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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Steve Danielsen will sing the anthem at State Of Origin 2 by Erin James

Music Theatre performer Steve Danielsen will sing the Australian national anthem at the State of Origin II Rugby League match at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium this Sunday, 24 June Danielsen, who is…

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Monday, June 18, 2018

18th Annual Helpmann Awards Nominations announced by Erin James

The 2018 Helpmann Award nominations were released today by Live Performance Australia (LPA) at simultaneous events in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Muriel’s Wedding scor…

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Maggie McKenna joins American tour of Dear Evan Hansen by Erin James

Our Muriel is becoming a Murphy. Australian actress Maggie McKenna, who shot to fame last year as Muriel Heslop in the world premiere production of Muriel’s Wedding, has been confirme…

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Billy Elliot returns to Australia for 10th anniversary tour, 2019 by Erin James

Billy Elliot the Musical will return to Australia for a 10th Anniversary Tour, commencing ten years after the show’s final curtain in Australia. The production will open at Sydney̵…

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Assassins to play Sydney Opera House season by Erin James

Hayes Theatre Co’s critically acclaimed 2017 production of Assassins, will play a season at Sydney Opera House Playhouse this June, starring David Campbell and according to director Dean B…

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Annette Shun Wah and Heather Mitchell appointed to STC board by Erin James

This morning,  Sydney Theatre Company Chairman Ian Narev announced that the Executive Producer of Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP) Annette Shun Wah and respected actor Heath…

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Sound of Falling Stars by Erin James

“What amazing songs, what incredible singers. What a shame that they died so young”. Writer and director Robyn Archer has plenty to say about The Sound of Falling Stars, a cabaret-style …

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Jersey Boys full cast announcement by Erin James

Jersey Boys is returning to Australia this September and director Des McAnuff has confirmed the full cast for the production. The dynamic line-up of artists includes Ryan Gonzalez (Broadway …

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Lucy Maunder joins the cast of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical by Erin James

Lucy Maunder is set to join the cast of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical when it arrives in Melbourne next month, taking over the role of Cynthia Weil from Amy Lehpamer. Maunder, w…

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Monday, January 29, 2018

School of Rock is coming to Australia, kids audition submissions now open by Erin James

School of Rock – The Musical is coming to Australia and producers are on the hunt for the best knee-sliding, fist-pumping kids aged between 8-12 in the country, with children’s audit…

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Georgina Hopson wins 2017 Rob Guest Endowment Award by Erin James

After a full day of workshops, second-time Rob Guest Endowment finalist Georgina Hopson took out the prestigious $20,000 award after competing against five other talented finalists at the Ca…

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Rocky Horror: Adam Rennie is Australia’s new Frank N Furter by Erin James

After just one day of rehearsal, Australian performer Adam Rennie took to the Adelaide Festival Theatre stage last night to perform the iconic role of Frank N Furter in the current tour of T…

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Cast confirmed for In The Heights at Hayes Theatre Co by Erin James

Blue Saint Productions has confirmed the full cast of their upcoming production the Tony Award winning musical In The Heights. Set to open at Hayes Theatre Co from 16 March 2018, the product…

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Full cast confirmed for Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical by Erin James

Producer Michael Cassel has this morning confirmed the full cast for the 10th anniversary Australian tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, which is set to open at Melbourne’s Regent …

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Watch This Space: A Little Night Music set for summer in Melbourne by Erin James

It's almost summer. It's warm and the daylight is stretching well into the evening. Are you smiling? You should be, because independent Melbourne company Watch This has just announced their …

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The pros of Professional Development by Erin James

Continued professional development is vital to maintaining the longevity of your career in this ever-changing landscape of Music Theatre, writes Rob Guest Endowment winner and current The Bo…

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

First look at MAMMA MIA! rehearsals – Photo Feature by Erin James

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 p…

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Friday, November 3, 2017

American Song Cycle: A Double Bill premieres at Chapel off Chapel by Erin James

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 …

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

In The Heights comes to The Hayes by Erin James

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 Hei…

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Exclusive: Tyran Parke to direct Falsettos in Melbourne by Erin James

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 busi…

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

AussieTheatre Exclusive: Full Twisted Broadway cast announced by Erin James

Australia’s musical theatre community is gearing up for the return of Twisted Broadway this year, and AussieTheatre can exclusively announce the full company for the highly anticip…

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Good omens for Squabbalogic and the future of Aussie music theatre by Erin James

Jay James-Moody and his independent musical theatre company Squabbalogic (The Drowsy Chaperone, Man of La Mancha, Carrie The Musical) are gearing up to present a one-night only reading of a …

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Tony Sheldon returns home for Priscilla revival by Erin James

Bernadette is coming home, and she’s getting back on the bus! The principal cast for Australia’s most successful stage musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert has been confirmed ah…

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Missy Higgins joins the cast of Miracle City for Musical Theatre debut by Erin James

After premiering at Sydney Theatre Company in 1996, Nick Enright and Max Lambert’s acclaimed musical Miracle City hadn’t been seen on Sydney’s stages for nearly 20 years. F…

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Full cast announced: Assassins at Hayes Theatre Co by Erin James

Assassins is the first musical by Stephen Sondheim to be presented at Hayes Theatre Co in its nearly 4 years of operation Today, the full cast has been confirmed for the production at Sydney…

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The heat is on! A quick chat with Vivien Emsworth and Marcus Rivera from Miss Saigon! by Erin James

With a cast of over 50, Packemin Productions’ Miss Saigon is currently playing at Riverside Theatres in Parramatta. We caught up with stars Vivien Emsworth (Kim) and Marcus Rivera (T…

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Monday, July 24, 2017

2017 Helpmann Award winners – full list by Erin James

The 17th Annual Helpmann Awards, presented by Live Performance Australia, were held this evening at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre, celebrating Australia’s vibrant live performance ind…

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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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