News and Features

Brisbane audiences will be treated to a taste of a Parisian style revue this July when Cabaret De...
Shrek The Musical in 2020.
Theatre producer John Frost has announced that the Broadway hit SHREK THE MUSICAL...
Eddie Perfect on Broadway
He’s done what no other Australian has before - composed songs for two musicals on...
Anthony Warlow and Jemma Rix in Jekyll & Hyde
Concertworks today announced that two of Australia’s most popular musical theatre...

Latest Reviews

It began as a much-loved novel in 1964; then it was a much-loved movie in 1976; then Tom Holloway...
Chapter Two
Neil Simon plays regularly deliver on the laughs and Chapter Two certainly packs a...
August: Osage County
When Beverly Weston disappears, his family returns to their home in rural Oklahoma....
Seven Little Australians
Seven Little Australians is a novel more than a hundred years old and has been...

The Show Business Directory

Books Scripts Recordings »

Book Nook’s Play Tips
Mary Sutherland from the Australia’s Performing Arts...

Costumes, Props and Sets »

Costuming Les Mis
Costume Designer Jennifer McKenzie loves working on period...

Finding a Show »

New Zealand Plays and Musicals
Playmarket New Zealand’s top recommendations for...

Other Goods and Services »

Creative Film and Theatre Solutions
As the exclusive distributor in Australia and New Zealand...

Production Team and Crew »

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

Sound and Light »

Advanced Wireless Tips
Artie Jones from Factory Sound follows up his previous...

Theatre Companies »

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

Training »

Strictly Ballroom at WAAPA.
Strictly Ballroom The Musical will quick step, cha cha...

Venues »

Coliseum Theatre Sydney Launch
Carol Wimmer donned her high vis vest to attend the launch...

Stage Briefs

Manilla Street Productions is excited to announce the complete cast of 24 actors who have been chosen for the Australian premiere production of The Beautiful Game by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton at Chapel off Chapel from 13-29...
The Book of Mormon has announced a ticket lottery, in which a limited number of $30 tickets will be sold by ballot before each performance at Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre. The lottery will commence from the preview on Wednesday 26...
The Melbourne Cabaret Festival is hosting the first outing of the new musical Any Moment by Bradley McCaw. Set over the course of 24 hours, the work begins at Midnight on New Years Eve, and moves throughout a single town, hearing stories from...

Community Theatre

TAKE a trip back in time to Rydell High and get ready for some summer loving and greased lightning this July. The Art in Motion Theatre Company is presenting the ever-popular musical Grease at the Don Russell Performing Arts Centre, in...
Castle Hill Players’ July / August 2019 production promises “Laughter, Love … & Latrines” in a great comedy - from the pen of America’s greatest comic writer. Biloxi Bluesby Neil Simon plays at the Pavilion Theatre...
After an absence of 12 years, Gilbert and Sullivan's much-loved operetta The Mikado will return to the Rockdale Town Hall stage in an all new production directed by Elizabeth Lowrencev. Rockdale  Opera Company’s...

Stage Heritage and History

The good thing about searching the internet is you often come across clips from past musicals that you never knew existed. Frequently archival material surfaces from Broadway shows but it’s rare to find anything from an early Australian...
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...

Schools on Stage

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Book by Winnie Holzman. Rouse Hill Anglican College (NSW). May 22 – 25, 2019. Rouse Hill Anglican College turned several shades of green last week for its musical. Green hoarding welcomed visitors to the...
By Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Rosny College. Darren Sangwell (Director), Andrew Castles (Musical Director), Kristy Baker (choreography), Nicole Ottrey (costumes), Suze Quinn (vocal director), Chris Oakley (designer) and Aron Webb (lighting)....
Music: Marc Shaiman. Lyrics: Scott Wittman, Marc Shaiman. Book: Mark O’Donnell, Thomas Meehan. Australian School of the Arts, Sheldon College, Brisbane. Redlands Performing Arts Centre. May, 2019. It's an interesting conundrum - how...