Stage Briefs

StageArt announces the cast for Spring Awakening

StageArt has announced the cast for the Victorian professional premiere of the Broadway musical Spring Awakening, which will play at Chapel off Chapel from May 18.

Young Actors Announced for Sydney Season of The Bodyguard

Producers Michael Harrison, David Ian and John Frost today announced the four young actors who will share the role of Fletcher, the son of the Rachel Marron character, during the Sydney season of the international award-winning hit musical THE BODYGUARD. The young actors are Rome Champion (10 years old, of Pyrmont), Tyrese Medina (8, Russell Lea), Chetachi Nwaogazi (10, Yagoona) and Joshua Scott (11, Carss Park).


Only Heaven Knows Lead Actor Announced

Following the announcement of a new 30th anniversary production of Alex Harding’s Australian musical Only Heaven Knows at Hayes Theatre Co later this year, Luckiest Productions have revealed their leading actor and hero images.

Todd McKenney To Play Captain Hook

Producer Bonnie Lythgoe announced that one of Australia’s most popular all round theatre, television, radio and film performers Todd McKenney will play the role of Captain Hook in the The Adventures of Peter Pan & Tinker Bell.

When announcing the casting Bonnie Lythgoe said, “By hook or by crook, Todd will be Captain Hook; he is witty and smart and great for the part. Todd is the one and only ‘Hook’ for me. He sings, he acts and he dances like a dream. Just Perfect!

Green Day’s American Idiot for Brisbane

American Idiot, the rock musical based on Green Day’s Grammy® Award-winning multi-platinum album, makes its way down under for its Australian premiere season at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC).

The Playhouse, QPAC will be transformed into a grungy mosh pit for the exclusive to Brisbane, Australian premiere season, running from 23 February 2017.

The Full Monty Cast Announced

StageArt has announced the cast for The Full Monty, a ten-time Tony Award nominated musical, which plays from Friday 3 March until Sunday 19 March 2017 at The National Theatre, St Kilda.


JERRY - Scott Mackenzie (Jesus Christ Superstar, Judas - Frankenstein The Musical, Victor - High Fidelity The Musical, Barry)

DAVE - Giancarlo Salamanca (A Super Brady Cabaret, Peter - The Wild Party, Goldberg - All Shook Up)

Only Heaven Knows Revival for Hayes in 2017

Following the success of their multi-award winning production of Miracle City, Luckiest Productions will present Only Heaven Knows by Alex Hardingthe company’s second revival production of an Australian musical. This brand new production will begin in May 2017 at Sydney’s Hayes Theatre Co and marks Only Heaven Knows’ 30th anniversary.

Calamity Jane for Hayes in 2017

Legendary frontierswoman; notorious daredevil; profane storyteller; unwomanly radical - Calamity Jane is one of the most immediately recognizable figures of the old American West.

From the famous 1950s Doris Day movie musical to the HBO series Deadwood, the courageous individuality of Calamity Jane has delighted audiences for decades. With a fierce disregard for gender expectations and cultural limitations that was centuries ahead of her time, there’s no better time to re-visit and re-examine this remarkable woman.

My Fair Lady Returns to Sydney in 2017

Opera Australia’s Lyndon Terraciniand John Frosthave announced announce that Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady directed by Julie Andrews will return to Sydney on Sunday August 27, 2017 following seasons in Brisbane and Melbourne.

The return production will have a new home in the Capitol Theatre.  Tickets go on sale on Monday November 7.

The Bodyguard Musical to Tour Australia in 2017

Update - Paulini to star in The Bodyguard

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Producers Michael Harrison, David Ian and John Frost today announced that the international award-winning hit musical THE BODYGUARD will reach Australian theatres in 2017. The Australian tour will commence in Sydney in April next year.