BWW Exclusive: Kristin Chenoweth's 2013 Sold-Out Australian Tour Scrapbook!
Just back in town from Kristin Chenoweth's sold out, uber-successful, first ever Australian concert tour, we asked Kristin and her cast to send us snapshots and memories from their trip.
The tour kicked off at The Adelaide Cabaret Festival on June 8th and played two sold out shows and then went on to play to sold out crowds at Hammer Hall in Melbourne on June 11th, Queensland Performing Arts Center in Brisbane on June 14th and then finished out the tour in famed Sydney Opera House on June 17th. The Sydney Opera House concert was not only sold out, but, the audience stamped their feet demanding more, bringing Chenoweth out for additional encores!
The tour was directed by Richard Jay-Alexander with musical direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, choreography by Tyler Hanes, sound and lights by Matt Berman, stage manager Rocky Noel, and featuring special material written by Sharon Wheatley (performed by the now infamous Avenue Q members of her show - Lucy T. Slut and The Bad Idea Bears). The cast included Will Taylor, Constantine Germanacos and Jennifer Diamond. Rounding out the touring family were Australian musicians Pete Skelton (drums), Alana Dawes (double base) and Colin Elmer (guitar). Also on tour was the irreplaceable Julie Trussell, KC's right hand gal.
Check out the KC touring family's exclusive photos below, including a trip to Lone Pine, where they held koalas and befriended kangaroos!
Also, take note, it was a personal dream of Kristin's to play The Sydney Opera House and they already want her back!
Rehearsal in NYC before heading out to Australia: (back row) Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Will Taylor, Jennifer Diamond, Constantine Germanacos, Richard Jay-Alexander, Tyler Hanes (front row) Sharon Wheatley, Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth singing "Fathers and Daughters" on The Morning Show with Mary-Mitchell Campbell on piano
Poster at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival Theatre
The cast rehearsing lines before opening night!
The whole gang at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane: Pete Skelton, Constantine Germanacos, Matt Berman, Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Rocky Noel, Jennifer Diamond, Will Taylor, Alana Dawes, Julie Trussell and Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin holding a koala!
Jennifer Diamond holding a koala!
Will Taylor holding a koala!
Petting a koala - we didn't want to leave!
Kristin meeting a kangaroo - just about her size!
Matt Berman kindly squished into the front because our 10 person van wasn't big enough!
Our restaurant in Brisbane, Fix, couldn't have been nicer
Candy run in Brisbane!
Jennifer Diamond outside the Queensland Performing Center in Brisbane
Jennifer Diamond and Jared Stevens, our amazing tour manager/liason.
Mary-Mitchell, Julie Trussell and Kristin Chenoweth arrive in Sydney!
Constantine Germanacos taking it all in!
Will Taylor exploring Bondi Beach (Sydney)
Kristin greeting baby koala Charlie
Jennifer Diamond feeding a giraffe
Kristin feeding a giraffe
Will Taylor and some friends from Australia hanging out in Sydney
Jennifer Diamond on a ferry in the harbor with The Sydney Opera House behind her.
The Sydney Opera House stage
Rocky Noel backstage
Alana Dawes, Constantine Germanacos and Pete Skelton
Last night dinner and we surprised Constantine with a birthday cake!
Our producers took us out for an amazing meal to celebrate the tour on our last night in Sydney: (back row) Paul Warwick Griffin, Julie Trussell, Constantine Germanacos, Jennifer Diamond, Rocky Noel, Will Taylor (front row) Richelle Brookman, Gareth Hewitt Williams, Kristin Chenoweth, Mary-Mitchell Campbell and Matt Berman