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Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella to Premiere in Sydney

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella will have its Australian Premiere in Sydney at the Capitol Theatre in November 2021, presented by Opera Australia and the Gordon Frost Organisation.

Vale Taryn Fiebig

Image: Taryn Fiebig and Jud Arthur.

Multi award-winning Australian music theatre and opera star Taryn Fiebig, who made Prince Charles cry with her artistry, passed away in Sydney on March 20, 2021 from ovarian cancer, aged 49.  An outstanding human being, cherished colleague and sublime artist, has left the party. 

Sydney Theatre Company Announces Act Two 2021

Sydney Theatre Company Artistic Director Kip Williams has unveiled ‘Act Two’, eleven shows to complete STC’s 2021 season that he says will be a “celebration of the new Wharf theatres and a collection of stories that bring us together to laugh and connect following a year of isolation".

We Will Rock You Arena Tour

Harvest Rain Theatre has announced the cast for its all new arena production of WE WILL ROCK YOU, that is set to tour Australia and promises to raise the roof of Entertainment Centres across the country from this October.

The Phantom of the Sydney Opera House

Image: Josh Piterman and Kelly Mathieson in The Phantom of the Opera West End 2019 - Photo Manuel Harlan

Opera Australia in association with The Really Useful Group, will present Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, making its premiere at the Sydney Opera House, starring Josh Piterman as the Phantom. 

HAMILTON First Sydney Performance.

HAMILTON will have its first public performance tonight (March 17, 2021) at the Lyric Theatre in Sydney as the company prepares for the official premiere on March 27.

Ahead of tonight's performance Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres and Minister for the Public Service and Employee Relations, Aboriginal Affairs and the Arts Don Harwin joined the US Producer of Hamilton Jeffrey Seller to mark the occasion.

MTC 2021 — Act 2 Program Announced

Act 2 of Melbourne Theatre Company’s year in two parts has been revealed, featuring six new productions that complete MTC’s 2021 program.

In making the announcement, MTC Artistic Director & CEO Brett Sheehy said, ‘It’s a great pleasure to be launching Act 2. We are especially pleased to be presenting the world premieres of three brand new Australian plays, putting home-grown work front and centre in a year when supporting our industry matters most.

STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: MARCH / APRIL 2021 EDITION OUT NOW!!!

IN THIS EDITION

Coming Back From Away

As Come From Away resumes its national tour, we chat to company members. 

Politics & Broadway

With Hamilton opening in Sydney we look at how politics in Broadway Musicals.

Meet The Fangirl of Theatre

Writer / composer Yve Blake on her hit musical Fangirls.

Cast Announced for Chess The Musical

Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Paulini, Rob Mills, Alexander Lewis & Mark Furze are set to star in Chess The Musical touring Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane from April to June 2021. 

Musicals in 2021 and Beyond

Major musicals will roar back into life in 2021, once theatre-goers have had injections of both confidence and a vaccine.

The elimination of community transmission of COVID-19 in most of Australia has given large scale Performing Arts a shot in the arm.  WA opened up first. Next came NSW with 75% to 85% of tickets available for sale. Queensland is allowing 100% capacity from January.

Image from Hamilton - US Nagional tour. Photogapher: Joan Marcus.

 

Hamilton

 

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