News and Features

Producers Howard Panter, John Frost and GWB Entertainment have announced additional cast members...
2017 Rob Guest Endowment Finalists Announced
The 2017 Rob Guest Endowment Finalists have been announced. Competing against over 250...
Hayes Theatre Company Season 2018
The Hayes Theatre Co in Sydney has announced its 2018 season of musicals and cabaret....
Superstars - Super Friends
Coral Drouyn talks to British Superstars Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, discovering how fate...

Latest Reviews

The most important things to get right are the place and the time. The Kitchen Sink is...
Chicago
Long before TV hits Wentworth and Orange is the New Black, there was Chicago, the John...
SHOUT! The Legend of The Wild One
MLOC’s production of Shout! is a classic example of Community Theatre...
Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros, written in 1959 by Romanian / Frenchman Eugene Ionesco, illustrates how...

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

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

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

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Clear Systems: Theatre Tech Specialists
Clear Systems has been supplying sound, vision,...

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

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NIDA October 2017 Production Season
From 24 October–1 November, the National Institute of...

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

Stage Briefs

Davine Interventionz Productions has confirmed that composer and pianist John Bucchino will be playing for the South Australian Premiere season of IT'S ONLY LIFE during the 2018 Adelaide Fringe festival. This production focuses on the...
Luckiest Productions (Sweet Charityand Little Shop of Horrors), is combining forces with One Eyed Man Productions (Calamity Jane), in association with Hayes Theatre Co, to present the celebrated musical Gypsyfrom 18 May 2018 at the Hayes Theatre Co...
Award winning production company Blue Saint Productions is bringing the Tony Award winning musical, In The Heights to the Hayes Theatre Co for its much-anticipated professional NSW debut. Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the composer behind the...

Community Theatre

This French farce swings to the Latin beat of the early 1960s. Meet Bernard, a young, savvy Parisian playboy who has the world on a string. He is engaged simultaneously to three gorgeous airline hostesses, each completely unaware of each other...
“Was he history's greatest con artist or just a lonely youth looking for his place in the world? Set in the swinging 60's, this fast-paced, rollicking musical about Frank Abagnale Jr's true story has been translated from the...
Sydney’s Community Theatre family is mourning the loss well-loved stalwart and friend Paul Holmes on September 29. Two of Paul’s close friends and colleagues, Wendy Whiteman (de Beyer), then Kerrie Hartin, share some of their many fond...

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

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,...
By Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Cecil Andrews College. Directed by Celeste Underhill. Cecil Andrews Performing Arts Theatre. Sep 14-17, 2017 Cecil Andrews College presented Grease (the schools version) in their performing arts centre. The...
Now in its 34th year, the popular live-and-televised extravaganza that is Schools Spectacular will star over 5,700 students including a choir of 2,700 voices, 2,400 dancers; a 100-piece symphony orchestra; world-class stage band, 44 solo...