News and Features

Coral Drouyn explores why drag has become such an integral part of our theatre.   There...
STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: MAY / JUNE 2018 EDITION OUT NOW!!!
IN THIS EDITION Inside The Mind Of A Genius The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-...
Dancing With Our Stars
Coral Drouyn talks to two of Australian Musical Theatre’s greatest stars, Nancye...
The Wizards of Dogs
In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy’s resilience is tested when a tornado strands...

Latest Reviews

Mamma Mia! has finally burst into Perth, as part of its 2017/18 Tour. This fresh production...
Priscilla – Queen of the Desert
Priscilla has accelerated her way back into Sydney in a blaze of pink LED and a cast...
We Will Rock You
Engadine’s WWRY is a triumph of technical wizardry. If you love flashing lights,...
Ellida
‘The lure of the sea.  Longing for the sea.’  So wrote Henrik Ibsen...

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The Smitten Scientist
Paper Cuts- a new collection of thirty-six contemporary,...

Costumes, Props and Sets »

Costuming a School Musical.
Jennifer McKenzie from Stage School Australia draws on her...

Finding a Show »

Music and New Musicals News
Music Theatre International New Releases Doctor Zhivago...

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Useful Apps For Theatre Groups
Daniel Pepperell from Music Theatre New Zealand has the...

Production Team and Crew »

Shrek - New Show on the Block
Shrek the Musical had a $25 million budget on Broadway...

Sound and Light »

Designing The Light in the Piazza
Tom Willis explains how he designed the lighting and set...

Theatre Companies »

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

Training »

Carousel Reimagined for a New Generation at WAAPA
“How often do you get the chance to work on a show...

Venues »

Sydney's New 1500 Seat Theatre A Long Way Off
The New South Wales Government has announced plans for a...

Stage Briefs

Hayes Theatre Co has announced that the romantic comedy She Loves Me will be playing later in 2018. Chosen for the inaugural Artist Led Production Initiative, this feel-good musical comedy will play at Hayes Theatre Co from 24 August...
Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini, Australian theatre producer John Frostand leading UK theatre producer David Ian have announced the full cast for their upcoming production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s EVITA. The...
Producer LPD in association with Hayes Theatre Co has announced the Australian Premiere of the rockabilly musical Cry-Baby. Playing at Hayes Theatre Co from 20 July, Cry-Baby is based on the 1990 cult-classic John Waters...

Community Theatre

The Arts Theatre at Cronulla re-opens after extensive renovations that modernise the facilities and showcase the historic bones of its heritage building. The first play for 2018 is a Southern Hemisphere premiere performance of a brand new play by...
Pymble Players present Benefactors by award winning playwright Michael Frayn from May 2 – 26, 2018.   This gritty, compelling drama explores the impact of political and psychological change on flawed relationships. Written as a memory...
When you walk into EMS’ rehearsal hall, a unique energy hits you. It’s five minutes before the cast and production team start a run of their next show, We Will Rock You, and the room is abuzz and a hive of activity. While Emma...

Stage Heritage and History

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...
Jenny Fewster from Ausstage reports. In late 19th century Australia, theatre fires had become so common that one of the most popular medicines of the time was advertised under the somewhat misleading headline, “A Theatre on Fire”....
Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s (QPAC’s) latest free exhibition Puppet People: A Snapshot of Australian Puppetry is on view in the Centre’s Tony Gould Gallery untilthe end of January 2018. Beth Keehn reports. Not long ago...

Schools on Stage

Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar. Music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison.Rosny College (Tas). Darren Sangwell (Director) Andrew Castles (Musical Director) Janelle Stowe (Vocal Director). Set (Adrianne Daley and Maddie Smith) Costumes...
By W.S Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Additional material by Melvyn Morrow. Directed by Lisa Laurino. Gibney Hall, Trinity College, Perth, WA. May 10-12, 2018 Perth’s Trinity College is renowned for its excellent choirs and music program, but it...
St Edmund’s College, Canberra and St Clare’s College put on a production of Disco Inferno to packed crowds in May 2018. Disco Inferno tells a classic tale of redemption. After the hero sells his ‘soul’ for...