Our Simba For West End

Disney Theatrical Productions has announced that Nick Afoa will transfer to the London production of THE LION KING as Simba when the Australian season of the concludes on Sunday 28 February, 2016. 

It will be the first time Afoa has ever visited London and only his second professional theatre role. He made his stage debut as lion cub Simba in the homegrown production of THE LION KING in 2013. 

Aladdin Casting Announced

Casting has been announced for Disney’s new musical comedy, Aladdin. The predominantly Australian and New Zealand cast will be joined by Broadway performer Michael James Scott in the role of the Genie.

Based on the Academy Award®-winning animated film, Aladdin will open in Sydney at the Capitol Theatre in August 2016.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, 8th of March, 2016.

The cast for Aladdin has been announced after intense and competitive auditions throughout Australia.

Home Grown in Fertile Ground

Home Grown is still growing strong with the announcement of a brand new Songbook Feature. Coral Drouyn has the news.

Following the Spotlight

Chelsea Plumley has a new show, Follow Spot, opening this Friday at Chapel off Chapel, and took a break to chat with Coral Drouyn.

When Chelsea Plumley was still in primary school she was sent home for repeating a slightly blue joke.

Deluge: Adelaide Festival of Arts Premiere

The Adelaide Festival of Arts is renowned for its World Premieres and Adelaide will see yet another in March as the Festival joins with Tiny Bricks and Brink Productions to present the world-first production of Deluge. Lesley Reed reports.

How many of us have texted while watching a video on YouTube and at the same time skimmed an online article, scrolled through Facebook and watched TV? It’s an everyday occurrence and we may also do this while taking part in real conversations, distracted though those discussions may be.

Green Room Awards 2016 - Nominations

The 2016 Green Room Awards are to be held on Monday March 21 at the Comedy Theatre. This is Melbourne’s premier peer-presented, performing arts industry awards recognising excellence and innovation across a range of professional productions presented on the Melbourne stage. In 2016 they recognise outstanding achievement for work presented in 2015 across Cabaret, Contemporary & Experimental Performance,Dance, Independent Theatre, Music Theatre, Opera and Theatre Companies.

We Will Rock You Cast Announced

Producers of the new Australian production of the musical WE WILL ROCK YOU, John Frost, Queen Theatrical Productions, Phil McIntyre Entertainment and Tribeca Theatrical Productions, have announced their cast.

Short+Sweet Cabaret 2016 Final

After four weeks of heats at New Theatre, Short+Sweet Cabaret 2016 reaches its climax on Sunday 7 February with its gala final at Slide Lounge in Darlinghurst

Fourteen cabaret, comedy and magic acts, selected by both industry judges and audience votes, will face off at one of Sydney’s few genuine cabaret venues from 7pm.

The acts include a bizarre singing Terminator, a girl with a hilarious one night stand habit, spectacular tap dance, a Dr Who stalker, singing serial seducer (with tips to share!), a stunning chanteuse… and more!

The Young King: Adelaide Festival World Premiere

A former amusement complex is to be transformed, as internationally-acclaimed Adelaide theatre company Slingsby takes audiences into an exquisitely magical world. Lesley Reed reports on a 2016 Adelaide Festival of Arts World Premiere, The Young King.

2015 Glugs Theatre Awards Winners

The 2015 Glugs Theatre Awards were presented on Monday 1 February 2016 at Sydney’s Castlereagh Boutique Hotel.

2016  marks the Glugs’ 50th anniversary of their first meeting. In 1966 a group of theatre lovers – critics, journalists, actors and theatre-goers – met weekly for lunch to discuss theatre and welcome international touring actors. Founding members included theatre critic Norman Kessell, Bill Fenn, JCW’s PR man John Love, and ABC producer Allan Kendall.

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