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Scarlett Strallen Flies In As Mary Poppins

West End star, Scarlett Strallen, who has played Mary Poppins in the musical’s London and New York productions, has flown into Sydney to join the Mary Poppins company.

She will take over the role of Mary Poppins from Verity Hunt-Ballard for eight weeks – from Wednesday, October 5 to Sunday November 27 – allowing Verity to take a break before she begins the Brisbane season of Mary Poppins.

Glen Street Theatre Season 2012

Glen Street Theatre at Belrose on Sydney’s North Shore has announced its 2012 season of drama, music, comedy and contemporary dance.

To mark the occasion of Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday, the 2012 season begins with the return of Miriam Margolyes in Dickens’ Women. Also returning is Bangarra Dance Theatre with of earth & sky plus the satirical comedy of The Wharf Revue.

Melborn Reborn: Alive on Stage

Convicts on the run, a boot camp for balloons, a bubbling volcano... Welcome to MelBorn ReBorn, a showcase of eight short plays brought to you by Melbourne Writers’ Theatre, scheduled for October 5-16 at the Carlton Courthouse.

A Chorus Line: New Australian Production

Sydney, Perth and Brisbane  Dates Announced.

Sydney, Perth and Brisbane seasons have now been announced for the new Australian production of A Chorus Line, which has already played successful Adelaide and Melbourne seasons. 

Limited seasons have been announced for Sydney's Capitol Theatre, for 21 performances from July 20, 2012, for 20 performances at Perth's Burswood Theatre, from October 20 and for 21 performances at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC from November 16.

An Officer and a Gentleman: Exclusive Chat with Kate Kendall and Alex Rathgeber.

Producer John Frost introduced the four main stars of his May 2012 World Premiere production of An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical on Monday September 26. While Ben Mingay (Jersey Boys) and Amanda Harrison (Elphaba in the original Australian of Wicked) will play the Richard Gere and Debra Winger roles from the Oscar winning movie, the secondary leads are in equally impressive hands.

Perth International Arts Festival 2102 Announces Five Highlights

With preparations in full swing for the 2012 Perth International Arts Festival, incoming Festival Director Jonathan Holloway is thrilled to announce five advance highlights of the 2012 program, including two Australian exclusives, a spectacular outdoor public event, and fabulous offerings from the worlds of dance, music and theatre. 

Underbelly Star for Ruben Guthrie in Brisbane

Underbelly’s Gyton Grantley headlines the cast in the Queensland premiere of Brendan Cowell’s award-winning Ruben Guthrie, playing at La Boite’s Roundhouse Theatre for a strictly limited season from 8 October.

Mother, Wife & The Complicated Life: The Musical

Finally, a show that tells the truth about marriage and motherhood. Because it’s nothing like the movies!

Mother, Wife and the Complicated Life is an new Australian musical which had its debut at the 2011 Adelaide Fringe Festival.

Melbourne Theatre Company 2012 Season

Robyn Nevin, Pamela Rabe and Aidan Fennessy today (September 27, 2011) announced the Melbourne Theatre Company’s Season 2012.

Reverse gender casting of a classic role is one theme that seems to have carried forward from 2011 to 2012, with Robyn Nevin as Queen Lear in 2012 set to follow on the heals of Geoffrey Rush’s forthcoming Lady Bracknell in Simon Phillips’ Importance of Being Earnestswansong.

An Officer and A Gentleman Musical Cast Announced

Rehearsals began on Monday March 19 for the World Premiere production of An Officer and A Gentleman The Musical, which opens at the Lyric Theatre, Sydney on May 18, 2012.

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