News and Features

IN THIS EDITION 7 Stages of Lockdown How theatres have engaged us during the pandemic Hamilton...
Les Blancs Streaming Free - National Theatre at Home
National Theatre At Home’s latest FREE online offering is Les Blancs by...
Me & My Shadow to Reopen Adelaide Festival Centre
Adelaide based children’s theatre company Patch Theatre will head back to...
The Credeaux Canvas: Live Theatre Returns to Sydney
Lambert House Enterprises is presenting Sydney’s first play after...

Latest Reviews

Hamilton is here and aren’t we glad! With no live theatre for months we can now indulge and...
Dear Australia: Postcards to the Nation
Dear Australiais billed as “50 fearless and inspiring short works from some of...
Rattling the Keys
As I sit down to write my first review in many months, much has changed. When the...
Who’s Your Baghdaddy? or How I Started the Iraq War
LATEST: From Monday 29 June Who’s Your Bagdaddy (Or How I Started The Iraq War),...

The Show Business Directory

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Stage to Page 2020
Me - Elton John (Pan Macmillan $22.00) Sex, drugs and rock...

Costumes, Props and Sets »

Making Your Own Costume Shine
Tanya Szulc from Shine Trimmings & Fabrics says making...

Finding a Show »

A Writer's Tale from Isolation
Simon Denver, the writer of Man of Steel and many other...

Other Goods and Services »

The Art of Publicity
Sydney Publicist Geoff Sirmai provides his top ten tips for...

Production Team and Crew »

How do Women Directors Get a Greater Share of the Chair?
Why are women directors in film and theatre still in a...

Sound and Light »

Spotlight On NIDA
Wun Zee was lighting designer of pool (no water),...

Theatre Companies »

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

Training »

Arts Orgs Access-Orise With Online Disability Confidence Training
A new online workshop is helping arts and cultural...

Venues »

New Look Her Majesty’s Theatre Adelaide Unveiled
The new-look Her Majesty’s Theatre Adelaide has been...

Stage Briefs

MYP Youth Productions Inc finds a way during COVID, to give 16 young talented performers the opportunity to perform in the Victorian Premiere - The BIG ONE-OH !   There is nothing like the thrill of performing on stage to a live audience, so...
While Queensland Theatre and Brisbane Festival remain committed to developing the brand-new Australian theatre work, Boy Swallows Universe, in association with Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), they have announced that they are unable to...
Film director Jane Cho, wife of beloved Australian entertainer Michael Falzon, has released a statement following his passing last Tuesday after a year-long battle with a rare form of germ cell cancer.   “Michael’s family and I...

Community Theatre

The picturesque Stirling Community Theatre on Avenue Road has been nestled between the steamroller park and the kindy for over 130 years. The historic building is home to some of Adelaide’s most respected community performing arts groups,...
Music Theatre International, Australasia has tools for community theatres and schools to stay connected with their cast during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Nikol McKail reports. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, our usual way of doing things has been...
Theatres and concert venues may be closed but the maxim “the show must go on” means the 2019 Canberra Area Theatre Awards have still been announced. Instead of a gala night the coveted ‘gongs’ were handed out in a pre-...

Stage Heritage and History

David Williamson - Australia’s most prolific and successful playwright - is calling an end to his remarkable career of 50 years. Martin Portus reviews his legacy. Note: This article was originally written for the March / April 2020 edition of...
There was a time when imported stars always scored the leading roles in musicals staged in Australia. Leading lady legends Nancye Hayes, Toni Lamond and Jill Perryman, and dancer Kevan Johnston led the charge to showcase local talent. Peter Eyers...
Dr Rodney Seaborn dedicated himself to the development of Sydney theatre 33 years ago by establishing a philanthropic foundation to restore Sydney theatres, support the creators of new productions and to collect and preserve cultural heritage. He...

Schools on Stage

Make A Scene is a theatre arts education company specialising in Commedia dell’Arte - the stylised Italian comedy of the 16th century.They deliver fun, interactive theatre performances and workshops to schools around the country and in...
Sound and Light company Lifelike Atmospheres asked teachers and students why putting on a show is such a valuable experience for schools. The only thing that is constant in our modern world is change. Developing the capacity in students to engage...
Hello everyone and welcome to my new adventure!  A column in this wonderful little publication. I am beyond excited. My name is Esmerelda Patrice and I am a teacher in WA. Last year, I was asked to teach a drama class and so I took on the idea...