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The Michael Cassel Group is a live entertainment company formed to produce the world’s greatest musical and theatrical productions, live entertainment experiences, marquee events and concert attractions.

Current productions include the Australian Premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, now playing at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre and the landmark, multi-award-winning musical Hamilton at the Sydney Lyric Theatre.  

Internationally, the company is producing the worldwide touring production of Disney’s The Lion King; premiering in Auckland, New Zealand in June this year.

Previous productions include Rita Wilson, the opening celebration of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020, Tina Arena, Lea Salonga in Concert (2019), The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Celeste Barber: Challenge Accepted, Priscilla Queen of the DesertBeautiful: The Carole King MusicalLes MisérablesKinky BootsSingin’ In The RainLea Salonga in Concert (2017) and Darren Criss: Intimate and Live. On Broadway and West End, productions include Dreamworks’ The Prince of Egypt, Pretty Woman: The Musical and The Cher Show.

In addition to the group’s expanding theatrical interests, the company represents former Australian Prime Minister, the Hon. Julia Gillard AC, journalist and broadcaster Liz Hayes, former Olympian and global sporting administrator Lord Sebastian Coe CH, KBE and media personality Sami Lukis.

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Producers Sonia Friedman ,Colin Callender and Michael Cassel are thrilled to announce new cast members joining the multi-award-winning theatrical event Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Joining the company are: Green Room Award-winner Natasha Herbet as Dolores Umbridge, Torres Strait-Islander, former professional rugby league player and Wagadagam man Michael Bani as Bane, NIDA and VCA graduate Aisha Aidara making her professional debut as Rose Granger-Weasely and Melbourne-based actor Ben Walter who will assume the

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Cameron Mackintosh’s Spectacular New Production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Phantom of the Opera

Opera Australia and the Really Useful Group announce the first ever season of CAMERON MACKINTOSH’S Spectacular New Production of ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S

Opera Australia in association with The Really Useful Group, will present Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, finally making its highly anticipated premiere at the Sydney Opera House.

Marking almost 35 years to the day since it opened in

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HAMILTON will have its first public performance tonight 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.

HAMILTON’ s original US producer Jeffrey Seller – in Sydney for the premiere – said he was thrilled that the Harbour City could return the show to the public sphere.

“This is a momentous occasion, and one made all the more significant by the fact that this is the only production of HAMILTON to be playing in the world right now. Sydney has become a beacon of hope for the rest of the theatre community and I’m immensely proud of this opportunity.

I’d like to thank the Premier and the NSW Government for providing that guiding light and enabling this incredibly talented company to tell this story, at the Lyric Theatre in Sydney from tonight.” Mr. Seller said.

NSW Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said

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