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On September 11, 2001, the terrorist attack on New York and Washington forced 38 planes and 6,579...
STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2019 EDITION OUT NOW!!!
IN THIS EDITION   Aussie Charlie’s Chocolate Factory New musical recipe for...
Strut & Fret: Breathtaking Entertainment
Strut & Fret, Australia’s most successful independent theatre company, has...
Musicals in 2019
Revivals of classic musicals dominate the landscape in 2019. Musicals new to Australia...

Latest Reviews

Sydney Town Hall has been transformed into a long, thrust stage surrounded by wooden tiered seating...
Madagascar: A Musical Adventure Jr.
Gosford Musical Society Juniors never cease to amaze their audiences with well produced...
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Ever since the novel was published in 1967, the story has intrigued readers and viewers...
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has all the ingredients to delight a family...

The Show Business Directory

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Stage to Page 2018
Sense Of Occasion – Harold Prince (Applause $29....

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West Side Harbour Design
In 2019, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour will bring New York...

Finding a Show »

Mamma Mia! 2020
The next blockbuster musical on the community theatre...

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Open Day for Stage ‘Aladdin’s Cave’
Sydney based scenic supplies company Yeo Creative Solutions...

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We Will Rock You Rocks
We Will Rock You has blasted off around Australia. Three...

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Spotlight on Rosco
Rosco Laboratories, a global leader in lighting equipment...

Theatre Companies »

80 Years of History for University of Adelaide Theatre Guild
The University of Adelaide Theatre Guild can boast many...

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VCA Designs on a Career
Associate Professor Richard Roberts says it’s the...

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Theatre Jewels of Western Australia
Stage Whispers is excited to introduce a new series of...

Stage Briefs

The ABC is reporting that Craig McLachlan has been charged with assault and sex offences by Victoria Police. Victoria Police confirmed to the ABC that sex crime detectives charged a 53-year-old NSW man with one count of common law assault, eight...
Australian music theatre star Ainsley Melham is taking his magic carpet all the way to Broadway. After touring Australia in Aladdin -The Musical, Ainsley will make his Broadway debut in the title role of the American production at Broadway...
Josh McElroy is portraying Ned in the NSW premiere of Ned – A New Australian Musical at the New Theatre from Dec 18 until 22. The musical by Adam Lyon, Anna Lyon and Mark McIntyre was first staged in Bendigo in 2015, where it opened...

Community Theatre

Lane Cove Theatre Company opens its 2019 season with the comedy The Female of the Species, by Melbourne writer Joanna Murray-Smith. The 2019 season is shaping to be the theatre company’s most ambitious yet! With four mainstage productions...
Enter the beautiful Pittwater home of Tom and Felicity on the night Daylight Saving ends - 1989. They seem to have it all. She, a successful Sydney restaurant and he the jet setting life that goes with mentoring an international tennis star. However...
David Spicer reports. MLOC Productions was awarded the “Bruce Award” for outstanding musical of 2018 by the Music Theatre Guild of Victoria. The company’s season of Spring Awakening picked up five awards including Best...

Stage Heritage and History

MARTIN PORTUS profiles LOUIS NOWRA,  the remarkable talent behind the Australian classic Cosi and much more. A writing career seemed unlikely for young Louis Nowra. Raised in a Housing Commission paddock suburb north of Melbourne without any...
Legendary Australian composer Peter Stannard died in March 2018, just months before a star-studded concert revival of Lola Montez, the musical he penned sixty years ago, is staged at Sydney’s Riverside Theatre. In his last interview Peter...
Jenny Fewster from Ausstage reports. In late 19th century Australia, theatre fires had become so common that one of the most popular medicines of the time was advertised under the somewhat misleading headline, “A Theatre on Fire”....

Schools on Stage

The Melbourne Theatre Company’s 2019 season is filled with stories of adventure, love, friendship, discovery and drama. The season takes audiences on a journey around Australia and the world via the very best new plays, reimaginings of beloved...
Book by Joseph Stein. Music by Jerry Bock. Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Moriah College. October 21 – November 1, 2018. Think less of a high school putting on a musical and think more of the school spectacular. To celebrate its 75th ...
Moriah College, Sydney’s oldest and largest Jewish school, presents the definitive production of the classic Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof from 21 October to 1 November, 2018 – and with an all-singing, all-dancing cast of more...