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Sydney's Belvoir Street Theatre was the big winner at the Helpmann Awards held in Melbourne for...
Tom Burlinson To Play Billy Flynn in Chicago
Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones have announced that iconic...
Ben Mingay and Lucy Durack in Shrek
Ben Mingay and Lucy Durack will play the lead roles of Shrek and Princess Fiona in the...
STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: JULY/AUGUST 2019 EDITION OUT NOW!!!
IN THIS EDITION Come From Away – A 9/12 Musical Our conversation with the creators...

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The Australian singer Alison Jiear has lived in Britain for over 30 years and has made a splash...
Tchaikovsky
IT IS a testament to the quality and ever-increasing reputation of Townsville’s...
100
Halcyon Playhouse is a new theatre company and 100, presented in association with...
S-27
Feet First Collective’s S-27 is not “a nice little show”. You will...

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Costuming Les Mis
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Priscilla Drives Onto Community Stages
Priscilla Queen of the Desert the musical is now...

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80 Years of History for University of Adelaide Theatre Guild
The University of Adelaide Theatre Guild can boast many...

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NIDA 2020 Applications Open
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Stage Briefs

What could be more engaging than a 58 piece Symphony orchestra playing your favourite musical theatre tunes? Add the mellow sounds and energetic moves of Rob "Millsy" Mills with the best Australia has to offer in the next wave of musical...
A sneak peek into Adelaide Festival Centre’s 2019 OzAsia Festival program offers everything from immersive and physical theatre, world-leading contemporary dance and international music stars, with tickets now on sale for six...
As part of Arts Centre Melbourne’s Big World, Up Close and Families Winter/Spring programs, Between Tiny Cities រវាងទីក្រងុតូច is a dance work that represents the cultural exchange between Australian and Cambodian artists, taking over the...

Community Theatre

Bankstown Theatre Company brings one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals, the Lerner and Loewe classic My Fair Lady, to the Bryan Brown Theatre in July 2019. We recently sat down with the creative team (Director Dennis Clements, Musical...
Where Angels Fear To Tread, an adaptation (by Elizabeth Hart) of E. M. Forster’s famous novel, plays at The Guild Theatre in Rockdale (NSW) during August 2019. It is the Edwardian era. Recently deceased Lilia Herriton has had a tragic life....
TERRY Pratchett fans rejoice – The Truth is out there – in Perth. Adapted by Stephen Briggs from the popular Discworld novel, the stage production is coming to the Roxy Lane Theatre in July, presented by ARENAarts and directed...

Stage Heritage and History

The good thing about searching the internet is you often come across clips from past musicals that you never knew existed. Frequently archival material surfaces from Broadway shows but it’s rare to find anything from an early Australian...
From prisoners to footballers, from gay men in Broome to Muslims in hijabs, Alana Valentine shines a spotlight on communities shattered by flood, train wreck, abuse and injustice. Martin Portus explores Valentine’s forensic approach to...
MARTIN PORTUS profiles LOUIS NOWRA,  the remarkable talent behind the Australian classic Cosi and much more. A writing career seemed unlikely for young Louis Nowra. Raised in a Housing Commission paddock suburb north of Melbourne without any...

Schools on Stage

By Sir James Barrie, lyrics by Carolyn Lee, music by Morris (Moose) Charlap, additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolf Green, additional music by Jule Styne. St Hilda’s Anglican School For Girls. Directed by Sharon Kiely. Musical Direction...
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter, Book by P. G Wodehouse. Guy Bolton, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. John Curtin College of the Arts. Directed by Natalie Edmunds. Curtin Theatre, John Curtin College of the Arts, Fremantle. 26-29 June, 2019 "...
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Book by Winnie Holzman. Rouse Hill Anglican College (NSW). May 22 – 25, 2019. Rouse Hill Anglican College turned several shades of green last week for its musical. Green hoarding welcomed visitors to the...