Charlie in Chocolate Factory is taking on West Side Story, In the Heights and Barbara in the Camp Dogs in the Best Musical category for the 2019 Helpmann Awards.
In the Best Play category there are six finalists including blockbusters Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Part 1 and 2) and The Harp in the South (Part 1 and 2)
For the second year there will be two Helpmann Awards nights (Part 1 and 2) but for the first time the industry awards will be held in Melbourne.
Opera Australia and the Sydney Theatre Company have again dominated the nominations.
Full nominations can be found here.
23 Opera Australia (Musicals, Industry, Opera)
18 Sydney Theatre Company(Industry, Theatre)
16 Belvoir(Musicals, Industry, Theatre) Nominations TheatreProductions
8 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Parts One and Two)
8 Counting and Cracking (Belvoir & Co-Curious)
6 Harp in the South: Part One and Part Two (STC)
4 The Long Forgotten Dream (STC)
4 Blackie Blackie Brown: The Traditional Owner of Death(STC and Malthouse)
7 Handa Opera on the Harbour: West Side Story(Opera Australia)
6 Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The New Musical(John Frost, Craig Donnell, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions)
5 Barbara and the Camp Dogs (Belvoir)
5 In The Heights (SOH and the Arthouse Wyong Presents, produced by Blue Saint Productions in association with Neil Gooding)