News and Features

The new artistic management team for the Old Fitz Theatre today announced the first six months...
An Evening With Audra McDonald in Melbourne.
Broadway phenomenon Audra McDonald will appear in Melbourne for one-night-only...
Immersive Theatre, Pop-Up Style
Australia will soon see one of the hottest examples of immersive theatre. Frank Hatherley...
STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: November / December 2014 EDITION OUT NOW!!!
• Dirty Dancing’s new stars. • Behind the scenes of Cirque du Soleil....

Latest Reviews

Adapted from a blood and thunder melodrama, Sweeney Todd tells the tale of a barber, a former...
Othello
This Othello successfully drags Shakespeare kicking and screaming into the 21st century....
Over The River and Through The Woods
In his programme notes, Director Dexter Bourke says, “Theatre is much more than a...
Gasp!
Ben Elton’s Gasp! is a funny, satiric, non-PC laugh-fest. Mining conglomerate...

The Show Business Directory

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Bonus David Campbell / John Bucchino Album For Stage Whispers Readers.
David Campbell has returned to the recording studio...

Costumes, Props and Sets »

Costume and Prop Market Place 2015
CLOC’s Costume Cavalcade http://www.cloc.org.au...

Finding a Show »

Let’s Put on a Show.
Hot New Musical and Play releases from our Right’s...

Other Goods and Services »

Comfortable Bums on Seats
Thinking of new theatre seats? Roger M Pratt from Hadley...

Production Team and Crew »

Stage Management: The Glue that Holds a Production Together
By Marcus Pugh from Resolution X Once the curtain opens,...

Sound and Light »

Sound Advice From Outlook
Greg Ginger from Outlook Communications in Melbourne has...

Theatre Companies »

Many Happy Returns for Genesian Theatre
A small theatre in a large city is celebrating an enormous...

Training »

NIDA 2014 Directors’ Productions
This November will see a showcase of daring new work from...

Venues »

Sound Advice For Eternity
Sydney’s Darlinghurst Theatre Company has firmly...

Stage Briefs

Squabbalogic Independent Music Theatre Inc has announced the cast for their new production of Man of La Mancha, playing at the Seymour Centre’s Reginald Theatre from 25th February to 21st March 2015. Leading the cast of 17 in the iconic dual...
For Malcolm Frawley, whose career has spanned theatre, film and television for almost 40 years, teaming up with up-and-coming producer Jordy Shea has been a reunion of all sorts. The two originally met at Sydney Theatre School, where Malcolm has...
It was announced today (November 3, 2014) that the 2015 programming and management for the Old Fitzroy Theatre at the Old Fitzroy Hotel in Woolloomooloo has been awarded to Red Line Productions, run by Andrew Henry, Sean Hawkins and Vanessa Wright....

Community Theatre

Death.  Dissent.  Destruction.  This is Antigone! Every day we make choices. Often they are minor moral choices: should we buy something made in Australia by a highly paid, well protected worker, or something made in a poor country...
On Sunday November 9th 2014, Villanova Players had a launch party to celebrate their forthcoming Australian premiere of the Broadway musical James Joyce’s The Dead, which is set around an annual Irish Christmas party. It was a festive affair...
Manly Musical Society celebrates its fifth anniversary year the Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Tony Award winning musical
Company from November 21, 2014. Companyis a musical about life, love and all in between. It follows the life of a...

Stage Heritage and History

The age-old tradition of Stage Door Johnnies is alive and well in Melbourne (albeit in slightly updated form) for the star of Legally Blonde. Coral Drouyn explains. Way back in the 1880’s, when “Musical Comedies” and “Music...
When Maggie Moore (Mrs J C Williamson) left her marriage for a man fifteen years her junior, she took the theatrical couple’s international hit with her. Leann Richards reports. In 1894 theatre impresario J C Williamson was a very unhappy man...
In 1873, outside the Melbourne Theatre Royal, a fair young girl, with a face surrounded by reddish gold hair, approached manager Mr Harwood.  In a sweet voice, tinged with a slight Irish brogue she asked, ‘Please sir, can I be an actress...

Schools on Stage

Its alumni include international artists Human Nature; musical director, pianist and composer John Foreman; 2013 The Voice finalists Diana Rouvas and Darren Percival; ARIA winners Paulini and Angus and Julia Stone; musical theatre stars David Harris...
St Mark’s Anglican Community School. Directed by Kristy Raymond. Barbara Godwin Performing Arts Complex. 23-25 Oct 2014 Seussical is clearly the show to do at the moment, with numerable productions recently in the west and at least another in...
Dreams do come true and for a talented number of performers, their dreams, determination and hard work will see them centre stage at this year’s Victorian State Schools Spectacular.  More than 3000 students from over 200 schools from...