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Triple Threat performer Elise McCann (Miss Honey from Matilda The Musical) plays Cathy in...
2019 Sydney Cabaret Festival
July 2019 will herald the inaugural Sydney Cabaret Festival, celebrating both...
Heaven On A Ship
This year a record 28 million people will have their holiday on a cruise ship. Two...
STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: MARCH / APRIL 2019 EDITION OUT NOW!!!
IN THIS EDITION The Disco Inferno We talk to the stars of the new production of Saturday...

Latest Reviews

A blast! A rage! A ball! Whatever idiomatic superlative you use, it probably isn’t enough to...
Into the Woods
This was a spectacular debut for a new theatre company, using the unusual surroundings of...
A View from the Bridge
The incisive social realism of Arthur Miller’s writing is well fired up in this...
Every Brilliant Thing
A one-woman play dealing with depression and suicide doesn’t sound like fun. But...

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

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Designing the dream, not the drawing room
In the 1960s, young Australian designers were part of a new...

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Choosing a Show
Music Theatre International Australasia New Releases...

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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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Sound Advice
Artie Jones from Factory Sound shares his tips for trouble...

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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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Classic Start to 2019 for WAAPA
WAAPA commences its Acting student performances in 2019...

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Theatre Royal Saved
The New South Wales Minister for the Arts says that...

Stage Briefs

Ruthie Henshall is one of the most celebrated performers in the history of London theatre. Ruthie Henshall: Live & Intimate, her first solo tour of Australia, will play in Sydney and Brisbane this June. Tickets on general public sale in...
Bloom Creative Productions will stage Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods in the Concourse Concert Hall at Chatswood, NSW, from March 21 to 23, 2019. All your favourite fairytale characters are interwoven in Into...
Australian stage and TV stars Rob Mills and Jemma Rix will headline the first ever Australian Musical Theatre Festival in Tasmania. Rob and Jemma will be the celebrity guests at the festival which will happen in Launceston from 23-26 May this year....

Community Theatre

North Shore Theatre Company (NSTC) brings puppet musical comedy Avenue Q to The Independent Theatre, North Sydney from 26 April to 4 May. Winner of the Tony Triple Crown for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book, Avenue Q tells the story of a...
STEELE Rudd’s classic Dad and Dave short stories are coming to the Roxy Lane Theatre during March 2019 in the stage production On Our Selection. Presented by ARENAarts and directed by Peter Nettleton, the play was originally published in...
Castle Hill Players present Dark Voyager by John Misto at the Pavilion Theatre April 5-27. Hollywood, 1962. Bette Davis and Joan Crawford are at war. Between them they’ve terrorized movie studios for over three decades, married nine husbands,...

Stage Heritage and History

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...
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...

Schools on Stage

Music by Charles Strouse. Lyrics by Martin Charnin. Book By Thomas Meehan. Cherrybrook Technology High School (NSW). 14, 15, 16 March, 2019 Annie is a favourite for school productions, not just for its story and casting possibilities. The music...
You have probably seen Fame and watched Glee, but what is it really like attending a Performing Arts High School? Laura Banning and Lola Bond from the Australian Performing Arts Grammar School in inner city Sydney have the low down. How do you...
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...