Stage Briefs

She Loves Me at Hayes Theatre Co

Hayes Theatre Co has announced that the romantic comedy She Loves Me will be playing later in 2018. Chosen for the inaugural Artist Led Production Initiative, this feel-good musical comedy will play at Hayes Theatre Co from 24 August with tickets on sale now at

Evita - Full Cast Announced

Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini, Australian theatre producer John Frostand leading UK theatre producer David Ian have announced the full cast for their upcoming production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s EVITA. The original West End and Broadway production of EVITA, directed by Hal Prince, will return to Australia from 13 September this year, playing at the Joan Sutherland Theatre at the Sydney Opera House.

Australian Premiere of Cry-Baby at The Hayes

Producer LPD in association with Hayes Theatre Co has announced the Australian Premiere of the rockabilly musical Cry-Baby. Playing at Hayes Theatre Co from 20 July, Cry-Baby is based on the 1990 cult-classic John Waters film of the same name, which starred Johnny Depp. Tickets will be on sale from 19 April, from

Cast Announced for Gypsy at The Hayes

Producers Luckiest Productions and One Eyed Man Productions have announced the cast for their production of Gypsy, which will run from 18 May 2018 at the Hayes Theatre Co.

Come From Away Audition Brief

Broadway producers Junkyard Dog Productions and Rodney Rigby announce that casting for the Australian production of the Broadway musical COME FROM AWAY, to open in Melbourne at the Comedy Theatre in July 2019, will begin this May in Melbourne and Sydney.

On September 11, 2001, the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all.

Big River Next Neglected Musical

Neglected Musicals in association with Hayes Theatre Co will present Big River at Hayes Theatre Co from Wednesday 18 April, 2018, for six presentations only.  Directed by Ellen Simpson, this musical is based on Mark Twain's classic 1884 novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the musical features music in the bluegrass and country styles in keeping with the setting of the novel. The 1985 Broadway production ran for more than 1,000 performances and it remained one of the few very successful American musicals in the mid-1980s.

MADIBA the Musical Celebrates Mandela

Energetic and compelling new stage show Madiba the Musical - a Celebration of the Life of Nelson Mandela opens in Melbourne in October 2018 and will tour to Sydney and Canberra in November.  Dates and booking information for Perth, Adelaide and New Zealand to be announced.

Madiba the Musicalwhich celebrates the life of the former South African leader who would have turned 100 in July this year, is interwoven with stories of the fight against apartheid and forbidden love in a troubled land.

Assassins Return Season at Opera House

The Sydney Opera House has announced that the Hayes Theatre Co’s critically acclaimed production of the darkly entertaining, revue-style musical Assassins will play in the Playhouse in June 2018, starring David Campbell. 

StageArt Announces Cast for bare

StageArt has announced the cast for the Victorian professional premiere of bare the Musical, which will play at Prahran’s Chapel off Chapel from 20 March – 15 April 2018.

The contemporary cult classic pop opera is set at a Catholic boarding school in the early 2000s.

Jersey Boys Ensemble Cast Announced

JERSEY BOYS Director, Des McAnuff has announced the talented ensemble he has cast in the season of Jersey Boys, opening for a strictly limited season at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney during September 2018.