West Side Story Announces Full Australian Cast

Canberra and Adelaide seasons added

Opera Australia, GWB Entertainment and BB Group today announced the full cast for their upcoming Australian production of West Side Story.

The all Australian cast of 33 features a mix of established performers alongside emerging talent. 

The production will feature Todd Jacobsson as Tony, Sophie Salvesani as Maria, Chloe Zuel as Anita, Noah Mullins as Riff, and Lyndon Watts as Bernardo.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie on Screen

West End musical hit Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, filmed Live in HD,will be screened in cinemas nationally from 24 November 2018.

Jamie is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield.

Jamie doesn't quite fit in.

Jamie is terrified about the future.

Jamie is going to be a sensation.

Michael Gow’s Away Now On Film

Australian National Theatre Live is releasinhg a film version of Michael Gow’s play AWAY.

It stars Heather Mitchell, Marco Chiappi, Julia Davis, Wadih Dona, Glenn Hazeldine, Natasha Herbert, Liam Nunan and Naomi Rukavina.

Australian National Theatre Livefilmed this Sydney Theatre CompanyandMalthouse Theatre production with 8 x 4K HD cameras during one “live” performance with a packed audience.



It’ll Be Right Wrong on the Night

Peter Pan goes (hysterically) wrong on stages across Australia and New Zealand

Come From Away

Broadway’s unlikely hit 9/11 musical is headed for Australia

Musicals in 2019

There’s lots to sing and dance about on our stages next year


New Plays and Star Power in 2019

Mandy Patinkin: Honouring the Gift

Mandy Patinkin talks about his passions for life and work with Coral Drouyn, ahead of his Australian tour in November 2018.

There’s an old saying among actors that one does ‘films for money, TV for fame, and theatre for love’, but the legendary Mandy Patinkin only partially agrees.

Congratulations Tony Sheldon On 2000 Priscillas

Today (Wednesday 31 October 2018), Tony Sheldon will celebrate his 2000 show milestone in Priscilla Queen of the Desert as sassy desert queen, Bernadette.

Tony returned to reprise the role of Bernadette for the 2018 Australian tour; a role that earnt him both Tony® and Olivier® nominations.

2019 Adelaide Festival Program

Across 17 days from 1 March to 17 March 2019 the 2019 Adelaide Festival program promisesmore than 70 unique events in theatre, contemporary and classical music, opera, dance, film, forums and visual arts – including the return of local programs Adelaide Writers’ Week, WOMADelaide and Chamber Landscapes at UKARIA Cultural Centre.

School of Rock

Brent Hill is stepping right into the shoes of Hollywood rock star Jack Black, playing the lead role of Dewey in Andrew Lloyd Webbers’ hit musical adaptation of the film School of Rock, which is opening in Melbourne. The actor is well placed to mix it up with a group of precociously talented school children. David Spicer reports.

When Brent Hill was 21 he ventured off on a summer camp in Seattle and was surrounded by teenagers with a range of challenges.

Musical of the Mob

Jersey Boys is like an episode of the television gangster series The Sopranos, with a great soundtrack behind it. Based on the 1960s rise to fame of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, the musical doesn’t shy away from the reality of the mafia dominated New Jersey neighbourhood they grew up in. Jamelle Wells reports that the criminal element is a big part of the show’s appeal.

Saturday Night Fever Cast Members Announced

Producer John Frost has announced three of the cast members of the new version of Saturday Night Fever, which will premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 29 March 2019. Paulini, Natalie Conway and Nana Matapule will be three of the ensemble of singers who will give voice to the disco soundtrack, alongside a cast of dancers. The rest of the cast, including the Australian performers who will play the roles of Tony and Stephanie, will be announced at a later date.

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