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Dirty Dancing Up a Storm
The two hot new talents who are currently dancing up a storm in the leads of the new...
International Cabaret Contest. Submissions Close Dec 24. Judges, Hosts Announced. Tickets On Sale.
The 12th annual Your Theatrics International Cabaret Contest (YTICC) promises a...
MiG Ayesa: From Candy Bar to Thriller Star
MiG Ayesa is one of five featured singers in the current tour of Australia and New...

Latest Reviews

Lovers of Sondheim need not fear the arrival of Disney’s Into The Woods, although there are...
Thriller Live
Thriller Live launched its Australian tour with a highly energised Opening Night at...
City of Perth Nativity
Presented by the City of Perth and performed by the Australian Performing Arts Network (...
The Age of Entitlement
“Theatre where you don’t have to sit down and shut up” forms the...

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Bonus David Campbell / John Bucchino Album For Stage Whispers Readers.
David Campbell has returned to the recording studio...

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Costume and Prop Market Place 2015
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Getting The Most Out Of Your Performance Space
So you’ve finally been given a budget for your...

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Stage Management: The Glue that Holds a Production Together
By Marcus Pugh from Resolution X Once the curtain opens,...

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Sound Advice From Outlook
Greg Ginger from Outlook Communications in Melbourne has...

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Many Happy Returns for Genesian Theatre
A small theatre in a large city is celebrating an enormous...

Training »

Aspiring musical theatre performers and solo artists assemble!
The Talent Development Project (TDP) has an exhaustive...

Venues »

Rising From The Rubble.
Christchurch’s historic Isaac Theatre Royal re-opened...

Stage Briefs

Producers Howard Panter and John Frost today announced that Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show would return to the Comedy Theatre, Melbourne in 2015 due to popular demand. Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show played a...
Australian theatre producer John Frost has announced that his new production of the iconic musical Dirty Dancing will be heading to Perth in August 2015 for a limited season at the Crown Theatre. Ten years after its world premiere in Sydney, Dirty...
Squabbalogic Independent Music Theatre Inc has announced the cast for their new production of Man of La Mancha, playing at the Seymour Centre’s Reginald Theatre from 25th February to 21st March 2015. Leading the cast of 17 in the iconic dual...

Community Theatre

Presentations for the winners of the Music Theatre Guild of Victoria's 28th Annual Bruce Awards were held on December 13, 2014 at the George Woods Performing Arts Centre, Yarra Valley Grammar. Wonthaggi Theatrical Group's production of Jesus...
CHRISTMAS shopping is being put under the spotlight this December with a light-hearted, music-filled festive romp. Presented by Dark Psychic Productions at Phoenix Theatre, Hamilton Hill, WA, A Retailer’s Christmas is a comedy musical...
AS Christmas 2014 fast approaches, get ready for a madcap dash through the silly season. From the North Pole through to Bethlehem and back, Elfin Productions is delivering never-before-told tales of Christmas at the Latvian Centre Theatre in Belmont...

Stage Heritage and History

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...
When Maggie Moore (Mrs J C Williamson) left her marriage for a man fifteen years her junior, she took the theatrical couple’s international hit with her. Leann Richards reports. In 1894 theatre impresario J C Williamson was a very unhappy man...
In 1873, outside the Melbourne Theatre Royal, a fair young girl, with a face surrounded by reddish gold hair, approached manager Mr Harwood.  In a sweet voice, tinged with a slight Irish brogue she asked, ‘Please sir, can I be an actress...

Schools on Stage

Presentations for the winners of the Music Theatre Guild of Victoria's 28th Annual Bruce Awards were held on December 13, 2014 at the George Woods Performing Arts Centre, Yarra Valley Grammar. The Junior Winners are: Junior Production of the...
The integration of live performance and the magic of the big screen is more popular than ever. Brad Jennings and Steven Maxwell have been pioneers of the art form. Their company Markwell Presents was founded in 2002 after the school teachers met and...
Its alumni include international artists Human Nature; musical director, pianist and composer John Foreman; 2013 The Voice finalists Diana Rouvas and Darren Percival; ARIA winners Paulini and Angus and Julia Stone; musical theatre stars David Harris...