News and Features

Broadway blockbuster musical Hamilton has made Tony Award history with a record total of 16...
STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: MAY / JUNE 2016 EDITION OUT NOW!!!
In This Edition Queen: Still Rocking You - We Will Rock You cast and...
Queen Still Rocks You
As the cast of the new Australian production of We Will Rock You rehearsed ahead of...
How I Got Into Hamilton
With Hamilton receiving a record 16 Tony Award nominations, David Spicer reports on how...

Latest Reviews

Much like the river itself after dark, Butterworth’s newest play is deep, mysterious and...
Much Ado About Nothing
One of Shakespeare's famous comedies is being given special treatment by QTC's...
The Nance
The world of Burlesque and the thirties is all but dead and buried, and so Beane’s...
Bonnie & Clyde The Musical
Walking into the Sutherland Memorial School of Arts on Sunday, to see the NSW Premiere of...

The Show Business Directory

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Kerrie Anne Greenland Releases her Debut Album
Kerrie Anne Greenland, who won the prestigious Helpmann...

Costumes, Props and Sets »

Avoid Costume Wardrobe Horrors
Tracey Nuthall from Costumes Without Drama reports. The...

Finding a Show »

School Musicals News
New from Hal Leonard. www.halleonard.com.au Chitty Chitty...

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Top Tips for Stage Makeup
Opera Australia’s expert Makeup Artist Carl D'...

Production Team and Crew »

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

Sound and Light »

Sound Advice For Modern Community Theatre
Mixing sound is never as simple as just turning up someone...

Theatre Companies »

Mustering Cattle To Treading The Boards
In sixty years the Ballina Players in northern New South...

Training »

Brent Street - Open Day 1st May 2016
Brent Street is a well-respected training ground for those...

Venues »

Opera House to Upgrade Theatre Machinery in Joan Sutherland Theatre
Sydney – Tuesday, 23 June, 2015: The Sydney...

Stage Briefs

Producers Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Ian, John Frost and the Really Useful Group have announced that the The Sound of Music, will head to Perth later this year, completing a highly successful national tour. The lavish London Palladium production...
Following the announcement by John Cleese that Stephen Hall will play the role of Basil Fawlty in the World Premiere Tour of Fawlty Towers – Live on Stage with Blazey Best as Sybil Fawlty, full casting has been announced today.   The full...
Charles Schulz’s beloved characters come to life in the musical You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown by Clark Gesner, which will play Hayes Theatre Co from Tuesday 5 July for 31 performances including special shows for the School Holidays....

Community Theatre

Liverpool Performing Arts Ensemble Inc has been dedicated to showcasing plays associated with school programs for many years. Now the company presents Away by Michael Gowat the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre from 10- 14 May, 2016. Three Australian...
With Heidelberg Theatre Company’s production of Twelve Angry Men opening tomorrow night in Melbourne, Coral Drouyn explores the relevance of the 1954 play and talks to Director Chris Baldock. Heidelberg Theatre Company is nothing if not...
Miranda Musical Society Patron and Musical Theatre star Geraldine Turner directs the company’s June production of 'Jacques Brel is alive and well and living in Paris’ at Sutherland Memorial School of Arts from June 7 to 26, 2016...

Stage Heritage and History

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...
The colourful and surprising history of those who played in Australia’s convict theatres is now published as an Ebook by Currency House. Martin Portus reports that as well as the odd riot and rude thespians there were quality performances and...

Schools on Stage

Music: Claude-Michel Schonberg. Lyrics: Herbert Kretzmer. Original French Text: Alain Boublil & Jean Marc Natel. Based on the novel by Victor Hugo. Director: Joanna Pearson. Musical Director: Shane Tooley. Downlands College, Toowoomba, 28-30...
Cherrybrook Technology High School (NSW). March 2016. Any drama or music teacher will attest that a school production means participation and involvement across the school – students, teachers, support staff and parents.  It involves...
Stage Whispers is launching its 2016 School Performing Arts Resource Kit - SPARK - a free on-line magazine with a guide to putting on a show and attending school oriented productions. Click here to read the 90 page magazine www.stagewhispers....