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“I Had a Dream” Rose tells her hapless admirer, Herbie, as she launches into ‘...
Megan Hilty at Opera House
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The Disco Inferno
Saturday Night Fever is returning to Australia, promising to burn the disco floor with a...
Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2019 Lineup
The line-up for this year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival has been announced. ...

Latest Reviews

Brisbane Immersive Ensemble present an evening that’s more of an experience than a show....
Bach and Mozart: In the Imagination of Their Hearts
So much rehearsal by so many singers and musicians for a once only performance! But what...
Les Misérables
A brilliant production! 10 years ago Les Mis was given a re-tread, with the theatrical...
Alice In Slasherland
Judging by American writer Oui Nguyen, millennial audiences go for teen college shlock...

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Stage to Page 2018
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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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We Will Rock You Rocks
We Will Rock You has blasted off around Australia. Three...

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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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What Every Actor Needs to Know
Dean Carey, from Actor’s Centre Australia, is a...

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Classic Queensland Theatres
In third article in this series, Brisbane correspondent...

Stage Briefs

The NSW Government has launched an Expression of Interest process to garner interest from Australian and international theatre operators in reopening Sydney’s Theatre Royal.  Situated in the heart of the Sydney CBD among retail and fine...
It has been confirmed that the musical CHICAGO is to play a Brisbane season. Produced in Australia by John Frost and Suzanne Jones, this Australian production will premiere at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre in August before...
The new Australian musical produced by Global Creatures, Muriel’s Wedding The Musical is confirmed to play Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre QPAC, with previews commencing September 19, 2019 and opening night on...

Community Theatre

Get to know the Boys of the Barricade in Manly Musical Society’s 10th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables, from 19 April until 28 April, 2019. Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Misérables details the trials of...
Lane Cove Theatre Company on Sydney’s North Shore presents Bare – the Musicalin May 2019. The contemporary cult classic ‘coming of age’ pop opera is set at a Catholic boarding school in the early 2000s. Contemporary LGBT pop-...
FLIRTATIOUS fancies and considerable charm form an integral part of the playful-but-faithful adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, at Melville Theatre in WA during May 2019. Adapted by Kate Hamill in 2016 and directed by...

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 and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, Book by Heather Hach. Iona Presentation College. Directed by Joshua Brant. Regal Theatre, Subiaco, WA. March 22-24, 2019 Iona Presentation College presented a beautifully polished Legally...
Stage Whispers is launching its 2019 School Performing Arts Resource Kit - SPARK - a free on-line magazine with a guide to putting on a show and attending school oriented productions.   Click below to read the 70 page free online magazine...
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...