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Fabulous Singlettes Christmas Show For Melbourne

The Fabulous Singlettes are performing their spectacular Christmas Show at the Memo Music Hall, St Kilda, Melbourne on of December 21-22, 2018. Noami Eyers, a founding member of the group, spoke to Flora Georgiou.

Flora Georgiou: Naomi, you founded the group back in 1986 - what were the trigger points that lead you to start your own group?

Billy Elliot Adult Cast Announced

Universal Theatrical Group, Working Title Films, Greene Light Stage, Michael Coppel Entertainments and Louise Withers Presents have announced the adult cast for the 10th Anniversary Australian Tour of Billy Elliot the Musical which opens at Sydney Lyric Theatre in October 2019 followed by seasons in Melbourne at the Regent Theatre from February 2020, Crown Theatre Perth from June 2020, QPAC’s Lyric Theatre in Brisbane from July 2020 and the Festival Theatr

2018 Sydney Theatre Awards Nominations

Nominations have been announced for the Sydney Theatre Awards for 2018, which will be presented at a gala ceremony on Monday 21 January 2019 at 6pm at the York Theatre, Seymour Centre.

Mitchell Butel New Artistic Director of STCSA

State Theatre Company South Australia has announced Mitchell Butel as its new Artistic Director.

The award-winning actor and director, who is currently starring in State Theatre Company and Windmill Theatre Co’s co-production of Rumpelstiltskin at the Southbank Centre in London, will relocate from Sydney to take up the four-year position.

Joining Executive Director Jodi Glass, Mr Butel will commence the role in March - a month before outgoing Artistic Director Geordie Brookman moves to Berlin.

Bowie’s Lazarus Musical For Melbourne

The Production Company has announced that they are bringing the David Bowie and Enda Walshmusical Lazarus to Melbourne in May 2019.

2018 Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation Grants and Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award

At a Christmas gathering at the new premises of the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation in Neutral Bay recently, the successful recipients of its 2018 Grants were announced. The Foundation provides financial and practical support for a wide variety of individuals and organisations involved in Australian theatre and performing arts including the funding of an annual grants program.

Thirty nine applications were received and ten projects, events and individuals were successful in receiving a total of $128,000 in grants. They are:

Come From Away Australian Cast

The critically acclaimed new musical, COME FROM AWAY is now playing on Broadway, Toronto and a third company is touring North America. A Dublin and West End production is currently in rehearsal and the Australian company will have its premiere on Saturday 20 July 2019 at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre.

Award-winning creators Irene Sankoff and David Hein were in Australia during November 2019 announce the cast, ahead of attending the musical’s pre-West End engagement at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin next month.

Meet Our Singing American Psycho

The producers of the new stage production of American Psycho - The Musical have announced that the role of Patrick Bateman will be played by Ben Gerrard. The musical of American Psycho, based on the thriller novel by Bret Easton Ellis which also inspired the 2000 film starring Christian Bale, will have its Australian Premiere at the Hayes Theatre Co from 10 May 2019.

West Side Story Announces Full Australian Cast

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 Ritchie Singer as Doc, Paul Dawber as Lt. Schrank, Dean Vince as Officer Krupke and Paul Hanlon as Glad Hand.

2018 Rob Guest Endowment Award

The winner of the 2018 Rob Guest Endowment Award was announced on Monday November 19 at the conclusion of the Grand Final Event held at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre. Competing against five other outstanding Semi-Finalists, Annie Aitken (Melba, Muriel’s Wedding) took out the prestigious award after being chosen by an expert panel of judges, which comprised Kellie Dickerson, Jason Langley, Sharon Millerchip and Guy Simpson.

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