News and Features

A blessing of unicorns travelling from Rundle Mall to the East End will heralded the official...
Five Years of Gathering
Producer Performer Glen Ferguson of The Vic Theatre Company speaks to Coral Drouyn about...
Meet Aladdin
Three is Ainsley Melham’s lucky number. It’s the number of wishes his...
STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2016 25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION OUT NOW!!!
In This Edition   Aussies Conquering Musical Mountains Young Australians star on...

Latest Reviews

Brisbane’s drought has finally broken; after two years of constant revivals we at last have a...
The Gathering
Not being from Melbourne, the first pleasure was discovering this clever venue down all...
Mack and Mabel
Musical Theatre tragics and fans (myself included) have been in love with the Broadway...
The Last Five Years
Sitting in the front row watching Verity Hunt-Ballard (Cathy) and Josh Piterman (Jamie)...

The Show Business Directory

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BARBRA STREISAND – ENCORE: MOVIE PARTNERS SING BROADWAY
On the heels of her first appearance at the Tony Awards...

Costumes, Props and Sets »

Costume Market Place
GMS Costumes www.gmscostumes.com The Gosford Musical...

Finding a Show »

New Releases For Community Theatre - September 2016
David Spicer Productions www.davidspicer.com.au David...

Other Goods and Services »

Turandot’s Grandest Stage
It was the biggest show in Sydney since the Olympics. The...

Production Team and Crew »

Director’s Diary: The Who’s Tommy
Jessica Lovelace directed Tommy for the Blue Mountains...

Sound and Light »

Introducing Phantos Lighting
Phantos Lighting is the Australian distributor for some...

Theatre Companies »

Steel City Theatre Soars
From humble beginnings as a play-reading group in 1956,...

Training »

Aussies Call Toi Whakaari Home
Toi Whakaari, New Zealand’s drama school, has become...

Venues »

Get Behind the Scenes at QPAC Brisbane Open House
Get behind the scenes at Queensland Performing Arts Centre...

Stage Briefs

Following the success of their multi-award winning production of Miracle City, Luckiest Productions will present Only Heaven Knows by Alex Harding, the company’s second revival production of an Australian musical. This brand new...
Legendary frontierswoman; notorious daredevil; profane storyteller; unwomanly radical - Calamity Jane is one of the most immediately recognizable figures of the old American West. From the famous 1950s Doris Day movie musical to the HBO series...
Opera Australia’s Lyndon Terraciniand John Frosthave announced announce that Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady directed by Julie Andrews will return to Sydney on Sunday August 27, 2017 following seasons in Brisbane and Melbourne. The...

Community Theatre

Castle Hill Players wraps up the 2016 season with Jeffery Archer’s The Accused.  The audience will take on the role of Jury as Dr. Patrick Sherwood stands trial, accused of poisoning his wife in this enthralling courtroom drama set in the...
The Association of Community Theatre (NSW) was proud to induct three new members - Dr Robert Lang, Col Peet and Carla Moore - into its Hall of Fame for outstanding service to the sector. Patron Nancye Hayes AM presented the awards at ACT’s...
THE indomitable spirit of Londoners at the height of the Blitz comes to the fore in a stirring musical at Limelight Theatre during November and December 2016. Written by Lionel Bart – best known as composer of Oliver! – and directed by...

Stage Heritage and History

In the late Nineteenth Century the Wild West proved a sensation for Australian and New Zealand theatre audiences. In those days respect for indigenous people and animal rights were not a consideration. Jenny Fewster from AusStage reports. On the 8th...
John Bell’s direction of Bell Shakespeare’s The Tempest in 2015 is a fitting farewell to just one part of his life, and the symbolism of a man who has created magic, abandoning his island for a new life in retirement is lost on no-one....
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...

Schools on Stage

Sydney Theatre Company (STC) launched The School Drama Book: Drama, Literature and Literacy in the Creative Classroom by Robyn Ewing and John Nicholas Saunders, on Thursday 3 November 2016. STC developed its in-school teacher professional learning...
The first Australian Junior Theatre Celebration will be held in Newcastle on October 20, 2016. This Broadway JuniorTM event will host national and international musical theatre celebrities and provide opportunities for young people to celebrate...
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter. New Book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman. Ringwood Secondary College. Aug 5th-13th, 2016 Musical Theatre has never been healthier within the community. Many high schools now have a performing arts centre and a...