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The 2015 Glugs Theatre Awards were presented on Monday 1 February 2016 at Sydney’s...
Bernadette Robinson's White House Songfest
Bernadette Robinson speaks to David Spicer about her latest one-woman songfest drama...
STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2016 EDITION OUT NOW!!!
In This Edition   • Rob Mills’ Unchained Melody - Ghost The...
Musicals in 2016 and Beyond
Stage Whispers takes a look at musicals around Australia in 2016 and beyond. Disney...

Latest Reviews

As the lights come up on a house in 1958 London, we see Philip and Oliver in the doorway. They are...
Pennsylvania Avenue
The extraordinary one-woman show featuring Bernadette Robinson suggests that some of the...
Labels
Joe Sellman-Leava is important and so is his message. His highly acclaimed one man show...
Lifeline
Driven to despair by the end of a long term relationship, Guy (James Whitrow) is about to...

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Stage to Page - 2015
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Top Tips for Stage Makeup
Opera Australia’s expert Makeup Artist Carl D'...

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

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Sound Advice For Modern Community Theatre
Mixing sound is never as simple as just turning up someone...

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

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From Ballarat to Broadway
After a year filled with much success including: showcases...

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Opera House to Upgrade Theatre Machinery in Joan Sutherland Theatre
Sydney – Tuesday, 23 June, 2015: The Sydney...

Stage Briefs

Following the enormous success of their previous Mystery Musical shows, Bye, Bye, Birdie and Hello, Dolly, Squabbalogic Independent Music Theatre is inviting audiences to take a leap of faith again with MYSTERY MUSICAL #3 on Monday 29th February at...
GODSPELL will have a one-week season at the Playhouse Theatre, Sydney Opera House from 9 – 14 February 2016 before moving to Melbourne for performances in The Royal Botanical Gardens. GODSPELL REIMAGINED features a cast of eight multi-talented...
Tickets for The Book of Mormon at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre go on sale to the general public on Monday 8 February. The Tony®, Olivier®, and Grammy® award-winning musical written by South Park...

Community Theatre

Oz heads to Aus in 2016, with the release of non-professional rights to Wicked the biggest news for Community Theatre around Australia. The international mega-hit, still playing to capacity houses on Broadway after more than a decade, will be...
The first production for 2016 at Arts Theatre Cronulla is David Auburn’s winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prizefor Drama and Tony Award for Best Play, Proof, directed by Gavin Leahy, with a set designed by ATC stalwart Jimmy Bruce. Proof ...
Heidelberg Theatre Company goes behind the scenes of one of Hollywood’s greatest blockbusters with their February / March 2016 production of  Moonlight and Magnolias. Legendary film producer, David O. Selznick is five weeks into shooting...

Stage Heritage and History

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...
The colourful and surprising history of those who played in Australia’s convict theatres is now published as an Ebook by Currency House. Martin Portus reports that as well as the odd riot and rude thespians there were quality performances and...

Schools on Stage

Scotch College Student Production Fisher Chapel, Scotch College, Adelaide July 29-August 1, 2015 I’m plenty old enough to have attended the original professional production of Jesus Christ Superstar in Australia. Other major productions of...
By Neil Gooding and Nicholas Christo St Patrick’s College, Shorncliffe QLD Popstars! was staged for the first time this year at nearly 20 schools across Australia and New Zealand. It is a celebration of the great decade of the 90’s...
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser Lilydale High School August 29th – 31st 2013 Lilydale High School has a range of possibilities for students to be involved in performance. Several of the lead performers in this production are studying drama,...