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Blue Saint Productions has announced the full cast of their upcoming production of the Tony Award...
Priscilla 10th Anniversary Tour - Full Cast
Following the announcement of Tony Sheldon as “Bernadette”, David...
STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2017 EDITION OUT NOW!!!
In This Edition   Mamma Mia! -Thank You For The Music Three divas who never tire...
Adelaide Fringe 2018
Adelaide Fringe has announced a total of 1223 events in its official 2018 program. Around...

Latest Reviews

This youth work offers much to a big crew of emerging and developing theatre makers and their...
The Seagull
Anthony Skuse has adapted this four-act work by Anton Chekhov into an almost two-hour...
Wicked
The backbone of this production was a spectacular projected animation, which used large...
HUMANS
In capturing so many facets of the human spirit and journey, Circa accomplish what many...

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Gravity - Debut Album by Jemma Rix
Dubbed the best female vocalist in Australia, musical...

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Costume, Prop and Special Effect Marketplace
New Plymouth Operatic New Plymouth Operatic have a...

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

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Students’ Throats Slashed
A report into how students at a New Zealand High School had...

Production Team and Crew »

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...

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

Training »

The Actor’s Life in A Gig Economy
Ever heard of the ‘gig economy’? More...

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

Stage Briefs

THE ever-increasing strength of theatre in Newcastle and the Lower Hunter was evident at the City of Newcastle Drama Awards (CONDAs) 2017 presentation night on December 2, with 15 productions staged by 13 companies and schools winning trophies in 22...
Nine of Australia’s brightest stars will perform one of musical theatre’s biggest roles in Funny Girl the Musical in Concert with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for three shows only in July 2018 at the Concert Hall, Sydney Opera...
Actor Geoffrey Rush says he is lodging defamation action against the Daily Telegraph after it printed allegations of inappropriate behaviour arising out of a complaint lodged with the Sydney Theatre Company. "Today I have filed defamation...

Community Theatre

The winners of the 2017 Music Theatre Guild of Victoria Awards, the 31st annual Bruce Awards, were announced at a ceremony at the Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, on Saturday December 9, 2017. Big winners on the evening were Babirra Music Theatre and...
Pymble Players promise a fun filled festive feast of Roald Dahl, everybody’s favourite story teller. Who doesn’t love Roald Dahl’s subversive, funny stories?  Pymble Players director Patsy Templeton is convinced that children...
England 932 A.D. A Kingdom divided. Legend tells of an extraordinary leader who arose from the chaos to unite a troubled kingdom. A man with a vision, who gathered Knights together in a Holy Quest. This man was Arthur, King of the Britons! UTS...

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

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,...