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Australian icon Margaret Fulton will be honoured in her hometown of Sydney with the staging of the...
Queensland Symphony Orchestra Season 2019
Music Director: Alondra de la Parra 2019 Artist-in-Residence: Paul Lewis 6 Australian...
2018 OzAsia Festival
Five world premieres, 20 Australian premieres and 22 events exclusive to South...
Opera Australia Season 2019
Opera Australia has commissioned a new Australian work on the life of iconic Australian...

Latest Reviews

In 1960 The One Day of the Year was rejected by the Board of the Adelaide Festival of Arts who felt...
Perplex
Perplex may well prove to be a show that lives up to its title for most audiences,...
The Man from Earth
There is nothing more certain, they say, than death and taxes. Mortality hangs over the...
Dybbuks
Dybbuks is an overwhelming aural and visual experience.  It is difficult to describe...

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The Smitten Scientist
Paper Cuts- a new collection of thirty-six contemporary,...

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2018 ADPG Awards - Entries Open
Entries open from Monday 13 August The Australian...

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Choosing a Show: New Releases
Music Theatre International Australasia Chitty Chitty Bang...

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Useful Apps For Theatre Groups
Daniel Pepperell from Music Theatre New Zealand has the...

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

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The Wonder of Gobos
Patterns and images called gobos are often used to create...

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

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Performing Arts Course Guide 2019
Stage Whispers is proud to publish Australia's most...

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New Theatre to Deliver More Performing Arts for Queenslanders
The Palaszczuk Government will deliver a new $150 million...

Stage Briefs

Applications are now open for the $20,000, Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award 2018. Such financial support for playwrighting is one of the richest in Australia. The Playwrights Award is for the development of a play or other approved performing arts...
Opera Australia and GWB Entertainment have announced that the BB Group production of West Side Story will play limited seasons at Arts Centre Melbourne and Sydney Opera House in 2019. Audition submissions are now open for this timeless...
The Managing Director of the Gordon Frost Organisation - John Frost - says his company must do better on preventing bullying and harassment in the future. Here is his statement. "I wish to address the media reports around the allegations by...

Community Theatre

Professional bridesmaids, a character who converses in biblical verse and a village called Rederring feature in Gilbert & Sullivan’s 10th collaboration, The Ghosts of Ruddigore. Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Sydney are bringing this...
The August / September 2018 production at Arts Theatre Cronulla, directed by Natalie Banach, is Mr Bailey’s Minder, by Sydney playwright Debra Oswald. Leo Bailey is one of Australia’s greatest living artists, but at this late stage...
From the team behind Lane Cove Theatre Company’s Holding the Man in 2017, comes Next to Normal - a contemporary musical that explores how one suburban household copes with crisis – during August 2018. Directed by Kathryn Thomas, the...

Stage Heritage and History

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”....
Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s (QPAC’s) latest free exhibition Puppet People: A Snapshot of Australian Puppetry is on view in the Centre’s Tony Gould Gallery untilthe end of January 2018. Beth Keehn reports. Not long ago...

Schools on Stage

Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa, book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Mercedes College. Directed by Kathleen Cocks. The Regal Theatre, Subiaco, WA. 27-29 July, 2018 Mercedes College’s production of The Addams Family was a lavish...
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Neil Benjamin, Book Heather Hach.Scotch College, Torrens Park (SA). 27 July to 4 August, 2018. Legally Blonde is a musical with a book by Heather Hach. The story is based on the novel and...
Based on the Disney Movie by Peter Barsocchini. Xavier Catholic College, Skenners Head, Ballina. Director: Naomie Fitzgerald. June 28th – 30th, 2018 With more than 110 cast members, this was a mammoth production. Staged in the multi-...