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STC appoints Jonathan Church as Artistic Director

Jonathan Church will succeed Andrew Upton as Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre Company (STC), it was announced today, 25 August 2015. The British artist has been Artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre since 2006 and is credited with completely transforming the much-loved UK institution.

Hugh Jackman – Broadway to Oz Arena Tour

He is a Golden Globe, Emmy and Tony Award winner and now master showman and worldwide performing sensation Hugh Jackman is returning home to Australia in November and December for a five-city arena concert tour - BROADWAY TO OZ - which is based on his smash hit and sold out Broadway show, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway

Georgy Girl - the Seekers Musical - Cast Announced

The Australian cast of the brand new production, Georgy Girl - the Seekers Musical, has been announced with members of The Seekers in attendance. The cast announcement was made at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl, the scene of The Seekers’ record-breaking concert in 1967 that drew a mammoth crowd of more than 200,000 people!

Meet Miss Honey

Have you ever had a teacher you adored? Elise McCann has, and now she has the chance to play one in the Australian premiere of Matilda the Musical, now playing in Sydney. It has been a stellar time for the performer, who toured Australia in a cabaret based on the life of Lucille Ball and is soon to appear as Peter Allen’s sister in the tele-movie about his life. David Spicer reports.

WE WILL ROCK YOU RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA IN 2016

The legendary rock group Queen has announced that the hit musical WE WILL ROCK YOU will return to Australia for a national tour in 2016.

Opera Australia Season 2016

Over the last 60 years Opera Australia has grown to become Australia's largest and busiest arts company.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary year, and in tribute to one of the world’s great buildings, Opera Australia will present Sydney Opera House - The Opera (The Eighth Wonder), outside on the Opera House forecourt with Utzon’s renowned white sails as the background.

ENSEMBLE THEATRE 2016 SEASON

2016 is the first season of plays chosen solely by Ensemble Theatre’s Artistic Director, Mark Kilmurry as Sandra Bates prepares for her retirement in January 2016.

“I am enormously pleased and proud to present the Ensemble’s new season. As ever, we bring you the best of new Australian plays, international plays and cherished classics, plus an exciting new co-production with ATYP,” says Mark Kilmurry. 

Kinky Boots Australian Premiere for Melbourne in 2016

The feel-good, multi award-winning musical Kinky Boots will make its Australian premiere at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne from October 2016.

Kinky Boots features a book by four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, music and lyrics by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, and direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell.

Delta Goodrem to Star in CATS

The Producers of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS have announced the incredible and exciting news that Delta Goodrem is performing with the all-Australian cast when the acclaimed West End revival production of Cats tours Australia from October this year.  Delta is confirmed to play the coveted role of Grizabella in Sydney, Hobart & Melbourne and will sing Memory, one of the most well-known songs of all time.

STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: JULY / AUGUST 2015 EDITION OUT NOW!!!

In This Edition

• Meet Miss Honey – interview with Matilda The Musical’s Elise McCann

• Stars … Who Needs Them

• La Boite Turns 90 With Style

• There’s An Animal In My Play interview with Hannie Rayson and Lally Katz

• Acting The Truth - playing a dramatically maligned, real life character

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