News and Features

Dolly Diamond talks to Coral Drouyn about her revival of everyone’s favourite Panel Show...
Ready Please Mr Musicals
What is the secret to making a new hit musical? Simon Phillips, who directed Priscilla...
Musicals in 2017 and Beyond
The Book of Mormon It has taken almost seven years for this nine-time Tony Award winning...
STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2017 EDITION OUT NOW!!!
In This Edition A Religious Experience for Theatre Lovers Broadway hit The Book of Mormon...

Latest Reviews

Look out Liza Minnelli, there’s a new girl back in town. The multi-faceted performer and...
Twelfth Night
Purists, theatre snobs and general wowsers won’t like Elston’s version of...
A Night at the Musicals
This show is what you get when you mix technical excellence, irreverent devotion to the...
Champions
From Form Dance Projects in Parramatta comes this highly produced new work for Sydney...

The Show Business Directory

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Stage to Page 2016 with Peter Pinne
In each edition of Stage Whispers magazine, Peter Pinne...

Costumes, Props and Sets »

Costume Market Place
GMS Costumes www.gmscostumes.com The Gosford Musical...

Finding a Show »

Choosing a Show
Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story The U.K. producers of...

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

Production Team and Crew »

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

Sound and Light »

NIDA Lights Up For Vivid
NIDA’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (Staging) students...

Theatre Companies »

Steel City Theatre Soars
From humble beginnings as a play-reading group in 1956,...

Training »

Preparing for Theatre School
Acting school is an incredible experience and an exciting...

Venues »

Get Behind the Scenes at QPAC Brisbane Open House
Get behind the scenes at Queensland Performing Arts Centre...

Stage Briefs

Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House - January 18 and 19 Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne - 21 January The Music of Queenis a rock and symphonic spectacular celebrating the greatest hits of Queen and featuring Australian and International stars, rock...
American Idiot, the rock musical based on Green Day’s Grammy® Award-winning multi-platinum album, makes its way down under for its Australian premiere season at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC). The Playhouse, QPAC will be...
StageArt has announced the cast for The Full Monty, a ten-time Tony Award nominated musical, which plays from Friday 3 March until Sunday 19 March 2017 at The National Theatre, St Kilda.   JERRY - Scott Mackenzie (Jesus Christ...

Community Theatre

AN AWARD-winning comedy that takes a politically incorrect look at our obsession with appearance is the first season for 2017 at Perth's Old Mill Theatre. Written by Neil LaBute and directed by Les Hart, Fat Pig focuses on a good-looking young...
Wealth versus Morality... sound familiar? The Guild Theatre (Rockdale NSW) presents The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman and directed by Bill Ayers from February 17 – March 18 2017 It is 1900 in a small Alabama town where ruthless, moneyed...
CLOC Musical Theatre was the big winner at the Music Theatre Guild of Victoria’s 2016 Bruce Awards, presented at Frankston Arts Centre on Saturday December 10, 2016. CLOC’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar took out nine awards...

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

Sydney Theatre Company (STC) launched The School Drama Book: Drama, Literature and Literacy in the Creative Classroom by Robyn Ewing and John Nicholas Saunders, on Thursday 3 November 2016. STC developed its in-school teacher professional learning...
The first Australian Junior Theatre Celebration will be held in Newcastle on October 20, 2016. This Broadway JuniorTM event will host national and international musical theatre celebrities and provide opportunities for young people to celebrate...
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...