Stage Briefs

Dream Lover - Melbourne Cast Announced

Producer John Frost has announced the casting of the principal roles in Melbourne’s summer musical Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical, which plays at Arts Centre Melbourne from December 29th for a strictly limited season. Joining David Campbell who plays Bobby Darin is Hannah Fredericksen playing Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin’s wife.  Starring alongside them will be Marina PriorMarney McQueen, Rodney Dobson and 

The Search for Dorothy

The Wizard of Oz is returning for an Australian tour later this year, starring Anthony Warlow as The Wizard and Professor Marvel, Lucy Durack as Glinda the Good Witch and Jemma Rix as The Wicked Witch of the West. But who will wear the ruby slippers of Dorothy?

PARIS - Full Melbourne Cast

Music Theatre Melbourne has announced the full cast for its new concert production of Australian rock musical PARIS, which pays homage to one of Australia’s great performers, Jon English.

John Waters (Ulysses), Ben Mingay (Achilles), The Whitlams’ Tim Freedman (Agamemnon)and ‘80s rockerBrian Mannix (Sinon) head the cast that will bring this epic show, co-written by Jon English and music producer David Mackay, to life for just four performances from 13-15 July 2017 at Melbourne Recital Centre.

Cuckoo's Nest at Southbank

Wire, bliar, limber-lock 

Three geese in a flock

One flew east, one flew west 

One flew over the cuckoo's nest 

New Bondi Theatre Company Staging Motherhood the Musical

A new independent theatre company will stage the comedy Motherhood the Musical at the Bondi Pavilion Theatre this coming August.

The musical will headline the inaugural season of The Bondi Theatre Company, that will also include five cabaret acts.

Producer David Spicer said, “I’m keen to introduce high quality entertainment by emerging and established artists to this iconic part of Sydney. The Bondi Pavilion Theatre remains a wonderful intimate venue. A visit also offers the excitement of its famous balcony view of the beach.”

Great Opportunity for Australian Musical Theatre Writers and Composers

Two musical theatre writers and composers will have a career-making opportunity to present their work at the ASCAP Musical Theatre workshop which includes an expert panel led by Broadway and Disney composer Stephen Schwartz, best known for composing Wicked.

Running in early 2018, this is the first time the workshop has been held in Melbourne and the first time since 2010 it has been held in Australia since its inception 25 years ago.

BeyondKinky Concert to Support Beyond Blue

The Australian cast of Cyndi Lauper’s musical Kinky Boots will perform a charity concert at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre on Sunday 18 June to raise money for beyondblue.

Created and performed by the cast of Kinky Boots, BeyondKinky is a one-off opportunity for Sydneysiders to see this supremely talented company pay homage to the divas of pop in their own unique Kinky way.

King Kong for Broadway in 2018

Producers Global Creatures (CEO Carmen Pavlovic) and Roy Furman have  announced that King Kong, will arrive on Broadway in the fall of 2018 at the Shubert Organization’s Broadway Theatre

King Kong’s first preview, press opening, and on-sale dates will be announced in the coming months. King Kong will play the Broadway Theatre following the limited engagement of Miss Saigon which as previously announced will begin its North American tour in September 2018.

Aladdin - Brisbane and Perth Seasons Announced

Disney Theatrical Productions confirmed that its hit Broadway musical Aladdin will extend the magic carpet ride to Brisbane and Perth in 2018.

A waitlist is now open for those wishing to be first in line for tickets when they go on pre-sale in October for Brisbane and November for Perth.

New tickets for the Melbourne season go on sale to the general public tomorrow, Thursday 11 May.

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New Musical, MELBA for Hayes Theatre Co.

Hayes Theatre Co and New Musicals Australia will present the world premiere of new Australian musical, MELBA, from August 11, 2017, starring Emma Mathews

Dame Nellie Melba was the most celebrated singer of her generation. Lauded on more than three continents as a phenomenon, her life was the stuff that dreams are made of, but her journey to the top was not always untroubled.