News and Features

Jillian Murray talks about acting, youth and recognition as she performs another encore season of...
Singing On Through Tomorrows and Yesterdays
Flourish Productions and the songs of Matthew Robinson are explored by Coral Drouyn. When...
2016 Helpmann Award Nominations
The countdown to the 16th Annual Helpmann Awards is on, following the announcement of the...
Broadway To TV
Live television broadcasts of Broadway musicals are proving to be a ratings bonanza again...

Latest Reviews

This strange combination of commedia dell’arte and opera lends itself to all sorts of...
Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark
What Fun! The Listies – Richard Higgins, Matt Kelly and Olga Miller – have...
The Addams Family
Despite some technical problems causing a delay which stretched the interval to 40...
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
It hard to know sometimes, if one should laugh or cry when attending The Adelaide Rep...

The Show Business Directory

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The Sound of Music Live! on DVD
Adapted from Rogers and Hammerstein’s beloved...

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Avoid Costume Wardrobe Horrors
Tracey Nuthall from Costumes Without Drama reports. The...

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School Musicals News
New from Hal Leonard. www.halleonard.com.au Chitty Chitty...

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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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Saturday Light Fever
Jason Bovaird from Moving Light Productions was asked to...

Theatre Companies »

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

Training »

NIDA June Production Season
From 7 to 20 June 2016, NIDA is holding its annual June...

Venues »

$35.2 Million Redevelopment and Expansion of Her Majesty’s, Adelaide
Today (June 19, 2016) the South Australian  Government...

Stage Briefs

Following the announcementof the 2016 Helpmann Award Nominations and news that the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Australian Production of Matilda The Musical has received a record thirteen nominations, it was announced last night that the...
Winterfall Theatre’s production of Edward Albee’s classic play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? will play at the Melbourne-based independent theatre company’s new home at Blackbox Theatre in Kew from June 21, 2016....
After a highly successful Melbourne season, Vic Theatre Company in association with Hayes Theatre Co is thrilled to be bringing their production of the Tony Award-winning musical comedy THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE to...

Community Theatre

After a sold out season last year, Shall we dance? returns to the Mousetrap Theatre stage in Redcliffe, Queensland, this time with hits of the 70’s and 80’s, in early July. Get “Footloose” and “Shake your tail feather...
Centenary Theatre Group Inc. celebrates its 40th anniversary on Saturday 18th June at its home, Chelmer Community Centre (at the Cnr. Queenscroft & Halsbury Streets, Chelmer). All past and present members are invited to attend – at no...
Matt Byrne Media thrives on challenging projects and invariably the amateur company comes up trumps with the breadth and spectacle of its productions. This year MBM brings the SA amateur premiere of the magical Stephen Schwartz musical Wicked to the...

Stage Heritage and History

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....
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...

Schools on Stage

Australia’s biggest schools comedy competition reached its climax on Sunday 19 June at the Enmore Theatre. After 6 weeks of heats and semi-finals involving 120 schools from all over Greater Sydney, the cream of the young comedy crop final had...
Sport For Jove Theatre Company’s first ever Shakespeare Carnival reached its conclusion with State Finals on Saturday 18 June at the Seymour Centre in Sydney. Students from twelve schools competed in the exciting climax to the four-month bard...
By William Mastrosimone. Sacred Heart College Year 11 production. Sacred Heart College, Somerton Park SA. June 1-2, 2016 Within three years of its premiere in 1999, William Mastrosimone’s thought-provoking and tragically real play, Bang...