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The Wedding Singer Cast and Crew

David Venn Enterprises has announced the creative team and full cast list for feel-good musical The Wedding Singer, which will have its Australian professional premiere on Friday 9 April.

New seats have been released in Adelaide, while the Melbourne season has been extended until 5 June. Tickets to Adelaide, Melbourne, Gold Coast and Sydney are on sale via weddingsingermusical.com.au.

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.

Adelaide Festival Hit - A German Life - to tour Australia

Producer John Frost has announced an Australian tour of the powerful hit of this year’s Adelaide Festival. A German Life is an extraordinary theatrical tour-de-force from three titans of the theatre –Robyn Nevin in an astonishing play by Christopher Hampton, directed by Neil Armfield.

In the Australian Premiere of this highly demanding 90-minute solo triumph, Robyn Nevin plays Brunhilde Pomsel, an unassuming woman with good shorthand skills who, almost by chance, came to work in Joseph Goebbels’s Propaganda Ministry.

Nancye Hayes Goes Hip Hop

Image: The cast of Half Time.

At the age of 78, stage legend Nancye Hayes is not shy of learning new dance steps. The dancer/singer extraordinaire is learning the art of hip hop, as the lead in the Australian premiere of the Half Time, at Sydney’s Hayes Theatre, named in her honour. David Spicer reports.

Nancye Hayes proves that you can teach an older hoofer a new trick. At the early stages of learning the role of kindergarten teacher Dorothy in the musical Half Time, she has commenced classes in hip hop.