News and Features

Sydney Theatre Company's production of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot featuring Luke...
Mark Vincent Makes Musical Theatre Debut in Dirty Dancing
Young classical music singer Mark Vincent will make his musical theatre debut in the role...
Sounding The Bell for The Bard in 2015
It doesn’t seem possible that 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the Bell...
Belvoir Season 2015
The collection of works that makes up Ralph Myers’ fifth and final season...

Latest Reviews

We all know — don’t we? — that Superman emigrated from the planet Krypton and...
Laughter on the 23rd Floor
Laughter on the 23rd Flooris excellent quality theatre, beautifully produced and great...
Amadeus
It could be said that Peter Shaffer is one of the 20th Century’s greatest...
Form Dance Projects: Double Bill
In this program two creative teams exemplify how contemporary dance reaches beyond story...

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 »

Huge Props Sale
Storing props can be a major headache, but Melbourne...

Finding a Show »

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

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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 »

Can You Hear The People Sing?
System Sound reflects on the changes in audio technology...

Theatre Companies »

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

Training »

GCIT Leads the Way in Creative Industries
GCIT’s (Gold Coast Institute of TAFE’S) Coomera...

Venues »

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

Stage Briefs

Producer Daniel Sparrow and director Lee Lewis have announced the cast for the Sydney season of Rupert, David Williamson’s take on the greatest media mogul of all time. American film and television actor James Cromwell will play Rupert Murdoch...
Hayes Theatre Co has announced the relaunch of New Musicals Australia (NMA), an initiative dedicated to the development and production of original music theatre.  NMA assists emerging writers and/or composers to get their work off the ground....
Canberra Theatre Centre is the first venue announced for the 2015 tour of the three-time Helpmann Award Winning production Sweet Charity in February. The sold out production of Sweet Charity at Hayes Theatre Co in February 2014 opened to...

Community Theatre

Dating can be tough; especially when you’re in your 40s, working in a factory and caring for your bedridden mother who’s on the verge of Alzheimer’s. In Javeenbah Theatre’s new play Mr Wonderful, unlucky in love Norma Green...
Tom, Dick and Harry promises good old-fashioned farce at Limelight Theatre (WA) in October 2014. Written by veteran playwright Ray Cooney and his son Michael, Tom, Dick and Harry is the story of Tom Kerwood and his wife trying to adopt a baby...
The Phantom Of The Opera is a show that audiences know and love well. It is also a challenging show, even with the best resources it is a daunting proposition to stage and audiences have high expectations of any production. The Phantom has...

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

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...
Helena College (WA). Directed by Kristen Twynam-Perkins. Musical Direction by Helena Jeffrey. Helena College Performing Arts Centre. 14-18 Aug 2014 While Middle School musicals are becoming increasingly common, to mount a full-scale musical in a...
Directed by Kathleen Cocks/ Musical Direction by Harry Oliff. Mercedes College Performing Arts Centre, Perth WA. July 30 - Aug 2, 2014 It is peak school production season in Perth. Many schools are using the first few weeks of Semester II because...