Category Archives: Theatre

A WICKED winter at HOTA, Surfers Paradise

Renowned Australian production company, Matt Ward Entertainment, has announced today it will stage the worldwide musical phenomenon, WICKED, hot on the heels of casting the stellar lead cast.  Co-presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts this exciting rendition of WICKED will showcase a talented line up this June, telling the beloved tale of the extraordinary adventures in Oz and a profound friendship between Glinda The Good Witch and Elphaba, The Wicked Witch of the West.

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Saturday Night Fever: Opening at Lyric Theatre

Tickets for the iconic hit musical Saturday Night Fever, which will premiere in Sydney at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 29 March 2019, are now on sale.  Leading Australian theatre producer John Frost today announced three of the cast members of the new version of this classic hit show. Paulini, Natalie Conway and Nana Matapule will be three of the ensemble of singers who will give voice to the much-loved disco soundtrack, alongside a cast of incredible dancers.

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Harry Potter & The Cursed Child: Melbourne Princess Theatre

Rehearsals are currently underway for the new stage adaptation of Harry Potter.  Of the upcoming Australian premiere, creators J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany said;“We are big Australiaphiles. Culturally, the climate, the people, the actors – it’s going to be amazing.Melbourne is absolutely the right city to go to for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”
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Improv Theatre Sydney: 4th Birthday Festival

You could say that ITS – Improv Theatre Sydney is like the couture of Performing Arts…  Every performance is unplanned and never the same, an original piece just for you as you sit in the audience and shape the narrative… Continue reading Improv Theatre Sydney: 4th Birthday Festival

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory: The Musical, Capitol Theatre

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has enjoyed successful runs, being a hit with audiences despite experiencing the same harshness from critics and love from the people in the same way hit musical Wicked did.   So it’s no surprise that it’s one of the most anticipated openings in the Sydney theatre season in 2019 as it promises to take generations young and old through a fantasy wonderland of nostalgia and discovery. Continue reading Charlie & The Chocolate Factory: The Musical, Capitol Theatre

Book of Mormon on Tour: LYRIC THEATRE

The Book of Mormon, Broadway’s smash hit musical written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez, is coming to Brisbane and Adelaide. The Tony®, Olivier®, Grammy® and Helpmann® award-winning show will begin performances at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC on 16 March 2019 for a limited season, before it transfers to the Festival Theatre, Adelaide from 27 June 2019. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 7 August. Continue reading Book of Mormon on Tour: LYRIC THEATRE

Romeo & Juliet: The Gender Swap

Romeo and Juliet explores the theme of forbidden love, so I wanted to look at the text in terms of what’s still often considered forbidden love today,” says Director, Amanda Crewes.  “That brought me to our current, very cloudy view on same sex relationships.  I wanted to determine whether changing the gender changed our view on this love story.” Continue reading Romeo & Juliet: The Gender Swap