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Allison Hilbig - CEO and Professional Musical Theatre Editor
David Hilbig - Technical Support
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Huge chookas to everyone at Grease The Musical for their official opening night at Her Majesty's Theatre Melbourne in Me...
09/01/2024

Huge chookas to everyone at Grease The Musical for their official opening night at Her Majesty's Theatre Melbourne in Melbourne's East End Theatre District

The gang is back together and ready to rule the school! ⚡️

Vale Kellie Dickerson. Such a wonderful person and inspiration. Our heartfelt condolences to her family, friends and col...
09/01/2024

Vale Kellie Dickerson. Such a wonderful person and inspiration.
Our heartfelt condolences to her family, friends and colleagues.

It is with great sadness, we share the passing of Kellie Dickerson on the 9th January 2024. Kellie was the co founder of the Rob Guest Endowment and will forever be remembered for her shining legacy in the musical theatre industry. We send our condolences to her family, partner & friends in this hard time.

The Choir of Man is now playing at Arts Centre Melbourne. Here's a sneak peek ...
07/01/2024

The Choir of Man is now playing at Arts Centre Melbourne.
Here's a sneak peek ...

The cast of The Choir Of Man perform Wake Me Up by Avicii for media at The Playhouse in Melbourne's Arts Centre.For more information go to https://thechoirof...

Jon Foreman, Marina Prior, Michael Cormick and Jemma Rix spoke to Theatre Matters about their upcoming New Year's Eve (a...
30/12/2023

Jon Foreman, Marina Prior, Michael Cormick and Jemma Rix spoke to Theatre Matters about their upcoming New Year's Eve (and The Night Before) Gala.

The first performance is tonight at Arts Centre Melbourne

John Foreman's Aussie Pops Orchestra let media into a rehearsal for the 2023 New Year's Eve Gala Concert, with Jemma Rix, Michael Cormick and Marina Prior.Fo...

Win a double pass to Grease The Musical at Her Majesty's Theatre Melbourne in East End Theatre District. We have 5 doubl...
28/12/2023

Win a double pass to Grease The Musical at Her Majesty's Theatre Melbourne in East End Theatre District.

We have 5 double passes to give away for Wednesday 3rd January. Click the link for details on how to enter:

Win a double pass to GREASE The Musical at Her Majesty's Theatre in Melbourne's East End Theatre District.

Celebrate the end of 2023 with some of Australia’s favourite performers including Marina Prior, Michael Cormick and Jemm...
27/12/2023

Celebrate the end of 2023 with some of Australia’s favourite performers including Marina Prior, Michael Cormick and Jemma Rix alongside John Foreman and the 60-piece John Foreman's Aussie Pops Orchestra at Arts Centre Melbourne.

There are three concerts - one on Saturday 30th December and two on Sunday 31st December.

Click the link for more details: https://theatrematters.com.au/news/aussie-pops-orchestra-new-years-eve/

Need a Christmas present for a singer in your life?Are you a singer and need a present for yourself?We have 4 copies of ...
14/12/2023

Need a Christmas present for a singer in your life?
Are you a singer and need a present for yourself?

We have 4 copies of Beth Daly’s and Queenie van de Zandt’s, Singing & Vocal Warm-Up Exercises album.

See the link for details on how to enter.


Win a copy of Singing & Vocal Warm-Up Exercises Album by Beth Daly and Queenie van de Zandt.

Exciting news!
14/12/2023

Exciting news!

CLOC Musical Theatre is thrilled to present the Victorian Non-Professional Premiere Production of COME FROM AWAY in October 2024.

Winner of four Olivier Awards including Best New Musical (London production) and the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical (Broadway), the show that has captured hearts world-wide shares the ‘other story’ of 9/11 following the 7,000 air passengers from all over the world grounded and cared for by a small Newfoundland community, who took these ‘come from aways’ into their homes and their lives.

Director Rob Robson, Musical Director Malcom Huddle and Choreographer Tailem Tynan join forces to bring this remarkable true story to life.

COME FROM AWAY will be staged at The National Theatre, St Kilda in October 2024.

Audition and ticketing information will follow in the coming months.
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COME FROM AWAY
Book, Music and Lyrics by
IRENE SANKOFF and DAVID HEIN
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International - Australasia

Dylan Alcott to join the cast of The Rocky Horror Show Australia in Sydney!
13/12/2023

Dylan Alcott to join the cast of The Rocky Horror Show Australia in Sydney!

SYDNEY, PREPARE FOR THE WILDEST NIGHT OF YOUR LIFE WITH DYLAN ALCOTT 🚨

Champion athlete and disability advocate, Dylan Alcott, is set to party as the Narrator in alongside Jason Donovan as Frank N Furter! Give yourself over to absolute pleasure and catch him at the Theatre Royal Sydney from 31 March to 17 April 2024. Book now at https://bit.ly/3Xfuy2q 💋👠

📸 Josh Robenstone

13/12/2023

Got 60 seconds? Kinky Boots Melbourne have just released their extended trailer! Must close this Sunday (Dec 17) www.kinkybootsmusical.com.au

Congratulations to the cast of The Lehman Trilogy.
08/12/2023

Congratulations to the cast of The Lehman Trilogy.

five-time Tony Award® winning production of The Lehman Trilogy premieres at the Theatre Royal Sydney from 21 February 2024.

An absolute powerhouse of a show!James Terry Collective's production of Kinky Boots is now playing at Chapel Off ChapelR...
08/12/2023

An absolute powerhouse of a show!

James Terry Collective's production of Kinky Boots is now playing at Chapel Off Chapel

Read our full review here:

Theatre Matters review of Kinky Boots by James Terry Collective at Melbourne's Chapel Off Chapel

Shane Jacobson and Todd Mckenney are the definitive Odd Couple in Neil Simon’s Tony Award-winning comedy of friendship, ...
07/12/2023

Shane Jacobson and Todd Mckenney are the definitive Odd Couple in Neil Simon’s Tony Award-winning comedy of friendship, divorce and misunderstandings!

Arriving at the Comedy Theatre this May, The Odd Couple Play tickets go on sale to the general public 9am tomorrow, Friday 8 December.

More info via https://marrinergroup.com.au/shows/the-odd-couple

Just announced 🎉

Comedy masters Shane Jacobson and Todd Mckenney are the definitive Odd Couple in Neil Simon’s Tony Award-winning comedy of friendship, divorce and misunderstandings!

Australia’s stage legends will leave you in stitches as Shane plays Oscar the cigar smoking compulsive slob and Todd plays the hyper-allergic pernickety Felix.

Arriving at the Comedy Theatre this May, The Odd Couple Play tickets go on sale to the general public 9am tomorrow, Friday 8 December.

More info via https://marrinergroup.com.au/shows/the-odd-couple

MJ The Musical is coming to Sydney in 2025!
07/12/2023

MJ The Musical is coming to Sydney in 2025!

We’re Startin’ Somethin’ in 2025. Broadway's 4-Time Tony Award®-winner is coming to Sydney! Join the waitlist at mjthemusical.com.au now to gain priority access to pre-sales.

Be sure to follow MJ the Musical Australia to stay updated.

02/12/2023

Congratulations to the cast of Groundhog Day The Musical Australia

Rosario La Spina Talks the Wonder of the World’s First Digital Ring Cycle.
26/11/2023

Rosario La Spina Talks the Wonder of the World’s First Digital Ring Cycle.

Nicknamed the ‘Olympics of opera’, comprising 15+ hours of music across four evenings, the world's first digital Ring Cycle opens Dec 1 in Brisbane.

Due to huge critical and audience acclaim, The Wharf R***e: Pride in Prejudice has been extended for a further week to 2...
26/11/2023

Due to huge critical and audience acclaim, The Wharf R***e: Pride in Prejudice has been extended for a further week to 23 December.

Due to huge critical and audience acclaim, The Wharf R***e: Pride in Prejudice has been extended for a further week to 23 December. No further extension is possible.

After a sold-out capital city tour in 2022-23 to celebrate its 70th birthday, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap will embar...
26/11/2023

After a sold-out capital city tour in 2022-23 to celebrate its 70th birthday, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap will embark on a further tour across Australia in 2024.

After a sold-out capital city tour in 2022-23 to celebrate its 70th birthday, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap will embark on a further tour across Australia in 2024

Congratulations to the cast of Cruel Intentions opening at The Pavilion Performing Arts Centre in Sutherland on January ...
21/11/2023

Congratulations to the cast of Cruel Intentions opening at The Pavilion Performing Arts Centre in Sutherland on January 31st, 2024.

An exciting line-up has been unveiled for the upcoming production of Cruel Intentions: The ‘90s Musical.

Want to join the volunteer team at the Australian Musical Theatre Festival 2024?🎭
17/11/2023

Want to join the volunteer team at the Australian Musical Theatre Festival 2024?🎭

Audra McDonald to tour Australia.
15/11/2023

Audra McDonald to tour Australia.

Audra McDonald, international singing phenomenon, Broadway superstar, television and film star, will be heading to Australia in May 2024, performing concerts in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

Joel Creasey to join cast of The Rocky Horror Show!
15/11/2023

Joel Creasey to join cast of The Rocky Horror Show!

After triumphant seasons in 2023, and due to phenomenal demand, the 50th Anniversary world tour continues its global celebrations in honour of iconic Rock ‘N’ Roll musical The Rocky Horror Show in 2024. This new Australian production will return to Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre from 9 February...

10/11/2023

Check out the bump-in for Miss Saigon Australia at Her Majesty's Theatre Melbourne!

Win a double pass to Theatrical's  production of Dogfight at Chapel Off Chapel
08/11/2023

Win a double pass to Theatrical's production of Dogfight at Chapel Off Chapel

Win a double pass to Theatrical's production of Dogfight at Chapel Off Chapel in Prahran.

Congratulations to the cast of PLOS Musical Productions Catch Me If You Can, opening on New Year's Eve at the Frankston ...
05/11/2023

Congratulations to the cast of PLOS Musical Productions Catch Me If You Can, opening on New Year's Eve at the Frankston Arts Centre.

PLOS Musical Productions has announced details of the cast and creative team for its January 2024 season of Catch Me If You Can - The Musical.

"This is Miss Saigon at its very best."Read our full review of the opening night of Opera Australia's production of Miss...
04/11/2023

"This is Miss Saigon at its very best."

Read our full review of the opening night of Opera Australia's production of Miss Saigon Australia at Her Majesty's Theatre Melbourne here:

Theatre Matters review of the opening night of Miss Saigon at Her Majesty's Theatre in Melbourne's East End Theatre District.

02/11/2023

Melbourne's media were invited to take a look at the new production of Miss Saigon Australia ahead of their official Melbourne opening night at Her Majesty's Theatre Melbourne in Melbourne's East End Theatre District.

Congratulations to the cast of RENT Musical AU
31/10/2023

Congratulations to the cast of RENT Musical AU

A stellar cast was announced today for the new Australian tour of the multi-Tony Award winning rock musical by Jonathan Larson, RENT.

Following booked out events in Sydney, Perth and Brisbane, the 10 time Tony Award-winning musical Moulin Rouge The Music...
30/10/2023

Following booked out events in Sydney, Perth and Brisbane, the 10 time Tony Award-winning musical Moulin Rouge The Musical - Australia is opening its doors at the Regent Theatre for an exclusive FREE event for upper high school students, university, TAFE and college students, as well as people with transferable skills interested in working in technical theatre production.

Click the link for more details:

Moulin Rouge! The Musical is opening its doors for an exclusive FREE event for students and people interested in working in technical theatre production.

"Zara Newman is so smoothly confident, it feels like we’re seeing the real Billie Holiday herself."Lady Day at Emerson’s...
29/10/2023

"Zara Newman is so smoothly confident, it feels like we’re seeing the real Billie Holiday herself."

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill is now playing at Arts Centre Melbourne.

Read our full review here:

Great American jazz singer Billie Holiday, nicknamed ‘Lady Day’

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