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IN THIS EDITION Finding Billy Billy Elliot The Musicalsets of on its 10th Anniversary...
Shrek: Full Adult Cast Announced
Producer John Frost has announced the full adult cast of SHREK THE MUSICAL...
Almost Face To Face
Awgie Award winning playwright Stephen House wrote Almost Face To Face during an...

Latest Reviews

With a cast of 24 and more than 15 crew, Cinderella is a major undertaking for relatively new...
Six Degrees At A Hot Melbourne Market
Perfectly housed in the studio space at Gasworks in Port Melbourne, Melbourne Writers...
Alexandra Flood and Alex Raineri
Opera Queensland’s Artistic Director Patrick Nolan has introduced a new series that...
Oil
Ella Hickson’s Oil is a sprawling saga stretching from 1889 and on into our future...

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The Australian Musical: From the Beginning
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Mapping Out Your Production
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How do Women Directors Get a Greater Share of the Chair?
Why are women directors in film and theatre still in a...

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Keeping Microphones Hidden
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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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Two Premieres in NIDA's 60th Generation October Season
On 30 October 2019, NIDA presents its 60th  ...

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Stage Briefs

Preachrs Podcast OnLine & OnStage have announced their five show Adelaide Fringe 2020 season, which includes producing collaborations with UK producer Fragility London and Australian producer Big Mood.    First up, direct from an...
The Adelaide Fringe has announced its diamond anniversary ambassadors - Queen of Pop Marcia Hines, genre-bending artist Amanda Palmer and glamazon-drag superhero Fez Faanana. The trio sets the scene for what is anticipated to be a memorable Fringe...
STARC Productions returns to Adelaide’s Bakehouse Theatre in October 2019 with the romance Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune, by Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally. STARC Productionswas established by Stefanie Rossi, Marc...

Community Theatre

A TIMELESS classic will be lifted from the page to the stage during November 2019. Adapted by Peter Clapham from Louisa May Alcott’s famous novel, Little Women is being presented by ARENAarts and directed by Christine Ellis at the Roxy...
The November 2019 production at The Guild Theatre is Sufficient Carbohydrate by Dennis Potter. An English businessman and his American counterpart, both employed by the same company, take a holiday with their families on a Greek island. The aim is...
Rockdale Opera Company proudly presents The Gypsy Baron at Rockdale Town Hall for a limited run of four performances from November 9 to 17, 2019. With music by Johann Strauss and libretto by Ignaz Schnitzer, The Gypsy Baron tells the...

Stage Heritage and History

The good thing about searching the internet is you often come across clips from past musicals that you never knew existed. Frequently archival material surfaces from Broadway shows but it’s rare to find anything from an early Australian...
From prisoners to footballers, from gay men in Broome to Muslims in hijabs, Alana Valentine shines a spotlight on communities shattered by flood, train wreck, abuse and injustice. Martin Portus explores Valentine’s forensic approach to...
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...

Schools on Stage

The Heights School Players (SA). Golden Grove Arts Centre, Golden Grove. August 16-18, 2019 “The course of true love never did run smooth.” One of William Shakespeare’s most famous quotes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream....
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg. Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer. Original French text byAlain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel. Additional Material by James Fenton. Adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird. Scotch College, Torrens Park, SA. July 26...
By Lionel Bart. Directed by Beth Parkinson. Mazenod College, Lesmurdie, WA. July 20-27, 2019 Mazenod College’s production of Oliver! might almost be described as "Oliver! - The Arena Spectacular". Performed in the round, in...