Previous Productions

Packemin Productions was formed in 2010 to produce Pro-Am musical theatre in association with the Riverside Theatres in Sydney.

The company burst onto the stage in February 2011 with a spectacular new production of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at the Riverside Theatre. The show starred Andrew Conaghan (Guys & Dolls, Titanic, The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber) as Joseph, Australian Entertainment Legend Barry Crocker as Jacob, and one of Australia's premier Elvis interpreters Mick Gerace as Pharaoh.

This was followed in February 2012 by the hugely popular production of OLIVER! starring Wayne Scott Kermond (Singin' In The Rain, Guys & Dolls) as Fagin, Todd Keys (The Phantom Of The Opera, Dr Zhivago) as Bill Sikes and Katie McKee (My Fair Lady, Floyd Collins) as Nancy.

2013 marked a huge year for Packemin as we rolled out two major productions in the one year for the first time. February 2013 saw the Iconic THE WIZARD OF OZ brought to life on stage. The show starred Jimmy Rees (Jimmy Giggle on ABC's Giggle & Hoot) as The Scarecrow, Laura Murphy (Sparkles The Fairy on Channel 9's Magical Tales) as Dorothy, Helpmann Award winner Luke Joslin (Avenue Q, Annie, Dr Zhivago) as The Tinman, and multi-Mo Award winner Adam Scicluna as The Lion.

Our hugely popular production of HAIRSPRAY followed in July / August 2013, starring Australian Entertainment Legend Jon English (Pirates of Penzance, All Together Now, Jesus Christ Superstar) as Edna Turnblad, Wayne Scott Kermond (Singin' In The Rain, Guys & Dolls) as Wilbur Turnblad and Cle Morgan (Hairspray, Australian Idol) as Motormouth Maybelle.

In February 2014, Packemin produced the family favourite ANNIE, starring Amanda Muggleton (Prisoner, Hello Dolly, Shirley Valentine) as Miss Hannigan and Rodney Dobson (Wicked, Miss Saigon, The Full Monty) as Oliver 'Daddy' Warbucks. July / August 2014 saw the production of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST starring Scott Irwin (Les Miserables, Beauty And The Beast) as The Beast, Donna Lee (Les Miserables, High School Musical) as Mrs Potts and Adam Scicluna (Mo Award Winner, The Wizard Of Oz) as Cogsworth.

The inaugural PACKEMIN YOUTH PRODUCTIONS show was the family classic JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT which played at The Concourse in Chatswood in January 2015. Our revival of the iconic musical starred Sam Moran (The Wiggles, Play Along with Sam) as Jacob.

Our sell-out production for February 2015 at Riverside Theatres was the world's most popular musical, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, starring Ben Mingay (Wonderland, Jersey Boys) as The Phantom, Erin Clare (Snow White) as Christine and Johanna Allen (Wicked, Dr Zhivago) as Carlotta. In July / August 2015, Packemin brought to the stage Cameron Mackintosh's MARY POPPINS, starring Penny McNamee (Wicked, Salem's Lot, The Witches of Eastwick) as Mary Poppins, Shaun Rennie (Cats, Mamma Mia, Fiddler on the Roof) as Bert, Sam Moran (The Wiggles, Play Along with Sam) as George Banks and Kate Maree Hoolihan (We Will Rock You, Little Women, The Boy From Oz) as Winifred Banks.

In January 2016, Packemin Youth Productions presented the totally awesome musical, BACK TO THE 80'S! at the Concourse, Chatswood. February 2016 saw our production of the world's most iconic love story, WEST SIDE STORY ar Riverside Theatres, Parramatta starring Luigi Lucente (Dogfight, Wicked), Elisa Colla (Wicked, My Fair Lady), Rowena Vilar (Sweet Charity, Fame) and Tony Cogin (Dirty Dancing, Doctor Zhivago). In July / August 2016, Packemin presented WICKED at Riverside Theatres starring Wayne Scott Kermond as The Wizard, Ashleigh O'Brien as Elphaba, Mikayla WIlliams as Glinda and Linden Furnell as Fiyero

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Cats

The Concourse, Chatswood  ( Theatre )

13-28 January 2017


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WICKED

Riverside Theatres, Parramatta  ( Riverside Theatre )

29 July - 13 August 2016


PREPARE TO BE SPELLBOUND!

Packemin Productions and Riverside Theatres will be defying gravity in their upcoming production of Wicked in July/August 2016. Wicked tells the incredible untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy dropped in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz and formed an unlikely but profound friendship: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will test their friendship to the limit and ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Awe-inspiring and spectacular, this gravity-defying show has been playing on Broadway since 2003 and recently completed a seven year continuous run throughout Australasia.

"The Defining Musical of the Decade." – The New York Times

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West Side Story

Riverside Theatres, Parramatta  ( Riverside Theatre )

5 - 20 February, 2016


Following the sell-out success of our latest sell-out show, Mary Poppins, Packemin Productions will bring you the world's greatest love story, WEST SIDE STORY. Be swept up in the story of Tony, Maria, The Sharks and The Jets in this Iconic multi-award winning Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments.

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Back to the 80's!

The Concourse, Chatswood  ( Theatre )

8 - 23 January 2016


Following the success of their inaugural sell-out production, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Packemin Youth Productions returns in 2016 with the totally awesome musical BACK TO THE 80's. Featuring over 60 of Sydney's most talented young performers and special guest star Mark Simpson (Hairspray, The Rocky Horror Show) as Mr Cocker. This awesome musical will include all your favourite hits from the 80's including Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Man In the Mirror, 500 Miles, Kids In America, Footloose and more!

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Mary Poppins

Riverside Theatres, Parramatta  ( Riverside Theatre )

24 July - 8 August 2015


Brilliantly adapted from the beloved books by Australia's own P.L.Travers and the classic 1964 Walt Disney film, Packemin Productions invites you to let your imagination take flight as you step into the magical world of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins. With some of the most unforgettable songs of all time including Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Feed the Birds, A Spoonful of Sugar and Chim Chim Che-ree, Mary Poppins is a musical that will charm the whole family.

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Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 2015

The Concourse, Chatswood  ( Theatre )

9 - 24 January 2015


The inaugural PACKEMIN YOUTH PRODUCTIONS show was the family classic JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, and played at The Concourse in Chatswood in January 2015.

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The Phantom of the Opera

Riverside Theatres, Parramatta  ( Riverside Theatre )

6 - 21 February 2015


Our production for February 2015 at Riverside Theatres is the world's most popular musical,
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.

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Beauty And The Beast

Riverside Theatres, Parramatta  ( Riverside Theatre )

18 July - 2 August 2014


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST starred Scott Irwin (Les Miserables, Beauty And The Beast) as The Beast, Donna Lee (Les Miserables, High School Musical) as Mrs Potts and Adam Scicluna (Mo Award Winner, The Wizard Of Oz) as Cogsworth.

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Annie

Riverside Theatres, Parramatta  ( Riverside Theatre )

7 - 22 February 2014


Starring the sensational Amanda Muggleton (Prisoner, Hello Dolly, Shirley Valentine) as Miss Hannigan, musical theatre star Rodney Dobson (Wicked, Miss Saigon, The Full Monty) as the charismatic and sophisticated New York 'zillionaire' Oliver 'Daddy' Warbucks, song and dance man, Christopher Horsey (Hot Shoe Shuffle, Bootmen, Singin' in The Rain) as the charismatic conman Rooster and boasting a classic Broadway score with hit song after hit song including Tomorrow, It's The Hard Knock Life, Maybe and Little Girls, ANNIE is a spectacular production that will delight audiences of all ages.

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Hairspray

Riverside Theatres, Parramatta  ( Riverside Theatre )

26 July - 10 August 2013


HAIRSPRAY starred Australian entertainment legend JON ENGLISH in the role of Edna Turnblad, Helpmann Award nominee WAYNE SCOTT KERMOND (Singin’ In The Rain, Hot Shoe Shuffle) in the role of Wilbur Turnblad following his starring role as Fagin in Oliver!, CLE MORGAN (Hairspray, Australian Idol) as Maybelle and introducing talented newcomer JESSICA ROOKEWARD as the loveable Tracy Turnblad.

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The Wizard Of Oz

Riverside Theatres, Parramatta  ( Riverside Theatre )

8 February to 23 February 2013


Our February 2013 production was the iconic THE WIZARD OF OZ starring Jimmy Rees (Jimmy Giggle on ABC’s Giggle & Hoot) as The Scarecrow, Laura Murphy (Sparkles The Fairy on Channel 9's Magical Tales) as Dorothy, Helpmann Award winning musical theatre performer Luke Joslin (Avenue Q, Annie, Dr Zhivago) as The Tinman, and multi-Mo Award winner Adam Scicluna as The Lion.

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OLIVER!

Riverside Theatres, Parramatta  ( Riverside Theatre )

3 - 18 February 2012


Following on from the massive success of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Packemin Productions and the Riverside Theatre staged a spectacular new production of OLIVER! in February 2012. OLIVER! starred Wayne Scott Kermond (Singin’ In The Rain, Guys & Dolls) as Fagin, Todd Keys (Phantom Of The Opera, Dr Zhivago) as Bill Sikes and Katie McKee (My Fair Lady, Floyd Collins) as Nancy

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Riverside Theatres, Parramatta  ( Riverside Theatre )

11 - 26 February 2011


With a crash of drums and a flash of light, Packemin Productions and the Riverside Theatres staged a spectacular new production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in February 2011. Starring Andrew Conaghan (Guys & Dolls, Titanic, The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber) as Joseph, Australian Entertainment Legend Barry Crocker as Jacob, one of Australia's premier Elvis interpreters Mick Gerace as Pharaoh and a massive cast of talented performers and local school choirs, the production was an incredible launch for Packemin Productions.