News and Features

Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones have announced that Lucy Durack and Jemma Rix are joining...
STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: May / June 2017 EDITION OUT NOW!!!
In This Edition   The Bodyguard We chat with stars Paulini and Kip Gamblin Alan...
A World of Fair Ladies
With My Fair Lady playing in Melbourne, prior to a return Sydney season, Coral Drouyn...
Secret Immersive Chicago in Adelaide Speakeasy
Chicago is set in a time of banned alcohol and secretive speakeasies, the...

Latest Reviews

At the Autumn Road Retirement Village, Minnie Cohen (Nancye Hayes), bridge player extraordinaire,...
1984
What is reality? How much of our perceptions and beliefs are created or changed by...
Happy Days at War
Happy Days at War depicts a young German couple ‘F’ (playwright Leah Milburn-...
Avenue Q
When a young man graduates from Princeton he has to move to Avenue Q to live while he...

The Show Business Directory

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Stage to Page 2016 with Peter Pinne
In each edition of Stage Whispers magazine, Peter Pinne...

Costumes, Props and Sets »

Designing Endgame
Black Swan State Theatre presents Samuel Beckett’s...

Finding a Show »

New Releases: We Will Rock You and Strictly Ballroom The Musical
Community theatres in Australia and New Zealand will be the...

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Turandot’s Grandest Stage
It was the biggest show in Sydney since the Olympics. The...

Production Team and Crew »

Director’s Diary: The Who’s Tommy
Jessica Lovelace directed Tommy for the Blue Mountains...

Sound and Light »

Sound Advice
Audiences are more demanding than ever to hear everything...

Theatre Companies »

Theatres In The Middle Of Nowhere
Thespians are flying the flag in the most remote parts of...

Training »

NIDA June 2017 Production Season
Sharpen your senses and prepare yourself for the National...

Venues »

Concept Plans for the Redevelopment of Her Majesty’s Theatre Adelaide Unveiled
The concept plans for the redeveloped of Her Majesty’...

Stage Briefs

The Australian cast of Cyndi Lauper’s musical Kinky Boots will perform a charity concert at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre on Sunday 18 June to raise money for beyondblue. Created and performed by the cast of Kinky Boots, BeyondKinky is a one-...
Producers Global Creatures (CEO Carmen Pavlovic) and Roy Furman have  announced that King Kong, will arrive on Broadway in the fall of 2018 at the Shubert Organization’s Broadway Theatre King Kong’s...
Disney Theatrical Productions confirmed that its hit Broadway musical Aladdin will extend the magic carpet ride to Brisbane and Perth in 2018. A waitlist is now open for those wishing to be first in line for tickets when they go on pre-sale in...

Community Theatre

If Elphaba and Galinda didn’t defy gravity at your local musical theatre company in 2016, they’re more than likely to land in your part of Oz in 2017, with Wicked set to be the most performed musical on the Community Theatre circuit....
The smash hit musical Wicked flies onto the spectacular Concourse stage in Chatswood in Sydney’s North Shore from this Saturday May 20th, 2017. The show which has been a world-wide phenomenon continues to be a crowd puller, with Willoughby...
STAG (StrahmoreTheatrical Arts Group) presentsThe Dixie Swim Club by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten at the Strathmore Community Hall (Victoria) from May 25 to June 4 2017, directed by Kris Weber. Five Southern women (played by Clare Hayes...

Stage Heritage and History

It was only fifty years ago that Police would raid theatres to arrest and charge actors with obscenity. Jenny Fewster, the Project Manager for AusStage, recounts a time when ending up in jail was a performance risk. Artist Michael Gordon Brown...
In the late Nineteenth Century the Wild West proved a sensation for Australian and New Zealand theatre audiences. In those days respect for indigenous people and animal rights were not a consideration. Jenny Fewster from AusStage reports. On the 8th...
John Bell’s direction of Bell Shakespeare’s The Tempest in 2015 is a fitting farewell to just one part of his life, and the symbolism of a man who has created magic, abandoning his island for a new life in retirement is lost on no-one....

Schools on Stage

Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan. Music: Marc Shaiman, Lyrics: Scott Wittman, Marc Shaiman. Directed by Darren Sangwell. Rosny College Performing Arts. Rosny College, Hobart. 17 – 27 May 2017 As a full-on, energy-charged...
The Kings School and Tara Anglican School. Original Concept and Adaptation by Michel Terzo and Diane Herron. Music and Lyrics by Fleetwood Mac. Based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Musical Arrangements by Melody Beck and...
Iona Presentation College. Directed by Matthew Aris. The Regal Theatre, Subiaco, WA. 17-19 March, 2017 Iona Presentation College’s Cinderella was one of the first big school productions of the year. A lavish show with a big budget feel, this...