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Full casting for the Australian Premiere Season of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production...
Green Room Award Recipients 2015
On Monday, April 20, the Green Room Awards Association announced this year’s...
AUSTRALIA’S MATILDAS REVEALED
The young actresses who will share the title role in the Australian Premiere Season of...
Gallipoli Plays All Over Australasia
Clem Gorman was the catalyst for Australia’s most famous anti-war play The One Day...

Latest Reviews

The first sound that rang out at the official ANZAC Day dawn service in Canberra on April 25 (today...
Madame: The Story of Joseph Farrugia
Torque Show’s Australian premiere of Madame: The Story of Joseph Farrugia is fast-...
Samson
Samson is a story about three adolescents growing up in country Queensland. With the...
Boys Will Be Boys
Confronting, visceral, brutal this play jolts the audience into the not-so-pleasant world...

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Patrice Tipoki: A Musical Heart
One of Australia’s emerging musical theatre leading...

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How to Make Props and Sets Sparkle
Master Sydney set builders Bob and Col Peet are on a...

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Cameron Mackintosh Announces Australasian Office for Music Theatre International
Leading musical theatre libraryMusic Theatre International...

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Just The Ticket
Putting on a school theatre production these days is a...

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Stage Management: The Glue that Holds a Production Together
By Marcus Pugh from Resolution X Once the curtain opens,...

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Arias on the Harbour
Steve Wimmer explores the audio challenges of staging grand...

Theatre Companies »

70 Years of Regal Entertainment
One of Sydney’s oldest and proudest musical societies...

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Studying Drama in London
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London is...

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ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE: $90 MILLION FOR MAJOR REDEVELOPMENT
Today (March 15, 2015) the South Australian Government has...

Stage Briefs

Following its season in London’s West End, the revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical CATS comes to Australia for a strictly limited season, opening in Sydney on 30 October 2015 then touring to Hobart, Melbourne and...
Bitingly relevant, sprinkled with sass, and inspired by the hit film, Bring It On The Musical takes audiences on a high-flying journey filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness. Bring It On The Musical ...
Stage Whispers is excited to support a new theatre web comedy series .... A Long Way From Broadway. The series tells the story of a small town New Zealand musical theatre society. Each episode will center around a musical number that celebrates what...

Community Theatre

Javeenbah Theatre (Gold Coast, Qld) presents David Lindsay-Abaire’s Rabbit Hole, from May 15 – 30, 2015. A profound and painfully touching examination of grief, the play follows the story of a young couple who embark on a bitter-...
An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Ridinghood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch...who raps? They're all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairy tale, Into the Woods...
When directors and theatre companies look for plays with audience appeal the works of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Neil Simon invariably come into the mix. It’s therefore no surprise that Adelaide’s Galleon Theatre...

Stage Heritage and History

The colourful and surprising history of those who played in Australia’s convict theatres is now published as an Ebook by Currency House. Martin Portus reports that as well as the odd riot and rude thespians there were quality performances and...
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...

Schools on Stage

Directed by Kristen Twynam-Perkins. Helena College Performing Arts Centre. A very challenging text for Year 12 Performers, The Laramie Project - 10 Years Later, was superbly performed by Helena College's Year 12 Drama Class, in a very mature and...
Stage Whispers is excited to release its second edition of SPARK. Click HERE to read it. The School Performing Arts Resource Kit is an electronic magazine providing tips on all aspects of putting plays and musicals on stage. There are sections on...
CONNECTED, a new Australian musical aimed at teaching kids about the dangers of cyber bullying, is about to tour NSW schools. Writer Craig Christie speaks to Neil Litchfield about the musical. OMG! LOL! Teenage kids today can’t function...