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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Popular Mechanicals and CGTC announce cast for A New Brain by Matt Edwards

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 brou…

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Video: We go behind the scenes on opening night of Stageart’s Memphis by Matt Edwards

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 …

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Green Day’s American Idiot musical set for Australian Tour by Matt Edwards

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 …

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Monday, September 18, 2017

The Rocky Horror Show (and Craig McLachlan) are back! by Matt Edwards

Producers Howard Panter, John Frost and Torben Brookman announced this morning that The Rocky Horror Show will return to Australia late this year with seasons in Adelaide, Brisbane and Per…

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Win a double pass to Michael Ball & Alfie Boe in Together by Matt Edwards

AussieTheatre has a double pass in each city to giveaway to Together the upcoming contest tour of Michael Ball & Alfie Boe. Two of the greatest voices in the world, Michael Ball and Alf…

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Gary Sweet cast as Bill Heslop in Muriel’s Wedding the Musical by Matt Edwards

If you are a child of the 90s then you KNOW Gary Sweet. Best know for his role in Police Rescue, Sweet is a veteran of Australian TV, also appearing in The Sullivans, Bodyline, Come in Spinn…

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Saturday, September 2, 2017

The Book of Mormon to head to Sydney in 2018 by Matt Edwards

Hello Sydney! The Mormons are coming. Producers announced today that The Book of Mormon will head to Sydney to open at the Sydney Lyric Theatre on February 28, 2018. The show has enjoyed un…

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Full cast announced for The Production Company’s Brigadoon by Matt Edwards

Today The Production Company announced the full cast for their upcoming production of Brgadoon, set to open at the State Theatre in October. With the key cast members of Rohan Browne (Tommy…

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Video: The Bodyguard hits Melbourne by Matt Edwards

The Bodyguard continued it’s Australia tour, arriving in Melbourne this week. Our video reporter Darcy Oliver was there to capture all the glitz and glamour of the red carpet and the p…

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Performer Anna Magrath missing in Melbourne by Matt Edwards

Melbourne Police have put out a call for anyone who has seen or knows the whereabouts of performer Anna Magrath to get in touch. The 21 year old left her parent’s home in Packenham on …

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Tina Arena confirmed as Eva Peron in Evita by Matt Edwards

Producers confirmed today that iconic Australian singer / songwriter Tina Arena will play the lead role of Eva Peron in the upcoming Opera Australia / GFO co-production of Evita. Arena is n…

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Full cast and additional cities announced for The Wizard of Oz by Matt Edwards

This morning, The Wizard of Oz producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones announced the full cast for their upcoming production as well as additional tour stops. The cast members revealed toda…

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Evita audition registrations close today by Matt Edwards

If you are considering auditioning for Evita the Musical, you’d better get in quick. Last week, Opera Australia and John Frost announced that Evita would return to Australia, opening…

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Full cast announced for High Fidelity at the Hayes by Matt Edwards

Neil Gooding Productions and Highway Run Productions have announced the full cast for High Fidelity, the musical based on Nick Hornby’s novel and subsequent film of the same name. The…

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert – Audition Preparation by Matt Edwards

With Priscilla Queen of the Desert auditions kicking off in Melbourne next week, we thought we would pull together a little information to help all those preparing to strut their stuff. Gen…

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Australian production of Evita the musical announced by Matt Edwards

Opera Australia and John Frost announced today that Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical Evita will return to Australia to open at the Sydney Opera House in September 2018. E…

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Samantha Leigh Dodemaide to play Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz by Matt Edwards

Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones announced Yesterday that Samantha Leigh Dodemaide would take coveted lead role of Dorothy in the upcoming Australian tour of The Wizard of Oz. Beating…

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Video: 2017 Helpmann Awards Red Carpet Special by Matt Edwards

The Helpmann Awards are not just about handing out trophies. They are also about gowns, lights and the red carpet. Our intrepid roving reporter, Darcy Oliver, braved the red carpet to catch …

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Queenie van de Zandt brings Blue to the Hayes by Matt Edwards

Queenie van de Zandt needs no introduction. A powerhouse of the Australian industry she has recently been touring the country with her new show Blue – The Songs of Joni Mitchell. We sat …

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Video: The performances from the 2017 Helpmann Awards by Matt Edwards

The Helpmann Awards are not just pomp and ceremony. They also include performances from a number of nominated and upcoming productions from around Australia. The years awards included perfor…

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Video: We chat to Rob Mills about Jesus Christ Superstar, his career and tips for the industry by Matt Edwards

The Production Company’s Jesus Christ Superstar opens this Saturday at the State Theatre in Melbourne. Roving reporter Darcy Oliver caught up with Rob Mills, who plays Jesus in the pr…

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Fitzroy High School tackles a classic: Dr Faustus by Matt Edwards

A small public school in the inner north of Melbourne, Fitzroy High School is known for it’s eclectic and diverse student body, as well as providing this body with a range of different art…

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are headed Down Under by Matt Edwards

Question: Who had the most popular album in the UK last Christmas? Adele? Ed Sheeran? Lorde? Nope!! It was Michael Ball and Alfie Boe with their album of musical theatre and classic standard…

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Ned cast reunites for a one night only concert by Matt Edwards

The cast of the original production of Australian musical Ned will reunite for a one-night-only concert at the National Theatre in St Kilda (Melbourne) on July 17, 2017. Ned, which enjoyed…

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Paulini to sing anthem at tonight’s State of Origin 3 by Matt Edwards

Paulini, currently starring as Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard the Musial, will sing the national anthem at tonight’s Rugby League State of Origin decider, at Queensland’s Sunco…

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Maverick Newman takes Finding Felix to the Butterfly Club this week by Matt Edwards

Direct from his sold out world premier season at the Perth FringeWorld festival, Maverick Newman is bringing Finding Felix: A Memoir to The Butterfly Club in Melbourne for one week only. Fi…

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Melbourne’s new Fair Ladies by Matt Edwards

Elisa Colla and Pamela Rabe have joined the principal cast of My Fair Lady for the remainder of the Melbourne season. Colla, who previously appeared in Les Miserables, West Side Story and…

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Win a double pass to Velvet in Sydney by Matt Edwards

AussieTheatre has a double pass to giveaway to Velvet at the Roslyn Packer theatre on 26 July at 7:30pm. Back by popular demand, the ARIA nominated and award-winning hit show VELVET, is re…

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Gilligan’s Island the Musical coming to Melbourne in 2018 by Matt Edwards

A musical based on the hit 1960’s television series about seven shipwrecked castaways, Gilligan’s Island, will be heading to Chapel off Chapel. Producers Humdrum Comedy and Left …

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Priscilla The Musical returning to Australia in 2018 by Matt Edwards

10 years after Priscilla Queen of the Desert had its world premiere at the Sydney Lyric theatre, producer Michael Cassel announced today that the musical will return to Australia in 2018 to…

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Lucy Durack will sing the National Anthem at tonight’s State of Origin game 2 by Matt Edwards

Lucy Durack, soon to be starring as Glinda in The Wizard of Oz, will sing the national anthem at tonight’s Rugby League State of Origin game 2, held at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Coverage …

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