was previously announced to be reprising the role of Frank N Furter, is Rob Mallet (Les Miserables, Singin’ in the Rain) and Michelle Smitheram (Jersey Boys, Dream Lover)… Read more.
Today producers announced the four men set to play the lead roles in Australia’s revival tour of Jersey Boys, due to premiere at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre in September 2018. After auditioning more than 450 potential performers Australia-wide, the announced cast will be made up of previous Jersey Boys alumni and new blood.
AussieTheatre can exclusively announce the cast for The Popular Mechanicals and CGTC’s upcoming production of A New Brain, set to hit Melbourne in 2018. Produced by the team that brought the 2016 production of The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee to MTC’s Lawler Theatre, A New Brain is a fast paced, surreal and irreverent musical. Written… Read more.
Intrepid video reporter Darcy Oliver went backstage at Chapel off Chapel for the opening night of Stageart’s new production of Memphis. Check out his exclusive behind the scenes video interview! Memphis is playing a strictly limited season from Oct 6 – 28. Final tickets are now on sale. Book now!
In March 2018, The Hayes Theatre Co will transform into the play space for New York’s vibrant Puerto Rican, Cuban and Dominican community as a brand new, authentic production of In The Heights drums into town. The NSW professional debut production of Lin Manuel-Miranda’s Tony Award winning musical will play the March-April slot at Sydney’s… Read more.
After a highly successful Brisbane season last February, it was announced today that Green Day’s American Idiot will embark on a whirlwind Australian tour in early 2018. Returning to the production will be Phil Jamieson, of Grinspoon fame, as St. Jimmy and Phoebe Panaretos, in the role that earned her a 2017 Helpmann nomination for best… Read more.
Over the last few years, director Tyran Parke has worked his magic on some of Australia’s most exciting new productions with a delicate, intricate and passionate touch. One of the busiest and in-demand directors in the country, Parke has weaved his magic on stages across the country, telling stories in the form of Sondheim musicals,… Read more.