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PIPPIN COMING TO THE LYRIC THEATRE THIS MONTH

The high-flying, death-defying hit Broadway musical PIPPIN is coming to Australia, opening at the Sydney Lyric Theatre at The Star for an exclusive season from 24 November 2020. 

The role of the young and confused protagonist Pippin will be played by Ainsley Melham,  who performed the title role in Aladdin on Broadway and across Australia. The charming and manipulative Leading Player, the ultimate ringmaster of the show, will be Gabrielle McClinton, who played the role on Broadway and beyond. Returning to the stage after an extraordinary award-winning career on television is Kerri-Anne Kennerley who will play Berthe, Pippin’s saucy grandmother. 

Simon Burke (Les Misérables, La Cage Aux Folles in London’s West End) will play Charles,  Pippin’s demanding father, while Lucy Maunder (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,  Beautiful) will be playing Catherine, a widow and mother who falls in love with Pippin. In the  role of Pippin’s conniving stepmother Fastrada will be Leslie Bell (Broadway’s Chicago and  Ragtime), with Euan Doidge (Les Misérables, Kinky Boots) playing the role of her son Lewis,  Pippin’s half-brother.   Continue reading PIPPIN COMING TO THE LYRIC THEATRE THIS MONTH

GREAT CAST ANNOUNCED FOR ‘PIPPIN’ : ONE DOUBLE PASS

Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones today announced their stellar cast for the high-flying, death-defying hit Broadway musical PIPPIN which opens at the Sydney Lyric Theatre at The Star for an exclusive season from 24 November 2020.

The role of the young and confused protagonist Pippin will be played by Ainsley Melham, who performed the title role in Aladdin on Broadway and across Australia. The charming and manipulative Leading Player, the ultimate ring master of the show, will be Gabrielle McClinton, who played the role on Broadway and beyond. Returning to the stage after an extraordinary award-winning career on television is Kerri-Anne Kennerley who will play Berthe, Pippin’s saucy grandmother.

Simon Burke (Les Misérables, La Cage Aux Folles in London’s West End) will play Charles, Pippin’s demanding father, while Lucy Maunder (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Beautiful) will be playing Catherine, a widow and mother who falls in love with Pippin. In the role of Pippin’s conniving stepmother Fastrada will be Leslie Bell (Broadway’s Chicago and Ragtime), with Euan Doidge (Les Misérables, Kinky Boots) playing the role of her son Lewis, Pippin’s half-brother. Continue reading GREAT CAST ANNOUNCED FOR ‘PIPPIN’ : ONE DOUBLE PASS

GREASE IS STILL THE WORD

Antony Callea as Johnny Casino shows off his moves
Antony Callea as Johnny Casino shows off his moves

Get ready to dust off your leather jackets, comb and oil up the hair and start dancing as everyone’s favourite jukebox musical is back, GREASE

This nostalgic play created by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey that made its Broadway debut in 1971 and the 1978 movie that made John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John household names is now playing at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne.

With a star studded cast that includes Bert Newton (Vince Fontaine), Todd McKenney (Teen Angel) Australian Idol alumni Rob Mills (Danny), and Anthony Callea (Johnny Casino), and upcoming talent Gretel Scarlett (Sandy), this high energy production will have audiences of all ages bopping along with all the old favourites such as You’re The One That I Want and Grease Is The Word.

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