News and Features

Queensland Theatre has secured the rights for the world premiere of the stage version of Brisbane-...
Hamilton in Sydney
Hamilton will make its Australian premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in a new...
STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: MAY / JUNE 2019 EDITION OUT NOW!!!
IN THIS EDITION All The World’s A Circus Barnum, Russian Circus ZIRK! and Cirque Du...
Todd Joins The Circus
It’s Todd McKenney’s toughest challenge yet - singing whilst walking and...

Latest Reviews

This “almost” World Premiere is a biographical musical about the first Miss Australia,...
Love
Love is cutting-edge theatre  a tough, relentless love story about drug...
A Bunch of Amateurs
Red Phoenix’s latest play A Bunch of Amateurs is a must see piece of theatre. This...
Heisenberg
An unusual – and unlikely - love story begins outside London’s St Pancras...

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Book Nook’s Play Tips
Mary Sutherland from the Australia’s Performing Arts...

Costumes, Props and Sets »

Costuming Les Mis
Costume Designer Jennifer McKenzie loves working on period...

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Choosing Australian Plays – Bringing our Stories to Life
Stage Whispers readers are being offered a three-month free...

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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...

Sound and Light »

Lighting a Serial Killer
Lighting designer Aron Murray, a NIDA student in the MFA...

Theatre Companies »

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

Training »

Strictly Ballroom at WAAPA.
Strictly Ballroom The Musical will quick step, cha cha...

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Design for New Brisbane Theatre Unveiled
Just short of a year since the announcement was made about...

Stage Briefs

The Magicians Cabaret (Darlinghurst) presents the celebration of French Bastille Day 2019 with the production of Cabaret La Belle Rose on July 11 & 12 at 7.00pm and July 14 at 2pm. Having played at the annual Bastille French Festival (2015-2018...
Rehearsals for Hayes Theatre Co’s production of the new musical RAZORHURST start on May 20. Set in Sydney’s Darlinghurst, this exciting new musical, with book and lyrics by Kate Mulley and music by Andy Peterson, will have its...
Squabbalogic in association with the Seymour Centre will present the pre-world premiere of a brand-new Australian musical, The Dismissal, centred on one of the biggest political crisis in Australian political history in the York Theatre from...

Community Theatre

From Friday May 24th, 2019, Willoughby Theatre Company is bringing back the classic musical Sweet Charity to Sydney’s North Shore - 35 years after the company first staged the show. Exploring the turbulent love life of Charity Hope Valentine,...
Hunters Hill Theatre (HHT) continue their 2019 season in June with the comedy, Play On! by Rick Abbot, directed by Margaret Olive  Play On!tells the story of a plucky community theatre group trying desperately to produce a murder...
Arts Theatre Cronulla's new production is God of Carnage, a satiric comedy by award-winning French playwright Yasmina Reza, who has been referred to as one of the greatest comedy writers of our time. The play made its London debut in 2008 and...

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

By Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Rosny College. Darren Sangwell (Director), Andrew Castles (Musical Director), Kristy Baker (choreography), Nicole Ottrey (costumes), Suze Quinn (vocal director), Chris Oakley (designer) and Aron Webb (lighting)....
Music: Marc Shaiman. Lyrics: Scott Wittman, Marc Shaiman. Book: Mark O’Donnell, Thomas Meehan. Australian School of the Arts, Sheldon College, Brisbane. Redlands Performing Arts Centre. May, 2019. It's an interesting conundrum - how...
The Sport for Jove Theatre Company is having its largest ever school Shakespeare program in 2019. The season is designed by theatre and education professionals, encompassing full-scale productions, symposiums for HSC students and The Shakespeare...