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Bio:
Ben Mingay has been seen in Packed to the Rafters, Wonderland, Home and Away and House of Bond as Alan Bond. Ben has played Tommy DeVito in Jersey Boys, the title role in The Phantom of the Opera, Zack in An Officer and A Gentleman, and Billy in the original Australian production of Dirty Dancing ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Ben Mingay has been seen in Packed to the Rafters, Wonderland, Home and Away and House of Bond as Alan Bond. Ben has played Tommy DeVito in Jersey Boys, the title role in The Phantom of the Opera, Zack in An Officer and A Gentleman, and Billy in the original Australian production of Dirty Dancing ... (read complete bio)
BWW Review: SHREK the Musical at QPAC Photo BWW Review: SHREK the Musical at QPAC
by Virag Dombay - Jan 15, 2021

Last night, QPAC's Lyric Theatre transformed into our favourite green ogre's swamp and it is quite the spectacle. And the musical spares no expense with only the most dazzling costumes, set and puppets. Whilst I never in my wildest dreams imagined that I'd be laughing and cheering through a mask at the theatre, it was worth it to be immersed in such a world of colour, hope and love. From Fiona getting her own fairytale ending, to Farquad re-uniting with his long-lost father, to the Pinocchio finally accepting himself for who he was... the musical has it all.

SHREK THE MUSICAL Opens At QPAC Photo SHREK THE MUSICAL Opens At QPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2021

The wait is finally 'ogre'!  Shrek The Musical will open its Queensland premiere season in Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC's) Lyric Theatre tonight Thursday 14 January 2021 running until 7 February 2021. 

All-Star Original Australian Lead Cast Confirmed For SHREK THE MUSICAL At QPAC Photo All-Star Original Australian Lead Cast Confirmed For SHREK THE MUSICAL At QPAC
by Virag Dombay - Dec 9, 2020

ALL-STAR ORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN LEAD CAST CONFIRMED FOR SHREK THE MUSICAL AT QPAC

Sydney Festival Presents FNL ALIVE AND UNLOCKED! Photo Sydney Festival Presents FNL ALIVE AND UNLOCKED!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2020

Originally live streamed as¬†'Friday Night Live!'¬†during the great lockdown of 2020,¬†'FNL ... Alive and Unlocked!'¬†will be unleashed in the¬†Sydney Festival¬†from¬†Tuesday¬†5 ‚Äď Saturday 9 January 2021.¬†¬†The season will be live on stage and live streamed to the universe across selected performances.¬†

SOUND MIND Music Series Launches Photo SOUND MIND Music Series Launches
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2020

To be released throughout Mental Health Month (October 2020), SOUND MIND is a series of six new 12-15 minute online music-centred episodes exploring mental health and the performing arts.

Australia's Newest Virtual Venue The Reservoir Room Now Streaming Live Photo Australia's Newest Virtual Venue The Reservoir Room Now Streaming Live
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2020

Live from The Reservoir Room this week, FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE will showcase our two Saturday Night performers Mark Trevorrow and Matt Copley  who will also be joined by special guests Ben Mingay, Prinnie Stevens and the cast of Who's Your Baghdaddy?

Australia's Newest Virtual Venue 'The Reservoir Room' Will Open 5 June Photo Australia's Newest Virtual Venue 'The Reservoir Room' Will Open 5 June
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2020

Catherine Alcorn, together with three-time Gold Logie nominee, RODGER CORSER will host Australia's newest virtual venue THE RESERVOIR ROOM.  

BWW Feature: LIGHTS UP ON THE ARTS [HOME DELIVERY] Photo BWW Feature: LIGHTS UP ON THE ARTS [HOME DELIVERY]
by Josh Stent - May 6, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) has devastated the Australian theatre industry. While the closure of theatres has significantly helped fight this pandemic by ensuring social distancing, Australian arts' workers have been left with the grim reality of unemployment. Despite this sudden and unforeseen shutdown of theatre, the comradery and resilience of those working in entertainment continues to shine. This is evident in the hard work of James Cutler and Joshua Robson Productions who have ensured that the show will go on, by establishing an outstanding performance initiative called LIGHTS UP ON THE ARTS [HOME DELIVERY].

LIGHTS UP ON THE ARTS [HOME DELIVERY] Concert Will Be Held in May Photo LIGHTS UP ON THE ARTS [HOME DELIVERY] Concert Will Be Held in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2020

James Cutler and Joshua Robson Productions have announced a special and unique online concert which will shine a light on the Australian musical theatre industry and support performers whose livelihoods have been impacted by the COVID-19 arts shutdown. LIGHTS UP ON THE ARTS [HOME DELIVERY] will be held on Monday 11 May from 7pm.

Young Princess Fionas Announced For SHREK THE MUSICAL In Melbourne Photo Young Princess Fionas Announced For SHREK THE MUSICAL In Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2020

Australia's leading theatre producer John Frost today announced the four young actresses who will play the role of Young Princess Fiona during the Melbourne season of the multi-million dollar musical comedy SHREK THE MUSICAL. This lavish and fun musical plays at Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne from 16 February. The role of Young Princess Fiona will be shared in Melbourne by Charlize Costantin (9 years old, from Montmorency), Lilah Crotty (10, Coburg), Isobel Lauber (9, Doreen) and Charlotte Lundy (12, Highton).

The Coffee Club Announces Shrek-Themed Menus in Honor of SHREK THE MUSICAL Photo The Coffee Club Announces Shrek-Themed Menus in Honor of SHREK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020

Australia's largest home-grown café group, The Coffee Club, has launched its latest family-friendly promotion, turning stores and menus Shrek-themed and offering a money-can't-buy VIP experience for one lucky winner.

BWW REVIEW: Courage, Friendship And Acceptance Shine As SHREK THE MUSICAL Opens In Sy Photo BWW REVIEW: Courage, Friendship And Acceptance Shine As SHREK THE MUSICAL Opens In Sydney
by Jade Kops - Jan 7, 2020

Jeanine Tesori (Music) and David Lindsay-Abaire's (Book and Lyrics) SHREK THE MUSICAL opened in Sydney to the delight of the summer holiday audience.

Final Tickets Go On Sale This Week For Sydney Season Of SHREK THE MUSICAL Photo Final Tickets Go On Sale This Week For Sydney Season Of SHREK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2019

Final tickets for the Sydney season of the multi-million dollar musical comedy SHREK THE MUSICAL go on sale on Friday 13 December, with pre-sales beginning today. This lavish and fun production will premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star from 1 January 2020 and run until 9 February, before seasons at Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne from 16 February and the Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Brisbane from 9 May.

SHREK THE MUSICAL Announces Partnership With RSPCA NSW Photo SHREK THE MUSICAL Announces Partnership With RSPCA NSW
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2019

RSPCA NSW has been chosen as the charity partner of the lavish and fun multi-million dollar musical comedy SHREK THE MUSICAL, which premieres at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star from 1 January. Donkey, the Three Little Pigs, Ugly Duckling, Mama Bear and all the animals in SHREK THE MUSICAL were very excited when they heard the news.

SHREK THE MUSICAL: New Tickets On Sale Now Photo SHREK THE MUSICAL: New Tickets On Sale Now
by Virag Dombay - Nov 15, 2019

NEW TICKETS ON SALE FOR BRISBANE SEASON OF SHREK THE MUSICAL Tickets for new performances in the Brisbane season of the lavish and fun multi-million dollar musical comedy SHREK THE MUSICAL will go on sale this Friday 15 November. The Broadway smash hit will play at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC from 9 May, selling to 7 June 2020.

New Tickets For SHREK THE MUSICAL On Sale Tomorrow! Photo New Tickets For SHREK THE MUSICAL On Sale Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019

Tickets for new performances in the Brisbane season of the lavish and fun multi-million dollar musical comedy SHREK THE MUSICAL will go on sale this Friday 15 November. The Broadway smash hit will play at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC from 9 May, selling to 7 June 2020.

BWW REVIEW: Australian Performers Come Together To Support Their Own In HIGH STANDARD Photo BWW REVIEW: Australian Performers Come Together To Support Their Own In HIGH STANDARDS: THE WORLD'S GREATEST , A Gala Benefit In Support Of The Actors Benevolent Fund NSW
by Jade Kops - Oct 31, 2019

HIGH STANDARDS: THE WORLD'S GREATEST SONGBOOK REIMAGINED brings together Australian singers from musical theatre, pop and jazz disciplines for a one night only concert in aide of The Actors Benevolent Fund NSW.

Young Princess Fionas Announced For SHREK THE MUSICAL In Sydney Photo Young Princess Fionas Announced For SHREK THE MUSICAL In Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2019

Australia's leading theatre producer John Frost today announced the five young actresses who will join the rest of the fairy-tale cast and share the role of Young Princess Fiona during the Sydney season of the lavish and fun multi-million dollar musical comedy SHREK THE MUSICAL, which premieres at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star from 1 January 2020.

SHREK THE MUSICAL Celebrates Children's Week With Ticket Offer Photo SHREK THE MUSICAL Celebrates Children's Week With Ticket Offer
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019

To celebrate this week's National Children's Week across Australia, the lavish and fun multi-million dollar musical comedy SHREK THE MUSICAL is offering a special deal for families. For every full priced adult ticket purchased for evening performances of SHREK THE MUSICAL from 1-8 January, a free ticket for a child 15 years and under will be offered. This offer is available from the link at www.shrekthemusical.com.au/childrensweek until the end of National Children's Week on 27 October.

SHREK THE MUSICAL - New Tickets For The Melbourne Season On Sale Friday! Photo SHREK THE MUSICAL - New Tickets For The Melbourne Season On Sale Friday!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019

Australia's leading theatre producer John Frost today announced the full adult cast of the lavish and fun multi-million dollar musical comedy SHREK THE MUSICAL, which opens in Australia next year. SHREK THE MUSICAL will play at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star from 1 January 2020, followed by seasons at Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne from 16 February and at the Lyric Theatre, Brisbane from 9 May.

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