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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Marina Prior and Rodney Dobson join Dream Lover cast by Erin James

Producer John Frost today announced the casting of the principal roles in Melbourne’s summer musical Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical, which plays at Arts Centre Melbourne from …

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Once a witch, always a witch: Durack and Rix reunite for The Wizard of Oz by Erin James

Australian musical theatre superstars Lucy Durack and Jemma Rix will join the cast of The Wizard of Oz as Glinda the Good Witch and the infamous (green) Wicked Witch of the West in John Fros…

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Monday, May 15, 2017

My Fair Lady Photo Feature by Erin James

Opera Australia and John Frost’s acclaimed production of My Fair Lady opens tonight at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre. Starring Anna O’Byrne and Charles Edwards as Eliza Doolit…

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

MAMMA MIA! full cast announced by Erin James

Natalie O’Donnell will lead the brand new Australian revival of MAMMA MIA!, producers Michael Coppel, Louise Withers and Linda Bewick confirmed today. O’Donnell will star as moth…

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

David Campbell returns to Dream Lover for Melbourne season by Erin James

Melbourne is welcoming back its beloved “Summer Musical” this year with David Campbell’s star turn, Dream Lover, at Arts Centre Melbourne. After a world premiere season at…

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Friday, April 21, 2017

‘Coffee With’ continues with WAAPA graduates Stephanie Wall, Jens Radda and Matthew Manahan by Erin James

AussieTheatre.com is thrilled to confirm the return of our regular ‘Coffee With’ column this year, featuring weekly updates from three graduates of WAAPA’s musical theatre…

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Jersey Boys set to return to Sydney by Erin James

The smash hit musical Jersey Boys will return to Australia next year, it has been confirmed this morning, and auditions for the production will be held in July and early August this year to…

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Matthew Lee Robinson’s New Voices returns with a new format by Erin James

New York-based Australian composer Matthew Lee Robinson will return to Melbourne next month to present New Voices 2017, this year with both participant and auditing positions available. Dire…

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Photo Feature: First look at the Australian cast of The Bodyguard by Erin James

The cast of The Bodyguard musical got up close and personal with media this week when producer John Frost opened the rehearsal room doors for a sneak peek at the production. The talented cas…

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Monday, March 27, 2017

2016 Green Room Award winners announced by Erin James

Melbourne’s premier peer-presented performing arts industry awards – The Green Room Awards – were presented live at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre this evening, hosted by Patron Jul…

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Kinky Boots and Aladdin on the move by Erin James

Major musicals Kinky Boots and Aladdin both completed their Australian premiere engagements last night and the hit shows are set to switcheroo next month. Aladdin, which has been p…

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Home grown and beautiful: Esther Hannaford to play Carole King in new musical by Erin James

Thank god it’s Esther! She gave us Ann Darrow in King Kong, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Bonnie-Mae in Miracle City, Penny Pingleton in Hairspray and now, multi-award winning…

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Hidden Gem: Brett Brown’s Postcards will resonate with audiences far and wide by Erin James

Firstly, did you know that Art Gallery of NSW has a special concert series – Resonate – which opens this weekend and brings the best musicians from Australia and beyond to the gallery&#…

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Australia’s Bodyguard has been revealed! by Erin James

Acclaimed dancer and actor Kip Gamblin will join the cast of The Bodyguard musical in the title role, it was announced today. Producers Michael Harrison, David Ian and John Frost confirmed …

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Master of his craft – Ben Gerrard tackles 36 characters in I Am My Own Wife, Midsumma by Erin James

When the rare opportunity arises to see a master at work, you do whatever you can to make it happen. So, Melbourne theatregoers, make it happen. AACTA Award nominee Ben Gerrard hits the Melb…

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Watch This 2017 season announcement – AussieTheatre Exclusive by Erin James

Melbourne based independent outfit, Watch This, is rolling along quite nicely. With their 2016 regional tour of Company done and dusted, they’ve racked up a total of 5 first-class prod…

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

First look at Prinnie Stevens and Paulini from The Bodyguard Musical by Erin James

Pop sensation Paulini and musical theatre/pop artist Prinnie Stevens have been cast as sisters Rachel and Nicki Marron in the 2017 Australian tour of The Bodyguard Musical. The pair made a …

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Linden Furnell wins 2016 Rob Guest Endowment by Erin James

Linden Furnell has won the major prize at the 2016 Rob Guest Endowment grand final concert, taking home $20,000 for professional development in musical theatre. Furnell (currently appearing…

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

The Book of Mormon Australian cast announced by Erin James

It’s been a long 19 months since Daniel Andrews MP, Premier of Victoria, announced that Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s blockbuster musical The Book Of Mormon was heading to Melbou…

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Saturday, November 5, 2016

Loverly Return: Encore My Fair Lady season confirmed for 2017, Sydney by Erin James

Julie Andrews’ 60th anniversary production of My Fair Lady – the most successful show ever to play at the Sydney Opera House – has confirmed it will be returning to Sydne…

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Monday, October 10, 2016

AussieTheatre welcomes new columnist, Jessica Joseph-McDermott by Erin James

AussieTheatre is thrilled to announce that Australian actor and writer Jessica Joseph-McDermott will be joining our team as a regular columnist. Joseph-McDermott, who is currently living an…

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Dusty the Musical will play Adelaide season by Erin James

The Production Company have confirmed the full cast of their upcoming musical Dusty and – in a first for the Melbourne based musical theatre company – have announced the show will tour …

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The Bodyguard musical confirmed to tour Australia in 2017 by Erin James

Mark it in the diary, Sydney! The Bodyguard musical is heading to Australia from April 2017 and its first stop is Sydney! It is understood that the multi-million dollar musical, based on the…

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Paul Capsis to star in Cabaret at Hayes Theatre Co by Erin James

A revival of Kander and Ebb’s musical Cabaret is returning to Australia and the dazzling Paul Capsis will star as the Emcee. Producer David M. Hawkins has confirmed that Cabaret will…

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Your Sunday Afternoon Zen: Laura Bunting and Kerrie Anne Greenland sing a duet from Side Show, and it is EPIC! by Erin James

The cult musical Side Show, inspired by the true story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, is currently playing at Hayes Theatre Co in Potts Point. The show’s stars – Laura B…

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Donwton Abbey star Charles Edwards joins My Fair Lady cast, 2017 by Erin James

It was confirmed this morning that acclaimed British film and television actor Charles Edwards will appear in the 2017 Melbourne season of My Fair Lady, opposite Australia’s Anna O…

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Friday, September 30, 2016

WAAPA classmates bring double bill cabaret to Sydney Fringe by Erin James

Bobbie-Jean Henning and Larua Johnston both graduated from WAAPA’s musical theatre course in 2013. Since then, the ladies have both been making waves at cabaret venues across the coun…

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Make way for Aladdin! Disney’s hit musical will tour to Melbourne by Erin James

Aladdin, Genie, Jasmine and the citizens of Agrabah will be heading to Melbourne for a highly anticipated season at Her Majesty’s Theatre from April 2017. Disney Theatrical Productio…

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First look at Dream Lover, Sydney! by Erin James

Over the last decade or so, Simon Phillips has contributed significantly to the Australian musical theatre scene, directing some of our most successful new works including the Helpmann Award…

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Side Show – Photo Feature by Erin James

Produced by One Eyed Man Productions, Side Show is the latest independent musical to open at Sydney’s gorgeous Hayes Theatre Co and it’s a suitably intimate piece for the 110 …

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

2016 Rob Guest Endowment Finalists announced by Erin James

The six finalists for the 2016 Rob Guest Endowment have been announced! Now in its eighth year, the Rob Guest Endowment is a highlight of the Australian musical theatre scene, providing a p…

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