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With Around The World in Eighty Days ready to burst onto our stages, Coral Drouyn talks to leading...
Don’t Mention The War
Coral Drouyn explores how Fawlty Towers the ‘best comedy of all time’ will...
Groundhog Musical A Big Hit in London
Peter Pinne reports. With reviewers calling it “an instant classic” and...
The Color Purple – Full Cast Announced
From Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning bestselling novel and Stephen Spielberg...

Latest Reviews

Chris Ioan Roberts is a formidable performer who has created an acerbic tale which brings together...
The 39 Steps
British Playwright Patrick Barlow has a penchant for always challenging actors and with...
Regression
Will (Tim Constantine), a twenty-five-year-old guy whose life seems to be going nowhere,...
Avenue Q
After the headline talent, commercial run of Tony Award winning Avenue Q at Her Majesty...

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Dream Lover Cast Album Announced
The producers of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical...

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Avoid Costume Wardrobe Horrors
Tracey Nuthall from Costumes Without Drama reports. The...

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School Musicals News
New from Hal Leonard. www.halleonard.com.au Chitty Chitty...

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

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

Sound and Light »

Juggling a Lighting Rig
John McKissock from Clearlight Shows speaks to David Spicer...

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Mustering Cattle To Treading The Boards
In sixty years the Ballina Players in northern New South...

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2017 Performing Arts Course Guide and Open Days
Stage Whispers is proud to release Australia and New...

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Australia's Theatre Evolution
Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane are in for a...

Stage Briefs

Producers John Frost and Opera Australia’s Lyndon Terracini are haveo announce today (Monday August 22, 2016) that Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady directed by Julie Andrews will play seasons in Brisbane and Melbourne following the...
Today (August 16, 2016) in Edinburgh the Adelaide Festival signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Edinburgh International Festival formalising relationships and setting out joint goals for artistic, business and community collaboration over the...
Immerse yourself in a sinfully good time at “THE NEVADA” at The World Bar, Mansion Lane, Kings Cross during September and October. Hidden Sydney- an immersive cabaret experience is set over four floors of “The Nevada...

Community Theatre

A CLASSIC romantic comedy about two newlyweds learning to live together, despite being polar opposites, plays at Melville Theatre (WA) during September 2016. Written by Neil Simon and directed by Trevor Dhu, Barefoot in the Park follows Paul, an...
From the team behind Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors and Tangled, comes a musical antidote for the cynicism of our times! Fill your heart and be swept along by Rockdale Musical Society’s premiere production of LEAP OF FAITH...
OCPAC are presenting Catch Me If You Can, a musical comedy based on the incredible true story and hit film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks,during September 2016 for eight shows only. This high-flying musical comedy is about chasing your...

Stage Heritage and History

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....
On a recent trip to Rome’s Colosseum, Michael Sutton discovered how this world famous icon functioned as a theatre, thanks to a team of German archaeologists. Underground halls were the wings where animals, scenery, performers and Gladiators...

Schools on Stage

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter. New Book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman. Ringwood Secondary College. Aug 5th-13th, 2016 Musical Theatre has never been healthier within the community. Many high schools now have a performing arts centre and a...
Music: Marc Shaiman. Lyrics: Scott Wittman, Marc Shaiman. Book: Mark O’Donnell, Thomas Meehan. Mercedes College. Mercedes College Performing Arts Centre, Perth WA. Directed by Kathleen Cocks. Aug 3-13, 2016 Mercedes College presented Hairspray...
Music by Harry Warren. Lyrics by Al Dubin. Directed by Adam Goodburn. Scotch College. 4-13 August, 2016 Though very distinctly the product of a bygone era, there is also something timeless about 42nd Street – which tells the story of a...