News and Features

West End musical hit Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, filmed Live in HD,will be screened in...
Michael Gow’s Away Now On Film
Australian National Theatre Live is releasinhg a film version of Michael Gow’s play...
School of Rock
Brent Hill is stepping right into the shoes of Hollywood rock star Jack Black, playing...
STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2018 EDITION OUT NOW!!!
IN THIS EDITION It’ll Be Right Wrong on the Night Peter Pan goes (hysterically)...

Latest Reviews

Vibrant, energetic, engaging and exhilarating, The Hamlet Apocalypse resonates strongly with a...
A Cheery Soul
Jim Sharman directed landmark revivals of Patrick White’s plays in the 1970’s...
Towards Zero
The literary Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, has also been heralded as the most...
Armistice
Armistice marked the end of the Anzac Centenary period and there could not have been a...

The Show Business Directory

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Renée Fleming - ‘Broadway’
Following her Tony-nominated performance in Carousel,...

Costumes, Props and Sets »

West Side Harbour Design
In 2019, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour will bring New York...

Finding a Show »

Choosing a Show: New Releases
Music Theatre International Australasia Chitty Chitty Bang...

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Open Day for Stage ‘Aladdin’s Cave’
Sydney based scenic supplies company Yeo Creative Solutions...

Production Team and Crew »

We Will Rock You Rocks
We Will Rock You has blasted off around Australia. Three...

Sound and Light »

Keeping The Lights On
Melbourne company Clearlight Shows has bought ‘...

Theatre Companies »

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

Training »

Vivid Students
Courses at Design Centre Enmore have recently seen students...

Venues »

New Theatre to Deliver More Performing Arts for Queenslanders
The Palaszczuk Government will deliver a new $150 million...

Stage Briefs

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock musical School of Rock has announced Brisbane and Sydney seasons for 2019. Worldwide Executive Producer, Madeleine Lloyd Webber and producer GWB Entertainment, have announced that following the Melbourne season at...
Squabbalogic Independent Music Theatre returns to the Sydney stage in January 2019, with their first full production since 2017, Herringbone - A Vaudevillian Ghost Story by Tom Cone, Skip Kennon and Ellen Fitzhugh, in association with KXT and...
Northern NSW based theatre company NORPA (Northern Rivers Performing Arts) has revealed its 2019 Season, including the return of the company’s sell-out hit Dreamland re-imagined for Bangalow’s iconic A&I Hall, Bell Shakespeare...

Community Theatre

Lane Cove Theatre Company’s annual children’s production delves deep into the whimsical, magical world of Dr Seuss – and pulls a cat out of a hat during November 2018. Seussical Jr is the award-winning hit Broadway show that...
Cowra Musical and Dramatic Societya collection of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang set and prop items for sale following the Society's recent production. Most of the props, including the car, were built by Lithgow Musical Society for their 2016...
The Mousetrap Theatre Company Inc. in Redcliffe, Queensland, will present Seussical Jr in November 2018.Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and everyone’s favourite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a...

Stage Heritage and History

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...
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”....

Schools on Stage

Book by Joseph Stein. Music by Jerry Bock. Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Moriah College. October 21 – November 1, 2018. Think less of a high school putting on a musical and think more of the school spectacular. To celebrate its 75th ...
Moriah College, Sydney’s oldest and largest Jewish school, presents the definitive production of the classic Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof from 21 October to 1 November, 2018 – and with an all-singing, all-dancing cast of more...
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa, book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Mercedes College. Directed by Kathleen Cocks. The Regal Theatre, Subiaco, WA. 27-29 July, 2018 Mercedes College’s production of The Addams Family was a lavish...