News and Features

When the American Ballet Theatre present Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free in their exclusive...
Beautiful Brains
Angie Milliken and Sigrid Thornton are each playing the lead role in two different...
ALMOST FACE TO FACE
Almost Face to Face by Awgie Award winning playwright / actor Stephen House has its World...
ENSEMBLE THEATRE 2015 SEASON
Sandra Bates and Mark Kilmurry have announced the 2015 season for Sydney’s Ensemble...

Latest Reviews

On their first ever visit to Australia, the American Ballet Theatre proved last night why they are...
Peter & Alice
With its Australian Premiere of American playwright John Logan’s play Peter &...
Food
Live performance’s inherent adventure becomes perceptibly more immediate when the...
Beyond Babylon
Set in a dysfunctional future time Jericho wakes in his hotel room to find a stranger,...

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

Costumes, Props and Sets »

Costume Marketplace 2013
Many theatre companies which have costumes to hire for...

Finding a Show »

Let’s Put on a Show.
Hot New Musical and Play releases from our Right’s...

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Comfortable Bums on Seats
Thinking of new theatre seats? Roger M Pratt from Hadley...

Production Team and Crew »

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

Sound and Light »

ENTECH CONNECT
Melbourne’s Sound, Light and Staging Expo ENTECH...

Theatre Companies »

A Tale of Two Community Theatre Companies
What makes great community theatre companies tick? David...

Training »

GCIT Leads the Way in Creative Industries
GCIT’s (Gold Coast Institute of TAFE’S) Coomera...

Venues »

Sound Advice For Eternity
Sydney’s Darlinghurst Theatre Company has firmly...

Stage Briefs

Gen Y has been known for its high-flying, carefree attitude to life. But now Gen Y is reaching the age where fleeting hook-ups and endless partying don’t cut it anymore. Many are starting to settle down, but relationships are confusing. They...
The 2014 Lady Mollie Isabelle Askin Ballet Scholarship has opened, with trustee of the award, The Trust Company, part of Perpetual, calling for applications. The Scholarship is awarded every two years to applicants who show outstanding ability and...
LIGHT THE NIGHT will celebrate 10 years with a final benefit concert atthe City Recital Hall Angel Place on Monday October 27. The annual benefit has been raising money and awareness for leukaemia research over the past decade. To date, over $...

Community Theatre

COMEDY, drama, satire and social commentary come together in a celebration of theatre this September as the Independent Theatre Association (WA) presents Dramafest. Held from September 22 to 28, 2014 at Playlovers, based at Floreat’s Hackett...
The saga continues. The people that have no idea what they are doing, return for a third time to bring their audience, sometimes at the cost of their own self dignity, an hilarious night of entertainment. Players from the peninsular and all around...
CLOC is saluting the modern musical comedy as it proudly presents the return to Melbourne of the effervescent, effusive and very pink Legally Blonde: The Musical.  Based on the hit movie of the same name, Legally Blonde  follows blonde and...

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

Helena College (WA). Directed by Kristen Twynam-Perkins. Musical Direction by Helena Jeffrey. Helena College Performing Arts Centre. 14-18 Aug 2014 While Middle School musicals are becoming increasingly common, to mount a full-scale musical in a...
Directed by Kathleen Cocks/ Musical Direction by Harry Oliff. Mercedes College Performing Arts Centre, Perth WA. July 30 - Aug 2, 2014 It is peak school production season in Perth. Many schools are using the first few weeks of Semester II because...
Judith Prior’s What’s New Pussycat World Premiere. The Blue Mountains College in West Otago New Zealand staged the World Premiere of Judith Prior’s What’s New Pussycat in February.  The jukebox musical based on the story...