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Sold Out Rent Returns to The Hayes in 2016

Highway Run Productions’ RENT, currently playing at Hayes Theatre Co, sold out before it had opened and desperate fans have been calling the box office daily and lurking around the foyer before each performance in the hopes that a ticket might materialise. Producers Toby Francis and Lauren Peters have today announced that those who missed out this season (and those that are itching to see it again) will get another chance in 2016 when the production returns to Hayes Theatre Co for a strictly limited three-week season in March/April.

Lord Of The Dance Hangs Up His Boots.

At the age of 57, international Irish dance superstar Michael Flatley has retired from active duty. This comes more than 20 years after his unique form of large-scale dance extravaganzas started touring the world. He told David Spicer that he is nursing a long list of injuries from his time on the stage.  This is why he is leaving it to dancers mostly aged in their twenties to star in his new production Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games. Also helping out arevirtual dancers and robots.

Little Shop of Horrors Tour - Sydney Return Season Announced

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Beware earthlings – due to overwhelming demand the cult musical comedy Little Shop of Horrorswill return to Sydney for a reprise season in July. Starring Brent Hill andEsther Hannaford, the return season will be staged at the Roslyn Packer Theatre in Sydney from 20 to 31 July, 2016.

The production is currently playing at Hayes Theatre Co where it premiered last week.

Disney's Aladdin to Premiere in Sydney

Disney’s Aladdin, the musical comedy based on the classic Academy Award®-winning animated film, will open in Sydney at the Capitol Theatre in August 2016.

Tickets will go on sale in March 2016.

OPERA EVOLVES IN STATE OPERA SA’S MULTI-VENUE 2016 SEASON

Chief Executive and Artistic Director Timothy Sexton this week released State Opera SA’s program for 2016 and with the fitting theme OPERA. EVOLVE it is clear audiences can expect a hectic and thrilling 40th year celebration. Lesley Reed reports.

Darlinghurst Theatre Company Season 2016

Darlinghurst Theatre Company has unveiled its 2016 season to be staged at the Eternity Playhouse. The season showcases three contemporary Australian works, a revival of a great Australian play, a landmark UK drama and a seminal American comedy.

Defying Gravity - The Songs of Stephen Schwartz

Enda Markey, producer Helpmann nominated production of Blood Brothers and the international tour of Boublil & Schonberg’s Do You Hear The People Sing? has announce the world premiere of DEFYING GRAVITY a concert celebrating the work of composer Stephen Schwartz.

Guest Artists for 2015 Rob Guest Endowment Concert

The 2015 Rob Guest Endowment Grand Final Concert will be held on Monday 9 November at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. Hosted by Lucy Durack and David Campbell, guest artists performing at the concert will include musical theatre performers Rob Mills and Jemma Rix, Dirty Dancing star Mark Vincent, 2014 Rob Guest Endowment winner Joshua Robson, and cast members from Matilda and Cats.

Matilda The Musical for Melbourne in March 2016

The Royal Shakespeare Company, Louise Withers, Michael Coppel & Michael Watt have announced that Matilda The Musical will commence performances at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre from 13 March 2016 for a strictly limited season.

The winner of over 50 international awards, including 12 for Best Musical, the RSC’s production of Matilda The Musical is currently enjoying a successful season in Sydney, with tickets currently on sale for performances through to 31 January.

Popular SA Newsreader A Playwright

What happens when a news reader’s way with words extends beyond the news desk into playwriting?

Answer: a library tour of his latest plays, of course. Lesley Reed reports.

Former ABC TV and BBC World Service newsreader and presenter, John Ovenden is well-known in South Australia, having been a past face of ABC news in the state. John now works as a theatre reviewer, but perhaps less known to locals is the fact that he is also a playwright.

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