News and Features

The winner of the 2017 Rob Guest Endowment Award was announced om Monday January 22, 2018, during...
2017 Sydney Theatre Awards
The winners of the 2017 Sydney Theatre Awards were announced on Monday January 22, with...
Muriel's Wedding Returns To Sydney In 2019
With the sold-out season at Roslyn Packer Theatre set to close this Saturday Carmen...
Curious Incident to Tour Nationally
The National Theatre of Great Britain’s Olivier and Tony Award®-winning...

Latest Reviews

Adelaide’s Festival Centre has seen the world’s brightest and most glorious stars...
Barber Shop Chronicles
Barber Shop Chronicles from Nigerian-British writer Inua Ellams is surely the hit of the...
Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies is an adaptation of William Golding’s classic novel,...
Shen Yun
There is something quite “other worldly”, even magical, about Shen Yun as a...

The Show Business Directory

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Muriel’s Wedding The Musical Original Cast Recording Out Now
Global Creatures and Sony Music Australia ...

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Brian Thomson: A Master of Design
From the original production of The Rocky Horror Show,...

Finding a Show »

Theatre Restaurant
Queensland writer Judith Prior has been delighting...

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Useful Apps For Theatre Groups
Daniel Pepperell from Music Theatre New Zealand has the...

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

Sound and Light »

Dazzling Club Lights
Souths Juniors’ Leagues Club was rocking to Hot...

Theatre Companies »

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

Training »

The Accidental Performer
Rob Walters is a cast member of Chicago production of...

Venues »

Australia’s Best Suburban Theatre
It’s on the same stretch of water as the Sydney Opera...

Stage Briefs

StageArt has announced the first ever Australian production of Garfield: The Musical with Cattitude, in Melbourne. They will be bringing the musical to Prahran’s Chapel off Chapel from 3 April to 13 April 2018as part of the ...
Birdie Productions are working alongside writer Jonathon Holmes on the return season of his new Australian musical Three in the Bed. The musical’s return season will be from the 11th- 26th January 2018 at the New Theatre in Newtown. After a...
The Managing Director of the Gordon Frost Organisation - John Frost - says his company must do better on preventing bullying and harassment in the future. Here is his statement. "I wish to address the media reports around the allegations by...

Community Theatre

The Guild Theatre kicks off 2018 with John Patrick’s comedy A Bad Year For Tomatoes. Myra Marlowe, a famed TV actress retreats from the pressures of her life in Hollywood to a quiet village in New England. For the next 12 months she plans to...
WHAT happens when your best friend dreams about your wife – on the night your wife has the exact same dream about him? It’s an idea explored in Marble, written by Irish playwright Marina Carr and directed by Rodney van Groningen, at...
After 66 years as one of Sydney’s longest running musical theatre companies, Chatswood Musical Society has changed its name to North Shore Theatre Company effective 1 January 2018. With 145 productions since 1951, Chatswood Musical Society has...

Stage Heritage and History

Jenny Fewster from Ausstage reports. In late 19th century Australia, theatre fires had become so common that one of the most popular medicines of the time was advertised under the somewhat misleading headline, “A Theatre on Fire”....
Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s (QPAC’s) latest free exhibition Puppet People: A Snapshot of Australian Puppetry is on view in the Centre’s Tony Gould Gallery untilthe end of January 2018. Beth Keehn reports. Not long ago...
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...

Schools on Stage

Retired Performing Arts Teacher Carol Wimmer enjoyed the awe-inspiring extravaganza of music and movement, light and colour from the 2017 Schools Spectacular, showcasing the talent and diversity of the teachers and students from NSW public schools...
Mark McDowell from Yourshow Pty Ltd has some handy hints. Budgets for school musicals are usually set in stone, i.e. “the same as last year”. The bean counters will tell you the maximum you can spend and that is that. Some schools give...
Saturday 21st Oct, 2017 – Aotea Centre, Auckland. Saturday 28th Oct, 2017 – Civic Theatre, Newcastle. OzTheatrics and AMICI Trust, in collaboration with international partner iTheatrics and sponsor Music Theatre International,...