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Seymour Centre 2022 Season Part 1

Image: On A Clear Day You Can See Forever

Seymour Centre in Sydney has announced the first half of its 2022 season, featuring a world premiere, two Australian premieres, the premiere presentation of a revamped Broadway classic, and the return of a hit, sold-out show from its 2021 season.

A Chorus Line: Cast and Sydney Opera House Season Announced

Photo by Robert Catto.

Darlinghurst Theatre Company has announced that its long-awaited new production of A Chorus Line will open at the Drama Theatre of the Sydney Opera House on 11 February 2022, after premiering at Parramatta Riverside Theatre in January as part of the Sydney Festival.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical for Sydney

Global Creatures has announced that Moulin Rouge! The Musical will commence performances at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre on 28 May 2022.

Tickets for the Sydney season go on sale to the general public on Thursday 16 December, with pre-sale tickets available to waitlist members from Monday 13 December.

STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: DEC 2021 / JAN / FEB 2022 EDITION OUT NOW!!!

IN THIS EDITION

A Rock Musical Reckoning

Jagged Little Pill to rock our stages with the music of Alanis Morissette

Times Are A-Changin’ for McCune and Dylan

Lisa McCune on her role in Bob Dylan musical Girl From The North Country

Sydney’s Theatre Royal Glitters Again

Vale Stephen Sondheim

The lights will dim on Broadway for the biggest writing star of all. Music theatre writer and composer Stephen Sondheim has passed away at the age of 91. To honour his extraordinary talent, we republish an article from Coral Drouyn from a concert Sondheim attended in Melbourne in 2012, during his last visit to Australia coinciding with a production of A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum.

Griffin Theatre Company 2022 Season

Griffin Theatre Company has announced its 2022 season, with new works from Australian playwrights, along with two Australian plays making their Sydney premiere.

Griffin will also present several special events, including the return of the 2021 sell-out phenomenon Green Park as part of Sydney Festival (image above - photographer Sally Flegg).

Ensemble Theatre 2022 Season

Image: Brittanie Shipway in A Letter for Molly. Photographer: Richard Hedger.

Sydney Festival 2022

Image: Wudjang: Not the Past. Photographer: Daniel Boud.

Sydney Festival’s 2022 line-up – the first helmed by artistic director Olivia Ansell – has been announced.

Events range from mainstage gigs for 12,000 to intricate musical moments ensconced in the city’s waterways; from Broadway hits to a ballet of BMX bikes; from a symphony under the stars to a cacophonous contemporary corroboree; from intimate moments for one to a rave on Mount Olympus

Cast and Dates for Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

Lyndon Terracini for Opera Australia and John Frost for Crossroads Live have announced that the Tony® Award-winning Broadway production of Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella will have its Australian Premiere at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre from 20 May 2022, with a season at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 23 October.

Stars of Moulin Rouge!

With its kaleidoscope of blended pop songs and eye-popping scenery, Moulin Rouge! The Musical has opened in Melbourne in November 2021 after being put on ice during the lockdown. David Spicer speaks to the stars Des Flanagan (Christian), Alinta Chidzey (Satine) and Simon Burke (Harold Zidler).

In 2019 Des Flanagan stood on the stage of Moulin Rouge! at the Al Hirschfield Theatre on Broadway and stared out at the empty theatre. The young performer had just watched the production, from a standing room ticket space supplied by a friend in the cast.