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The Wogboys Live on Stage - Remixed and Rewogified

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Remixed And Rewogified The Wogboys Are Back

Remember the stage production Wogs Out of Work, the TV hit show Acropolis Now, and movies The Kings of Mykonos and The Wog Boy? They had audiences around Australia in stitches, while poking fun at ethnic culture.

There's no disputing that Nick Giannopoulos, Vince Colosimo and Alex Dimitriades are pretty good mates. They work well together both on stage and film, and each one has carved out a successful career. Playing out what life is like as 'wog boys' gives them an opportunity to reunite, work and hang together.

These three exceptionally talented actors are touring with their new stage show The WOGBOYS Live touring Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. It's set in the mid 90's and follows the life of everyday situations in the lives of a group of Wogboys. They will be joined by talented actors Frank Lotito and Hollie Andrew.

Wog Boys Live
Nick Giannopoulos. Photo: Wog Boys Live

The show will be looking back at the 90's from now. "Being a wog boy in the 90's is so different to now, as now it's kinda cool to be a wog. That is what the show is all about - a time when it wasn't cool to be a wog" says Nick Giannopoulos.

Nick Giannopoulos is an accomplished actor, producer, director and writer. He co-wrote and produced Wogs Out of Work and The Wog Boy which went on to gross more than 12 million dollars at the Australian Box office. He hosted and produced the TV special Greece is the Word which was watched by over 3 million people on the Seven Network and repeated before the Athens Olympics Opening Ceremony.

He's won numerous awards including 2 Mo Awards for Best Comedy Performer of the year in 1998 and 1999, the Comedy Star of The Year award at the Australian Movie Exhibitors Convention in 2001, and an IF Award for Most Successful Box Office Australian film of the year for 2000.

He was behind successful stage shows Wogs Out of Work, WOGBOYS, Wog-A-Rama and Wog Story. He created Acropolis Live, is a stand up comic, and behind the success of movies The Wog Boy and The Kings of Mykonos. He's also an accomplished author and musical theatre performer landing the role of Danny Zuko in the David Atkins production of the musical Grease in Sydney.

Wog Boys Live
Vince Colosimo. Photo: Eva Rinaldi

Vince Colosimo an AFI award winning stage, television and screen actor has a career that spans 30 years. He's well known for his roles in Lantana, (where he won an AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role) Underbelly, Chopper, Body of Lies, Daybreakers, The Great Gatsby, The Wog Boy, The Kings of Mykonos, Kath and Kim, City Homicide, Blue Heelers, and is currently reprising his role as Alphonse Gangitano in the TV series Fat Tony & Co, based on the story of Tony Mokbel, who was once Australia's most wanted man.

Alex Dimitriades kick started started his career at 20 years old in Heartbreak Kid in the early 90's, and has grown to be an in demand actor. His credits include Let's Get Skase, The Kings of Mykonos, Head On, La Spagnola, Blue Murder, Neighbours, Underbelly, The Slap (awarded the AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama) and theatre roles in The Woman With Dog's Eyes, The Emperor of Sydney, The Night Watchman and Rain Man.

Frank Lotito
Talented actor and film producer Frank Lotito is also joining the line up. Photo: Frank Lotito

Included in the mix is film producer Frank Lotito who's been acting, writing and producing in Australia and the US for over 15 years. He won praise from critics in 2011 for his movie Big Mamma's Boy, a comedy he wrote, produced and starred in. It follows the life of Rocco Pilegi struggling to choose between love, independence, and his doting over protective Italian mother. More recently he produced the film The Lookalike starring John Corbett (aka Aiden Shaw, Carrie's boyfriend in Sex and the City), Justin Long and Jerry O'Connell. He will start production on Good Ol Boy in Los Angeles later in the year.

Hollie Andrew
Hollie Andrew as Roberta Williams and Gyton Grantley as Carl Williams currently starring in Fat Tony on the Nine Network. Photo:

Hollie Andrew who stars in the drama series Fat Tony & Co as Roberta Williams has also been cast in a role.

Don't miss your chance to see actors of this calibre on stage, their credits and names speak for themselves.

Frank Lotito, Alex Dimitriades, Vince Colosimo, Nick Giannopoulos
Photo: Frank Lotito, Nick Giannopoulos, Vince Colosimo, Alex Dimitriades. Photo: APL Photograph

Shows and ticket information:

Princess Theatre Melbourne from 8 January 2014.

Enmore Theatre Sydney from 6 February 2014.

Jupiters Hotel & Casino from 13 March 2014.

Tivoli Theatre from March 15 2014.

Regal Theatre Perth from 19 March 2014.

Thebarton Theatre Adelaide from 28 March 2014.
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Why? Because it's cool to be a 'wog' in the 21st century
Where: Touring Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide
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