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New theatre show Parade at Everest Theatre

Aaron Robuck and Australian Cast of Parade PHOTO Matthew Chen

Step into a world where talent and passion intertwine to create an unforgettable experience. Secure your tickets now and prepare to be transported on a journey of discovery, reflection, and theatrical wonder. Parade awaits, promising an evening of entertainment that will leave you enthralled and inspired. Venture into a captivating realm where music, lyrics, and storytelling converge to create an unforgettable theatrical experience. Parade takes the stage at the prestigious Everest Theatre, promising an evening filled with emotion, intrigue, and thought-provoking themes. Delight in the Brilliance of Parade From the creative genius of Jason Robert Brown’s music and lyrics to Alfred Uhry’s compelling script, every element of Parade weaves together to form a tapestry of emotions that will resonate long after the curtains close. Director Mark Taylor guides a talented cast through a narrative that explores justice, prejudice, and the resilience of the human spirit. Meet the Visionaries Behind the Scenes As the production unfolds, the brilliance of the team shines through: Season Details and Booking Information Don’t miss your chance to witness the magic of Parade at Everest Theatre:

More shows for WICKED in Melbourne

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Since its grand opening on 2 March, the resplendent Regent Theatre has been graced by the enchanting presence of “Broadway’s Biggest Blockbuster,” WICKED. To cater to the overwhelming demand and keep the magic alive, new performances have been released for sale until 28 July. Presales commence today, with general public tickets available from 12 April. The Mesmerizing Tale of WICKED The theatrical phenomenon that is WICKED has captured the hearts of critics and audiences in Melbourne, earning five-star reviews and effusive praise across social media platforms. Here’s what the critics have to say: A Worldwide Sensation Celebrating over two decades since its Broadway premiere, WICKED stands as one of the most successful and beloved musicals globally. With an audience of over 65 million people worldwide, it proudly holds the title of the 4th longest-running show in Broadway history. Accolades and Legacy Winner of over 100 major awards, including the Grammy Award, Olivier Award, six Helpmann Awards, three Tony Awards®, and six Drama Desk Awards, WICKED continues to enthrall audiences with its originality and depth. As proclaimed by USA Today, WICKED is “A complete triumph! An original musical that will make you laugh, cry and think.” Captivating Performances Under the guidance of a stellar Australian cast, led by Courtney Monsma as Glinda and Sheridan Adams as Elphaba, the musical unfolds the captivating journey of two extraordinary women in the land of Oz. The ensemble cast, with their exceptional talent and dedication, brings this timeless tale to life with every note and step. Unravel the Origins of… Read More

Melbourne Theatre Company’s new show: The Almighty Sometimes

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Kendall Feaver’s illuminating portrait of a mother-daughter relationship, The Almighty Sometimes, will grace the stage of Southbank Theatre, with previews beginning on 15 April. This piece unfurls with biting humour and fierce honesty, a poignant coming-of-age story that meticulously explores the tribulations of adolescence entwined with the complexities of growing up under the shadow of mental illness. Authored by the talented Australian playwright Kendall Feaver, the play has received acclaim and recognition, winning the Judges Award at the 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting – Europe’s premier playwriting competition. It has also secured both the Victorian and New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards, earmarking Feaver as a distinguished voice in contemporary theatre. In a new production helmed by Hannah Goodwin, audiences will see Nadine Garner (known for ABC’s Savage River) and Max McKenna (Muriel’s Wedding The Musical) bringing to life the roles of Renee and Anna, the mother-daughter duo at the heart of this narrative. They are joined by Louisa Mignone (The Twelve) and Karl Richmond (The Inheritance), adding to the play’s dynamic ensemble. The narrative arcs around 18-year-old Anna, who discovers her old stories, unveiling a vibrant imagination that seems alien yet thrilling. This discovery becomes the catalyst for Anna’s quest to redefine her identity beyond the mental health label that has dominated her life. Yet, this quest is met with resistance from her mother, her boyfriend, and even her therapist, setting the stage for intense familial and personal conflict. Feaver’s script resonates with the ongoing discussions surrounding mental health, capturing the heart of these… Read More

Broadway Legend Patti LuPone does new show in Australia

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Three-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone is set to mesmerise Australian audiences this winter with her new concert, “A Life in Notes,” straight from the esteemed stages of Carnegie Hall. The legendary performer will open her Australian tour at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, followed by a national tour with stops in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. “A Life in Notes” presents a musical odyssey through the songs that have marked significant milestones in LuPone’s life, from her youth amidst the rock and roll emergence of the fifties to her formative years in the sixties, and through to her acclaimed success in both her professional and personal life. Conceived and directed by Scott Wittman, with Joseph Thalken as the music supervisor and director, this concert promises an intimate glimpse into the life of a star who has left an indelible mark on the Broadway, film, and television landscapes. LuPone’s illustrious career spans several iconic roles, including stellar performances in Sweeney Todd, Anything Goes, Les Miserables, Sunset Boulevard, and Tony Award-winning roles in Evita, Gypsy, and Company. Her versatility and commanding presence have also graced television series such as Life Goes On, Frasier, 30 Rock, Penny Dreadful, Pose, Hollywood, American Horror Story, and the anticipated Marvel series Agatha: Darkhold Diaries. Reflecting on her third concert tour in Australia and her enduring connection with the Australian audience since her debut in 1981, LuPone shared, “I love Australia and the many friends I’ve made since 1981. ?I’m so looking forward to coming back. I hope audiences will enjoy my show?A… Read More

Dive into the Darkness: Unravel the Mysteries of Sydney Spiegeltent’s MANSION

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Sydney’s most enchanting and provocative entertainment venue, Sydney Spiegeltent, announces the exciting extension of its captivating season through 2024. Known for its daring and avant-garde performances, the iconic Spiegeltent is all set to mesmerize audiences with award-winning shows for many more nights. Get ready for a chillingly erotic experience this October as the MANSION makes its seductive debut in the Sydney Spiegeltent. From October 25th to November 19th, audiences will be swept into a thrilling world that combines gothic horror, intoxicating dance, spine-chilling aerial acts, and sultry burlesque performances. Expect a heart-thumping storyline that follows the newly widowed Mel Walker and her children, who unknowingly step into an ominous old Mansion filled with seductive spirits and demonic desires. The terrifying allure of MANSION is perfectly complemented by WITCH, a compelling 30-minute prelude performance available for a mere $35 extra. WITCH introduces audiences to the Mansion’s previous inhabitants through hypnotic burlesque, circus, and dance, posing a haunting question about the nature of monsters, victims, and mirrors of our own selves. Brought to you by the inventive minds of Bass Fam, creators of the award-winning shows MATADOR and ORACLE, MANSION is a tantalizing blend of alluring dance, scintillating burlesque, and thrilling acrobatics, which has left audiences and critics nationwide spellbound. Bask under the twinkling festoons of Sydney Spiegeltent, nestled in Sydney’s vibrant inner east, where the best of cabaret, circus, and theatre come alive. Not only can patrons enjoy the performances, but they are also treated to an eclectic mix of crafted cocktails, show-girl strength G&T’s, and… Read More

Bell Shakespeare Announces 2024 Season

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For the first time in over a decade, Bell Shakespeare presents a thrilling new production of King Lear. Staging this epic work in an intimate setting promises Australian audiences a fresh and captivating experience unlike any before. Bell Shakespeare’s 2024 season also sees the triumphant return of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, set to tour at over 23 venues throughout the nation. This ambitious undertaking aims to reach areas it failed to visit in 2021 due to the pandemic-related disruptions. Artistic Director Peter Evans adds a thought-provoking dimension to the season with In A Nutshell: The Poetry of Violence, exploring Shakespeare’s depictions of violence. In an energetic statement, Artistic Director Peter Evans said, “Welcome to Season 2024, where we relish Shakespeare’s highest achievements in the ridiculous and the sublime: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and King Lear. The season promises a unique blend of the familiar and the new, comedy and tragedy, the ridiculous and the sublime.” Kicking off the season at the Sydney Opera House from 6 – 30 March, Shakespeare’s classic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream promises magic, mirth, and mayhem. This production, which had already toured to several regional venues in Australia in 2021 before COVID border closures disrupted remaining dates, is set to return in 2024 at 23 venues across New South Wales, Western Australia, Victoria, and the ACT. After a lengthy hiatus since 2010, King Lear, directed by Peter Evans and starring Robert Menzies (Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet) in the titular role, is set to make a grand comeback. Premiering in Sydney… Read More

Must See: Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

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If you’re a fan of Tolstoy’s War and Peace, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 will deliver on the most scandalous aspects in one epic 2-hour musical extravaganza. Darlinghurst Theatre Company is presenting the Australian debut of award-winning electro-pop opera, Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812 written by composer and lyricist Dave Malloy from July 9 to August 20 at their Eternity Playhouse. Directed by Dean Drieberg, led musically by Musical Director Claire Healy and moves by Choreographer Brendan Yeates, draws on an eclectic mix of musical styles including folk, indie-rock, electro-pop and techno, making it one of the most unique and form-defying musicals ever seen on Broadway, where it was critically acclaimed… and now we’re lucky enough to have it in Sydney! The story follows the young and spontaneous Natasha as she awaits the return of Andrey, her beloved fiancé on the front lines. One dizzying night at the Opera, in a city exploding with hedonism and opulent excess, Natasha falls passionately in love with the dashing, roguish, (and already married) Anatole. To solve her love conundrum, she turns to her lonely friend Pierre (in the middle of an existential crisis) who makes it his mission to extricate her from risk of ruin and in doing so, renew his own soul. The impressive cast bringing this reimagined story to life is Grace Driscoll as Nastasha. Grace hails from the Gold Coast and is a proud biracial woman with a pastiche for shows with long titles. Grace’s professional credits include Shirley… Read More