Stage Briefs

School of Rock for Brisbane and Sydney

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock musical School of Rock has announced Brisbane and Sydney seasons for 2019.

Worldwide Executive Producer, Madeleine Lloyd Webber and producer GWB Entertainment, have announced that following the Melbourne season at Her Majesty’s Theatre, the production will embark on an Asia Pacific tour including a national tour of China as well as seasons in Brisbane at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC from July 2019 and the Capitol Theatre in Sydney from November 2019.

Squabbalogic Returns with Herringbone

Squabbalogic Independent Music Theatre returns to the Sydney stage in January 2019, with their first full production since 2017, Herringbone - A Vaudevillian Ghost Story by Tom Cone, Skip Kennon and Ellen Fitzhugh, in association with KXT and Bakehouse Theatre Company.

This darkly comic, hilariously disturbing southern gothic tale is a vaudevillian ghost story told by eleven larger than life characters. They just don’t know there’s only one actor in the cast.

NORPA Season 2019

Northern NSW based theatre company NORPA (Northern Rivers Performing Arts) has revealed its 2019 Season, including the return of the company’s sell-out hit Dreamland re-imagined for Bangalow’s iconic A&I Hall, Bell Shakespeare with Much Ado About Nothing, I Want to Know What Love Is by QLD based company The Good Room, and a premiere performance by Katie Noonan with the Australian String Quartet.

Sydney Premiere of Margaret Fulton: Queen of The Dessert

The Bondi Theatre Company cast of the Margaret Fulton: Queen of the Dessert have had a close encounter with the Australian cooking legend, who is the subject of their production from October 12 – 27.

The musical is based on the biography of Margaret Fulton I sang for my supper, tracking her life from a school girl to a national cooking superstar who sold 1.5 million books.

Cast and creatives were thrilled recently to meet the almost 94-year-old in the Southern Highlands, to learn a little about her life.  

Ethan Sings for Farmers in Adelaide

In 2015 when Ethan Hall sang “Advance Australia Fair” at an Adelaide Bite Baseball game at 7 years of age with the "hiccups", the video clip went viral overnight, resulting in media interviews, both national and international.

Catch Me If You Can for Hayes in 2019

Truth is stranger than fiction. From the producer who brought you Cry-Baby, High Fidelity and Rent, Lauren Peters, comes the musical Catch Me If You Can. Based on the biographical hit film of the same name, which starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, Catch Me If You Can will play from 19 July 2019 as part of the Hayes Theatre Co 2019 season.

Louis Nowra’s Cosi at Chatswood

In 2016, seeing a need for great theatre opportunities for young actors, Megan Barlow and Julie Moore began ‘The Acting Experience’s Youth Theatre Ensemble’. The Ensemble was created for young actors between the ages of 16 and 23, and designed to give them the chance to perform interesting, thought-provoking and challenging plays in a professional theatre environment. 

In the Heights for Opera House

The Sydney Opera House Concert Hall will be transformed into a vibrant Manhattan street corner during January 2019 for the Sydney return of In the Heights, Tony Award-winning musical from one of America’s most acclaimed writers and producers, Lin-Manuel Miranda (Moana, Hamilton).

We Will Rock You – Arena Spectacular

Two musical theatre stars return to Canberra, their hometown, to headline the cast in the upcoming production of We Will Rock You The Arena Spectacular.

Toby Francis, who recently played the lead in the Kinky Boots has been cast as Galileo whilst Queenie van de Zandt, of King Kong, Funny Girl and Jan van de Stool fame, will play the role of the villain Killer Queen.

Seasons 2019

Click on the links below for detailed articles on theatre company seasons around Australia in 2019.

NSW

Ensemble Theatre

Sydney Theatre Company

Belvoir

Griffin