News and Features

Jonathan Church will succeed Andrew Upton as Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre Company (STC), it...
Hugh Jackman – Broadway to Oz Arena Tour
He is a Golden Globe, Emmy and Tony Award winner and now master showman and worldwide...
Georgy Girl - the Seekers Musical - Cast Announced
The Australian cast of the brand new production, Georgy Girl - the Seekers Musical, has...
Meet Miss Honey
Have you ever had a teacher you adored? Elise McCann has, and now she has the chance to...

Latest Reviews

Volpone means ‘sly fox’ in Italian and it is an aptly named satire full of greed and...
Savage in Limbo
Question: How far can Q44 continue to raise the bar at an exponential rate. Though small...
Verdi’s Requiem
In the midst of a 2015 season dedicated to love, and interspersed with its current...
The Aliens
Though director Craig Baldwin references the “vanguard of Naturalism” (...

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A Word from Book Nook
“I would like to express my gratitude as a parent and...

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How to Make Props and Sets Sparkle
Master Sydney set builders Bob and Col Peet are on a...

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ORiGiN™ Now Represent Tams-Witmark in Australia and New Zealand
ORiGiN™ Theatrical has announced that they will...

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So You Want To Shoot An Actor?
Creating a realistic bullet hit on stage has always been a...

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Not For The Faint-Hearted
Gone are the days when the amateur musical circuit could be...

Sound and Light »

Lighting Up The Stage
Performing Arts Courses showcase some recent productions....

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70 Years of Regal Entertainment
One of Sydney’s oldest and proudest musical societies...

Training »

From Wollongong to Singapore
University of Wollongong's Bachelor of Performance...

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Opera House to Upgrade Theatre Machinery in Joan Sutherland Theatre
Sydney – Tuesday, 23 June, 2015: The Sydney...

Stage Briefs

Hugh Jackman announced today that he will bring his one-man show to entertainment arenas across Australia this year. It was described this way by Playbill: "The one-man song-and-dance spectacular finds Jackman fronting an 18-piece orchestra and...
Broadway Unplugged at The Vanguard in Newtown. While Melbourne has revelled in Twisted Broadway this week, let’s not forget that both Sydney and Melbourne have Broadway Unplugged on a regular basis. Melbourne’s last Unplugged was on...
Congratulations to the 30 Semi-Finalists for the 2015 Rob Guest Endowment Award. Adele Parkinson, Annie Aitken, Ashlee Smith, Ashleigh Hauschild, Ashleigh Rubenach, Ben Bennett, Blake Appelqvist, Catherine Hancock, Daniel Assetta, Daniel Berini,...

Community Theatre

Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Sydney presents The Gondoliers during September and October 2015. The timeless comic tale of love conquering just about every imaginable obstacle will play in North Sydney from September 25 – with two bonus...
CLOC Musical Theatre is following its record-breaking production of Mary Poppins earlier this year with another very special treat for its audiences – the rarely performed musical gem The Drowsy Chaperone, a show which beat bigger and grander...
A PLAY written by two women responsible for several Hollywood plays at Melville Theatre (WA) during September 2015. Love, Loss and What I Wore is written by Nora and Delia Ephron – together they wrote the screenplay for You’ve Got Mail...

Stage Heritage and History

On a recent trip to Rome’s Colosseum, Michael Sutton discovered how this world famous icon functioned as a theatre, thanks to a team of German archaeologists. Underground halls were the wings where animals, scenery, performers and Gladiators...
The colourful and surprising history of those who played in Australia’s convict theatres is now published as an Ebook by Currency House. Martin Portus reports that as well as the odd riot and rude thespians there were quality performances and...
The age-old tradition of Stage Door Johnnies is alive and well in Melbourne (albeit in slightly updated form) for the star of Legally Blonde. Coral Drouyn explains. Way back in the 1880’s, when “Musical Comedies” and “Music...

Schools on Stage

Scotch College Student Production Fisher Chapel, Scotch College, Adelaide July 29-August 1, 2015 I’m plenty old enough to have attended the original professional production of Jesus Christ Superstar in Australia. Other major productions of...
By Neil Gooding and Nicholas Christo St Patrick’s College, Shorncliffe QLD Popstars! was staged for the first time this year at nearly 20 schools across Australia and New Zealand. It is a celebration of the great decade of the 90’s...
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser Lilydale High School August 29th – 31st 2013 Lilydale High School has a range of possibilities for students to be involved in performance. Several of the lead performers in this production are studying drama,...